Colors I adore

Some facts about the colors I love to see and dressup in. They have been very much a part of my Life witnessing the instances and helping me stay intuitive. I have been so connected with these that often I am remembered associated with these colors at different places.

  • Red is the 1st color of spectrum, violet being the last; green lies exactly in the middle.
  • The Sun color shade keeps ranging from Red to Yellow, the Sky from light blue to deep indigo and faded violet at times; green covers our earth in form of Vegetation.

Some more Violet, Green and Red facts..

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Religious Symbolism

  • Red:  Symbol of fire and blood; signifies charity
  • Green:  Symbol of nature; signifies hope of eternal life
  • Purple:  Signifies sorrow and suffering

Color in Heraldry

  • Red: Bravery and courage
  • Green: Youth and hope
  • Purple: High rank and royalty

Seasons

  • Spring is pink and green
  • Winter is red and black

Months

  • May is lavender or lilac.  Its birthstone is Emerald; signifies love and success
  • August is deep green.  Its birthstone is the Periodot which signifiesmarried happiness.
  • November is purple.  Its birthstone is the Topaz which signifies fidelity.

Hidden Meanings

  • Because Red is the color of blood, it is associated with strength, health, and passion.   For example, we admire rosy cheeks.  Then there is the “Scarlet Letter” signifying a fallen and sinful woman; the red dress is also associated with the “ladies of the night.”
  • Purple was first associated with royalty because of its rarity and expense. That’s how the color became a symbol of wealth and power. Why is the medal given to our wounded service people called a “Purple Heart?” My best guess is that it symbolizes the power of the wounded person to survive.
  • The color of cool, soft grass, plants and trees is Green.  Green is the color of growth and has come to symbolize prosperity. Green is used in hospitals because it’s thought to be easier on the eyes and to help lower the stress levels of both patients and health-care people. In recent years, green has signified hospitals (think about the phrase “looking a little green”), and some hospitals are now switching to cool blues. Yellow-green, the color of sick plants, is now associated with sickness or impending death.

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  • Green is the color of nature, fertility, life. Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe color, if you don’t know what color to use anywhere use green.

Green is favored by well balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia.

  • Wearing Green

Wear green when you want to overcome a sense of thwarted ambition. Green says growth – balance – harmony. It is a color of healthy relationships.

  • Green Energy

Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green. Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.

  • Chakra associated with Green

Green is the color associated with the Heart Chakra. This chakra deals with higher consciousness and love.

Green is the color of nature, fertility, life. Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe color, if you don’t know what color to use anywhere use green.

Green is favored by well balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia.

  • Green gem stone properties

Green gemstones are used to attract money, prosperity and wealth. They are balancing stones that promote growth and fertility. Carry, wear or place green gemstones around your home or office to promote balance, change and growth.

Put some green in your life when you want:

  • a new state of balance
  • feel a need for change or growth
  • freedom to pursue new ideas
  • protection from fears and anxieties connected with the demands of others

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  • Red is the warmest of all colors. Red is the color most chosen by extroverts and one of the top picks of males. On the negative side red can mean temper or anger. In China, red is the color of prosperity and joy. Brides wear red and front doors are often painted red. Red is Tuesday’s color. Red roses symbolize passionate love. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand. Red is the color of Mars. This planet is known as the God of War.
  • Wearing Red

Wear a red accent piece when you want to present yourself as bold and dynamic. It can boost your confidence if you are attending a function or interview where you feel unsure of yourself.

If a woman wears a red dress it usually is associated with sex appeal..!!

  • Red Energy

Red is associated with fiery heat and warmth. It can also mean danger (burning).

Red is the color of blood, and as such has strong symbolism as life and vitality. It brings focus to the essence of life and living with emphasis on survival. Red is also the color of passion and lust.

  • Chakra associated with Red:

Red is the color associated with the Root Chakra at the base of the spine (animal or base nature). This chakra deals with life at the level of practicality. It is responsible for maintaining the body’s heat and has a relationship with the circulatory system

  • Red gem stone properties

Red gemstones can be used to strengthen the body, promote will power and courage, add vitality, overcome sexual dysfunctions. Carry or place red gemstones around your home or office to stimulate vitality and energy

Put some red in your life when you want:

  • increased enthusiasm and interest
  • more energy
  • action and confidence to go after your dreams
  • protection from fears and anxieties

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  • Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation.

Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday’s color is purple.

  • Violet is the color of purpose. Violet is associated with the Crown chakra (This links individual and universal).
  • Wearing Purple

Wear purple when you want to encourage fantasy, mystery and imagination.

  • Violet Energy

Violet is a combination of blue and red. Red is a focusing, dynamic and active energy while blue is cooling, calming and expansive. Violet brings a new dynamic to the expansion of blue and the activity of red. Red brings practicality to the undirected expansiveness of the blue, and allows more creative energy to emerge. For this reason, violet is associated with imagination and inspiration.

Violet is an important energy for those who use blue and indigo skills in the psychic field. The red in violet offers a grounding effect.

  • Violet gem stone properties

Violet gemstones are associated with mysticism and purification. They are used for meditation and to sharpen psychic awareness, connection with higher self, and to increase imagination and inspiration.

  • Chakra associated with Violet:

Violet is the color associated with the Crown Chakra. This chakra is the main co-oridination center of the body and ensures you are connected to universal sources of energy.

Put some violet in your life when you want:

  • to use your imagination to its fullest
  • to re-balance your life
  • to remove obstacles
  • to calm over activity or to energize from depression

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Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and is second only to blue as a favorite color. Green is the pervasive color in the natural world that is an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere.
The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology. However, there is an “institutional” side to green, associated with illness or Government-issued that conjure up negative emotions as do the “slimy” or bilious greens.

How the color green affects us physically and mentally

  • Soothing
  • Relaxing mentally as well as physically
  • Helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety
  • Offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony

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Red has more personal associations than any other color. Recognized as astimulant red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element.

How the color red affects us mentally and physically

  • Increases enthusiasm
  • Stimulates energy
  • Encourages action and confidence
  • A sense of protection from fears and anxiety

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Purple embodies the balance of red simulation and blue calm. This dichotomy can cause unrest or uneasiness unless the undertone is clearly defined at which point the purple takes on the characteristics of its undertone. A sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.

How the color purple affects us mentally and physically

  • Uplifting
  • Calming to mind and nerves
  • Offers a sense of spirituality
  • Encourages creativity

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If you wear red…

You are impulsive, excitable and energetic. You are ambitious and like things to happen quickly when you want them to do so. You like to be the best in everything you do. You may be a bit insensitive to the feelings of the other people, since you like to be the center of attraction.

Learn to be a good listener. Red means vital force, with your nervous activity urging you to achieve results and be successful. If you make a habit of wearing red it may indicate you place importance on sexual desire and eroticism. This energy can be best used in the form of creative endeavor, leadership development and expansion.

You are courageous and extroverted, but tend to become irritable and bad tempered if you do not get your own way. Learn to be patient. Maroon and brick reds show you are fun loving, but be careful not to become resentful and feel victimized by the others.

If you wear green…

You are a cautious person and not inclined to trust others easily. You are an observer in life, but do not wished to get involved more than you have to. A quiet life suits you best. You are benevolent, humanistic and service-orientated.

If you wear blue-green you need a peaceful environment, wishing release from stress, and freedom from conflicts or disagreement. You take pains to control the situation and its problems by proceeding cautiously. You have sensitivity of feeling and a fine eye for detail. Try wearing pale yellow with your green to help you share yourself and develop an optimistic attitude.

If you wear purple…

You are very intuitive and have deep feelings and high aspirations. You are interested in the best of everything, including your friends. Lesser mortals do not interest you or enter into your scheme of things except where necessary.

Watch that you do not become arrogant – try to make more time for listening. Orchid, grape or violet can make you feel imposed upon by others’ belief systems, rules and regulations. Be sensitive to your personal and spiritual needs. Try yoga or meditation to release mind blocks.

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