Colors in our everyday life 2018-11-03T19:10:53+00:00

Colors in our everyday life

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για color in everyday life

White – The White Light of Spirit

White symbolizes: Purity, Cleanliness, Truth, Innocence, and Light.

Verb: I am complete.
White Energy: 

White projects purity, innocence, virginity, cleanliness, and neutrality. Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally wear white gowns and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

It is good for new beginnings, enthusiasm, and clarity of purpose, spiritual insights and inspiration.

White often reminds us of Heaven with angels dancing among the clouds in white flowing gowns and white wings. It is considered to be the color of perfection.

White means safety, strength, and cleanliness. White increases the flow of the life force.

The color white heals the body, mind and spirit at al levels. White means kindness. It stands for wholeness and completion. Represents openness and truth.

White is the perfect color; for it is all colors, in perfect balance and harmony.

Brides wear white in many countries, because white symbolizes a virgin. White daisies are a symbol of loyal love.

White is also associated with heroism and goodness.

It is the color of the awakened Spirit; the light of perfection; the light of the Cosmic Consciousness, the Divine Light. Just about everyone has heard of surrounding people with the “White Light of Healing and Protection.”

As opposed to black, white usually has a positive connotation. Strictly speaking, white is not a color, but the manifestation of the presence of all color – the complete energy of light.
Keywords for Meaning of White: 
purity, harmony, balance, spirit, sincerity, angels, oneness, ritual, moon, goddess, new beginnings, simplicity, peace, good, innocence, virginity, youth, birth, marriage, perfection, winter, snow, cold, freshness, cleanliness, sterile, reverence, protection on all levels, divinity, cleansing, spirituality inspiration, invoking good spirits, spiritual enlightenment, truth, serenity, higher self, newness, precision.

White Words: 
These words are synonymous with white or represent various shades of the color white: snow, pearl, antique white, ivory, chalk, milk white, lily, smoke, seashell, old lace, cream, linen, ghost white, beige, corn silk, alabaster, paper, whitewash.

Using White with Other Colors:
Used with light or pastel tones, white is soft and Spring-like and helps to make the pastel palette more lively. White can make dark or light redsblues, andgreens look brighter, more prominent. Red, white, and blue makes a patriotic palette.
White gem stones:
Calcite, Diamond, Quartz Crystal, Herkimer Diamond, Howlite, Moonstone, Opal, Selenite, White Zircon. White gemstones are ruled by the Moon and are associated with sleep and psychic energy. They are often used for good fortune, protection after dark. The crystal amplifies the powers of other stones. Some say that because white stones contain all the colors, they can act as substitutes for stones of any color.

White in Feng Shui:
Yang, Metal, Spiritual and moral purity. Good for theCreativity/Children area of your home.

Related To: Spirit Element,CrownChakra

Beige Energy:

Beige is a soft neutral color that isn’t quite white and has some of the earthiness of light browns. Beige represents quiet, pleasantness with a touch of luster.

As a neutral, beige is a calming color. It carries some of the same pureness, softness, and cleanliness of white but is slightly richer, a touch warmer.
Keywords for Meaning of Beige: quiet, pleasantness, calm, understated elegance, purity, softness, more rich and warm than white
Beige Words: 
These words are synonymous with beige or represent various shades of the color beige: buff, camel, oatmeal, tan, sand, biscuit, cream, ecru, mushroom, ivory, milk white, pearl, off-white, opaline, cream

Using Beige with Other Colors: 
Beige can take on some of the attributes of yellow or pink when touched with those shades. Try purple and pink with beige for a conservative but feminine look. The color beige provides a calming effect. Beige with greens, browns, and orange can create an earthy palette. Black lends a touch of strength and sophistication to beige. A touch of beige warms up a palette of cool blues without overpowering them. Use a touch of beige to lighten and brighten medium and dark orangebluegreenpurple, or turquoise.

Silver Energy:

Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies.

Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies.

Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies.

Silver, especially shiny, metallic silver, is cool like gray but livelier, more playful. Silver can be sleek and modern or impart a feeling of ornate riches. Silver is a precious metal and other metals are often described as silver in color. Silver doesn’t have the warmth of gold. It’s a cool metal. Silver often symbolizes riches, just as gold does. Silver can be glamorous and distinguished. While gray-haired men and women are seen as old, silver-haired denotes a graceful aging. Silver is the traditional Twenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary gift.
Keywords for Meaning of Silver: glamorous, distinguish, high tech, industrial, graceful aging, telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, psychometric, intuition, dreams, astral energies, female power, communication, goddess, ornate riches, sleekness, modernity.
Using Silver with Other Colors:
The color silver can be earthy, natural or sleek and elegant. Silver coupled with turquoise evokes the Southwest (U.S.). A touch of silver pops with medium blue. Use silver with other colors to create a high-tech or industrial look.

Silver Words: 
These words are synonymous with silver or represent various shades of the color silver: gun metal, gray, metallic gray.

Silver in Feng Shui : Yin, Metal, trustworthiness, romance.

YELLOW – The Airborne Sparks of the Fire 

Yellow symbolizes: wisdom, joy, happiness, intellectual energy, success

Verb: I can

Yellow Energy: 
Dawn’s spectacular yellow rays provide the light and warmth we need for this lavish gift called life. Yellow lights our existence. It illuminates, clearing the shadows of uncertainty. It breathes a warm promise of new beginnings and hope.

A sun color, exuberantly cheerful, yellow lifts our spirits, it makes us feel happy, optimistic, expressive, friendly, creative and experimental.

Lust for life! Expansive and free to do and be all that we can be.

The color Yellow has stood for wisdom and intellect throughout the ages. It is full of creative and intellectual energy.

Helps overcome obstacles, gather self-confidence, and stimulates our mind to focus and think more clearly; awareness of self and the power to be an individual.

In the business world yellow influences success, progress, change, business communication, to persuade with confidence and knowledge.

The yellow energy connects us to our mental self.

Personal power, strength, sense of self-worth, transformation, courage and laughter.

Keywords for the Meaning of Yellow:
joy, happiness, optimism, enthusiasm, imagination, hope, sunshine, summer, laughter, cheerfulness, wisdom, learning, knowledge, clarity, creativity, self-esteem, curiosity, relaxation, health, motivation, emotional and mental vitality, success, charm, relieve stress, concentration, perception, understanding, leadership, enlightenment, stimulating, bright, rich, gold, caution, concentration, confidence, and spring time.

Yellow Words: 
These words are synonymous with yellow or represent various shades of the color yellow: lemon, yellow ocher, golden, saffron, cream, topaz, mellow yellow.

Using Yellow with Other Colors:
Use yellow to perk up a more subdued cool palette of blues and grays. Use lemon yellow with orange to carry out a healthy, summery, citrus theme. Very pale yellows can work as neutrals alongside darker or richer colors. Yellow and blue are a high contrast, eye-popping combination. Mix yellow with orange and red for a fiery hot combination or, in softer shades, a fresh, fruity experience. For an earthy palette, especially for fall, mix yellow, olive green, and brown.

Yellow Gemstones:
Amber, Andalusite, Chrysoberyl, Citrine, Honey Calcite, Yellow Calcite, Golden Calcite, Gold, Rutilated Quartz, Yellow-Brown Scapolite, Sphalerite, Sphene, Sulfur, Sunstone, Topaz, Yellow Aragonite, Heliodor (Yellow Beryl), Yellow Carnelian, Yellow Sapphire

Yellow in Feng Shui:Yang, Earth, auspicious, sunbeams, warmth, motion. Use yellow in the children and the health area.

Chakra associated with Yellow:
3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra): connects us to our personal power, will and autonomy

ORANGE – The Warmth of the Fire

Orange symbolizes: endurance, vitality, play, creativity

Verb: I feel

Orange Energy:
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow.

From the softest peach and coral tints, to deep seen as and tawny umbers, orange is always friendly and welcoming. It provides emotional energy that you can give to others, including compassion, passion and genuine warmth.

Orange lusts for life and its laughter is full-bodied. It promotes happiness and optimism, helps balance general well-being, and broadens the mind to cope with life and career.

It is associated with joy, sunshine, the tropics, celebration, comfort, and enjoyment of the senses. It entices us with sensual pleasure: dancing flames of fire, flamboyant autumn leaves, and shimmering goldfish.

A laughing color…which stimulates appetite for the good things in life and increase an interest in sexuality as well as a desire for abundance.

Orange is the best emotional stimulant. Increases self-esteem and confidence and strengthens a sense of identity. It connects us to our senses and helps to remove inhibitions and makes us independent and social.

Freedom and expression of emotions.

Orange is the color of creativity, ambition and drive… stimulates creative thinking and enthusiasm, the willingness to embrace new ideas with enjoyment and a sense of exploration and creative play.

Dark orange: autumn, deceit, distrust. Red orange: desire, sexuality, pleasure, domination, aggression, thirst for action. Bright orange: tangy citrus, health. Pale orange: apricot, coral, peach and melon are sophisticated.

Keywords for Meaning of Orange: 
creativity, celebration, fun, enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, friendliness, warmth, cheerfulness, sociable, adventure, outgoing, excitement, energy, invigorating, sensuality, enthusiasm, optimism, motivation, determination, courage, self-assured, power, achieve goals, abundance, well-being, awareness, intellect, authority, harmony, emotional balance, creative thinking, creative decision-making, strength and endurance.

Orange Words:
These words are synonymous with orange or represent various shades of the color orange: pumpkin, gold, flame, copper, brass, apricot, peach, citrus, tangerine.

Using Orange with Other Colors: 
While orange and black are traditional Halloween colors, orange really pops with a medium blueRedyellow and orange can be a fiery hot combination or, in softer shades, a fresh, fruity experience. Make it tropical with green. Mixing orange and pink creates a vibrating, 60s psychedelic look. Try a dash of orange with deep purple or a dash of purple with a bit of orange, tempered by lots of mellow yellow or white for an eye-catching look that’s not overpowering. Dusty shades of orange go earthy with browns and greens as well as sophisticated with bluesgrays, and other neutrals.

Personality traits:
People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things. Warm, cheering, non-constricting … has a freeing action upon the body and mind, relieving repressions.

Orange Gemstones:
Amber, Carnelian, Fire Opal, Orange Calcite, Peach Aventurine, Peach Moonstone, Sunstone, Various Jaspers and Agates

Orange in Feng Shui: 
Yang, Earth, strengthens concentration, purpose, organization. Orange is good for the Health area of your home.
Chakra associated with Orange:
2nd Chakra (Spleen or Sexual Chakra): connects us to our emotional self.

RED – The Fire 

Red symbolizes: action, confidence, courage, vitality

Verb: I have

Red Energy:
Red is the color of physical energy, passion, and desire.

It symbolizes action, confidence and courage.

Determination to go after your dreams and the power to achieve goals.

Red demands attention!

Boosts mental and physical energy.

Red is associated with passionate love, sex, great energy, impulse, adventure.

Bold and dynamic, confident and in control.

Willing to take risks.

Ambition and drive with a need for personal freedom.

The color red brings passion and strength to your relationships, your life and your work.

Red is powerfully linked to our most primitive physical, financial, and emotional needs of survival and self-preservation.

Meaning of Red Key Words: 
excitement, energy, heat, love, determination, strength, power, confidence, action, passion, sex, impulse, desire, daring, fire, vigorous, enthusiasm, energetic, honest, devotion, protection, responsible, assertive, adventure, spontaneous, health, extroverted, good fortune, assertiveness and aggression, strong-willed, all things intense and passionate.
Using Red with Other Colors:
Although not normally considered an ideal coupling, in combination with green, red is a Christmas color — a joyful season. Cool blues provide contrast and tone down the heat of red. Light pinks and yellows are harmonizing colors that can work well with red if not too close in value such as dark red with a pale or golden yellow. Using red and purple together is a great combination in pieces with a “Red Hat Ladies” theme. Add a dash of red to a soft but sophisticated pink and gray combo. For some countries, including the US, red, white, and blue is a very patriotic trio even if the shades of red and blue differ from those used in the flag.

Red Words:
These words are synonymous with red or represent various shades of the color red: scarlet, crimson, vermillion, carmine, maroon, burgundy, ruby, rose, madder, rouge, brick, blood red, blush, fire engine red, cinnabar, russet, rust, Venetian red, flame, Indian red, tomato.

Red Gemstones: 
Agate, Bloodstone, Garnet, Hematite, Red Coral, Red Jasper
Red in Feng Shui: 
Yang, Fire Element, Red is the color of life, luck, prosperity, power, strength, respect, recognition, energy, activity, glory, and vitality. Red is most active of all colors and is used many ways in Feng Shui. Good for the Fame or Reputationarea of your home.
Chakra associated with Red:
1st Chakra (Base or Root Chakra): connects us to our physical self.

Pink – Nurturing Kindness

Pink symbolizes: Love, Beauty, Kindness, and Compassion

Verb: I care.

Pink Energy: 
Pink is the color of universal love and compassion.

Emotional love of self and others. Brings you in contact with your feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance.

Heals grief and sadness. Smoothest difficulties in both romantic and family relationships and assists with self-esteem and self-love.

Pink is a combination of red and white. The quality of energy in pink is determined by how much red is present. White is the potential for fullness, while red helps you to achieve that potential. Pink combines these energies.

Wear pink when you are around people you care about and that care about you, or if you want to smooth over or encourage the one to one relationship, whether it be friendship or romantic love.

Pink suggests softness, sweetness, innocence, youthfulness, tenderness, romance, nurturing, and friendship, and femininity, soft and kind people. A pink carnation means “I will never forget you.”

Both red and pink denote love but while red is hot passion, pink is romantic and charming. Use pink to convey playfulness (hot pink flamingoes) and tenderness (pastel pinks). Multiple shades of pink and light purple or other pastels used together maintain the soft, delicate, and playful nature of pink. Add strength with darker shades of pinks and purple and burgundy.

Pale pink: sweetness of youth, fragility. Vibrant pinks : high spirits, energy, youth
Key Words for Meaning of Pink: 
love, compassion, affection, friendship, kindness, romance, caring, nurturing, tenderness, awareness of deepest feelings, unconditional love of self and others, harmony, feminine energy, receptive, yin, inner peace, loyalty, tolerance, faithfulness, motherhood, youthfulness, enthusiasm, happiness, softness, unselfish emotions, spiritual healing, infatuation, relaxation, relieve tension, emotional healing, charm and personal magnetism.
Using Pink with Other Colors: 
All shades of pink get sophisticated when combined with black or gray or medium to darker shades of blue. Use light pink with other pastel shades for a cheerful, springlike feel. Pink and purple has feminine appeal. Medium to dark green with pink is also a sharp-looking combo.

Personality Traits: 
Lovers of beauty favor pink. Gentle, casual and approachable. Calming, soothing, and relaxing.
Pink Gemstones: 
Kunzite, Pink Optical Calcite, Leopard Skin Jasper, Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Pink Sapphire, Pink Tourmaline.

Pink in Feng Shui: 
Love and Relationship. Combination of red and white, good for the Relationships/ Romance area of your home.

Chakra associated with Pink: 
4th Chakra (Heart Chakra): connects us to heart. It is about giving and receiving love and compassion.

Purple (including Violet) – Inner Sight
Purple Symbolizes: Creativity, Wisdom, Royalty, Spiritual, Magic
Verb: I know

Purple Energy:
Purple is the color of Spirituality. It urges us to find our power within, not the kind of power that needs to control or dominate others, but power rooted in connection to Spirit. A good color to use in meditation. Soothes mental and emotional stress.

Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence and creativity. Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery.

Purple is a favorite of creative people. Whether wearing it, living in it, or creating with it, purple is a color for the adventurous heart with spiritual leanings and a flair for drama. This is the heart that knows the magic of purple.

Purple is a combination of blue and red. Red is a focusing, dynamic and active energy while blue is cooling, calming and passive. The coalescence of liveliness and tranquility allows more creative energy to emerge. For this reason, purple is associated with imagination and inspiration.

Light purple such as lavender is feminine and romantic.

Purple is the color of dignity and self-respect … it imparts determination and feeling of being in control, clears the mind of negative influences, calms nervousness and relieves stress.

Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and sophistication. It conveys wealth and extravagance. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear exotic or artificial.
Keywords for Meaning of Purple:
wisdom, inspiration, spirituality, royalty, nobility, ceremony, motivation, passion, excitement, mysticism, perception, calmness, psychic awareness, third eye, higher self, transformation, meditation, mystery, dignity, relieve stress and anxiety, power, respect, dramatic, active dreaming, transformation, enlightenment, sophistication, dignified, impressive.
Purple Words: 
These words are synonymous with purple or represent various shades of the color purple: violet, plum, lavender, lilac, puce, thistle, orchid, mauve, magenta, royal, amethyst, wine, pomegranate, eggplant, mulberry.

Using Purple with Other Colors: 
A deep eggplant purple with neutral tans or beige is an earthy, conservative color combination with a touch of the mystery that purple provides. Green and purple can be a striking combination in deep or bright jewel tones or use lighter shades for a cheerful, spring like feel. Pink and purple has feminine appeal. Using red and purple together is a great combination in pieces with a “Red Hat Ladies” theme.

Personality Traits of Purple: 
Inspirational leaders, kindly and just, humanitarians, self-scarifying, visionary, creative, and strong mentally.

Purple Gemstones: 
Amethyst, Charoite, Fluorite, Lepidolite, Lavender Jade, Iolite, Purple Sapphire, Sugilite, Tanzanite

Meaning of Purple in Feng Shui: 
Yin, spiritual awareness, physical and mental healing. Purple is best for the Wealth & Prosperity area of your home to help attract more money into your life.
Chakra for the color Purple:
7th Chakra (Crown Chakra): connects us to our Spiritual Self and brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection and bliss.

Blue – The Singing Voice of Truth

Blue Symbolizes: Communication, Truth, Loyalty, Tranquility

Verb: I speak

Blue Energy: 
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. Light blues suggest tranquility and spiritual awareness. They emanate tenderness.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect.

Blue stimulates appreciation of music and the arts, opens the mind to realities beyond the physical senses, and creates peace of mind and harmony of spirit.

Wondrous, heavenly blue soars above us. Look to it for peace, hope, and inspiration.

Darker shades of blue exude prestige and strength. Those who wear them such as business executives, the military, and the police, assume power and authority.

Research shows blue as the most favored color of all. As earnest and reliable as a pair of trusty jeans, hardly any shade or tint is offensive to anyone.

Blue is the color of the mind and is essentially soothing; it affects us mentally, rather than the physical reaction we have to red.
Key Words for Meaning of Blue:
peace, tranquility, calmness, harmony, trust, loyalty, honor, soothing, understanding, sincerity, devotion, patience, spirituality, intuition, inspiration, healing, peaceful dreams, love, acceptance, comfort, forgiveness, dependable, meditation, truth, productive, stability, confidence, unity, devotion, communication, creativity, coolness, water, ice, sky, technology, stable, classic, protective.
Blue Words: 
These words are synonymous with blue or represent various shades of the color blue: Sapphire, azure, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, indigo, navy, royal, sky blue, baby blue, robin’s egg blue, cyan, cornflower blue, midnight blue, slate, steel blue.
Using Blue with Other Colors:
Mix the color of blue with green and turquoise for a natural, watery palette. Add gray for understated elegance. Sky blue and robin’s egg blue, especially when combined with neutral light brown, tans, or beige are environmentally friendly color combinations. Throw in a dash of blue to cool down a hot red or orange scheme. Grab attention with the contrast of blue and yellow. Dark blue with white is fresh, crisp, and nautical. Redwhite, and blue is a patriotic color trio for many countries, including the United States. Use dark blue with metallic silver accents for an elegantly rich appearance..

Blue Gemstones and Minerals:
Angelite, Aquamarine, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Sapphire, Blue Quartz, Blue Topaz, Blue Tourmaline, Chalcedony, Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Turquoise
Meaning of Blue in Feng Shui: 
Represents blessings and is a calming, peaceful color for meditation and contemplation. Good for the Knowledge area of your home. Blue & Black: Water Element –Tranquility, Wealth and Protection.
Chakra for the color Blue:
5th Chakra (Throat Chakra): allows you to speak the truth and to express your true feelings.

Turquoise Energy: 
Turquoise is the color of communication, self-awareness and initiative.

Turquoise has more to do with feeling and creative expression than with rational thought.

The color of a Turquoise will make you feel happy and relaxed, for it combines the light blue of the sky with the invigorating green of the seas.

Shades of cyan, aquamarine, and turquoise are livelier than our peaceful true blues, but just as soothing. A gaze into Caribbean waters will affirm this. These blues relax and refresh the body and mind. They encourage us to get out in the fresh air, sunshine, and water.

Lighter shades of turquoise has a feminine appeal. Teal has a darker, somewhat more sophisticated look.
Keywords for the Meaning of Turquoise: 
cool, refreshing, imaginative, motivated, dynamic, renewal, calmness, peaceful, truthfulness, joyful, relaxed, healing, tranquility, forgiveness, patience, creativity, sleep, dream work, inventions, innovation, originality, renewal, brotherhood, peace, humanism, emotion, prosperity, growth, purity, awareness, meditation, love, healing, generosity, communication, intuition, individual responsibility, self reliance, independence.
Turquoise Words:
These words are synonymous with turquoise or represent various shades of the color turquoise: teal, ultramarine, blue-green, aqua, aquamarine.

Using Turquoise with Other Colors:
Keep the soft, feminine qualities going by mixing turquoise with lavender and pale pinks. A bright turquoise and pink create a sparkly clean, retro look. Make it art deco by pairing turquoise with white and black. Turquoise with gray or silver as well as terra cotta and light browns have a Southwestern (U.S.) flavor. Turquoise with orange or yellow creates a fresh, sporty look.

Green – The Harmony of Nature

Green symbolizes: Abundance prosperity hope life, nature, fertility, well-being Harmony, Heart

Verb: I love

Green Energy:
Green contains the powerful energies of nature and is the color of fertility and new life, growth and abundance.

Green combines blue and yellow.  It is stable, calming, expansive, the trees, grass and shrubs.

Nature uses it as a background for all that buds, blossoms, crawls, and flies. Green harmonizes with everything
in nature’s rich cornucopia.

Green is the color of balance, healing and hope. It brings peace and harmony into our lives and rejuvenates the soul.

Meaning of green also connects us to unconditional love, forgiveness and compassion.

Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.

Green often symbolizes money.
Keywords for the Meaning of Green:
growth, fertility, new-life, nature, harmony, healing, refreshing, soothing, peaceful, contentment, confidence, hope, luck, beauty, balance, inner peace, unconditional love, calming, rejuvenation, abundance, prosperity, money, sense of home, family life, charity, environment, healthy, good luck, vitality, renewal, spring, generosity, food, go, grass, freshness, soothing, sharing and responsiveness.

Green Words:
These words are synonymous with green or represent various shades of the color green: emerald, sea green, sea foam, olive, olive drab, pea green, grass green, apple, mint, forest, lawn green, lime, spring green, leafy green, aquamarine, beryl, chartreuse, fir, kelly green, pine, moss, jade, sage, sap, viridian.

Using Green with Other Colors:
Green with blue produces echoes of nature – water and forest and can denote new beginnings and growth. Green with brown, tan, or beige says organic or recycled. Tri-color combinations of green with yellow and blackor white are sporty, outdoorsy colors. Purple with green can be high contrast, lively. Lime green with orange and yellow is a fresh and fruity palette.

Personality Traits: Understanding, self-controlled, adaptable, sympathetic, compassionate, generous, humble, nature loving, and romantic.
Green Gemstones:
Aventurine, Bloodstone, Emerald, Green Fluorite, Green Apatite, Green Calcite, Jade, Malachite, Moss Agate, Nephrite Jade, Peridot, Green Tourmaline, Zoisite

Related Elements: Earth Element, Heart Chakra, Spring Season
Green in Feng Shui: 
Hope, longevity, and vitality. It represents lush growth, vegetation, and the rebirth of springtime. Perfect for the Family/Health area of your home.

Chakra associated with Green:
4th Chakra (Heart Chakra): connects us to heart. It is about giving and receiving love and compassion.

GOLD – Success

Gold symbolizes: wealth, good health, personal power

Verb: I am successful

Gold Energy:
Rejoice. Gold is associated with the Sun which is a symbol of happiness, success, attainment, prosperity and true friends. Obstacles fall away in the light of joy. It brightens all things in its rays adding a sense of optimism and good cheer.

The Tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: the crystal for light, turquoise for infinity of sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, silver for the light of the moon. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.

Wearing gold in everyday life increases personal power, and promotes courage, confidence and willpower. Gold chains worn around the neck preserve health.

Lavishness is the perception of gold, and regal are those who wear it. Closely related to yellow, orange, and even brown, gold can be seen as both warm and cold. Associated with wealth and prosperity, gold is the highest prize.

A cousin to yellow (and orange and brown) is gold. While green may be the color of money (U.S. money, that is) gold is the color of riches and extravagance.

Getting the gold medal in the Olympics is monumental, and getting the gold star in kindergarten can have the same effect. Reaching the fiftieth anniversary in a romantic relationship warrants a gift of gold, and wedding bands are typically cast in gold. Gold is also what financially backs money, at least here in the United States, which is funny, considering green symbolizes money. The pieces of paper are exchanged as sort of I-Owe-Yours for gold. Gold stands for praise, excellence, and wealth, and an excess of any can always present the possibility of suddenly turning for the worst.

With blue, gold becomes a symbol of credibility and financial dependability. With green or brown, gold becomes a bit more down to earth. And with red, gold becomes a great deal more lavish and rich.

The color gold shares many of the attributes of yellow. It is a warm color that can be bright and cheerful as well as somber and traditional.

Be a dynamic, inspiring and influential leader whose light shines for all to see. Show the world who you are and what you have done. Express yourself so that everyone you encounter can feel your warmth.
Keywords for Meaning of Gold:
wealth, god, winning, safety, masculine power, happiness, playful humor, prestige, wisdom, love of spirit, meaning, purpose, awe, spiritual love, quests of the heart, desire for power, mystic powers, higher mathematics, sciences, attainment, concentration.

Using Gold with Other Colors: 
Add a small amount of metallic gold beads to a project for a special, rich touch. Bright gold catches the eye while darker subdued shades of gold lend richness and warmth. Add a golden glow to an earthy palette of orange, green, and brown. Double the riches of a burgundy red or purple palette with glittery gold.
Gold Words: 
These words are synonymous with gold or represent various shades of the color gold: goldenrod, yellow gold, honey, and bronze, copper.

Feng Shui : 
Yang, Metal, God consciousness

Silver Energy:

Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies.

Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies.

Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies.

Silver, especially shiny, metallic silver, is cool like gray but livelier, more playful. Silver can be sleek and modern or impart a feeling of ornate riches.Silver is a precious metal and other metals are often described as silver in color. Silver doesn’t have the warmth of gold. It’s a cool metal. Silver often symbolizes riches, just as gold does. Silver can be glamorous and distinguished. While gray-haired men and women are seen as old, silver-haired denotes a graceful aging. Silver is the traditional Twenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary gift.
Keywords for Meaning of Silver:
glamorous, distinguish, high tech, industrial, graceful aging, telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, psychometric, intuition, dreams, astral energies, female power, communication, goddess, ornate riches, sleekness, modernity.
Using Silver with Other Colors:
The color silver can be earthy, natural or sleek and elegant. Silver coupled with turquoise evokes the Southwest (U.S.). A touch of silver pops with medium blue. Use silver with other colors to create a high-tech or industrial look.

Silver Words: 
These words are synonymous with silver or represent various shades of the color silver: gun metal, gray, metallic gray.

Silver in Feng Shui : Yin, Metal, trustworthiness, romance.

Gray symbolizes: Neutrality, Self-Control

Gray Energy: 
Gray is at peace with itself. Like the wise crone or sage, it remains quietly in the background observing, detached, having no need to compete or prove anything. Like a standing stone, its strength is quiet, timeless, and classic. It is a sophisticated color without much of the negative attributes of black.

Light grays have an atmospheric quality of dove-like innocence. Dark grays carries with it some of the strength and mystery of black. Charcoal is a smart choice when you want the effect of black without the heaviness. Deep, bluish grays deliver rich masculinity.

Native Americans associate gray with friendship. Gray is the symbol for security, maturity and dependability. It connotes responsibility and conservative practicality.

All shades of gray can be good, neutral background colors. Use lighter grays in place of white and darker gray in place of black. Taupe, a grayish brown neutral is a conservative, slightly earthy, warm shade of gray.
Keywords for the Meaning of Gray: 
security, reliability, intelligence, staid, modesty, dignity, maturity, solid, quiet, old age, practicality, professional, quality, sophisticated, classic, timeless, durability, gloominess, security, balance, neutrality, conservative, self-control, self-reliance
Gray Words: 
These words are synonymous with gray or represent various shades of the color gray: charcoal, slate, iron gray, ashen, lead, mousy, gunmetal, silver, dove gray, powder grey, oyster, pearl, taupe, sere.
Using Gray With Other Colors: 
Light grays with pastel shades of pinkblue, lavender, and green have a feminine quality. Darken those colors for a more masculine feel. Gray with hot pink can be a little retro. Cool a warm palette by adding gray to rich reds or golden yellows.

Gray Gemstones: 
Gray Moonstone, Hematite, How lite, Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl, Chalcedony, Dolomite, Picasso Jasper, Various Agates and Jaspers

Gray in Feng Shui : 
Yin, Metal. Gray is best for the Helpful People & Travel area of your home.

Brown – The Solidity of the Earth

Brown symbolizes: earth, order, convention, stability, practicality

Verb: I am Home

Brown Energy: 
Brown is the color of our earth and is associated with all things natural or organic.

Brown earth tones in primitive, rough, natural forms, such as rocks, fossils, nuts and shells, suggest our tribal ancestry. Interestingly, the same colors in more polished forms are sophisticated evoking culture and maturity.

Brown says stability, reliability, and approachability.

Some shades of brown create a warm, comfortable feeling of wholesomeness and dependability, family-life, loyal friends.

An earthly color for practical people with a preference for natural, tribal and primitive things, solidity and simplicity.

Brown gives you a feeling of relaxation and home coming.  Think “brown leather chair” “brown corduroy jacket” “taupe and Smokey quartz”, “garden and home”.  Brown makes you feel cozy, safe and warm. Family Unity.

Keywords for Meaning of Brown: earth, home, hearth, cozy, caring, stability, friendship, nurturing, common sense, dependable, liability, security, practicality, calming, organic, outdoors, comfort, animals, grounding, endurance, simplicity, elegance, healing, orderly, sophisticated, conventional, earthly, tribal, totem animals, protection.
Brown Words:
These words are synonymous with brown or represent various shades of the color brown: Sienna, bay, sand, wood, dapple, auburn, chestnut, nut-brown, cinnamon, russet, tawny, chocolate, tan, brunette, fawn, liver-colored, mahogany, oak, bronze, terra-cotta, toast, umber, cocoa, coffee, copper, ecru, ginger, hazel, khaki, ochre, puce, snuff-colored.

Personal Traits:
People who prefer brown are often conventional and orderly. Brown is the color of the earth and is associated with the material side of life. Brown gives a feeling of solidity, and allows one to stay in the background, unnoticed.

Brown Gemstones: 
Many Varieties of Agates and Jaspers , Amber, Boji Stone, Brown Jade, Bronzite, Brown Selenite, Brown Tourmaline, Chiastolite (Cross Stone), Fire Agate, Hawks Eye, Magnetite (Lodestone), Mahogany Obsidian, Moss Agate, Sardonyx, Smoky Quartz, Tigers Eye, Topaz

Brown in Feng Shui: Yang, Earth, industry, grounded

Related To: Earth Element, Fall Season

Using Brown with Other Colors: 
Shades of brown coupled with green are an especially earthy pair, often used to convey the concept of recycling or earth-friendly products. Very dark brown can replace black, adding a slightly warmer tone to some palettes. Brighten brown with a mellow yellow or rusty orange. Go smart but conservative with a mix of brown and deep purple, green, gray, or orange-red.

Black – The Root of Being

Black Symbolizes: Grounding, Protection, Power, Elegance

Verb: I am

Black Energy:
Black is cloaked in mystery. We hunger to know its secrets, yet we fear what may be revealed. As human beings, we yearn to unravel life’s secrets even as we fear the unknown. This desire/ fear response is the essential enigma of darkness. We are simultaneously drawn to and afraid of the mysteries within black.

Black is a powerful, bold and dramatic presence: heavy, dominating, and pervasive.

Symbolizes confidence, self-control and resilience. Black denotes strength and authority.

It is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color (black tie, black Mercedes). A black suit or that “must have little black dress” can make you look thinner and sophisticated.

Meaning of black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions too much can be overwhelming.

It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility. Black is a color often shrouded in confusion. Many individuals shy away from Black or using Black, especially when using Color Therapy. Black is actually a protective color. It can be used to calm and ground extremely sensitive people. It activates the feminine or magnetic energies of the body, strengthening them.

Black is not a color, strictly speaking. It is the absence of all color. When people speak of opposites, it is usually in terms of black and white. Black, and its opposite white represent polarities. Black absorbs all aspects of light. While white reveals, black conceals.

Black contrasts well with bright colors. Combined with red or orange – other very powerful colors – black gives a very aggressive color scheme.
Keywords for Meaning of Black: 
elegance, formal, dramatic, sophistication, bold, confidence, strength, power, protection, mysterious, authority, classy, committed, serious, depth, wealth, absence of color, grounding, style, classic, polished, secrecy, seriousness, underground, hiding, aggressive, survival, self-control.
Black Words:
These words are synonymous with black or represent various shades of the color black: ebony, jet, ink, lampblack, coal, soot, charcoal, raven, midnight, obsidian, onyx, sable.

Using Black with Other Colors: 
Be careful using black with very dark colors. It can work, but if the colors are too similar they blend together. Black works well with bright, jewel-toned shades of redblue, and green. Black is the ultimate dark color and makes lighter colors such as yellow really pop out. Black and gray is a conservative combo as is medium or light blue and black. Black combined with pink gives your design a feeling of strength yet feminine.

Black Gemstones: 
Black Obsidian, Black Onyx, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Black Jasper, Black Diamond, Chinese Writing Stone, Snowflake Obsidian, Black Sapphire, Rainbow Obsidian, Meteroite, Tektite, Lava Stone, Lava Rock, Black Agate.

Black in Feng Shui: 
Seriousness and justice, deep waters, the darkness of winter. Not usually considered lucky, but when used in balance with other colors it can absorb negative chi. Black or dark blue are best for the Career & Life Path area of your home.