Inspired Art and Living with Fiona Stolze

Colour therapy: wearing green clothing (Part One)

If you’ve been reading my posts in the last few weeks, you’ll know I’ve been discussing the impact we make on others when we choose to wear certain colours. So far we’ve been looking at the warm magnetic colours and seen how wearing red clothes puts you in the driver’s seat, wearing orange enhances the feel-good factor and wearing yellow clothes puts you in the limelight, attracting lots of attention to you.

Me in my new green jacket

Today we’re putting the spotlight on green. Now green is in the middle of the visible colour spectrum and is neither magnetic nor electric (cooling colours). It has a very neutral effect and is definitely the choice you want to make to bring balance into your life.It might interest you to know that our eyes can only perceive of a very tiny portion of the electro-magnetic spectrum and these waves are what we know as colour.

Let’s have a look then at what the colour green signifies to people you interact with. Most importantly people are likely to feel safe around you and at the same time the colourĀ  helps you feel more protected and at ease with others. This colour takes the bite out of other more dominant colours in play, restoring a calmness and a restorative element.

Wearing green clothing you are likely to be more successful in negotiating and mediating and children respond favourably to adults wearing this colour. If you were wearing lots of cold blue tones, you could add a green accessory to take away that coolness and others might find you more approachable.

It’s also a colour that is linked with the heart, as is pink, oddly enough. I’m going to be taking a look at chakra colours at some later point but for now suffice to say that wearing natural spring green shades can have a very healing effect on you.

The other correlation that is fascinating is green being symbolic of wealth. Taking that a step further, we can talk of green symbolising our self-worth, the extent to which we love and accept ourselves. So all in all this is a very interesting colour to reflect on.

Now interestingly, I never usually wear green clothes a lot. Again, because I believe I don’t look very good in it. My complexion comes alive when I wear bright, vibrant colours. However….just recently I was at the January sales and picked up a dark green jacket. Or rather, my son asked me to try it on. It fitted and looked good, so I just had to bring it home. And I’m sure you’ll agree that it doesn’t look that shabby on me either.

I believe very strongly that the colours you need at any particular point migrate towards you, so right now, green is definitely doing it’s work, helping me find balance and breaking down my limiting beliefs around money. Watch out for the next post on green, where I’ll have a look at some of these points in more detail and discuss some of the different shades.

In the meantime I’d love to hear how you feel about wearing green clothes. Is it a colour you are naturally drawn to, or does it not any place in your wardrobe?

January 28, 2011 Posted by | COLOURS | , , , , , | 24 Comments

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH COLOUR

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH COLOUR!

I don’t know if you are aware of it, but the colours you choose to dress yourself in can truly empower you.

When was the last time you woke up and just felt like moving mountains? And what did you grab for in your wardrobe? I’ll bet it was something pretty upbeat that made a bold statement about the way you felt on that day.

And the morning you opened your eyes and felt pretty awful. That was when you put on something that was likely cautious and “invisible”. Who wants everyone looking at them when they’re not feeling special?

It’s a fact that the choice of clothes you make on a daily basis really reflects what is going on inside of you. And for the majority of people this is happening on a subconscious level.

So, just image if you were to make conscious decisions about the way you colour dress and the impact this will make on everyone around you? (oops, I just coloured that yellow and it became almost invisible)

That would mean that you could think about what you have planned for the day and dress to enhance the desired outcome. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Personal empowerment with colour is quite easy once you know how.

I will be sharing some interesting bits and pieces about how to empower yourself with colour and I look forward to hearing about any of your personal experiences.

HAVE A COLOURFUL DAY!



February 11, 2009 Posted by | COLOURS | , , , , , | 1 Comment