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Every color has a different frequency, wavelength & vibration.
Every color can affect your energy, health, well-being, mood, & emotions. 
Color can change you.

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What is color?

Color is a perceptual phenomenon created from the interaction of light and our visual system. Light, which consists of electromagnetic waves, is made up of various wavelengths, each color having its own unique frequency.

Wavelength refers to the distance between two consecutive points on a wave, while frequency represents the number of cycles of a wave occurring per second. Wavelength and frequency are inversely related (v = λf).

The frequency of light waves determines the colors that we see.

The human visual system consists of (1) our eyes, and (2) our brain. Our eyes contain specialized cells called cones that are sensitive to different wavelengths of light. These cones work together to create our perception of different colors. 

 

Because of the wavelength and frequency differences, each color also has a different level of energy and vibration. Light toward the red end of the spectrum has longer wavelengths and lower energy (calm, relaxation & deep passion), than light toward the violet end (energy & happiness) with shorter wavelengths. 

 

Colorimetry, is the science and study of how colors are perceived, produced, and experienced by humans. It explores the many physical, biological, and psychological aspects of color for our day-to-day wellness, mental and physiological health, energy, healing, mood, environments, and even manifestation.

It encompasses the study of color perception, color models, color measurement, and the influences of culture and psychology on experiencing color. Understanding the science of color allows us to leverage and utilize color effectively in various fields, including art in our home environments. 

 

If we understand the science behind color, we can gain insights into how light, our visual system, and the brain interact to create the colorful world we perceive, and how it can affect our wellness, energy, emotions, and our ability to live creatively.

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How color can enhance your life.

The various frequencies of color from the art in your environment can have a direct impact on your emotions and your mental health, and can be used to create a sense of happiness and well-being in your home.

High-frequency colors:

High-frequency colors, such as yellow and green, can create a sense of brightness and happiness. These colors have short wavelengths, which make them appear bright and lively. Yellow is often associated with happiness and positivity, while green can evoke a sense of calm and harmony and can improve health by promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and contribute to a sense of harmony and balance.

 

Warm colors:

Warm colors, such as red, orange, and pink, can create a sense of energy and passion. These colors have medium to high frequencies, which make them appear vibrant and bold. Red is often associated with passion and excitement, while orange can create a sense of warmth and enthusiasm. Pink is often associated with a sense of comfort and nurturing.

 

Cool colors:

Cool colors, such as blue and purple, can create a sense of tranquility and serenity. These colors have low to medium frequencies, which make them appear soothing and calming. Blue is often associated with a sense of calm and relaxation, 

serenity, and tranquility. It has a calming effect on the mind and body, helping to reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, and promote a sense of relaxation, while purple can evoke a sense of luxury and sophistication.

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Everything in the universe is energy.

Thoughts and intentions
are subatomic particle energy.


As you engage and think and feel, you vibrate.
As you vibrate, you attract.

 

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The frequencies of color.

Here are the frequencies and associated colors of visible light:

Violet: Violet has the highest frequency of visible light, ranging from approximately 670 to 770 THz.

Blue: Blue light has a slightly lower frequency than violet, ranging from approximately 610 to 670 THz.

Green: Green light has a medium frequency, ranging from approximately 530 to 590 THz.

Yellow: Yellow light has a lower frequency than green, ranging from approximately 490 to 530 THz.

Orange: Orange light has a lower frequency than yellow, ranging from approximately 440 to 490 THz.

Red: Red light has the lowest frequency of visible light, ranging from approximately 380 to 440 THz.

As colors are associated with specific wavelengths of light, which do have a vibrational nature. The relationship between frequency and vibration lies in the fact that the frequency of a wave or oscillation determines the rate at which the particles or objects vibrate. A higher frequency wave corresponds to a higher rate of vibration, while a lower frequency wave corresponds to a slower rate of vibration.

Colors and Vibrational Energy.

In physics, color is associated with the different wavelengths of light. These wavelengths are a form of electromagnetic radiation, which exhibit vibrational characteristics. However, when we discuss vibrational energy in the context of colors, we refer to a metaphysical theory beyond the mainstream scientific definition, but an idea that is mainstream in the holistic world, experienced by many millions, and documented in almost all cultures, over thousands of years.

 

In many spiritual and holistic traditions, colors are believed to possess unique vibrational frequencies that can influence our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This idea supports the belief that colors emit subtle energies that interact with our energetic body or aura, impacting our overall state of being. Different colors are believed to resonate with specific energy centers, known as chakras, and can be used for healing and balancing purposes.

 

The idea of colors and vibrational energy extends beyond the human experience. Some proponents believe that colors can influence the energy and growth of plants and even impact the energy of physical spaces. This concept forms the basis of practices like Feng Shui, where the strategic placement of colors in the environment is believed to enhance energy flow and bring harmony.

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Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it.

Match the frequency and vibration of the reality you want, and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.     - Albert Einstein

Happiness, love, and hope vibrate at a very high frequency and thus carry a powerful creative force in reality.

All life, everything in nature, all physical objects, all colors, and everything in our organic and inorganic world is energy.

Energy is also your thoughts and emotions, which can be directed, shifted, and changed in yourself, and in your home.

When you change your energy you change your life.

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We all have connotations, perceptions & meanings about specific colors.

People develop specific connotations with colors for several reasons, including cultural, psychological, and perceptual factors. Here are a few key reasons:

 

1. Cultural associations: Colors often have cultural significance and symbolism attached to them. Different cultures may assign specific meanings and connotations to colors based on traditions, historical context, and religious or social beliefs.

2. Psychological and emotional associations: Colors can evoke different psychological and emotional responses. This can be influenced by personal experiences, learned associations, and psychological conditioning. 

 

3. Evolutionary and biological factors: Some studies suggest that certain color preferences and associations may have evolutionary and biological roots.

 

4. Marketing and branding influence: Colors are extensively used in marketing and branding to evoke specific emotions, create brand recognition, and influence consumer behavior. Over time, repeated exposure to certain color schemes and associations in advertising and branding can shape public perceptions and connotations.

 

5. Personal experiences and memories: Individuals may develop personal associations and connotations with colors based on their unique experiences and memories. Someone who had a positive experience associated with the color yellow during childhood may continue to have positive connotations with that color later in life.

 

Note that individual interpretations and cultural contexts and connotations with colors can vary significantly across individuals and cultures, and there may be exceptions or variations to color associations for individuals.

How color
can heal you.

Colors can have a significant impact on our overall well-being and health.  The various frequencies of color from your art pieces can have a direct impact on your physical, psychological and emotional health, your mental health, and can be used to create a sense of happiness and well-being in your home.

The health benefits of color are often associated with the psychological and emotional effects that different colors evoke.

The concept of colors having vibrational properties is present in various spiritual and alternative healing systems. The belief is that colors emit subtle energies that interact with our energetic body, influencing our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Pain Relief and Healing: Some studies suggest that exposure to specific colors may have pain-relieving effects and aid in the healing process. For instance, the color blue has been associated with pain reduction and can be used in healthcare settings to help patients manage discomfort and improve well-being during recovery.

Better Sleep: Colors can also impact our sleep patterns and quality of rest. Soft and cool colors, such as pastel blues or greens, can create a calming environment that aids in relaxation and promotes better sleep. Avoiding stimulating or bright colors in the bedroom can contribute to a more peaceful and restful sleep.

Improved Focus, Motivation, and Productivity: Certain colors can enhance focus, concentration, and productivity. Cool colors like blue and green have been found to promote mental clarity and attentiveness. Incorporating these colors into work or study environments can help improve cognitive performance and efficiency.

Increased Energy and Vitality: Warm colors like red and orange can stimulate energy levels and promote feelings of vitality. These colors can be used strategically in spaces where an energetic and dynamic atmosphere is desired, such as exercise areas or areas where social interaction occurs.

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Color can
inspire Love. 

Color creates emotion.

It removes us from our day-to-day routines, creates a visceral experience, and reaches into our soul to consciously move us. 

The Colors of Love:

Red: Red is often considered the color of love and passion. It symbolizes desire, romance, and intensity. It can evoke strong emotions and is commonly associated with romantic love.

 

Pink: Pink is a softer and more gentle color associated with love, affection, and tenderness. It represents sweetness, nurturing, and care. Pink is often associated with romantic love as well as love within familial and platonic relationships.

 

White: White represents purity, innocence, and spirituality. It is often associated with pure and unconditional love, such as the love between family members or the love shared among close friends.

 

Lavender: Lavender is a soothing and calming color that represents grace, elegance, and refinement. It is associated with romantic love and can evoke feelings of tranquility and harmony.

 

Blue: While blue is not traditionally associated with romantic love, it can symbolize calmness, loyalty, and deep affection. Blue can evoke feelings of love in a serene and tranquil manner.

 

Purple: Purple is a color that combines the passion of red with the calmness of blue. It represents creativity, spirituality, and romantic love. Purple can evoke a sense of mystery and enchantment, making it a color associated with deep and intense love.

 

Yellow: Yellow is a color that represents joy, happiness, and optimism. It can symbolize friendship, warmth, and the playful aspects of love. Yellow can evoke feelings of happiness and positivity in relationships.

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Color can improve your mental health. 

Improved Well-being and Emotional Balance: Colors can have a general positive influence on overall well-being and emotional balance. When our surroundings incorporate colors that resonate with us positively, it can create a sense of harmony and happiness. This can be achieved through personal preferences, cultural associations, and the use of colors that are visually appealing and create a positive ambiance.

Mood Enhancement: Colors can affect our mood and emotions. Bright and vibrant colors, such as yellow and orange, have been found to uplift mood and promote feelings of happiness and optimism. This can be particularly beneficial in combating feelings of sadness, depression, or low energy.

Stress Reduction: Calming colors, such as blue and green, can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. These colors have a soothing effect on our nervous system and can contribute to creating a sense of tranquility and peace. Being exposed to such colors in our surroundings, such as through nature or interior design choices, can help alleviate stress and anxiety.

Improve our Physiological and Psychological Responses. Color frequencies and wavelengths can affect our physiological and psychological responses. Studies have shown that exposure to certain colors can impact heart rate, blood pressure, and even hormone levels. For instance, warm colors like red and orange have been found to increase heart rate and blood pressure, while cool colors like blue and green have a calming and relaxing effect, reducing stress levels.

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Which colors will create the feelings & outcomes you want? 

Colors play a crucial role in evoking emotions and influencing human perception. Different frequencies of color correspond to different emotional responses. Understanding the impact of various color frequencies can help build personalized spaces through art and spark specific emotional experiences.

 

If you are looking to create a feeling, emotion or undertone in your environment, here are the colors and frequencies that you should follow, when buying, choosing or commissioning personalized art.

  

WARM COLORS:

 

If you are looking to create energetic, passionate, and stimulating emotions, generally;

Warm colors, such as red, orange, and yellow, have high frequencies.

 

If you are looking to create love, desire, romance, festivities, celebration, power, strength, excitement, vibrancy, passion, intensity, a sense of excitement, arousal, courage, strength, determination, boldness or assertiveness, importance, significance, prominence, joy, happiness, or liveliness;

Look to the RED range of colors with their highest range of frequencies. Red is often associated with a deep richness and strong emotions, particularly passion, romance, and love.

 

If you are looking to create enthusiasm, creativity, energy, warmth, excitement, positivity, happiness, brightness, creativity, artistic expression, inspiration, friendliness, stimulate imagination and create innovative thinking, playfulness, joy, lightheartedness, vitality, a zest for life or a sense of adventure. If you are looking for a sociable color that can symbolize openness, friendliness, and sociability;

Look to the ORANGE range of colors with their high frequencies. Orange combines the energy of red and the cheerfulness of yellow, creating a balanced and warm tone.

 

If you are looking to create happiness, positivity, energy, vitality and optimism, promoting feelings of joy, warmth and brightness. Yellow can also bring feelings of creativity, intellectual stimulation, clarity of thought, and innovative thinking. Yellow is reminiscent of the sun and can evoke feelings of warmth, light, and comfort, cheerfulness, friendliness, and approachability;

Look to the YELLOW range of colors with their high frequencies. Yellow is often associated with positive emotions, joy, and optimism.

 

 COOL COLORS:

 

If you are looking to create calming, soothing, and tranquil emotions generally;

the cooler colors of blue, green, and purple, have lower frequencies.

 

If you are looking to create peace, stability, trust, calmness and serenity, tranquility, calmness, and peace. If you want to evoke feelings of relaxation, a peaceful state of mind, reliability, trustworthiness, stability, dependability, depth, wisdom, introspection, intelligence, thoughtfulness, freshness, cleanliness, harmony, balance, a sense of equilibrium, or a sense of order and stability;

Look to the BLUE, a color often associated with the sky and water, along with range of colors with their lower frequencies.

 

If you are looking to create hope, optimism growth, harmony, balance, equilibrium, relaxation and freshness, nature and the natural environment, renewal, rejuvenation, fertility, new beginnings, relaxation, healing, and a sense of tranquility, prosperity and abundance, environmental awareness, sustainability, and ecological responsibility, a positive outlook on the future, balance and moderation in various aspects of life, such as emotional well-being and decision-making;

Look to the GREEN range of colors with their lower frequencies, reminiscent of nature.

 

If you are looking to create a feeling of royalty, luxury, creativity, artistic expression, spirituality or spiritual awakening, mystery, sophistication, introspection or to evoke feelings such as power, authority, privilege, wealth, lineage, nobility, opulence, tradition, prestige, a sense of exclusivity, creativity, imagination, innovation and unconventional thinking, individuality, uniqueness, non-conformity, wisdom, depth, introspection, contemplation, reflection, inner knowledge, romance, passion, sensuality, femininity, grace, elegance, sophistication, refinement, transformation and, personal growth, evolution, or enlightenment;

Look to the PURPLE range of colors with their lower frequencies, with its mystical, regal and luxurious connotations. Purple has long been associated with royalty, nobility, and wealth. It can represent opulence, power, and prestige.

  

NEUTRAL COLORS:

 

If you are looking to generally create a sense of stability, simplicity, order, purity, earth-connected, and cleanliness;

Neutral colors, such as gray, brown, and white, have relatively lowest frequencies.

If you are looking to generally create a sense of mystery and intrigue, strength and confidence, elegance, sophistication, and a timeless sense of style, power, authority, a commanding presence, formality, seriousness, professionalism, formality, strength, resilience, determination, hidden depths, inner strength and the ability to withstand challenges, minimalism, simplicity, or a stripped-down aesthetic;

Look to the BLACK range of colors with their relatively lowest frequencies, often associated as a timeless and neutral color. It can serve as a versatile backdrop and provide contrast for other colors or elements.

 

If you are looking to create a sense of balance, neutrality, impartiality or even formality or if you are looking for a sense of practicality, reliability, a no-nonsense approach, stability, dependability, conservatism, conformity, sophistication, elegance, a sense of refinement, understated class, timeless style, serenity, tranquility, a peaceful environment, a calming ambiance, practicality, reliability, adaptability and flexibility;

Look to the GRAY range of colors with their relatively lowest frequencies, being a mix of black and white.

 

If you are looking to create a warm and grounding feeling of earthiness, representing stability, reliability, dependability, comfort, or associated with the earth, soil, and natural elements, a sense of grounding, stability, and connection to nature, practicality, reliability, simplicity, durability, and a down-to-earth nature, warmth, comfort, and coziness, timelessness, tradition, and a sense of history, natural materials, craftsmanship, and rustic beauty, seriousness, responsibility, and a no-nonsense approach, a sense of toughness or resilience;

Look to the BROWN range of colors with their relatively lowest frequencies, often associated with earthiness and the natural world.

 

If you are looking to create purity, innocence, and cleanliness, simplicity, calmness, peace, tranquility, serenity, freshness, purity and new beginnings, minimalism, and a clean aesthetic, calmness and a sense of inner stillness, enlightenment, clarity of thought, spiritual awakening, perfection, precision, attention to detail, openness, spaciousness, expansiveness, a blank canvas or a space for possibilities, timeless or neutrality;

Look to the WHITE range of colors with their low frequencies, the color with the lowest frequency with a perception of purity and simplicity.

COMBINATIONS + CONTRASTS OF COLORS:

In addition to individual color frequencies, combinations and contrasts of colors can intensify emotional responses. Complementary colors, which are opposite each other on the color wheel, create dynamic and striking effects. For example, red and green create a strong contrast and can evoke a sense of tension or excitement. Analogous colors, which are adjacent on the color wheel, create harmonious and soothing effects. For instance, blue and green can produce a calming and refreshing ambiance.

 

This ability to use color to create emotion, mirrors the skill, knowledge and experience of the artist. 

 

I hope you find my research valuable when choosing art for your home and invite you to review my art with an eye to choosing a special art piece that will create the feelings and emotions you are looking for. I also create custom art commissions that will give you a completely customized piece, incorporating a unique design or style - with colors that will create the emotions you are eliciting to live a beautiful and creative life. Let me know how I can help you.

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Enhance your environment with color. 

Determine the desired atmosphere: Do you want a calm and soothing space, or a vibrant and energetic one?

Choose a color scheme: Select a color scheme that resonates with the atmosphere you want to create.

Place Art on your walls that reflects the feelings and colors you are most looking to give your room. Adding color art is one of the most impactful ways to introduce color into a space.

Experiment with furniture and accessories: Introduce color through furniture, such as vibrant chairs, sofas, or rugs, throw pillows, curtains, artwork, or decorative items to add pops of color throughout the space.

Play with lighting: Lighting can influence the perception of color in a room. Experiment with different types of lighting. 

Consider the psychology of color: Different colors evoke specific emotions and moods. For example, blues and greens can promote a sense of calm and relaxation, while yellows and oranges can create a more energetic and vibrant atmosphere.

Incorporate natural elements: Bring nature indoors by adding plants and flowers to your space. Greenery adds a refreshing burst of color while providing numerous health benefits.

Experiment with textiles: Introduce colorful textiles, such as African woven fabrics, eclectic throw cushions, Caribbean masks, curtains, or tablecloths, to add depth and texture to a room. 

Color can help manifest your desires. 

Color can play an important role in manifesting desires and can be used to help individuals focus their energy and intentions towards specific goals.

 

Visualization: Visualizing a desired outcome while focusing on a specific color can help to reinforce that intention in the mind. 

 

Quantum Physics: The Laws of Quantum Physics state that everything in the universe is made up of energy, and that our thoughts and emotions have an impact on the energy around us. Every color has a unique wavelength, frequency and vibrational energy. By focusing on positive thoughts and emotions created through art, individuals can raise their energetic vibration and attract positive experiences and outcomes into their homes and lives.

 

Neuroscience: Research has shown that the brain is highly adaptable and can be rewired through intentional thought and visualization. 

 

Color therapy: Color therapy is a holistic healing method that uses different colors to balance and harmonize the body, mind, and spirit. By using specific colors, individuals can align themselves with their desired outcomes and manifest their desires. 

 

Color-coded affirmations: Affirmations are positive statements that can help to reprogram the mind and align it with desired outcomes. By using specific colors to emphasize different aspects of the affirmation, individuals can amplify their manifestation efforts. 

 

Use of color in surroundings: The colors in an individual's surroundings can have an impact on their mood and energy levels. By using specific colors in their home or work environment, individuals can create a supportive atmosphere that is aligned with their desired outcomes. 

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