Thursday, July 30, 2015


When I was in college I took a course in the psychology of color.  It was one of the best courses I ever took.  As an artist, color has always fascinated me and when I became a yoga teacher and learned about the chakras, color became more important than ever.

There were many years in my life when I wore the darkest, most muted colors I could, grey, navy, burgundy, browns...those were the colors that appealed to me. I worked in the fashion industry then and I think because I was surrounded by so much color I had to buffer myself from being over stimulated.

As the years went by I began to recall my class, and remembered that not only  could color play an important role in my life, but it would in those around me as well.

Color affects our moods, how others perceive us,
it energizes and can inspire creativity,
bring warmth and friendliness to a room, or create an austere, cold cubicle.

When I snapped this picture of our sunflowers this morning, I smiled...the blue sky, the bright yellows and greens...I knew all was right with my world. I hope your world is filled with beautiful happy colors tomorrow.


  1. I love yellow. Unfortunately when I wear something yellow I look like I just died. It is such a happy color unless it is on me.

  2. I too have studied color psychology, chakras, Luscher's color test, and an array of other books on the subject of color and Chakras. All so fascinating. I love all colors but I'm not attracted by vibrant colors.
    Have a great day.

    1. Not attracted to vibrant colors unless they are flowers, of course...

  3. What a perfect sunflower! In my profession the operating rooms were always muted greens...I wonder if that is suppose to make folks feel calmer? I struggle picking out colors for my home. I usually pick something out and then later wonder why I went with it! I've repainted plenty of fact I think my square footage in the house has shrunk because of all the paint on the walls!