Holistic Color / Healing Color

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As we approach the end of the year, I like to look back on all the things I wrote about. I’m looking forward to 2015 because I will be changing my focus just a bit. I think I’m done talking about all the color trends and the “must haves” for the home. After doing this for 30 years, the hustle and bustle of that seems so meaningless now.

My focus is and always will be color. In 2017 and on I will be solely talking about how to choose the RIGHT colors for your home. Well didn’t I do this before? Well yes and no.

Since I received my 2nd Reiki Certifcations, my path now will be focused on how choosing certain colors for your home will actually make you FEEL good and even have strong healing capabilities. Is this legit? You bet your bottom dollar it is!

Also, with a very strong intuitive gift, I’m also able to hone in on the colors that are meant for you to have whether it’s just a color palette you like or a color palette you need.There is a difference. By the way, having this gift is one of the reasons I love my Virtual Designs so much, it’s like having my own little cheat sheet 🙂

I can tell you this. I compared myself with the clients I had this week to the clients I had a month ago and although I was always honed in, I clearly felt a much deeper connection with my clients and I saw it in their faces and reactions to the colors I chose for them and HOW I chose the colors for them. I know this is a lot to digest but trust me when I tell you this is the way to go, at least for me and it feels good!

A DIFFERENT LOOK FOR GRAPHICS

Now this is key. Aren’t you tired of seeing the same color palettes flooded in cyberspace? You know the ones with the pretty picture and then the squares, rectangles or circles beside or under calling out the colors? I’m guilty of sending these graphics out too but I’ve really had enough of those.

It’s time to redesign the way we look and think about color and I’m on it! Here is an example of the color palettes that I’ll be designing from now on. They will not have a picture to go with it but will have a “name” or “feeling” as the base of the design. For example, here is “soothing morning” and you see, no caps are involved here. Just a soothing name for a soothing color palette.

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4 Responses to Holistic Color / Healing Color

  1. Sarah says:

    Hello Donna, I have a 1951 north-facing house with replacement windows in greenish beige and all trim in brown-stained pine. Is there a soothing neutral you can recommend for unifying these images; yellow makes the look too acidic. I like whites, pinks, creams, greens and fresh blue. Thank you.

  2. Donna Frasca says:

    I had a North facing window in my room when I was a kid. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I painted the room brown and I looked like death. Bad move.

    Years later when I gained my color knowledge I painted it a pretty peach and installed a light green carpet (don’t judge – it was the 80’s) and it was like a HUGE light came on in the room. It was bright and beautiful.

    I would suggest the same for you. A lot will depend on your lighting (where you live) and the undertone of your window trim and flooring. I can’t really suggest a color without seeing the greenish beige but suggesting a light green is moving in a good direction. I’d stay away from the pinks and blues.

    and PS – green is a great healing color for the home 🙂

    Try Springview Green 491 by Benjamin Moore. It’s a light color with a green undertone and it’s falls into the mint category that is becoming popular now. You can tone it down with Dune Grass 492 also. Both are great colors but a lot will depend on your flooring color to ensure these colors will work.

  3. Tarra Clark says:

    Hi there I just found your page and I’M IN LOVE! I just recently purchased a home that was floor to ceiling, every room, blue and dusty pink flower and birds WALLPAPER! I have spent 3 months taking it all down. My front room is set up as my tv room for my kids and I. It faces north east and it has amazing sun all morning. I have dorset white built ins and a tan couch set. Parkay floors are staying for now. I have 1 dark wood piece that holds my tv. I was going for a cottage white/ shabby chic look through the whole house but I want some colour too. I’m studying holistic nutrition and I’m very into everything healing and the universe. I have some silver pieces ie: Buddha head and clock. This is my first house as a single woman and I now have the chance to make it all about my passion. I saw your colour bubbles with #5 standing out to me. I want my house to be happy and healing. Can you suggest something for this front room as it’s the first I want to finish for Christmas.
    Thank you!

  4. Donna Frasca says:

    I love that – “Color Bubbles!” So much better than the squares and rectangles that are all over Pinterest now. The reason I like these bubbles is because as the circles overlap, new colors are created.

    Green will be my color push for a while now. Blue needs to go away and gray is just lifeless – YUK. Having said that, if you follow my color bubbles (love that) you’ll notice I highlight the greens – I have been since 2009 on my blogs.

    Holistically speaking, green is the hue to have in the home – any green – even those wild, bright greens but in moderation of course.

    I LOVE the greens that you find in the Sage and Dusty Miller plant. These two greens are not only beautiful but they will go with the current colors that you probably have in your home. You may have to tweak them a bit to find the right shade of course.

    The main thing to give your home a happy and healing feeling is to make sure YOU connect with the colors that you are choosing, no matter what they are because you are drawn to them for a reason. What is that reason? Only you know.

    Good luck with your colors and keep in mind I have a Virtual Color Consultation service available if you need additional help.

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