The meaning of colour isn’t as straight forward as the title, since every person has different reactions to different colours. A meaning of a colour could also change depending on for instance the culture or time you’re living in. So in this blog I’ll try to describe some of the differences in colour psychology as well as in colour symbolisation, as good as possible from different point of views, but don’t start a fight over it 😉
With colour psychology, we try to define what the effect of a colour is to us. One of the examples is that the colours green and blue will help you to relax, while orange and red will energize you. Some people use colour in a way that is called chromotherapy, which is based on the 12 birth signs. But studies show that the first people who “practised” colour psychology where from the Oriental Oracle Method in the 16th century. They used coloured sticks and faith would pick those different coloured sticks as telling the fortune from the person who asked the question. Later, these colours where replaced by words and later by numbers.
Probably the most famous colour psychology is the chakras, where each colour has a different meaning. Chakras are also known as the physic energy centres of our body. Chakra means wheel in Hindi, so these chakras are turning wheels who each have their own colour and symbol, who will get blocked by an emotional upset.
Do you want to know more about chakras check this out; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra