How Colors Relate to Emotions
By Amanda Hainline
The human energy system is a fabulous array of color. Every person has seven main “chakras” or energy centers of the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, which are each representative of vibrational and emotional energy. Orange, for example, usually represents sexuality, creativity, and self-expression, while green is usually indicative of love, harmony, gratitude, and compassion.
Some people's chakras can be very strong and vibrant; a very bright orange chakra potentially represents a very sensual, sexual, and creative individual, while other people's orange chakras can be very dull. An aura devoid of green suggests a person who may have difficulty being loving or compassionate with themselves and others.
Amanda says that the more you focus on a specific color — whether it be looking at a beautiful green forest, eating a bright red apple, or wearing a comfy blue sweater — the more you bring that color into, and strengthen, that portion of your energy system.
Each color, therefore, has a use, "kind of like a vitamin that is providing a specific nutrient," says Amanda.
Color Wearing Tips
So how do we know the appropriate colors to wear in our wardrobe, so we can provide that specific benefit or “nutrient” to ourselves?
"What colors are you drawn to?" asks Amanda. "Chances are, the colors that make you feel good are the colors you need to be taking into your energy system."
In her book, Amanda provides a chart of common negative emotions, such as fearfulness, insecurity, or sleeplessness, and the colors that heal (or even exacerbate) those negative emotions. Based on her chart, Amanda can provide tips on which colors to wear in for everyday situations, such as:
If you are having a big meeting and feel like you are lacking confidence, try out wearing something red or orange to bring on the power to boost you.
Feeling a bit sad? It’s almost impossible to feel sad while wearing something bright and yellow. You’ll feel as bright as the sun in no time!
If you're going holiday shopping and want to want to curb your impulsive spending, try wearing green and blue. That’ll help heal some of the anxiety behind the impulses and cause you to feel a bit more balanced. Stay away from wearing red, though! That’ll help increase your credit card bill in no time!
If you are relaxing after a long week, cuddle up in some soft off-white, pink, or gray loungewear for the morning.
If you’re not sure which colors to wear, just open up your closet and see what clothes you are attracted to that day. Let your intuition guide you.
If you feel you need to wear a color that does not look good on you, put it on under your clothes, slip it in your pocket or wear it in accessories. This way you still get the benefit without feeling like you are washed out or overpowered by it.
About the Author: Amanda Hainline is an emotional freedom mentor, intuitive healer, and author of the best-selling new book “Feel Better in Five Minutes — An Empowering Guide to Gain Control Over Your Emotions.” She helps people find freedom from anxiety, depression, and stress through energy healing.