Healing VS Stimulating

What colors are healing, and which are stimulating?

Warm colors typically spark a variety of stimulating emotions, while cool colors tend to be calming. Neutral colors, such as white and beiges, also usually have relaxing effects.

Not all effects of colors are positive. For example, red can sometimes promote anger, while blue and black may promote sadness.

Color healing, which focuses on energy centers and other aspects of spirituality, is an important part of many practices of Eastern medicine. According to the AmeriDisability website, “healing colors can help to balance the body’s energy centers, also known chakras.”

Here are how different colors are thought to affect your mood and energy levels, according to theories on “chakra balancing” and color therapy:

  • Red = stimulating. Associated with the root chakra and spin. Considered grounding, instinctual, life-giving. Thought to promote stamina, passion and circulation.
  • Orange = enthusiasm. Associated with the pelvis chair and tied to optimism, pleasure, sexuality, excitement, happiness, energy.
  • Yellow =  happiness. Associated with the naval chakra and tied to hope, willpower, laughter, warmth, optimism, hunger.
  • Green = acceptance. Associated with the heart and tied to healing, balance, love, grounding, nature, growth, health, envy, calmness.
  • Blue = calmness. Associated with the throat chakra and tied to communication, knowledge, serenity, wisdom, loyalty, truth.
  • Indigo =  balance. Associated with the third eye chakra and clairvoyance, pain relief, prosperity, wisdom, royalty, mystery and respect.
  • Violet = knowledge. Associated with the crown chakra and imagination, spiritual awakening, calmness, serenity and creativity. Purple utilizes both red and blue to provide a nice balance between stimulation and serenity that is supposed to encourage creativity
  • White = pureness. Associated with innocence, cleanliness, neutrality.
  • Black = authority. Mostly associated with strength, power, evil mourning, intelligence.
  • Brown = reliability. Mostly associated with stability, friendship, sadness, comfort and security.