The incredible displays of color that define the world around us are manifestations of light, each with a unique frequency. The attraction we feel to specific colors is not a matter of chance — we experience the beneficial effects of color even while blindfolded. We are naturally drawn to those colors that lift our mood, expand consciousness, and restore health. Color therapy, also known as chromo therapy, allows us to harness the power of individual color frequencies to heal the body, positively influence our emotions, and achieve a renewed sense of inner harmony through sympathetic resonance.
It is easy to overlook the colors that saturate our personal and professional environments. Yet these, whether in the paint on our walls or our clothing, can influence our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings to an extraordinary degree. The colors we like best are often those we need most in our lives, and we can utilize them in many ways. Basking under a colored lightbulb or gazing at an area of color can stimulate or calm us, depending on our chosen color. For example, red stimulates the brain, circulatory systems, and first chakra, giving us an energy boost, while blue acts on the throat chakra, soothing the body and mind. And when we do not feel drawn to any one color, we can still benefit from the healing effects of white light, which is an amalgamation of all the colors of the visible spectrum. It is a cleansing color that can purify us on many levels.
Human beings evolved to delight in vivid sunsets and rainbows, to enjoy the sensations awakened by a particularly eye-catching color, and to decorate our spaces and ourselves with bright colors. In essence, we evolved to love the light because of its harmonizing influence on every aspect of us. When we pay attention to the potential effects of individual colors, we can modify our spaces, wardrobes, and habits to ensure that we introduce the colors that speak to us most deeply in our everyday lives.