Feeling blue? Well, maybe you should.
Colour has a huge impact on us as individuals. Colour excites and stimulates us, comforts and carries us, warms and nurtures us. Colour can trigger so many different emotions by stimulating the colour receptors in our brains.
Blue, for instance, has a calming effect, lowering our blood pressure and reducing anxiety. This is why when you’re feeling melancholy or anxious, blue is a great colour to have around.
Colour is also a celebration of who we are as individuals. Since the days of antiquity, certain colours have been used to express royalty and richness, blended from the most expensive and exotic dyes.
Purples were worn by Ancient Phonecian aristocrats in 1200BC using rare dye made from sea snails, in a tradition that would span centuries and entire continents. During the Endo period, (17th-19th century) in Japan, where dye was expensive and colourful robes restricted to the upper class, commoners would dye their inner linings to show their off to others in the same class. Today, we all use colour to reflect our various moods, to express ourselves and our emotions to others, whether we’re feeling richly royal or more humble and down to earth.
Because colour is more than just something we put on. Colour connects deeply to who we are and how we feel. Certain colours highlight our features, empower our moods and give us the confidence to go shine.
So feeling blue? Or maybe a little red?
If you want to discover more about your colour, come see us for a Colour Consultation Discovery Session. Our session is based on fifteen years of colour theory knowledge, combining the best principles of fashion with a complimentary colour arrangement and psychology. The theory looks at how best to frame someone using colour, finding the most flattering combinations that go with your look. Receive expert guidance on how to arrange your wardrobe depending on how you’re feeling and discover those colours that comfort and excite you best!
Are you ready to journey with me? Book in a time for a Colour Consultation Discovery Session below and let’s get you in your favourite colours!
Red is for originals. They are independent and courageous, creative achievers and strong individuals.
Red suits the self-sufficient, and will take them down the road of independence. It is especially suited to those who embody leadership.
It inspires strength, courage and determination - and will serve the wearer well, empowering success.
Red empowers forward thinking and strength.
Orange suits the incredibly insightful and sensitive. They love cooking and sharing food.
Orange encourages a path of diplomacy and being able to bring balance and harmony to everything. Along this road, the challenge is in balancing your sensitivity.
Harness this gift to build co-operation and connection, teach compromise, develop patience and peace.
Wearers of orange have the ability to relate to others and a life’s mission to connect people and bring them together. They find success in areas where they are able to mediate, take care of details and negotiate. Diplomacy and unique awareness and attention to detail will result in many accomplishments throughout life.
Those drawn to the yellow life path are filled with the gifts of creativity and imagination.
This may manifest in artistic talents and shows in a good nature that has the ability to inspire others.
Yellow brings joy, optimism and enthusiasm to life, empowering the wearer to express these emotions in their communication and actions. A sense of humour and the ability to enjoy the lighter sides of life will help others find joy in most situations.
Passion for continuous learning and feeding a naturally analytical mind will help bring success to any pathway and encourage others.
The wearers of green are lovers of nature and practicality.
They are stable and dependable. Green inspires determination that brings a sense of steadiness and calm to others.
It conveys reliability, and the combination of these things result in the ability to action ideas and get results.
Green is for go. A sense of security and dependability is paramount. Others may look to them as a manager and someone who is relied on to ensure that things fall into place.
Green helps bring success in pathways that allow implementation of organisational and management skills, while being grounded in nature and the outdoors.
Blue represents true communication. Lovers of blue sometimes find it hard to express true feelings because an innate sense of caring means they choose not to hurt others.
Blues care deeply about all forms of communication for
all parties. They pride themselves in making sure all parties feel heard.
The right music and sound is important to them.
The path will take lovers of blue in many directions - but they welcome change and the choices each path might bring.
Indigo blue is for the romantic at heart, and the lover of peace. For deep thinkers who are loyal, lovers of justice and draw strength from the ocean, the stars and the moon.
They are perceptive and have a kind of sixth sense.
They are considerate, compassionate and love runs through all they do.
Indigo symbolises harmony and nurturing. It suits the pathway of a counsellor, teacher or trainer.
Violet is for the intelligent, lovers of philosophy and the
Lovers of violet have a wonderful gift of being able to synthesise all situations, pull out the positive attributes and come up with a totally new starting point. They look deeper than face value, and may find themselves on a path that will lead them to analyse, learn about and test everything.
Violet is the colour of opulence, fine art, antiques and design, if you are influenced by this colour, you have a strong need to express these desires.
With an eye for beauty, you love to surround yourself with exquisite belongings but see beauty is not merely skin-deep.
Pink suits the natural adminIstrator or organiser.
Intuition gives way to a gift of being able to make any project or business a success.
Lovers of pink have an eye for the big picture, and this vision makes them an excellent administrator.
Naturally caring and considerate of others, and confident of being a good support.
Success will follow in spaces where decision-making is valued.
White and gold suit the humanitarian and those who have deep concern about the state of the world. For the idealist and the dreamer: their compassion draws them to be concerned with healing. These colours encourage knowledge driven by the need to understand the interconnectedness of everything. They suit those drawn to healing through writing, music, art or teaching.
They act for the benefit of others and as someone who is drawn to education and may look for solutions from the creative or intuitive worlds.
The challenge is to learn the art of self nurturing, in order to balance the needs and ambitions of others.
Black is associated with strength, authority, and power.
Black lends an air of authority and intelligence to those who wear it. It symbolises prestige, formality, and importance.
Wearing black gemstone jewellery reminds one to step up in their authority. To invite neutrality during difficult conversations and situations. To tap into elegance, sophistication, and mystery.
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