Lilac – How To Use This Colour To Improve Your Life
By Rebecca Sophia Meade
Colour is a potent force in the world. Throughout the day individuals encounter a wide range of colours, which they respond to in myriad ways. Various personality types tend to gravitate to a particular colour group. Colours are generally categorized as warm colours or cool colours. Red, yellow, and orange are warm colours and blue, green, and purple are cool colours. How a person responds to different colours has much to do with their personality. Extroverts tend to choose warmers colours, while introverts have a preference for the cool colours.
Certain colours can evoke a restful and peaceful ambiance, which makes a room painted in those colours seem more inviting. Over the years colour psychology has studied how humans respond to the colours in their environment. Lilac is a colour, which has very positive associations. It is a pastel created from purple and white.
Purple, with regard to colour psychology is associated with higher levels of thought, contemplation, introversion, and spirituality.
Lilac possesses the same meditative qualities as purple, but lilac is softer, inducing a calmer emotive response. White is the colour of purity and cleanliness. White light is the combination of all the light spectrum colors and has a reflective quality.
The addition of white to the purple brings a subtle luminosity and airiness to this hue. Colour similar to sound, is formed by wavelengths. The colour, which an individual sees is the colour, which is reflected from a particular item. The absence of light takes away all colours, so black is considered an absorptive hue.
The ability to recognize any colour is perceived by the brain. Understanding the power of colour can help individuals make informed decisions concerning their surroundings. Lavender and lilac are often coupled with creativity and memories of gracious bygone days.
Many interior designers consider lilac the new grey, because its aura is light and unassuming. It never dominates a room, similar to red or orange, which can make a space appear too intense and uninviting. Lilac welcomes people in and encourages them to linger within its soothing domain.
The use of this colour in a bedroom or throughout a home makes the living space a calm oasis and a delightful respite from the hectic and disharmonious outside world. It encircles a person in the same way a warm hugs makes everything appear more secure and at peace.
An extensive study of colour has found certain parts of the body; respond more positively to particular colours and their unique vibrations. The top of the head, the center of intelligence, personality, and spirituality is attuned to the colour vibrations, which emanate from the lilac. This colour is restorative and intrinsically attuned to those subtle colour vibrations that are the most healing.
The chaotic qualities of this modern world challenge interior designers, to transform homes into places, which radiate harmony, tranquility, and comfort. Spaces, which kindle the imagination, inspire, and elevate the mind. A colour can change the way a person perceives themselves and boost their confidence. It is empowering to be in a place that radiates an inner sense of peace, because this tranquility becomes part of an individual.
The positive nature of lilac infuses into their being and fills their waking moments, with an inner calmness and a renewed sense of self. Unfortunately, a person’s home can be another place, which drains them emotionally and spiritually. A simple change in colours could make a real difference. Remembering the fragrance of a rose seems to bring back that exquisite bouquet; beginning the day with lilac could be as sweet.
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