By: Linda Smith - New England Fine Living
Scientists believe only humans and some of the higher primates like apes and chimpanzees, have the ability to see the full spectrum of color. Other species only see one or two colors.
The human eye is able to see approximately two hundred colors and when these colors are blended we can distinguish as many as 8 million different shades.
As long ago as 2000 BC, the Egyptians used colored lights to cure people. Treatments took place in temples of healing (their hospitals).
Sir Isaac Newton not only discovered gravity, but he discovered that the sunlight was not white, but was made up of mixture of colors.
The more color you allow in your dreams the brighter your waking life will become.
A rainbow is formed by droplets of water in the sky when the sun hits it.
Warm colors are advancing
Cool colors are receding
If you have a small garden... planting light or cool colored flowers will make your garden appear bigger. Using dark or bright colors will advance and make it appear smaller.
Painting a high ceiling a darker color will make it seem closer while a ceiling painted white or a lighter color will give the appearance of greater height.
The colors of tranquility...
Rosy Pink, Mint Green, Conch Pink, Light Yellow, Spring Lavender, Cerulean Blue.
The colors for easy living...
Highlight Blue, Antique Rose, Willow Green, Dusty Peach, Harvest Grape, Copper Oxide Green
The colors of energy...
Moroccan Red, Sunburst Yellow, Hot Plum, Ocean Blue, Persimmon Orange, Bright Chartreuse, Sizzle Pink
It is said that if you like the color red... you are daring, adventurous, like to be noticed and you
have a fiery personality
Red is the international color for danger and stop
It was the symbol of wealth before synthetic dyes came about
Red hues are very difficult to match to each other
A little red goes a long way
Sun or fire can intensify the color
Research shows that a person (even color-blind people) will show an increase in blood pressure while looking at the color red
Red can stimulate you to be more creative
Red objects appear bigger and heavier than they really are (I knew I never liked my red pants for some reason!)
The tint of red is pink which is the most calming of all colors and is used in most jail cells.
Red with black becomes maroon and this is a very strong and powerful color.
They say if you have bronchitis or anemia you could benefit from sitting under a red light.
Dreams with a lot of red can be a warning... stands for love, rage or to stop.
If you are quiet and self conscious, wearing or surrounding yourself with this color can give you more confidence.
Red can create or show ... energy, vitality, passion, drive
If you like orange... you have high ambitions, you are lively, chatty, and full of ideas
Pure orange is seen as a modern color
Orange red colors lack the aggressiveness of red
Orange red became first popular in the nineteenth century when they discovered a wall painting in Pompeii.
Wearing orange will let you express that "It's great to be alive!"
Orange can create or show ... joy, flamboyance, warmth, stimulation, exuberance
If you like yellow.... you have a sunny optimistic nature and generally happy
Dream in yellow denotes light and laughter. If it stands out in your dreams as a very bright color (like a daffodil in a field), it is a very good omen. It means things are going well and people are happy around you.
Yellow can bring out the golden tones in wood
In science, it is associated with quick thinking and intelligence
The most light giving of all hues is yellow
Yellow suggests riches and extravagance
Staring at yellow can increase the metabolic rate
Yellow can cause additional hyperactivity
If you need cheering up, sit in a bright yellow room
Paint a room yellow to create ideas and feel brainy. It can sharpen your mind.
Yellow can create or show... intelligence, reasoning power, bright energy and mental ability
Green being your favorite color can mean that you are gentle, truthful and efficient
Dream with green and you can expect things will turn out ok. It can also mean envy
Dark green speaks sanctuary and comfort of a forest
Paler green means go and money
Mint green used alone can be boring... add a little yellow to get apple green and you have energy for a busy morning.
Green can reflect off your skin and give you a sickly glow
Green has the magical power of working with every other color
If you are excited or hot and bothered, sit and stare at a patch of grass or a calming plant
Green can create or show... balance, peace and harmony
If you favor blue, it could mean you are conventional, careful and self sufficient
Sitting under a blue light can cure a headache or lower a fever
Wrap a blue scarf around your neck to cure a sore throat
Dream in different shades of blue and they can mean different things...
Sky blue is linked to ambition
Mid blue is cool and collected
Dark blue means you should think deeply about what is happening in your life
Blue is a color that can help you sleep
Be careful using some shades of blue in a North facing room. They can feel cold and unbecoming
Add it with red accents and you will have a warmer feeling - Add with orange accents and you will have a dramatic and energized feeling
Is associated with conservative people and reliability
The blue sapphire is associated with royalty and divine favor
Painting a ceiling a pastel blue can make it feel celestial
Blue can create or show.. tranquility, competence, reliability, authority
If you like indigo... you don't like being in the spotlight, you like to help others and you have a true appreciation for beauty
Use this color and all of your white accents will pop
Indigo can create or show... spiritual, relaxation, poetic
If you like violet... it could show you have a tendency to show off, you are vulnerable, and need love from family and friends
Was the imperial color of Rome for many centuries and was only worn and used by kings and priests
The color of dreamers and artists
The color of wine was once thought to cure drunkenness
Pure purple is only good as accents. Lighter versions can add charm to a wall or space
Violet can create or show... grandness, stimulates intuition, releases imaginative powers
If you like gray, it could mean you are cautious, you have trouble making up your mind, and you avoid making decisions
Grayed colors give the illusion of distance such as in shadowing with trompe l'oile
Gray has no life of its own.
It is a good background color
Gray can dull the senses and drain positive feelings
If you like the color brown, it could mean you are warm hearted and content to plod through life
This combination of red and yellow with a little black exudes homey comfort rather than high style
Brown can create or show... warmth, friendly, and it creates a feeling of intimacy
If you like black it could mean... you are a rebel, extreme in behavior, and reject everything around you
The best color to show of other colors
Shows every speck of dust
Black has a gloomy, sobering effect.
Black is great as an accent color
Black can create or show.... sophistication, it's dramatic and stylish
If you like white, it could mean that honesty is very important. You like to be fair
Dream with a lot of white means you want to start a new beginning
Can visually enlarge a room
Can calm an intense color when mixed in
A great resting place for the eye when mixing colors between rooms or hallways
White can appear clinical and stark. Bring in tones and textures to warm and cozy up a room
White can create or show... purity, joy, uplifting, clean, expensive, cool
If you like gold... you are generous, well balanced
For instant chic, add gold to a white room
Ancient wisdom associates gold with the eyes and is believed to heal eye problems
If you suffer from nightmares, surround yourself by an imaginary gold light or golden bubble before you drift off to sleep.
Silver indicates a young and lively personality