VAASTHU COLORS AND ITS EFFECTS : BY `VAASTHU RAJAH'
Colours are known to influence to human mind and body. Colours have ability to either depress or exhilarate and play a very important role in our health and happiness.
Thus you can see that even in Vaastu, colours were used to improve the sense of well-being and happiness for the residents.
The white sunlight that illuminates the Earth is the reason we are able to see colours. The visible light energy of the sunlight contains all the possible color variations and each has a certain wave length. Colour is perceived by us because of the reflection of the particular colour component of the sunlight to our eyes where, the photo receptors in the retina of our eye (known as cones), translate this energy into colour. Thus, when sunlight falls on an apple, it reflects the red light into our eyes while all the other colours of the sunlight are absorbed into the apple, giving us the perception of red colour
Have you heard about VIBGYOR, what is the meaning of this word, recollect it, in your childhood you may heard about this word in your class. This represents : Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red. The first letter of each word is called ....... got it .. no ... VIBGYOR, colors in the Rainbow. Hope you have recollected your childhood class teachings.
Color may change our mood. Music may also have such capacity to change the mood. Based on this you may form such colors to your favorite home. We will propose some colours here for your rooms in the house. Colors have the most powerful effect in influencing the human mind and body. It is also the least expensive, easiest and quickest means to use, to change or to create a decorating scheme. Colors can change the visual size and shape of a room as well as create an atmosphere and add warmth, vitality and beauty to a room and change the mindset of residents or visitors. It also attracts the bad or good vibrations of such particular room. Please note that we provide some information on colors for different rooms or one particular room for your easy understand purpose, here please observe one thing, use the color as your heart says, that might be the exact color shade or color scheme or appearance. Instead of searching for a good combination, you may try yourself for good look and luck.
1. White for Peace and Intensity : Most of the residents don't like White color as their Indian bedroom design, most of them think it might get dirt easily. Some suggests that brighter shades of this color make appropriate colors for bedroom accents. One may brush them for their ceilings of bedrooms which reflects light and it helps with brighten the bedroom or living room.
2. Orange for look and Power : This color orange represents warmth, reassurance, comfort, symbolizes spirituality and power. The brighter shades this colour is the good choice for bedroom accents, rather than wall colors. As orange is an amazingly versatile color and invokes positive feelings and happiness, this is always a suitable shade for bedroom use, one may never used in its true rogance saffron hue, peach or the pastel version hue is perfect or quite popular for its nice cool effect on the ambiance of a study or bedroom.
3. Red for Dare and Brave : Generally many says that Red colour is the most emotional and dramatic out of all other colors, it says confident attitude and bold moving, this colour may be useful for the most excitement areas to speak with great voice and vivaciousness, it may be used in restaurants which attached Bar etc. This color speaks a great energy and also stress. As this color is a symbol of power, dare and brave, so avoid usage of red color in bedrooms, where it may harm to the weak heart people. Instead of using this direct red colour you may use the warm, shaded, muted and brownish color for pillows or bed spreads, not for the room or walls or curtains. In Astrological saying Red is the symbol of Kuja or Mangal or Mars name for power of strategy and fight force. Some may use this red color shades like dark red, brownish red etc in their bath areas or bathrooms. Some times this pure red color creates fear, hues may bounce it to fear from confidence.
4. Yellow for Patience and Wisdom : This is a very powerful color with its effect, yellow especially in gold tones work very well, it extremely intense in its purest form, it evokes a sense with energy. and its symbolizes sunlight and Patience and sense of energy and vitality. This color may be good for kid's bedrooms or their study rooms. Most of the USA items manufacturers are releasing the products in yellow color, hope they may knows its power. It stimulates the brain and recommended for all rooms where brainpower is used such as laboratory, research labs, study room, office, factory analyzing chambers, prayer rooms, pooja mandir, by knowing its energy and excitement some body uses this color in their dyan mandir or puja places etc. This color may not be recommended for the rooms where sunlight enters directly into those rooms.
5. Purple for Trust and Faith : Bold purple or fuschia well works for fabric accents in a living room or bedroom. This color represents respect, faith or trust. Many residents using this color for their curtains, pillows and bedspreads etc. This color may not using for walls as it has a tendency to overpower the entire room.
6. Pink for Enjoyment and Joy : Pink or its light color may be a suitable color for bedroom walls. This color symbolizes joy and happiness, most of the Pink color shade are suitable for master bedrooms. Some elders who practice Vastu and Astrology says that , pink is the right color for Southwest or South bedrooms.
7. Green for Good Hope : Those who does not have children may use this Green color as it represents fertility and healing is appropriate for bedrooms as base color. Green, hues is generally symbolize the nature, this color brightens our eyes, when eyes sees the green color, it gets relax, it rejuvenate the body and particularly mind. For kids bedroom walls green tinted or light green with dark shaded green for borders blesses the room with healthy atmosphere. Generally nature paints or natural scenes represents with different green hues. This color may not commonly used in homes, some body uses this color to their pooja room or their meditation chambers, it may be used as the suitable color in healing centers and yoga, dyan centers. Most of the yoga centers are preferred with white complexions and most of the hospitals are preferred only with white though this green represents healing and hope. This color brings harmony, as discussed earlier in Yellow colour lines, this green color also rejuvenates with good ideas and concentration.
8. Blue for Development and Growth : The complexions of this blue color is suitable in bedrooms or in living rooms. This color represents calmness and tranquility and symbolizes relaxation and its also called as a cool color, this color complexion may be commonly used for relaxation centers. This color is the right choice for bedrooms, hue is better than the direct blue color. This stands for new growth. Shades of blue works very well as wall colors and brings a relaxing environment in the bedroom. For fabric accents, turquoise works well through the bedroom interior.
Bedroom : - You are well aware that bedroom plays a vital role in Vastu Shastra, it has more percentage in orientation of results. If our entire house is good as per vastu and may be bedroom is bad in vaasthu, then the good results percentage will be decreased. Changes has to be done immediately to your bedroom, when you find or notice of erratic planning or structure or construction. Here we are providing some important Vastu Tips for your happy livelihood.
WHAT ROLE DO COLOURS PLAY IN OUR LIVES?
Our body absorbs colour energy through the vibration each colour gives off. Through colour, we receive all the energies we need to maintain a healthy body, mind, and soul. When something goes wrong or is out of balance, we can strengthen our energy centers through the conscious use of colour. Healing by exposing a diseased body to the right coloured light, is known as Colour Therapy, and was the first type of treatment therapy used by man. So even in ancient times, colours played an important role in Vaastu Shastra.
In Vedic periods, all colours were obtained from vegetables and flowers. Though the options were far less than what are available today, they were more permanent,
WHAT ARE THE VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR COLOUR SHADES FOR ROOMS OF A HOUSE?
Since blue is a cool shade and red is a warm colour, people often feel cold in a blue room and warm in a red room. It is the colour that makes them feel that way. So when painting rooms of a house, one must keep these points in mind and choose colours according to the amount of light and warmth in the room. Accordingly;
Room with poor daylight: It should be painted with light colours.
Room with lot of natural light throughout the day: It can be painted in some deep color.
Room that gets direct sunlight: It is not advisable to paint the walls yellow or peach.
Room that has only a North window which admits cold light: Avoid the use of blue on the walls.
Ceilings: It is preferable to paint ceilings white since the ceiling temperature should be less than the human body temperature.
WHAT ARE THE VASTU GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF ‘COLOUR CONTRASTS’ IN A HOUSE?
Colour contrast is perhaps the most important factor in a composition or a design. Maximum contrast is obtained by the use of colours of extremely strong chromes. For example, a strong yellow on a black background is an excellent example of maximum visibility and is therefore used all over the world to highlight road signs, dividers and taxis. Explained here are the contrasts created by the use of different colours:
Black: Black makes colours both brighter and lighter in appearance. For example, in a painting, a face against jet black hair, appears more luminous for this reason.
Grey surrounding an intense colour: can increase the apparent colorfulness of the intense colour. It appears even brighter or brilliant.
Intense colour surrounding grey colour: can make the grey appear less grey and on the other hand, the greying of the bright colors. For example, grey surrounded with yellow will appear slightly blue. Grey surrounded by red, will appear slightly green etc.
Blending of colours: One must always bear in mind that no individual is completely white (good) or black (bad), but is an amalgam of the two- Grey. A sensible good blending can create a forceful creation.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF COLOURS ON HUMANS?
Light consists of the seven primary colour energies: VIBGYOR or Violet. Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red. Each colour is associated with a particular part of our body and will affect us differently emotionally, physically, and mentally. It has been scientifically confirmed that colours affect us, though we may not be aware of it. Our mood, health, happiness are all affected by the colours around us. For example, at times we like wearing bright colours, while sometimes we prefer to wear dull ones. This is why Colour Therapy has become popular today. Here I have explained the effects of different colours on us:
RED: represents power, vitality and zest. It displays warmth and enlightens our mood the moment we look at it. It ignites passion and desire and creates excitement and enthusiasm for life. It is used in those areas where one needs excitement, warmth and elegance. However too much of red can induce aggression and violence.
ORANGE: Orange colour inspires spirituality as it represents transcendence and an otherworldly aspect of life. No wonder spiritual people wear saffron robes. It also has the ability to stimulate our appetite. It enhances communication, positive feelings, cheerfulness and interaction.
YELLOW: Yellow is associated with Sun and so is a very bright and energizing colour. It stimulates the brain and nurtures clarity of mind. Yellow also gives patience and wisdom. Hence it is recommended for all rooms where brainpower is used such as study room, office etc. This colour is however not recommended for rooms where sunlight enters directly to the room.
WHITE: White symbolizes purity. It’s an elegant colour and looks good when combined with other colours. This colour is recommended for ceilings since the light reflects and brightens the room.
GREEN: Green represents harmony and peace. As green is symbolic of nature, it generates calm and inner peace in the house. It also augments intelligence. Green is good for a study room as it rejuvenates the ideas. Green goes with every other colour and makes it a natural neutral.
BROWN, GREY, DARK LUE, BLACK : It is best to avoid colours like brown, dark blue, black and grey in a study room and rooms were we want to be active because these colours make us lazy and may cause frustration and depression.
BLUE: Blue, the colour of the sky and water, is associated with nature and so naturally creates calm, tranquility and peace in the mind of the beholder. This colour is recommended for bedroom, meditation room or for a room designed for relaxing or sleeping. However, if used indiscriminately, it can produce strong feelings of melancholia and uneasiness and can be quite depressing.
PINK: Pink color reflects joy, happiness and pure feelings, essential for a happy life.
WHAT ARE THE IDEAL VASTU COLOURS PRESCRIBED FOR THE ROOMS OF A HOUSE?
Colors play a very important role in our lives and have a definite bearing on our fate. People respond to the energy of colours around them, either positively or negatively. Preferablly, colours in our built surroundings should be subtle and pleasant. They should not be very bright and stimulating. In Vastu Shastra, specific colours have been prescribed for each room. This is because each room has a specific function. For example, a Pooja room is meant for prayer and meditation and hence should have a sober and subdued colour which will not be distracting but encourage quiet thinking.
Colours can be used in a variety of ways. We can paint our walls with colours. We can wear clothes with colours of our preference; we can drink solarised water in coloured glasses. We can use curtains, carpets and furniture with colours of our liking.
Here I have explained the specific colours to be used in each room of the house in order to enhance the atmosphere of the specific room and make it useful in our daily life for bringing prosperity.
PRAYER ROOM/MEDITATION: A sober setting with solid, calm, subdued colours and no patterns is ideal. Subtle and deep shades of blue, violet, green, yellow or sandal will encourage deep concentration and inspire intellectual clarity. The Reasoning- The Pooja room is used for prayer and meditation and hence the setting should be soothing, subdued and not distracting.
BEDROOM : Pink is the ideal colour for the master bedroom. The secondary colours can be light green and light blue as these are colours of hope and cultivation. Red should not be used in the bedroom, as it is too energizing though pink or red sheets and blankets are suitable for those who want to get married or for newly weds to ensure marital bliss. The Reasoning - When used in abundance in a bedroom, red can be overpowering and stressful for people who are anxious by nature. However, plain white sheets or white sheets with flowers or colourful designs are fine. Yellow is fine for the elderly. But dark blue should be avoided. The Reasoning - Yellow is a soothing colour while dark colours can be gloomy especially for elderly people who spend a lot of time in the Bedroom.
STUDY ROOM/CHILDREN’S BEDROOM: Green colour should be used as it encourages concentration. Black is fine for furniture to encourage deep thoughts. Parents can have blue coloured bedrooms for their children who tend to be aggressive. The Reasoning – Since Children’s bedrooms are used by young children for study, they should have a colour that generates calm and peace for a cool head.
LIVING ROOM: In the living room, bright colours, shades, and patterns can be used. The best colours are yellow, beige or tan, or green or blue. The Reasoning - As it is the place to entertain guests, it should be lively and conducive for pleasant conversations.
DINING ROOM: Orange is the best colour for the dining room as it is known to stimulate the appetite. Peach colour can also be used, as it gives a cool affect and is a shade of orange. Secondary colours can be pinks, greens, and blues. Avoid black or white or a mixture of black and white as these colours are less conducive to enjoying eating. The Reasoning - The dining room, where the family eats together and entertains, should have colours that stimulate appetite and conversation.
KITCHEN: For the kitchen, white is the best colour, it show off the colours of food, as if it were a blank canvas upon which the cook creates a meal of red tomatoes, green peppers, yellow squash. Besides it is also the colour of purity and cleanliness. The Reasoning - The kitchen tends to get dirty with all the grease and food. Hence it is better to have light colours that will not hide the dirt. Moreover, light shades and white help to brighten up the kitchen and enable us to see better while cutting and cooking.
BATH ROOM: The ideal colour is white or a mixture of black and white or grey. Pink and other pastel colours are also good. The Reasoning - White ensures that the dirt and slime common in bathrooms is not hidden. Light shades and white make the bathroom brighter and enables us too see better.
SOUTH-EAST : ruled by Venus. The preferred colour is white which gives beauty, charm and luck. The Reasoning - This corner is reserved for the Kitchen, for which white is preferred colour.
SOUTH : is ruled by Mars. The ideal colour here is red which gives aggression. However this is preferred only for fire stations or police stations and not for houses.
SOUTH-WEST: is ruled by Rahu. The suitable colour here is blue which gives courage. The Reasoning - The Master Bedroom is located in this corner and so a soothing colour like blue is preferred.
WEST : is ruled by Saturn. The colour prefered here is grey which gives satisfaction and maturity. The Reasoning - The Toilets are usually kept in the West and the choice of colour is grey.
NORTH : is ruled by Mercury. The colour suitable for this direction is green as this gives intelligence and wealth. The Reasoning – The North is reserved for the Living room and here, Green is suitable.
NORTH-EAST: is represented by Jupiter. The ideal colour here is yellow as it stands for piety and purity. The Reasoning - The North-East corner is ideal for a pooja room or meditation room and so, yellow is the best colour.
WHAT ARE THE VASTU COLOURS PRESCRIBED FOR EACH DIRECTION OF THE HOUSE?
Vastu Shastra recommends the use of specific colours in each of the cardinal directions. This is because each direction is goverened by a planet which is in turn represented by a specific colour. Scientifically this can be explained by the fact that, we perceive colour only because of sunlight and the intensity of sunlight is different in different directions. Hence it is preferrable to have certain colours in each direction.
It is advisable to use the recommended colours for different directions to enhance good luck, health and wealth.
EAST : ruled by the Sun. The preferred colour is dark brown which gives purity. The Reasoning – Normally the Library or Study room is located here since it gets engulfed with the morning sun.
Thus you can see that even in Vaastu, colours were used to improve the sense of well-being and happiness for the residents. They are easy to use, easy to apply and the quickest and cheapest option to create change in a room. So go ahead and make that change in your life.Colour is simply light of different wavelengths and frequencies and light is just one form of energy that we can actually see that is made up from photons.
We are all surrounded by electromagnetic waves of energy of which colour is just a small part.
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Using colour to balance the Chakras of the body
Each of the spectrum colours is simply light of varying wavelengths, thus each colour has its own particular energy.
The energy relating to each of these spectrum colours resonates with the energy of each of the seven main chakras of the body.
If you can imagine the chakras/energy centres as a set of cogs/wheels, they are rather like the workings of a clock or an engine; each cog /wheel needs to move smoothly and at a similar speed for the clock/engine to work properly. Thus good health and well being is achieved by a balance of all these energies (or the smooth running of the cogs/wheels).
Colour therapy can help to re-balance these 'wheels' by applying the appropriate colour to the body and therefore re-balance our chakras. Listed below is each of the spectrum colours and the chakra which it relates to. Violet has the shortest wavelength and red the longest wavelength.