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Colour Psychology: what colours do you need in your life?

Art Lovers | 19 February 2021

Colour Psychology:

What colour do you need in your life?

Renowned psychiatrist, Carl Jung, encouraged his patients to use colour to access and express some of the deeper parts of their psyche.  We may all be doing this subconsciously in our everyday lives with our colour choices of clothes, food, furnishings and our draw to the ocean or forest for healing and wellbeing.

Colour can nourish us. At different times in our lives, we will be drawn to different colours, their subtle energies effecting our bodies, minds and emotions.

Colours relate to the natural elements and our connection to them. Generally Red, Orange and Yellow are stimulating and Blue, Purple and Green are calming. So if you have been feeling a bit low in energy, try adding Red to your environment and diet, if you are feeling restless and anxious try adding calming Blues and Greens to ease the tension in the mind and body.

This is a brief guide

Red

Fire = heat, passion, stimulating, circulation

En Rouge Framed

En rouge by STUART ROSS

Blue

Water = cool, depth, relaxation and calming

Green

Nature = growth, fertility, harmony and balance, heart, nervous system

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A Glimpse of Clarendon by DIANE MCDONALD

Yellow

Sun = warmth, self-worth, optimism, playfulness, digestion, happiness

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo by ANICA AMPHLETT

Orange

(combination of Red and Yellow) = stimulating, determination, creativity, expansion, digestion, joy

Uluru Tree

Uluru Tree by VIRGINIA STAR

Purple/Violet

Night sky: Dreams, fantasy, intuition and meditation

Blue Moon Elena Valerie Sm

Blue Moon by ELENA VALERIE

Pink

(a tint of Red): gentle warmth, physical tranquillity, love

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Beautiful To Me by JEN SHEWRING

Brown

(a tertiary colour) : Earth = grounded, stable base, supportive

Konstantina Raining Burntout Dec20

Burnt Out: Raining Series by KATE CONSTANTINE

Personal Colour Symbolism

Your personal interpretation and response to a colour will be partly derived from your experiences and culture, for example Red is considered ‘lucky’ in Chinese culture, and you may love pale blue because it reminds you of your Gran’s tablecloth.

Beyond any guided list is how you respond individually – Feeling is the key – is it the right colour for you?

Use the colour filter in our shop to find the perfect artwork for you!

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Making friends with the horizon by ROBYN LEONI ABBOTT

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