By Priya Goyal
The Rainbow which is formed by the rays of the Sun passing through the drops of water in the sky exhibits all natural colours together. Colours can define the mood of a person; they can also create a specific aura or energy in the atmosphere.
I am green with envy, I saw red, I am feeling blue, he turned purple with rage, she was pink with embarrassment? You may not have noticed but we often use colour to describe our moods and emotions. But the link between colour and our moods and emotions goes deeper than that. Colour not only affects our emotions but they have healing properties too. SEVEN days of the week have been assigned colours according to their significance.
MONDAY has the colour White. A pure and neutral shade of white is soothing. It is a combination of all colours that make up the spectrum. This colour also helps a new beginning and cleansing of the mind, body, spirit, and energies. It represents purity, simplicity, cleanliness, peace, birth, winter, snow, equality, marriage (Western cultures), death (Eastern cultures).
WHITE has the most number of commercially available shades, than any other colour! If you see white colour in your dreams, it represents joy and happiness in your family and home!
TUESDAY has the colour Red. Red is an intense colour, and defines many emotions and moods. It is the colour of love, passion, seduction, and desire. It also defines enthusiasm, power, and heat. This colour also represents anger, violence, and aggression along with bravery, excitement, speed, fire, heat, war, blood, lust.
RED provokes the senses and makes a person react faster!
In Russian, RED means beautiful!
WEDNESDAY has the colour Green. It is the colour of freshness, fertility, and growth. Green makes a healing colour, and creates compassion, sympathy, and nurturing. It also creates harmony of the body and soul. It is the colour of healthy relationships. It represents healing, abundance, safety, fertility, food, hope, health, generosity, renewal, calm, self-control.
Night goggles use GREEN colour, as the human eye is sensitive to this colour and can distinguish most shades of green!
THURSDAY means Yellow. It is the colour of happiness, mental clarity, optimism, cheerfulness, and energy. It is also a colour that stimulates appetite, the brain, and memory, leading to confidence. It represents joy, happiness, idealism, imagination, hope, sunshine, summer, gold, practical, judge-mental, deceit, illness, hazard.
YELLOW is considered the happiest colour among all colours in the spectrum!
More than half the pencils sold in America are coloured yellow!
FRIDAY is Blue. Blue is the most calming colour around. It is also known as the colour of intuition and sixth sense. Blue creates a feeling of trust and loyalty, and hence, is used in most corporate logos across the world. It is believed blue is the colour of heaven. It represents peace, tranquility, calm, stability, harmony, unity, trust, truth, faith, friendship, infinity, security, cleanliness, sky, water, cold, technology, depression.
BLUE is the universally chosen most favorite colour!
SATURDAY is for Black. Dense and powerful, black is a heavy and timeless colour. As black defines end, which is followed by a new beginning, this colour is often preferred by teenagers. It represents power, sexuality, formality, elegance, mystery, fear, evil, anonymity, depth, style, dramatic, evil, remorse, death, control, pessimistic.
BLACK is the most loved colour in the world of fashion. Any new colour trend is tagged as ‘the new black’!
SUNDAY represents Pink. With its soft and delicate hues, pink stands universally as a feminine colour. The feelings of nurturing, tenderness and care, are associated with pink. This colour demands admiration and respect. It represents love, affection, heart, tenderness, innocence, charm, sweet, gentle, good health.
PINK colour unites the mind with nurturing and selfless thoughts!
We may not look at colours in a way that they define what we feel. Whether they make us feel good or bad may be a question of belief. However, the fact remains that they make every aspect of life beautiful and meaningful with splash of their variant hues!