For a long while now I've wanted to write about colour, specifically nail colour and how colours effect our moods. Not only do colours affect us on a social and cultural levels but there are also our own personal relationships with certain colours. Colour and mood seem to be inexplicably linked which why we sometimes feel blue and sometimes we are green with envy. If you see a red rose does it make you think of love? Or does it make you think of danger and make your heart beat faster? or maybe a little of both. It can be very useful that colour can make us feel a certain way and something that we can take advantage of. By wearing a colour, it can rub off on you and encourage you to feel how you would like to. Wearing different colours can also be used to accentuate a quality we feel we already possess. My favourite nail colour to wear for example is pink I love the way it makes me feel super feminine I also feel that it is a happy loving colour.
The colours of the rainbow also relate to the chakras in our body and I find if I'm craving to wear a certain colour that I don't usually wear it's because maybe that chakra needs my attention. Most often it is light blue for me which relates to my throat chakra which symbolises communication which I find often needs improvement. What is your shade and why? Is it down to habit? Is it to showcase a quality you possess? Or one you would like to have?
By paying attention to what a client likes and how they choose to express themselves it's like a little insight into their soul. Who would have thought that a little nail polish could be so emotive?
So, here's what I've learnt about colours and the chakras and the qualities they represent. You may or may not have different interpretations and that’s ok but here's what they represent to me.
Purple (Crown Chakra)
Purple people are spiritual, perfections and are great humanitarians.
Dark Blue (Third Eye Chakra)
Represents focus, acceptance and intuiti