Chromatherapy: The Psychology Behind Color

April 25, 2023 | Individual Indulgence, Smart Spa

Chromatherapy, also known as color therapy, is a natural approach that uses colors to promote physical, emotional and mental well-being. Most people have an innate understanding of how people are affected by exterior stimuli; Sounds, smells, temperature…lighting – each affects people differently. As perception might tell you, warm colors are associated with energy; these colors are cheerful and uplifting, as well as bright and passionate. Cool colors, on the other hand, evoke feelings of serenity. Rather than provoking strong emotion, as warm colors do, cool colors tend to soothe stresses away, bringing with them a feeling of calm.

One of the most common places to utilize Chromatherapy is in a sauna or shower. Rainheads, like ThermaSol’s HydroVive or Serenity, allow you to experience the benefits of Chromatherapy through light, sound and water. HydroVive fuses full-spectrum LED lighting along with its enhanced audio to give users a multi-sensory experience precisely tailored to each user. Serenity offers a soothing spectrum of color and a high-performance sound system.

Whether you’ve already delved into the world of Chromatherapy, or you’re interested in trying it for the first time, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the luminous colors found in this modern therapy.

This intense hue remains one of the most evocative colors on the visible spectrum. As a primary color, it is a color entirely on its own – that is to say, no other colors can come together to form a perfect red. This is the most high-energy of the color spectrum! It excites us; it invigorates us. Often closely intertwined with passion, red is known for its link to vitality and life.

If you want to invoke vigor and passion and a desire for abundance, choose this hue. It is also great for relieving unhappy and pessimistic feelings – promoting rejuvenation, communication and positivity.

Many people associate this sunny color with morning, when you are the most alert, insightful and analytical. Studies have linked colors including yellow with increased activity of the left side of the brain, which is considered the powerhouse of rational thinking and productivity. It can also generate feelings of optimism, cheer and a sense of ambition.

If you’re feeling stressed and need some help calming your racing thoughts, bathing in green light is a natural solution.

Associated with a calm serenity over intensity or passion, this color will stimulate your mind and aid in concentration while promoting relaxation.

If you’re feeling anxious or foggy, this soothing hue can help to calm your anxiety while increasing your focus and inspiring your creativity.

Representing purity and a sense of higher purpose, using this shade helps generate mental clarity and a feeling of possibility. White makes us think of new beginnings, perfection, elegance and serenity.

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