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Proven Health Benefits of Colour

How Colour Can Improve Our Health and Well Being?

Did you know that colours create psychological and biological reactions in our bodies? This in turn can also change our behaviour. Colour therapy can therefor improve your life.

Multi coloured Cardiogram
The Positive Effects of Colour. Image by Gordon Johnson.

The Positive Effects of the Colour Green

The Egyptians revered the colour green as sacred. To them it represented hope and the joy of spring. Muslims too, see green as a sacred colour. Many mosques and temples throughout the world are painted green with the colour seen as representing renewal and growth.

Scientific studies have proved what the ancients have always known, that the colour green has a calming effect.

(Macdonald, 2019. Rogers, 2015)

Gren forest and island in calm lake
Image by J Plenio

The Positive Effects of the Colour Blue

Blue, as the colour of heaven is also used to balance heavenly peace with spiritual growth.

Athletes who needed greater endurance for longer periods of time were found to be positively affected by exposure to blue light.

(Holmes 2018, Rhys 2016)

Positive Effects of the Colour Pink

In a study in 2017 prisoners were put in a pink room. The effect of the colour pink led to a drastic decrease in hostility. They also underwent a significant and measurable decrease in muscle strength too within just 2.7 seconds!

(Rewhorn, 2017)

Roses and heart
Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter

The Positive Effects of the Colour Red

Athletes who needed a short burst of energy were exposed to short bursts of red light. The effect of this was to improve electrical activity in their arms by 5.8%. the athletes muscles strength also improved by 13.5%

(Rhys, 2016)

Red racing car
Image by Schuger

A Rainbow World of Colour Therapy For Good Health

We see therefor, that colour has a number of profound effects upon the biochemical processes in the human body. At the heart of our world is colour. Mother Nature will paint our lives with beauty, health and wellbeing if we let her.

Double Rainbow over British Columbia, Canada
Image by James Wheeler


Amanda Claire

My articles take time and energy to research and write.

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I live with a disability and I'm passionate about enabling people to 'Live With Art And Soul.'

I'm the founder of Ancient and Sacred Trees, an MA Archaeology student, artist, teacher, healer and land guide. I love trees, history and the healing power of Mother Nature and sacred connection.


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