Many a times have I been asked as to why and how I got interested in colour. "Why so much fuss about colour?" And I ask myself the same question. And I begin to realise how over the years with the presence of light, colours has become so much a part of our lives, our culture, and even our language. We tend to take it for granted today as an intrisic part of every awake moment. We all enjoy colour, but how much do we really know about it? From the moment of birth we start learning and absorbing information from the world around us. Colour becomes imbedded in our minds as something we simply accept as being a continous part of our world. Where there is light it is always there. The only factor that seems to have an effect on it is the percentage of light reflected or absorbed by an object.
When I begin to focus on colour, my intention was caught after I read an advertisement on Colour Vibration Therapy (CVT) flyer which was stuck on the front screen of my car. At the same time I suffer with "Urticaria Vasculitis" also known as nettle rash or weals in a common terms. It is also refers to a group of disorders in which wealing occurs in the skin. I thought it could be a good alternative treatment for me. A meeting was arrange with Sir Professor Dr Norhisham Wahab the founder of Colour Vibration Therapy Malaysia. during our discussion, i discover that colour plays a major role in harmonising and balancing our spiritual, mental, emotional and physical level of a person. As for my research, I have no intention to search for any medical benefits.
For more than a century, the psychology of colour in relation to emotion and behaviour has been studied and throughout history colour has always fascinated humankind, for both aesthetic and social reasons. Colour plays a vitally important role in the world. What we see and interact with colour, includes both natural and artificial colours. About 80% of the information which we assimilate through our five senses, is visual. However, colour does more than just give us objective information about our world, it also affects how we feel. The presence of colour become more important in our environment, since most people spend more time awake and looking at all things in colour. Colour can have a strong influence on our moods and emotions. Colour can sway our thinking, change actions and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise our blood presure or suppress our appetite. When used in the right ways, colour can save energy consumption. Colour is also a powerful form of communication, colour is irreplaceable. Red means "stop" and green means "go", as this is understood as universal message. Likewise, the colour used for product, web site, etc. etc. can cause powerful reactions. I will continue uploading my colour research to my blog from time to time. Any suggestions or opinions for further discussion are most welcome.