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Colour therapy for your home
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It’s well known that colour can affect your mood. Splash it around your home and that affect might be quite long-lasting, so it’s important to get it right.
Whether to heal, inspire, relax or awaken, colour has a big impact in the home. Colour therapists even believe the energy in different organs responds to the energy of certain colours, and they will aim to alleviate illnesses by using colour to correct any imbalances.
In the Chinese practice of Feng Shui, there is a belief that the more vibrant colour you introduce in your home, the better the energy will flow, increasing your mental and physical health.
What colour you choose to accent in your interiors is of course largely down to your personal taste and keeping with the style and period of your home, however if you’re keen for some inspiration to use colour therapeutically, here are some of the Feng Shui associated with colours:
Yellow is full of positive energy and brings a sense of unity and wholeness. It’s also a good choice for the kitchen or family room as it boosts the health of the family.
On the negative side, yellow can aggravate insomnia and aggression.
Blue evokes water, and can be very calming and restful. In Feng Shui, blue represents inner tranquility so in the home, it can promote relaxation and improve sleep patterns so is a great choice for the bedroom, but can also tap into creativity, making it useful in the study.
The theory around purple is divided into blue-purples and red-purples. Blue-based purples are said to have similar effects to blue itself, while reddish purples such are violet are powerful and passionate. Purple can be therapeutic for shyness and antisocial behaviour.
Green promotes balance and harmony as it is linked to the wood element and symbolises health and vitality.
Green is a popular choice for bedrooms and living areas where we want to be soothed.
One of the most inexpensive and effective ways to add colour is with paint, however you can also introduce colour through furnishing and accessories, wall papers or art. Visit the Beadles showroom to be inspired with colour or ask us how you can maximise your use of colour in your home.