Everything has color. It’s no wonder we’re affected by the colors that surround us in both positive and negative ways. Why not surround yourself with the colors of success and give yourself the gift of a colorful office this season.
Using lime green shades, spring green or palm green, will boost your ability to be self-investigative, logical and inquisitive. Lime green, a nurturing green infused with realistic yellow, can increase your stamina to question what’s missing in a situation. By asking these questions, you’ll figure out what you need to do to make improvements.
Painting with shades of green, mint green, olive green or emerald, will help you feel more nurtured, and will help you make others feel more comfortable. Using green, like a fertile soil, creates a more nurturing, supportive world. Its natural balancing nature will encourage you to listen within yourself for what’s needed to make you and others feel comfortable.
Using teal shades, sea green, ocean blue, or forest green will boost your ability to be empathic, diplomatic and supportive. Using teal, a futuristic blue infused with nurturing green, will also inspire you to believe that you can create your desired future. (Also see yellow for more on becoming diplomatic.)
Using blue shades, power blue, sky blue, or navy will help you become more of a visionary. Your planning and initiating skills will improve. Using this soothing color will help you pull your thoughts together — its calming effect makes incidental agendas go away so that your dreams and objectives gain clarity.
Using indigo shades, cornflower, periwinkle, dusty rose or royal blue will help you be more enterprising. You’ll feel more self-confident in your ability to carry out your plans. Using indigo, a futuristic blue infused with directive red, will help you create a well-planned future. This blue shade will also help you to turn your concerns into positive actions.
Using purple shades, lavender, grape, violet or dark purple will boost your drama and determination, and will help you feel empowered. Using purple, the spectrum’s darkest color, also encourages emotional depth: You’ll become stronger willed, more determined and better able to develop new strategies.
Using magenta shades, orchid, rose, or mulberry will increase your enthusiasm and optimism. Using magenta, a focused red infused with stimulating purple, will inspire you to start something new. You’ll become less suspicious, and open to new adventures and opportunities.
Using red shades, pink, petal, coral red and cranberry will help you to be more practical, direct and resourceful. Using fiery red directs physical change: It gives you the knowledge and power to speak up and tell the world what you need.
Using red-orange shades, Salmon, shrimp, warm red and ruby, can help increase your self-respect. Using red-orange, a focused red infused with the earth’s warmest color orange, will inspire you to use your newfound improved self-respect to honor your individuality. It will encourage you to accept yourself and also to appreciate those you love.
Using orange shades, apricot, peach, and claypot, will make you feel bolder. Using orange, the warmest color in our atmosphere, will help you learn to break down concerns into simple elements. You’ll gain the clarity you need to let go of unrealistic expectations and eliminate dead-end situations. Change will become easier for you.
Using gold shades, light gold, cornsilk, or leaf, will awaken your passionate and playful side. Using gold, a realistic yellow infused with warm orange, gives you the power to rediscover what gives you pleasure. You’ll be able to prioritize what’s fun, and as a result, you’ll be open to exciting, playful adventures.
Using yellow shades; pale yellow, mustard and moss will help you be more open-minded — when you are looking at your own life as well as those of others. Using yellow the lightest color in the spectrum, creates an open, more fluid mindset. You’ll be able to better see other people’s points of view, and be more diplomatic and less judgmental.
Article courtesy of the Dewey Color System and We Make Color Easy.