We all have the power to self-heal. How do we start? With color. When you look at the three colors below, how do you feel? Inhale, exhale and look again.
I don’t claim to be a Doctor by any means, but I do know color and how it affects our body. When I have a headache, some OTC remedy is the last thing I reach for. Instead, I look at color.
Either I go outside and enjoy the colors nature provides, or I come to my design board and design these color palettes. Bet you thought they were all for my clients, right? Nope, many of my color palettes are designed because in some way, shape, or form, I needed to see them.
Looking at the trio above, there is a muted green on the left, soft and subtle. I have this color in my kitchen because, for me, the morning has to be slow, calm, and quiet, and that goes for the color of the walls.
The color on the right is a soft lavender, like the dewey morning sky, just starting out. No bright yellow sun to be seen, just soft pastels slowly peaking out behind the clouds, ready to start the day, and again, slowly.
The bottom color has a little more kick to it but is still a soft version of a green teal. It’s clean, crisp, and uplifting.
What does all this have to do with headaches? A lot.
If you have a headache or any issue that is uncomfortable to you that causes you some pain in your body, look at these colors. Reread the descriptions I have of each of them and visualize a scene in your mind. Let your imagination go wild as you take a gentle breath in from your nose and slowly release the air through your mouth. Do that a few times until you feel soothed and ready to start your day.
This is a great visual to use any time of the day when you begin your morning or end your day. Best to you!
is yellow bad for headache sufferers?
It depends on the yellow. For me, when I look at a bright yellow, much like looking into the sun, its way too harsh for me. A soft buttery yellow would be perfect and I was actually going to add yellow to the graphic, and I didn’t. So yes, try a very soft, like a piece of cotton soft, yellow for your headaches.