Change Your Colors, Change Your Life

If you want a makeover–a fresh start, a new outlook, an energized zing for spring–take a hint from Mother Nature (even now in the midst of her own marvelous transformation) and let color give you just the right helping hand.

Want to feel more relaxed? Less angry? More motivated, passionate, or creative? Find out which colors will help you make the attitude adjustment that spring calls for from each of us. Set an intention with color, starting here:

First, give some thought to the feeling or quality you most want to embody in the warmer months ahead. Then see which colors will help you attain it. Wear them, surround yourself with them, or use them as a focus for meditation.

For greater ease, relaxation, serenity: Pale pinks, blues, lavender, soft gray (if you are depressed or low on energy, you may want to shift your color scheme away from these).

For more fierce energy and passion: Reds (if you have anger issues, you may want to avoid this color).

For more motivation, drive, will: Yellow-gold, orange (if you’re a type A on the verge of burnout, steer clear of orange).

For more brain power and ability to concentrate: Clear yellow.

For more creativity, growth, optimism: Greens.

For a sense of protection, clarity, fresh start: White.

For greater awareness, empowerment, and dignity: Purple.

By Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air (SkyLight Paths, 2003).


Vicky Barman
Past Member 4 years ago

thanks for sharing.

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Bianca D.
Bianca D.4 years ago

Colours affect different people in different ways. It's important to get familiar with which colours perk you up, which ones bliss you out and which ones give you the heebie jeebies!

Joy Wong
Joy Wong4 years ago

Thank you, I believe colors do play a very important role.

Joy Wong
Joy Wong4 years ago

Thank you, I believe colors do play a very important role.

Amber Beasley
Amber Beasley4 years ago

see, that's different for everyone though. for me, if I want to relax I need dark colors like grey and black. for optimism and a mood boost, oranges, yellows, and white do it for me.

Kashara M.
Kashara M.4 years ago

Thank you, great article :)

Richelle Rausch
Richelle Rausch4 years ago

Colors are wonderful, beautiful and powerful.

Mary Lindsley
Mary Lindsley4 years ago

Different colors give off different vibrations. It is taught that you can even learn to recognize the colors while holding them blindfolded. I can feel different vibrations with stones of different colors but that may also be the composition of the stone.

Susan S.
Paul Stephan4 years ago