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DIY Colour Therapy ~ change your mood

DIY Colour Therapy ~ change your mood

Colour ~ A simple way to boost your mood

Colour plays an important part in our world, especially on our mental and emotional well being,  different colours can create different emotional responses in our body. This means that we can utilise our responses to colours to boost our mental health and affect our mood in a positive way. A lot of colour therapy techniques work on this basis and it’s very easy to work with colour yourselves at home, even just to uplift your mood a little.

We can use colour to help influence our mental well being in several ways

Wearing colour or a flash of colour, as an entire outfit or a colourful piece, perhaps a scarf

Drinking or eating colour ( natural colours )

Visualising or meditating with colour        Colour Breathing Meditation

Adding colour to our surroundings, paint, cushions, artwork etc


Let’s take a look at several colours, their properties and how they can be used;



Promotes:   Energy, strength, motivation, confidence, will-power, courage, initiative, focussing on attention to detail

Good for:   Depression, negativity, shyness (avoid in anger, irritability)



Promotes:   Stimulates body and mind, self-esteem, optimism, inner strength, creativity, self-expression, happiness, opens mind to new ideas and perspectives, revitalising

Good for:    Depression, negativity, trauma, stress, bereavement and loss



Promotes:   Enthusiasm, balancing thoughts and feelings, wisdom

Good for:   Depression (especially during menopause), stress, anxiety



Promotes:  Uplifting, cleansing, self-respect, self-confidence, self-control, ability to rationalise and reason, contentment, mentally stimulating

Good for:   Depression, despair, fatigue, negativity, sensitivity to criticism, lack of confidence (avoid in insomnia, hyperactivity)



Promotes:   Balance, harmony, personal development, self-acceptance, compassion for self and others, renewal

Good for:   Stress, anxiety, self-pity, confusion



Promotes:  Calm, cleansing, healing, personal relationships, sharing, friendship, resilience

Good for:   Stress, anxiety, anger



Promotes:   Calm, peace, relaxation, slowing down, steadying, self-expression, intuition, honesty, truth, creativity

Good for:   Insomnia, stress, anxiety, over-excitement, anger



Promotes:   Wisdom, intuition, understanding, spirituality, peace, calm, inspiration

Good for:   Anger, obsessions, psychoses, insomnia, anxiety (avoid in depression, loneliness)



Promotes:   Inspiration, imagination, empathy, sense of belonging, helping others, self-respect, dignity

Good for:   Stress, anxiety, obsessions, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, severe depression



Promotes:   Letting go of the past or anxiety-provoking thoughts, moving on, spirtual understanding

Good for:   Reduces aggression



Promotes:   Calm, clarity of thought, affection, compassion, nurturing, kindness, resolving

Good for:   Difficult relationships, insomnia, anger, aggression, over-sensitivity



a protective color. It is grounding and calming, especially to extremely sensitive individuals

It promotes resistance, obstruction, opposition, and enmity. It wards off  hatred and negative emotions.


Black should be used sparingly, as too much black can cause depression or aggravate such emotional/mental conditions. Black also increases fear, suspicion and paranoia.



contains the entire light spectrum. Thus it influences all systems of the body. White is strengthening. It is cleansing and purifying to the entire energy system. It promotes purity, virtue and spirituality.

White is nurturing; heals fevers, infections and pain; calms the heart, mind, nerves and emotions; and promotes vitality and supportive feelings.

White can awaken greater creativity. When in doubt as to what color to use, you can seldom go wrong with white.


If used in excess, white light causes passivity, lethargy, hypersensitivity, and inhibitions.



Author Info


A therapist and tutor for over 17 years, Victoria specialises in Relaxation techniques and therapies. She is a wife and mama to her little boy, loves to learn new things and has a passion for shiny objects.

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