What do you think about Colour Psychology?
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This week, we will be speaking about the colour SILVER
Psychological Properties Of Colour SILVER
- feminine power
According to colour psychology
The colour silver is associated with prestige and wealth. It is seen as a glamorous, sophisticated colour, related to female energy, prosperity and modernity. It is also related to the moon and to the ebb and flow of the tides: it is fluid, emotional, sensitive and mysterious.
- Silver is believed to be a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us. It is soothing, calming and purifying colour, believed to draw negative energy out of the body, and replace it with positive energy.
“To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river, - the River of Heaven, - the Silver Stream." - Lafcadio Hearn
In colour psychology, with a balance between black and white, silver is seen as a good critic, unbiased and compassionate with a mature sense of justice.
Traditionally, silver represents the celebration of the 25th anniversary and is related to the graceful ageing of those with silver coloured hair.
If your favourite colour is silver, you are imaginative and creative, particularly in expressing yourself. Indeed, silver affects the mind and body as a conductor that aids in public speaking and eloquence.
- Silver signals a time of reflection and a change of direction as it illuminates the way forward. It helps with the releasing of mental, physical and emotional issues, and opens new doors to the future.
One important thing to remember is that the feelings evoked by certain colours are not necessarily universal.
Cultural differences sometimes play a role in how people perceive colour.
Cultural Symbolism And Meanings Associated With Silver
- In Chinese culture, the colour holds important significance in Chinese Five element philosophy according to which every element is represented by a specific colour and is by Ying-Yang theory. Silver, then in Chinese traditions is a colour of trustworthiness, romance, loyalty and wealth.
- In Japan, it reflects technology, high-tech, masculinity, preciseness, and strength.
In most of the Asian Muslim countries, it is seen as a colour of expressiveness, fluency, and softness. The amulets worn by some Muslims are often encased in silver metal for its effectiveness.
- In India, the colour carries some negative connotation especially when it comes to wearing silver tones by women. It is often said that a woman must avoid wearing silver, as it is closely associated with white which is worn at a funeral unless she wants to be a widower.
- In Hinduism, the colour is believed to purify a soul from negative energy and bring moon magic.
America and Canada
- The colour is often seen as a futuristic colour often associated with technological innovations. It is colour heavily used by industries as their colour especially as mobile phones, cars, and watches. It is mostly seen as a masculine colour. Thus some male products are produced in silver packaging.
- One of the states of America, Nevada has official state colour as silver.
- In Christianity, it is symbolic of prayers.
How does SILVER make you feel?
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Reference: Colorogy - Empowered by Color