The Colour Cure. How To Sooth Your Soul With Colour

Our World Is Full of Colour.  It surrounds us and is evident everywhere we look – in nature, the clothes we wear are woven with coloured fibers, and the world we’ve built.  It’s even recommended to us that we eat the rainbow for our health.

How often do we stop to consider the power that Colour has to influence our mood and mindset?

How can we use colour to our benefit?

As the renowned poet Goethe once noted, “Colour itself is a degree of darkness.”

Yet, beyond mere aesthetics, Colours possess the remarkable ability to influence our emotions and our mindset. Darker tones often evoke deeper sentiments, while lighter shades can uplift our spirits.

Colour Meanings and Associations

Different Colours evoke different emotional responses and associations within us.  Recent studies further indicate the profound impact specific Colours can have on our mental state.

We can use colour to increase our focus, calm anxieties, and elicit increased productivity, among other benefits. Understanding how colour affects you can help you use Colour more intentionally to enhance your moods and environments.

  • Red is commonly associated with energy, passion, and excitement. It gets our blood pumping and can make us feel livelier and more enthusiastic.
  • Blue represents calm, relaxation, and tranquility. Surrounding ourselves with cool blues can have a peaceful, soothing effect.
  • Yellow is a cheerful, sunny colour that infuses our spirits with optimism and joy.
  • Green is connected to nature, growth, and renewal – it can help us feel refreshed and revitalized.

Being aware of these common colour associations and meanings can influence the choices you make when it comes to colouring your world.  With this knowledge, you’ll be empowered to choose colours that have the desired impact on your environment.

You can choose warm reds and yellows when you need a confidence boost, and cool blues and greens when you’re stressed or overwhelmed.

Leveraging the inherent qualities of different colours is a simple but powerful way to enhance your life.

Surround Yourself with Calming Colours

Surrounding yourself with soothing, calming colours like blue, green, and light pink can have a positive effect on your mood and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Consider incorporating these colours into your home decor.

  • Choose bedding and sheets in light blue or green hues to promote relaxation in the bedroom.
  • Paint your walls a pale green or robin’s egg blue for a tranquil vibe.
  • Decorate with accents like green plants, blue and green pillows, light pink candles, or a pale pink rug.
  • Display artwork featuring calming natural scenery like oceans, forests, and flowers.

Even small touches of these cool, nature-inspired colours can have a big impact.  Create a peaceful retreat that makes you feel calm every time you walk in the room.

Add Pops of Uplifting Colours

Adding energizing accent colours like yellow, orange, and red to your home decor is an easy way to create a more positive, energized environment. These warm, vibrant colours have an uplifting effect that can boost your mood.

  • Consider using accent walls, pillows, rugs, or artwork in shades of golden yellow, bright orange, or rich red.
  • An accent wall in a sunny yellow hue can make a room feel more cheerful and optimistic.
  • Place vibrant throw pillows in orange and red on your sofa can add an instant energy boost.
  • Hang abstract art or prints with bold pops of warm colours to brighten up your space.

The warm, inviting glow of colours like yellow, orange and red can have an instantly uplifting effect. Surround yourself with small touches of brightness to colour your world with positivity. You don’t need to overhaul your entire colour scheme. Just adding a few energizing accents here and there is enough to lift your spirits.

Try Colour Breathing Exercises

Breathing exercises that incorporate visualizing colours are a simple and powerful way to cultivate a sense of calm. As you inhale and exhale slowly, imagine each breath flowing with a Colour that evokes serenity for you.

Blue is associated with relaxation and can bring a sense of calm and peace.  Try this calming exercise:

  • Envision breathing in bright sky blue as you inhale fully.
  • Exhale softly visualizing a light blue hue leaving your body.
  • Repeat for several breaths, allowing the blue colour to wash over you and release tension.

Green relates to balance, growth, and restoration. Try this exercise and see how you feel afterward:

  • Picture rich emerald green filling your lungs as you breathe in deeply through your nose.
  • Breathe out through your mouth, eliminating dark green.
  • Repeat, letting the green colour nourish you with its renewing energy.

Violet connects to spiritual inspiration and intuition.  See how this exercise affects your mood and stress levels:

  • Inhale envisioning vibrant violet streaming in and energizing you.
  • Exhale soft violet energy, visualizing it sweeping away stress.
  • Continue for a few more cycles, letting the violet awaken your imagination and insight.

Synchronizing breath with colours that soothe you helps quiet your mind and relax your body. Make colour breathing exercises part of your self-care routine whenever you need to de-stress.

Use Colour to Change Your Mood

Surrounding yourself with certain colours can help shift your mood and mindset.

Wearing a warm, bright, energizing colour like yellow or orange can boost your optimism and confidence.

Cool tones like blue and green can have calming, relaxing effects that lower stress and anxiety.

Some examples of using colour to alter your mood:

  • Wear a red shirt or accessory when you need a confidence boost for a presentation or interview. Red evokes power, passion, and excitement.
  • Add a yellow throw blanket or fresh flowers to your home office or workspace. Yellow stimulates creativity, optimism, and mental clarity.
  • Paint an accent wall or add pillows in shades of blue to your bedroom. Blue encourages tranquility, relaxation, and restful sleep.
  • Surround yourself with green plants and nature. Green represents renewal, harmony, and balance.

Experiment with different hues and see how they affect your mindset and emotions throughout the day. Adjust the Colours in your home and wardrobe to lift your mood.

Add Colour Through Nature

Surrounding yourself with the colours found in nature is an easy way to affect your mood in positive ways. Studies show that being around plants can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

Make your space feel livelier and more positive with fresh-cut flowers, potted plants, or even framing colourful nature photos.  Consider placing a vase of flowers on your desk, kitchen table, or other rooms you spend a lot of time in.

The pops of colour from fresh flowers or leafy, green plants can instantly lift your spirits.

Having living plants in your home also purifies the air by removing toxins, which further promotes a sense of calm. Caring for indoor plants gives you a meaningful task that reduces anxiety. Watching new growth unfold keeps you feeling optimistic.

Allowing hints of the outdoors in reminds you of the natural beauty all around us. Surrounding yourself with vibrant greenery, colourful blossoms, and plants is an easy way to boost your mood.

Drink Colourful Beverages 

Ingesting colours through beverages is another great way to incorporate more colour into your life.

Try sipping on fruit-infused water in shades of blue, green or purple to hydrate while also feeling soothed. Add blueberries, blackberries, lavender or mint to a pitcher or bottle of water and let it infuse in the fridge overnight.

The flavors and antioxidants from the fruit will infuse into the water, turning it a beautiful shade.

Colour Your Meals

Adding colour to your meals is an easy way to bring calm and uplifting vibes to your day. Fruits and vegetables are packed with colour, so try using produce in a variety of hues for a colourful plate.

For dinner, make a rainbow salad with spinach, red cabbage, carrots, yellow peppers, and blueberries. The burst of colours will be energizing and make you feel happy while nourishing your body with antioxidants.

Purple foods like blueberries, blackberries, and purple cabbage contain anthocyanins, which may help reduce stress and anxiety levels. Incorporate more purple produce into your snacks and meals for both visual appeal and health benefits.

Herbs like parsley, cilantro, and mint add fresh green colour and flavor to dishes. Sprinkle them on soups, salads, grains, and proteins or use them to make herb-infused water. The lively green colours will help you feel peaceful as you eat. 

Whether you’re crafting a colourful salad, stir-fry, or smoothie bowl, embracing a rainbow of ingredients ensures a nutritious and delicious culinary experience that nourishes both body and soul.

So the next time you’re in the kitchen, let the vibrant hues of nature inspire your culinary creations and savor the healthful benefits of eating the rainbow!

Colour can have a powerful impact on our moods and emotions

The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious, implement some of these colour-based tips.  Adding more colour into your life can profoundly shift your outlook and enhance your mood. See what a difference it makes!

By incorporating colour intentionally into your daily life, you can harness its transformative power to create a more vibrant and harmonious living space that reflects your unique personality and enhances your emotional well-being.

I invite you to go ahead, embrace the rainbow of possibilities, and let colour be your guide to a happier, more colourful life!


A Soul Colour Reading is hugely revealing, powerful and rewarding. It will enable you to see yourself in full vibrant Colour!

So the question is… Who would you be if you knew your colours? 


Yvonne Cote is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Spiritual Mentor and Published Author who holds certifications as an Angel Guide, a Moonologist, Numerologist, and Colour Intuitive.  She’s also a Reiki Master and a Crystal Healer.

Today, Yvonne specializes in empowering empathic women to break through the barriers of energetic blocks, and to ignite their intuition through spiritual wisdom, unlocking their innate divine power, while embarking on a journey towards self-discovery and healing.

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