Did you ever wonder if you should choose a specific color palette if you suffer from depression, have a loss in your life, or perhaps have a gloomy outlook on life? There are colors that you can choose for your home that will make you feel good, make you happy when you see them, and literally change your entire emotional status. Which colors am I talking about? Colors that heal. Come read this very special post and see how the right color choices can literally change the way you feel when you look at them.
Let me ask you this. How do you feel when you see this graphic above? Do you feel happy? Warm? Safe? Are you smiling? These are all perfect emotions to feel when you see color. When you look at a color and feel any of these emotions, THAT is the color you should bring into your home. These are all good emotions. These are all good feelings. Bring those emotions and feelings into your home just by simply painting a room.
Every now and then, I come across a client that needs an extraordinary color palette – a healing color palette. I’ve had clients who suffered from depression, a loss of a child, or some medical conditions that would prevent them from feeling happy on a day-to-day basis. Particular colors have to be chosen for these clients.
Now, this is where it gets a little tricky. For the most part, I think most of us can say that yellow makes us happy. However, you can bet your bottom dollar that there are people out there who despise yellow, or it brings back an awful memory for them. Should this client have yellow in their home? No way!!! But yellow is a happy color, right? Well, that is the norm to think that, but when it comes to choosing healing color for the home, there is no such thing as “normal’.
This is where communication comes in. It’s crucial to talk with a client, have a look around their home, and really try to grasp a feel for what this person needs. I can tell you this, being highly intuitive really, really helps in this type of color consultation. For the most part, I can tell what colors would make a client happy but pay attention to little clues that they send out. Watch how a person lights up when you show the color. Watch for expressions on the face when presenting a color to a client. These are all little “cheat sheets” that help choose color for any client, let alone a special needs client.
So here we have it. Today we talked a little bit about yellow. There are so many more topics and colors to talk about because this is such a big subject. Stick around, bookmark this blog, and see what the next healing color topic will be.
Once again Donna a very interesting post. My last wall glazing was within the brighter yellow hues and although unusual except for maybe a kitchen and or laundry area the living room I did the finish in was really very nice, It was a soft simple application and the clients new wife who has never experienced a decorative finish for walls was glowing when she saw the finished results. The body language says so much when you can read it well without a doubt. Come to find out the husband who was a repeat client of mine had said that she had gone through some rough times and this was just what she needed. I was so happy to have been part of bringing some “sunshine” into her life as she put it. Love the Post
That’s awesome Art! I love that you mentioned yellow and “glowing” in the same sentence. Watch for how people react to color. Some really dislike yellow but for those who like it, their body language will let you know. It could be any color because people will react to each color a different way. It’s our job to pay attention to those details than bring those colors into the homes of our clients.Thanks my friend!
Very much so, as I am not a huge fan myself unless it is mixed with another hue or cadmium Like for me I would not use a Cadmium Yellow Light on its own as it will blind you lmao. However using it as a high lite translucently is gorgeous
Whoa you just went over my head! Lol, you’re the best Art ❤
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Excellent post, Donna. I never had an actual term to use such as special needs for people and decorating their home. But that is exactly what it is, and it is very important. I think a lot of people downplay the importance of color in their environment, and how it affects them.
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Color That Heals, Yellow
Thank you so much for sharing this. Color is THAT powerful 🙂
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The brain functions much like a computer. What you think about, creates feelings to go with the thoughts. You can change that, if you feel depressed, sit or lie down and close your eyes. Remember a time you felt happy. Times you were out in nature, or times someone agreed with you, and times you felt loved. Remember a younger time, with similar feelings. Be aware of how you felt physically and emotionally in those memories. Go remember a younger memory where you were happy. Remember what you could see. Review it again, pay attention to how you felt. Remember it again, and pay attention to any sounds. Go remember a younger memory. Repeat, keep doing this until you get the youngest memory you can get. Not necessarily the first, just the youngest you can get… Spend ten to twenty minutes doing this. Then go back and think about you felt when you began… Notice the difference in your feelings now.
When having any negative feelings, switch and remember something just the opposite.
Practice this at least six weeks, and you will be amazed how much better or faster it works for you then. Practice this for a lifetime, our feelings do not have to control us, WE HAVE the ability to change or control our feelings, and it is easier than anyone has allowed us to believe.
Just enjoy changing your own feelings, before long…
You can also look at all the Happy Paintings on our Website.
Bob Johnston, PhD.
Well that is certainly a good example of how powerful the mind can be Bob and how we can control how we feel. You didn’t include a link to your website. Feel free to add it so we can see your paintings.
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