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The Colourful Shades of Wellbeing
March, 2019
Dr Anand Bhardwaj
Scientific Vastu Consultant & Expert on ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ Director, International Institute of Vaidic Culture

Often, we listen to people blessing others with a phrase “Let your life be full of colours” or “Wish you a colourful life” and other similar phrases. Colours are a part of our life. It is the innate characteristics of human being to differentiate things with colours.

Why are children are attracted towards colours? Why do we pickup a particular shade of apparels? Why do we stay away from a particular colour for some time and why are we fascinated towards the same again? Each colour has its distinctive energy level that may be defined through the principles of physics that sets apart their individual intensity, energy level and their impacts through the theory of wavelengths’. Colours are energy boosters that may be reflected in the attitude of a person at large.

‘He was caught red-handed’, ‘the chap went pale’, ‘defining in black & White’, ‘a bolt from the blue’, ‘grey-area’, ‘white-lie’ etc. are among numerous colour-centric idioms used by us in day-to-day life. Just imagine the creation without the colours. It indicates the ‘Blankness’. Each colour symbolises a specific energy pattern that has a strong power to determine the existing state of mind. A particular colour may give relaxation to one person but the same colour may annoy the other one. This is the example of wonderful impact of shades.

Birthdays are often celebrated with colourful balloons and hangings. The candles of vivid colours are also used on joyful ceremonies. The religious rituals are also themed on a particular set of colours. In our Hindu culture even in marriage functions, few select colours are very significant like yellow, green & red etc. In general, we come across situations when colours have their meanings. For example, white stands for peace, red for danger, green for healing and orange for hunger.

Positive Shades Of Directions

There may be various ways to define the importance of colours but as per Vastu science, each colour signifies a particular element. Red denotes the fire element and hence it should be used in the south. Colour blue stands for water and hence it gives positive vibes in the north. Similarly, brown indicates the earth and hence it is best suited in the south-west direction. The shades of grey and metals stand for air, and therefore they are ideal in the west direction. The white is the replica of space element, so it is perfect in the central part of a house like lobby.