Self-Creating Our Environment with Well-being and Color: The Spaces of Our Everyday Lives
My Color Story
It’s through my love in the little things that I started paying attention to the everyday details of our environments from a very tiny age beginning with flowers. With colorful flowers still being my favorite environment aesthetic today.
Growing up as a child, I noticed living spaces. I noticed and appreciated wall colors, houseplants, personal small decorative pieces, use of space, balance and harmony of furniture, lighting, etc.
It was through my long term undiagnosed environmental illness that I began really studying and understanding how powerful our environments can be on our well-being and health. While undiagnosed, I knew something outside of “me” in my environment was making me sick, but I did not know what it was. I began subtly and naturally using color to heal and replenish myself physically, mentally, emotionally & energetically from eating fruit’s n veggies, spending a lot of time in nature, shifting to creating vibrant art, & traveling to very colorful countries like New Zealand, India and Bali.
Eventually, I was diagnosed & treated for black mold poisoning: an environmental infection from inhaling deadly air with black mold spores. As we know, black is the absence of color. All along, I was intuitively using something positive & medicinal in my environment to re-balance & support me into full sunny recovery. To combat the stress, quick pace, and intensity of life, we can use color or environment alignment to structure positive energy in our home or work space as a daily medicine.
Science & Medical Community
From a physics perspective, color is really different wavelengths of light that has been proven to affect the energy of our bodies and our moods.
For example, some M.D.'s have started using blue light stimulation to correct blood pressure issues in their patients.
Virgin Airlines conducted a study showing that violet light calms down nervous boarding passengers; violet is the most calming soothing color of the spectrum. And believe in this study so much so they have groovy violet light on the airplane as passengers get on.
Interior Design: TLC for Your Space
How can we use interior design or making our space our own (self-creating) to promote well-being, harmony, peace, love, and joy in our everyday lives?
Through understanding color anatomy: the physical, mental, emotional and energetic aspects of color.
Color is not just physical and what meets the eye.
Color is beyond; Color is mental and emotional.
It can be used to influence our consumer decisions or whether we want to purchase something like organic skincare that may have more natural hues of pink, beige, & a soft plant green or think of the McDonald’s brand using the cheery color yellow for their signature "happy meal."
Color affects our central nervous system in whether we feel relaxed in a space or not: depending on whether our system agrees or disagrees with the colors or stimulating light frequencies.
Color can express who we are.
Our clothing communicates a message of who we are. Color can gracefully illustrates our identity & the change over time.
As we change, we may have different colors that pop in and out of our lives
with a few core soul colors remaining constant. Expressing ourselves through clothing and colors is a healthy affirmative way to encourage us to live our potential.
Why Our Space is Important in Living a Good Life
The way in which we understand how our space & environment impacts our overall wellness is essential in living life to it's vibrant fullest.
Because our spaces are meant to support us. Support us in living life in the most balanced vivacious-- true to ourselves-- way.
Our spaces set us up for success or even failure. Is our space dull and lifeless or is our personality and spirit shining through?
Clean or Messy Space?
Is our house/apartment clean or messy? Thankfully, we are learning how to tidy up thanks to the minimalist movement of "de-cluttering" & the popular “Tidying Up” book by Marie Kondo explaining the energy connection of holding on to too much stuff and that weighing us down.
Now it is time to intentionally consciously take tidying up to the next level and create our spaces to support & align with who we truly are. And we can do this with Color. What colors do we need to stay balanced, well, happy, & whole? We are all different. Just ask yourself. It is easy. Be open to new colors coming in and out.
In designing a new space, interior designers seek to understand what their client wants and a lot of times the client doesn’t know because they may not know themselves super well. Color helps us to get to know ourselves a bit better in a beautiful profound way that is very nourishing and good for our peace of mind. Selecting colors activates the right intuitive brain and in working with color you will build your intuitive voice, which will help you in deciding what other things you would like to keep.rid of or what new things resonate with who you are now.
Yes, through coming to understand how we decorate and care for our spaces, we come to understand how we decorate and care for ourselves. We are own interior designers.
Interior designers are much more than solely creating a lovely space for others to treasure. Interior designers are inspirational creative teachers, creative communicators whole-heartedly listening & understanding an individual as a whole person & sharing what intuitive aligned creative vision they have. Interior designers setup the foundation of another human’s life—their everyday space.
Remember, depending on who we are and what we need to thrive or re-balance, different colors can replenish and enhance our wellness, happiness, creativity, and clarity of mind. Enjoy the self-discovery process!