There’s more to colour than just pigments. A lot more. Colours hold a unique power that enables them to affect our moods, change our emotions and challenge our mind. Yes, without you even really realising, vibrant hues play a huge role in our overall health and wellbeing.
Blue is one of the most powerful colours in the spectrum, and there are many reasons why you should surround yourself with this shade. Don’t know why or how to harness the power of this hue? Let’s find out…
Health and wellbeing benefits of the colour blue
Blue is the exact opposite of the fiery, alarming red on the colour wheel, which means it arouses opposing emotions. Blue instils peace, tranquillity, calmness and serenity, helping to reduce anxiety, aggression, as well as high blood pressure and heart rates. Blue is also considered to be trustworthy, loyal and dependable, which is reinforced by the constant large bodies of blue in our lives – the ocean and the sky. It is cooling, too, making it a helpful hue when it comes to reducing fevers and hot flushes and dealing with hot, humid weather. In saying that though, some shades of blue – especially those of the bright and electric blue – variety can be seen as exhilarating and dynamic.
3 ways to incorporate the colour blue into your life
#1. Step outside and enjoy the sunshine. Just do it. A vast blue ocean or sky is waiting there for you. Take a deep breath, and you’ll instantly feel calm and serene.
#2. Give your home a little revamp with cushions, rugs, candles and paintings in different shades of blue. You don’t need to go overboard, but introducing this colour in small ways will make a major difference to your mood.
#3. If you’re in the position to spoil yourself with some new jewellery, why not chose something a little Kate Middleton-esque? Her incredible engagement ring certainly has reinforced the beauty of deep blue sapphire.
Above: Some of our participants spend time building friendships and connection before enjoying a refreshing dip at Karratha Leisureplex and refuelling with a BBQ lunch and fruit salad. Hats off to our passionate Support Worker Allira for sharing these snaps with us!