Colour Therapy

International Colour Day

Today is the International Day of Colour.

Colour has a lot of significance in our everyday life, although we might not be aware of it.

I have been making my own candles for a few years now and I have been using a variety of colours while making them.

Then one day, as I looked at a few of my candles, I thought; ‘there has to be a meaning to these colours and why we are attracted to them’. I did a little bit of research and I’ve been mesmerised ever since.

-Each colour on the spectrum has an impact on our emotional, mental and physical well-being.

-The colours we surround ourselves with might say something about our personality.

Colour used consciously can help us to feel more happy, relaxed, can lift our concentration or stimulate our creativity, reduce anxiety, … The list goes on, the possibilities are endless.

The reason why today of all days is International Colour Day is that usually around the 21st of March is the Spring Equinox. There is a balance between light and dark as the days and nights have about the same length of time, and we need light to be able to see colour. That’s why it was decided that March 21st would be the perfect day to celebrate colour.

It makes a lot of sense, in my opinion. All around us, flowers have started to bloom, there’s a lot of daylight filling our homes and if we are lucky (living in Scotland here!) we might even have blue skies for a few days to enjoy all those colours all around us!

My enthusiasm has led me on a journey through the colour spectrum and I eventually also enrolled in a Colour Therapy course with Centre of Excellence.

In the future I will tell you more about the different colours and how you can use them in your daily life, but for now I wanted to make you aware of the impact colours have on us.

So, next time you are out and about, notice the colours around you and what you feel or think when you see them. They are truly everywhere!

A colourful senset at Crammond beach, Edinburgh

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