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Colour Therapy in the Home – using the 7 Chakras for Powerful Decoration

Use colour therapy in your home décor to bring harmony into your living space. After all, you spend a large part of your time in your home and you want to promote the right types of feelings and energies in every room.

Colour Therapy in the Home

Colour therapy is the colourful wellness movement designed to boost your mood.

Once you understand what every colour stands for and helps you feel, you can make either drastic or subtle changes to introduce more happiness, energy, romance or creativity into your life. 

Colours are inseparably linked to our feelings.  Interior designers, branding specialists and artists have used colours for years to evoke specific feelings, influencing our interpretations, decisions and behaviour.


Did you know that the science of colour psychology is used extensively in marketing? 

EasyJet rebranded to orange to invoke the feeling of sunny holidays, away from stuffy business trips.  Bright colours like orange and yellow make people feel happy and energised.  

Quality Street’s branding is the Colour purple as it is associated with quality and Regalness.

As we learn the attributes of each colour, we too can use this knowledge to create atmospheres in different rooms of our homes.

The colours will infuse your living spaces with the right energy and will help you feel balanced and connected on a day-to-day basis.

Using Colour for the Body

As a trained Reiki Energy Healer and Colour Therapist, I use colour to balance the body’s energy centres ~ also known as chakras.  I recognise the importance of using colour in our homes and this is why I have collaborated with McAlister Textiles, creating a beautiful and luxurious range of Chakra coloured soft furnishings that include curtains, bedding, blinds, cushions, door stoppers and yoga cushions to create the ambience that you want to achieve in your home. 

Adding pops of colour to a neutral palette is ideal.  You can start with an accent piece – like a red cushion or a purple door stopper.  By transforming an entire room with a range of different coloured soft furnishings in one particular colour, can raise your energy levels and balance your chakras.

What are Chakras?

Chakra is a Sanskrit word that translates to ‘wheel’. In Ayurveda (ancient Indian medicine) chakras refer to energy wheels throughout the body and are the key to health, balance and alignment. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head each associated with a different colour. When the chakras become blocked or imbalanced physical disease or ailments can manifest.  The application of the respective colour can correct the imbalances. 

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Here is where colour comes in. Since each chakra corresponds to a certain colour, by bringing more of that colour into your life may help you rebalance the energy flow within the imbalanced chakra.

The 7 primary chakra colours:

Red – Root Chakra

This is where we are grounded, supported and connects us to our physical selves. It’s a place for stability, balance and physical survival. It is also linked to prosperity and career success.

Red raises a room’s energy level.  It can stimulate love and romance.

Orange – Sacral Chakra

Relationship with ourselves, our sexuality, emotional range, and creativity. It is also the chakra of fertility and adaptability.

Use orange in your decor to boost your creativity and increase sensuality.

Yellow – Solar Plexus Chakra

This chakra represents our personal power.  It governs both self-esteem and self-discipline, radiating positive qualities such as confidence, leadership and mental clarity.

Yellow is the colour of optimism, it captures the joy of sunshine and communicates happiness.

Green – Heart Chakra

Unconditional love for self and others.  

Green is the colour of nature and the earth and is very calming and soothing, both physically and emotionally. It helps us to find balance and gives us the feeling of being free. Green can contribute to reducing stress by calming down the nervous system, as well as restoring depleted energy.

Blue – Throat Chakra

It is connected to clear and concise communications to our selves and others. When balanced, you are able to authentically express your truth. Blue is a great colour for rooms in the home where conversations are shared such as the dining room as well as a study or home office.

Blue is soothing and calming.

Purple – Third Eye Chakra

Represents intuition or the 6th sense, and is represented by the colour purple indigo. A splash of purple is perfect to add to your relaxing space or meditation/yoga corner, as this is the master chakra of wisdom and spiritual devotion.

Consider using purple for a room that you will use to get your mind to the right mindset for inspiration where you journal, do art, sew or any other inventive activity.

White – Crown Charka

Links us to enlightenment and connection to both spirit and wisdom. 

White conveys a feeling of newness and cleanliness.  It makes a room feel more open and spacious.

Using Colour Therapy

Did you know that different chemicals are released from our brains when we look at a particular colour?  For example, when we look at the colour yellow we feel a sense of joy because it stimulates serotonin, the feel-good hormone.   Our emotions are inseparably linked to colours, a powerful tool which artists, interior designers, fashion designers and branding experts have used successfully to evoke our feelings. 

Red – Root Chakra

Love, courage and confidence.

To add to rooms for a burst of energy, such as entertainment or dining rooms.


Orange – Sacral Chakra

Enthusiasm, creativity, and energising.

Rooms that are used for creativity.


Yellow – Solar Plexus Chakra

Happiness, warmth, and stimulation. 

To add to rooms where social activities take place.


Green – Heart Chakra

Soothing, nature, and balancing. 

For rooms that you relax in.


Blue – Throat Chakra

Love, courage and confidence.

Stability, relaxation, and communication. 

Colour of communication and calms a busy mind.

A great colour for shared spaces.


Purple – Third Eye Chakra.

Sensuality, mysticism and intuition.

Ideal for rooms where you meditate or do yoga.


White – Crown Chakra

Peacefulness, cleanliness and innocence. 

For rooms that would benefit from a hint of freshness and a lighter feel.


Marlene

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