Art Therapy: How Colors Can Heal
Whether you are painting the walls of your living room or painting an abstract canvas, you should carefully consider the palette you are working with. What is it that you are trying to express through color?

Color can play a significant role in the healing process, so it is essential to reflect on the effects a certain shade will have on your mood and that of loved ones, friends, and guests.

Here is a breakdown of what colors symbolize to help you get started on your creative and healing journey:

Black
  • authority
  • power
  • strength
  • evil
  • intelligence
  • slimming
  • death or mourning
White
  • purity
  • innocence
  • cleanliness
  • spaciousness
  • neutrality
Gray
  • neutral
  • timeless
  • practical
Red
  • love
  • romance
  • warmth
  • comfort
  • energy
  • excitement
  • intensity
  • life
  • blood
Orange
  • happy
  • energetic
  • excitement
  • enthusiasm
  • warmth
  • wealth
  • sophistication
  • change
  • stimulation
Yellow
  • happiness
  • laughter
  • cheery
  • warmth
  • optimism
  • hunger
  • intensity
  • frustration
  • anger
  • attention-getting
Green
  • natural
  • cool
  • growth
  • money
  • health
  • envy
  • tranquility
  • harmony
  • calmness
  • fertility
Blue
  • calmness
  • serenity
  • cold
  • wisdom
  • loyalty
  • truth
  • focus
Purple
  • royalty
  • wealth
  • sophistication
  • wisdom
  • exotic
  • spiritual
  • prosperity
  • respect
  • mystery
  • creative
Brown
  • reliability
  • stability
  • friendship
  • sadness
  • warmth
  • comfort
  • security
  • natural
  • organic
Pink
  • romance
  • love
  • gentle
  • calming
  • agitation
What's your favorite color for healing?


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