Colors play a very important role in
our lives and have a definite bearing on our fate.
Just as our choice of colors reflects our attitude and
approach towards life, the color of the walls and
every corner of our home deeply impact the happenings
around us and affect us negatively or positively.
Colors have the capacity of pacifying our mind and
stimulating our energy. Our mood, health, happiness
are all affected by the colors of our house.
can have emotional, intellectual, materialistic,
intuitive and many other types of influence on humans.
The article deals with the king of Vastu colors, which
are suitable to use while painting your house.
CREATING MOOD WITH COLOR
Color has a profound effect on our mood. In
clothing , interiors , landscape and even natural light , a color
can change mood from sad to happy , from confusion to intelligence
, from fear to confidence. Particular colors have different
effects on each individual . Response to a color may be influenced
by a number of factors such as the body's need for a specific
color , a sad or happy memory associated with a color. In previous
decades , certain colors or group of colors dominated every
palette . Now in millenium , the stopper is out and uniqueness and
personal preferences are really in. There are no absolutes in the
world of color. Some colors make you want to get out of your chair
, others make you want to nestle down and read. Some colors are
articulate and must be listened to. Others are very quiet . Some
colors indicate that you have travelled or are well read. Yet
others create a desire for closeness , intimacy and love.
Following are some of the most typical responses to various color
NURTURING NEUTRALS : These colors create
a sense of peace and well being. They foster quiet conversation
with family and friends and can dispel loneliness. Throughout time
, mankind has found a sense of peace and tranquility when in touch
with " Mother Earth " . It follows that colors which
impart a sense of warmth and serenity come directly from the
earth. In addition to the earth colors in the neutral group are
colors associated with sea such as sand , shell , coral , pearl ,
stone , seaweed. GREEN is a color which helps us to adjust to new
environments and situations. It will always be found among the
'nurturing neutrals'. The BLUES represented here will range from
winter sky to stream to midnight. The neutrals are somewhat like
the furniture while other palettes are more like accents or
INTELLECTUAL COLORS : These are the sharp
, witty and unique colors which convey a message that the owner
has travelled , is well read and has something to say. These
colors will command respect without being overbearing. This
palette also starts with a earthy , warm base. Grey is a color
which promotes creativity and will often be found in foundation of
an intellectual palette. These greys will be warm and gentle. Some
tones of blue suggest communication and trust , so it will
naturally be found in the intellectual palette. Navy blues will
often find their way in this palette , but its effect is warm and
never cold and fragile. Red also appears in this intellectual
palette , but the shades will be earthy and complicated burgundy ,
PLAYFUL COLORS : These colors are exiting
and used for a fun providing environment These playful , whimsical
palettes create their own kind of music , like the sounds of
children playing. There are highs and lows , lights and darks and
always movement and activity. Used in active spaces within the
home , a 'playful' palette can add energy and vitality. But if
overdone , this type of palette becomes irritating and stressful.
The foundation of this palette is WHITE . This could be anywhere
from vanilla ice cream to snow drift to winter moon. Then comes
the bubble gum pink , buttercup , wintergreen , all the berry
colors and crayon colors. Many of these colors will be cool , and
even in lighter tones there will be brightness and clarity. The
bottom line in creating this type of palette is that the colors
should suggest a sense of freedom , play and downright fun.
HEALING COLORS : This palette includes
the colors which are very refreshing and rejuvenating. Like
nurturing colors , 'healing colors' also begin by getting in touch
with nature. The first group of colors considered in this palette
is GREEN. Because they have the power to help us adjust to new
environments , skillful designers use lots of plants and other
forms of green . Healing greens may be warm or cool , but not
muddy or mysterious like those in the intellectual palette.
Healing palettes also take inspirations from warn earth tones.
These palettes usually contains contrast as well as a clarity of
color that is inspiring. They will include a range of lights and
darks but will never be muddy.
ROMANTIC COLORS : Many species including
the human beings attempt to attract the opposite sex with colors.
RED is the color of sex and lust and is often called the most
romantic of colors. It is no accident that red is the chosen
symbolic color for the Valentine's Day. In interior design ,
however , a less intense , softer tone of red is far more
conducive to romance than the pure hue. Often referred as PINKS ,
these colors vary from cool to warm and from light to dark. Pinks
have an interesting quality that seems to halt the body's ability
to stay angry. PURPLE is another color which is definitively
romantic because of its passionate , unpredictable and quixotic
characteristics. Paler , less intense tones of ORANGE such as
apricot and peach are often included in the romantic palette ,
suggesting purity and innocence. BLUES in the romantic palette
will be cool and inspired by water.
PERSONAL STYLE : There are no trends in
color as important as personal style. Today , most designers draw
from many historical periods as well as contemporary influences
and mix them together to create unique personal spaces. The most
effective color palettes reflect and enhance the interests ,
collections and activities of the people who live there as well as
The effects of color on mood will vary from
individual to individual. Color schemes have emotional messages
too. An awareness of the emotions generated by different colors is
helpful in planning personal palettes that will be pleasant to
live with , but it must be understood that this information is not
absolute. Subtle changes in tone can increase or decrease the
emotions evoked by a particular color , allowing it to be included
in many diverse palettes.
Vaastu Colors To Use In House
Red color is known for its vitality and zest. It displays warmth
and enlightens your mood the moment you look at it. Due to the
qualities it possesses, red is one of the favored colors to be
used at home. Red represents power and valor. It is dramatic in
mood, emotional, active and ignites passion and desire. It
enlivens the interior space and creates excitement and enthusiasm
for life. However, red should not be used in the bedroom, as it is
too energizing. When used in bedroom, it can be overpowering and
stressful for the ones anxious by nature.
Orange color has its own beauty, due to its ethereal qualities.
The color inspires spirituality as it represents transcendence and
an otherworldly aspect of life. It the best color for your dining
room as orange color has the ability to stir, rather stimulate
your appetite. Communication, positive feelings, cheerfulness and
interaction is enhanced, if you paint your dining room or living
room orange. Peach color can also be used in the dining hall, as
it gives a cool affect.
Yellow is associated with sun. It nurtures clarity of mind and
natural alertness. Yellow also gives a sense of patience and
wisdom. Its placement should be chosen with care, as it is a very
bright and energizing color. A room that gets direct sunlight need
not be painted yellow or peach. However, yellow or sandal-colored
walls are just perfect for the prayer, room due to their ability
to inspire intellectual clarity.
White symbolizes purity and is highly recommended by Vastu for
your ceilings. It also reflects light and brightens the room. In a
bedroom located at the northwest direction, white color can be
Pink color can be used in the master bedroom or bedrooms located
in the south and southwest direction. It is a color which reflects
joy, happiness and pure feelings, essential for a happy life.
Green represents harmony and peacefulness. As green is symbolic of
nature, it generates calm and inner peace in the house. Green can
be used in the study room, as it augments intelligence. Since
green brings quick healing and rejuvenation as well, disturbed
people or those who need refreshment can calm themselves in a