The power of colours

29 Aug

Before I start this post I want to make it really clear that it’s not about some kind of colour therapy (if such a thing exists). Nor is it the conclusion of any scientific or educational research. This post is only a simple exercise and observation I applied to myself.

I did this some two and a half years ago. My then boyfriend and I had been fighting a lot. And most of my time was usually consumed in either fighting or fixing those fights. Plus I had some exams drawing closer. In total I was so stressed and occupied all the time that I was turning monotonous, rather more monotonous. But one morning I had this awful realisation that I’m turning old without traversing through my youth! So, I purposefully decided to start some changes. The simplest, easiest and most effective of those was picking up a different colour to wear every day of the week. I made it a point to not repeat the same colour in my dress within a span of seven days. I would wear scarlet reds and dusty browns. While some days I will looked as oddly bright as a parakeet, on others I was as invisible in the crowd as air. I remember wearing a turmeric t-shirt, rusty grey trousers and an algae green kurti in that duration (Of course not all at the same time!). Colours, I would have never worn otherwise. Clothes, that slept in my wardrobe since almost ages. Badly shopped ones, disgusting gifted ones, picked by mother kind of dresses. I wore all of it.

The result of my exercise was unexpected everyday. One morning I would be hoarding compliments, the next they will all be criticisms. “Where did you get that?” This was said both with awe and repulsion. Some just mentioned, “What has been going on with you lately?” The responses were flocking in also because I was normally dressed in almost the same colour spectrum. I was more into whites and creams and pale peach.

The point of the whole story is that that week was surprising. I felt a difference in the energies of universe everyday. Those colours brought a simple change in perspective because wearing the same colours somehow makes you dull, dreary and lifeless or may be vice versa. I don’t know how. But wearing grassy green made me feel not the same as wearing carroty orange. That change was a therapy in itself. It took me to the faith that pinks actually make world romantic and yellow really brings happiness. Purple can make you feel glamourous and red seductive. Colours really have that power. Just give them a chance.

Wear different colours this week! May be you get to notice a happy change!


6 Responses to “The power of colours”

  1. Tatsat August 31, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Thats quite an idea ! Innovative and smart. Makes sense to me.
    But you see young lady, guys do not have much options. I wish I could pull something like that. But maybe I can wear different colour tshirts, right ?
    This line caught my attention the most though “turning old without traversing through my youth”. I am going through this these days and am making conscious efforts to change that- except ofcourse, I really am getting old 🙂

    I hope you are alright now, healthwise.

    • another journey August 31, 2012 at 11:04 am #

      Yeah different colour tshirts, jackets and scarfs in winters, accesories if you like. The idea is to experiment.
      Ohh don’t worry about getting old. Just live each moment young. 🙂
      As per health, no exact diagnosis till now, but am feeling better. Thanks for your concern. 🙂

  2. signsandwonders2020 September 1, 2012 at 10:44 am #
    yes I do agree with you that colors do affect people. When I wear certain colors I do feel differently and people even comment a lot of the time and give you different reactions to the colors. I painted our house a different color in every room and each room gives off a different feel. So I would have to agree with you. Betty

  3. signsandwonders2020 September 1, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Reblogged this on lovelyseasonscomeandgo and commented:
    Colors give you a different feel. I absolutely am a lover of many colors. I like wearing all kinds of colors and I like my surroundings to have lots of different colors. Each room in my home has a different pretty color so they give off a different mood.

    • another journey September 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

      I’m happy to see my perspective resonated so well with you.
      And I’m flattered by your reblogging this. Thanks a lot for this recognition, Betty!

      • signsandwonders2020 September 3, 2012 at 9:48 am #

        You are quite welcome. Your blog is truly amazing and when I like something a great deal i like to bring it to my blog. Thank you so much.

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