Chromotherapy also known as Color therapy or colorology is a type of holistic healing that utilizes colors to achieve optimal health and it has been practiced by many races throughout the world for centuries. Some 2,500 years ago, Pythagoras applied color light therapeutically and ‘color halls’ were used for healing in ancient Egypt, China and India. Colors bring emotional reactions in people, when a color is seen, it can have an emotional impact and physical reaction. Different color provokes different reaction in humans: calming the nervous system, reduces blood pressure, energize, stimulate, increases Neuromuscular tone, stimulates happiness, brings on a sense of security, regeneration etc.

Today Chromotherapy is widely used in Home Design, Automobile design, Developing Study Materials, Food packages etc. Knowing that color plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind. Smart Web Designers can use it when it comes to modeling websites, picking out the color scheme for their design and affecting one’s feelings, moods, and emotions. Color is a powerful element, and one of the first things you notice when coming to a new website. It also resonates with you when you leave. Color immediately sets a mood in any space. The right choices and combination can transform your Blog and imbue all who visit it with new levels of energy.

Depending on the topic and what emotional impact you want to achieve on your Blog, you can choose suitable dominant color for it:

Green

Nature, fresh, cool, growth, abundance. It is the color of nature. It is associated with money, animals, health, healing, life, harmony. Regulates the pituitary gland, fights depression, bulimia, and other psychosomatic conditions affecting the gastric system. It is useful in calming the nervous system, fights irritability, insomnia.

Blue

The color the majority of the world population calls its favorite color. It represents to “Trust”. It is associated with trustworthiness, success, seriousness, calmness, power, professionalism. It’s calming. Stimulates the parasympathetic system, reduces blood pressure and calms both breathing and heart-rate. It has anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing effects. Fights both physical and mental tension and is used to assist in relaxation.

Red

The color of danger. It can imply risk. It is associated with love, passion, warning, excitement, food, impulse, action, adventure, excitement, strength, sex, passion, speed. They say this is good for food websites. Is used to energise and stimulate. Affects the heart by increasing pulse rate, and the muscles by increasing their tension. Influences vitality, and increases body temperature. Can be used to develop excitement and sensuality.

Yellow

Warmth, sunshine, cheer, happiness. It is associated with curiosity, playfulness, cheerfulness, amusement. Increases neuromuscular tone. Purifies blood, helps digestion, and has a cleansing effect. Strongly stimulates happiness, brings on a sense of security, as well as a strong feeling of well-being.

White

Is associated with innocence, purity, cleanliness, simplicity. The color of pure innocence.
Used for regeneration. Also, provides energy and balances the chrono-biological rhythm, by stimulating the production of serotonin, a substance which regulates both sleep and the nervous system. Re-balances the psychophysical and hormonal systems in people who suffer from seasonal depression.

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  1. I’m totally red/purple/rose oriented.. so I’m risky =)