Holi is also known as the festival of colors in India. It is also referred to as the festival of love and compassion. It is the time to love and forgive. It is the time to express the happiness of being loved and to be loved through colors. Dipped in hues of love and trust has come the festival of Holi. Holi is the day to express love with colors. It is a festival of joy. It gives us the message of friendship and goodwill. On this occasion we forget our old quarrels and mix with all freely. At least for one day we forget social distinctions completely. There is no difference between the rich and the poor. Holi gives us great joy. It is a happy occasion when we forget our cares and anxieties.
But, Do you really know what each color depicts?
To understand Color is to understand that Color is not what you see. Colors are a Vibratory Energy. We know that each color found in the visible light spectrum has its own wavelength and its own frequency, which produces a specific energy and has a nutritive effect. Some colors are warmer than others.
Colors and other vibrations continually surround us, penetrating our bodies even though in many instances we cannot see or relate to them with our physical eyes or other senses. Color implies specific colors or levels of vibrations to specific parts of the body to regenerate and rejuvenate areas that are dis-eased or blocked resulting in restricted energy.
There are seven color energies, just like the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Each color is connected to various areas of our body known as energy centers or chakras and will affect us differently emotionally, physically, and mentally. By using color psychology, you can send a positive or negative message, encourage sales, calm a crowd, or make an athlete pump iron harder.
Each color tells you something about the state of the person of what they are going through in life. Let’s begin what each color depicts:
Red – If you want to draw attention, use red. It is often where the eye looks first. Red is the color of energy. It’s associated with movement and excitement. People surrounded by red find their heart beating a little faster and often report feeling a bit out of breath. This color stands for Passion, sexual energy, and Power. On the whole, its related to the material side of your subject and is joined to the physical body through the circulation.
Blue – Ask people their favorite color and a clear majority will say blue. Seeing the color blue actually causes the body to produce chemicals that are calming; but that isn’t true of all shades of blue. Some shades (or too much blue) can send a cold and uncaring message. Someone who displays this color projects a calm and composed nature. He or she is highly spiritual and can maintain clarity of communication and lucidity. These are people who are basically calm, cool and collected. Over the ages blue has become associated with steadfastness, dependability, wisdom and loyalty (note how many uniforms are blue)
Turquoise – This hue indicates people who are born to lead from the front. This is the color for a therapist, an organizer, and one who can influence others.
Purple – What color were the robes of kings and queens? Yes, they were purple, our most royal color that is associated with wealth, prosperity, rich sophistication. This color stimulates the brain activity used in problem solving. This color depicts instability and constantly shifts in hue. People who emit this color are considered to be highly spiritual, visionary and idealistic.
Yellow – Cheerful yellow is the color of the sun, associated with laughter, happiness and good times. Often associated with an inspirational, optimistic person who has been awakened by spirit and is intelligent and relaxed, this color is related to life every and the spleen. Occasionally, it can be found in the auras of people who teach spirituality.
Pink – The true color of love is pink. Pink is the most calming of all colors — often our most dangerous criminals are housed in pink cells as studies show that the color drains energy and calms aggression. Think of pink as the color of romance, love, and gentle feelings, to be in the pink is to be soothed. This color is found in the auras of people who are balanced in both spiritual and material worlds. It is also associated with purity and sensitivity. It is found in artistic loving individuals.
White – This color is related to angelic qualities and has been recorded in mothers-to-be, as it is associated with energies of all kinds positivity. Another color thats linked with divinity, it emanates something that is pure and true. It is also used to project the absence of color, or neutrality. In some eastern parts of the world, white is associated with mourning. White is also associated with creativity
Orange – The most flamboyant color on the planet! It’s the color tied most this fun times, happy and energetic days, warmth and organic products. It is also associated with ambition. There is nothing even remotely calm associated with this color. Orange is associated with a new dawn in attitude. Stamina, Vigor, Adventurousness, Productivity and energy are few of the qualities related to this color. This explains why its related to our emotions and reproductive organs. A person whose aura is orange, such as spiritual leaders can have a powerful impact and can influence and control others.
Black – Black is the color of authority and power, stability and strength. It is also the color associated with intelligence. Black clothes make people appear thinner. It’s a somber color sometimes associated with evil. In the western hemisphere black is associated with grieving. Black is a serious color that evokes strong emotions; it is easy to overwhelm people with too much black.
Green – The color of growth, nature, and money. A calming color also that’s very pleasing to the senses. Dark forest green is associated with terms like conservative, masculine and wealth. Hospitals use light green rooms because they are found to be calming to patients. It is also the color associated with envy, good luck, generosity and fertility. It is the traditional color of peace, harmony, comfortable nurturing, support and well paced energy.