I was in my garden this weekend, enjoying the sunshine. The blues, reds, oranges and yellows of the flowers contrasted beautifully with different shades of green in the leaves, stems, trees and grass. And it was all enlivened by the light of the sun. This stunning spectacle is free, and available in some form to all of us, because our world is coloured – aren’t we lucky!
And colours give us more than just a spectacle – they evoke words and feelings. It is interesting to me that a long time ago, colours were linked to our chakras – the energy centres in our bodies. Yet it is only relatively recently that we in the west started considering the effect that different colours have on our moods and energy.
I recently redecorated my living room. It had been red and stone colours, and now it is in all shades of green. Everyone who comes into it remarks on how tranquil it feels, even if they know nothing about the effect of colours – the power of a colour change!
We are lucky to have such a remarkable range of colours available to us and can use them, not just to delight the eye, but also to help us enhance or change our mood. What colours delight you? What colours make you feel good? Do you allow yourself to enjoy them enough?