The heart and science of color.

What color shirt are you wearing right now? Seriously, take a peek. I'll wait. You may not even realize it, but you're attracted to and opposed to colors all the time. Think about it - you may adore the color blue and have it in every room in your home, but orange? SHEESH, get that far away from me! The tones we use in the design of our homes and offices, the shade of our cars, the hues of the clothes in our closets, the color you picked out for your pet's collar all have meaning. I believe that color speaks to us in a way that words cannot and there is science to back it up.

We're constantly preferring colors and for a particular reason. Colors, like the words that we use, have energy, meaning and are deeply significant to us. Just look at the use of color in nature and in our surroundings. The rich shades of green in our plants and trees, the topaz shimmer of the ocean, the cornflower blue of a spring sky, the vibrant reds and pinks of blooming flowers. 

Most of us are familiar with the primary colors of the rainbow as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The cool thing about this is that each of these colors is especially fundamental to the chakra system. If you're not familiar, check out my chakra information.

If you're drawn to a particular color you may need the energy that the color embodies. Going back to the blue you so adore, depending on the shade of blue, you may be seeking support in the throat chakra, which has a blue hue and energy. This means you may be ministering to your desire to speak up, speak out and hear the truth. 

Alternatively, if you're avoiding the color orange like the plague, you may not wish to allow your own creativity, sensuality or you may be struggling in some relationships. So the next time you find yourself reaching for that blue shirt, remind yourself that the colors you're wearing and surrounding yourself in are communicating to all of us. Kind of cool, right?

When I create a painting, I tune into the energy of the colors that I'm using and that is how each portrait that I conceive integrates the energy and spirit of healing. This is especially true when painting a Commissioned Portrait for a client. I meditate and pray over their canvas, intuiting the colors and the energy of their essence to produce a piece that is deeply personal and individually meaningful to them for how they can utilize color in their life and in their own spiritual balancing. 

To learn more about commissioned portraits, view them here on my YouTube page.

One of Heather's Colorful Palettes