Do you feel that you have one or more favorite colors? So maybe you have experienced how colors affect your  emotions . While it’s important to surround yourself with the color that feels good to you, there are professionals who use colors to heal and restore moods . They propose some specific rules about how colors affect your health and well-being.

This is an ancient practice that dates back to ancient Egypt, Greece, and India, and is still widely practiced in China today. In Ayurvedic medicine, for example, the color red is an earthy color that stands out for survival. Yellow, on the other hand, is the color for power and ego.

In alternative medicine there are those who do not agree or do not join the idea of treatment based on colors , but in marketing and advertising, color is used by companies to influence the mood and duration of the stay or the impulse to buy.

In fact, color is subtly used to manipulate and control us, as consumers, all the time. Green, ironically the color of money, is said to be a color that sells. The color blue is known to build confidence. Red, however, can trigger passionate feelings of anger.

In our personal life, colors can be used to influence our emotions and the feelings of those around us.

Colors can be combined to enhance specific perception (this is called the Chevreul effect, after the great painter).

Try these color psychology tricks to see how they affect you  :

  • Shades of blue can be very calming. A blue room, perhaps a bathroom where you can relax in the bathtub, can enhance the feeling of calm and well-being.
  • Brown is the color of the earth that gives you the feeling of strength. Clothes or furniture can give you the feeling of being connected with nature.
  • The color purple connects to wisdom and royalty. It is also an exotic color rarely found in nature. Things that are purple in color attract attention and even suggest authority.
  • Green, a symbol of nature and fertility, has been shown to increase the speed of reading and memory. Reading something written on green paper can improve understanding of it.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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