Over the next few posts we’ll look at the 7 chakra colours as well as white and black. Each chakra colour has influence on a physical, emotional and mental level. We’ll also see how the colour is reflected in our clothes and décor. Starting at the Base Chakra with Colour RED
Today we’re looking at the colour RED
The Base chakra is situated at the base of the spine, and radiates RED as its dominant colour. It holds our instinct for survival. It keeps us grounded.
- Physically – This chakra is responsible for our flow of life energy. It displays our physical strength and vitality. A healthy radiating RED chakra would show you as being energetic and full of life.
- Emotionally – This chakra controls how we express our feelings through the colour RED. Positive feelings are expressed through warmth and friendship. Negative feelings show as anger and aggression.
- Mentally – Red reflects positively as a strong will, negatively as being pushy.
Visualization and Meditation with RED
Use the colour red in meditation visualisation techniques where you let red wash over and around you. This can energise and revitalise you.
Psychological Effects of the colour RED in Clothes
The colour RED in Décor
Red is a colour suited to areas where there is activity. Kitchens, playrooms, dining rooms, dance studios, discos and community halls. It is a dramatic colour and should be used sparingly for the best effect.
Bright hues can produce an unsettled tense effect. Too dark and it can create an unpleasant heavy atmosphere.
Red is rarely used for wall colours. Use red for trim colours. Accent a room with red in cushions, table linen, pictures, vases etc to create a lively room.Red contracts space, promotes excitement and boldness
Conclusion – the colour RED helps us feel vibrant and energized, ready for action. Add a little in clothing or décor to create zing!
Join me next time we have a look at Orange
So tell me – How does red feel? Do you wear bits of red, or like to have something with red in your office. Are you already being energised with red?
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