What Colors Say About Us:

Colors and Energy

Another way to look at colors is in terms of their relationship with our energy. Many people believe that colors can have a direct impact on the energy of the person wearing or viewing them.

Color therapists practice these theories in their professional work.

Colors that...

Lift energy: Yellows, reds, turquoise, and any bright colors. Some say that yellow even speeds metabolism. Is it a coincidence that McDonald's chose bright yellow and red for its signs?

Dampen energy: Dark colors, especially browns.

Tranquilize energy: Light greens and pinks, and most pastel colors. This may explain why so many people paint their children's bedrooms light pastel colors.

Draw energy: Rich purples, reds, and golds. Think of the bullfighter's cape as an example, or the fact that red cars statistically get more speeding tickets than any other-colored cars.

If you're interested in learning more about color therapy, go to healing.about.com.


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Additional Color Resources
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arrow Introduction to Natural Dyes

arrow Gallery of Kool Aid-Dyed Yarns

Where to Buy Natural Dye Kits
arrow Carol Leigh’s Natural Dye Kits for Natural Fibers

arrow Earthues / Color Trends Natural Dye Extract Kit

Where to Buy Natural Dyes (pick your own)
arrow Hillcreek Fiber Studio

arrow The Mannings Handweaving School and Supply Center

Where to Buy Acid Dyes
arrow One-Step Country Classic Dyes

arrow Wash Fast Acid Dyes