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Colour therapy for your overall well-being

Published Jun 19, 2019, 3:35 pm IST
Updated Jun 19, 2019, 3:42 pm IST
Colours play significant role in uplifting your mood.
Various shades have multiple effects from boosting moods to causing anxiety. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)
 Various shades have multiple effects from boosting moods to causing anxiety. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Have you ever thought about how colours affect our health? How easily they can change our mood, make our muscles weak or how it affects our sleep when it is dark with no visible colour to the naked eye.

Well, colour is a powerful communication tool which signals action, influence mood and physiological reactions. These beautiful shades are a powerful force in our lives. Founder and design head, Resaiki Interior Kuntal Vyas Aggarwal shares the fascinating effects of colour on human health.


Several ages and cultures are known for practising Chromotherapy or using colours to heal. In this treatment, Red colour was utilised for stimulating the mind and body and for increasing circulation while Yellow was used to stimulate the nerves and purifies the body. Orange was known for healing the lungs and increase the levels of energy while Blue is for soothing illness and treatment of pain.

As per modern research, most of the psychologists believe colour therapy and its supposed effects are grossly exaggerated. However, according to existing research, colour can impact on the performance. For instance, nobody would like to see their grades written in red ink while in another study, it was found that seeing red colour before an exam can actually hurt the test performance.

Various shades have multiple effects from boosting moods to causing anxiety. Colour preferences shout loud about your personality and the image you try to project. Colour choices from the clothes we wear to the car we drive can sometimes create a statement about how we want people to perceive us.

Colour suggestions include the following:

White: The colour white talks about feeling fresh and clean. The shade is known for evoking a sense of youth and modernity. It is particularly for kitchen, combined with full spectrum lighting.

Black: It is defined as the most powerful colour which is the reason why this particular colour is popular for luxury cars. The colour is termed to be powerful, mysterious and ominous. But being known as the absence of colour, it lowers the energy.

Yellow: This shade is known as summer colour and denotes energy and conducive to stimulate the intestinal tract. It also alleviates constipation.

Orange: The colour might prove great to those who love to workout. It appears to stimulate oxygenation and balances metabolism.

Red: It is known for affecting the heart rate, respiration and brain activity. It increases enthusiasm and energy level in the room.

Blue: The colour has a soothing effect on the eyes and calms the body. It lowers the blood pressure, heart rate and controls respiration.

Purple: This beautiful colour restores the body’s equilibrium. The purple shade is highly recommended if you are suffering from back pain, dysplasia or scoliosis issues.

Shades of Blue and Violet: The combination of two gives Indigo which is a perfect choice for the bedroom if the person suffers from insomnia.

Colours play an important role in conveying a lot about ourselves. They convey our information, create certain moods and also influence the decisions we make. The shades also influence the objects we choose to buy, clothes we prefer to wear and walls we paint. So, pick the shade that describes you best!