'It is everywhere and bombards your senses. It evokes memories, feelings, impressions, tastes ,sounds and emotions. Colour stimulates your mind, body and soul. You see it, touch it, smell it, eat it, drink it, wear it, breathe it, paint it,write it......and you are it.Wherever you go,whatever you do, wherever you look, you are immersed in a world of colour' June McLeod.
The study of colour is as old as the hills,much research and many articles have been written covering a whole range of aspects of this extraordinarily deep and expansive subject,proving that colour affects us all far more deeply and profoundly than might be imagined.
Colour affects the individual, the commercial world, marketing and the media, colour affects us at every level of life. Every environment can be changed from something great to something wonderful and to maximum effect using colour, by a colour psychologist who knows their onions, a master of their craft.
Anyone can put paint on the walls and it may have some effect, but when specialist colour psychology knowledge and skills are used the improvements are not only superb and dramatic, they are also fit for purpose.
What is Colour Psychology?
Colour Psychology is the study of the effect that colours have on human behaviour, particularly the natural instinctive feelings that each colour evokes. Colour preference reveals how each colour encourages an emotional, mental and physical response in people.
Red for example will create feelings of warmth, movement, ambition, determination and sometimes fear and anger. Red may bring to mind sayings that have been passed down through the ages such as 'it was like holding up a red rag to a bull'.
Cultures from around the world may differ in their use of colour psychology and symbolism, for example in South Asian culture it is common for a bride to marry wearing red where as in Western culture a bride traditionally wears white.
Caution is highlighted by this one simple example, as international colour psychology knowledge must be fully understood and global cultures respected if a colour psychologist is to work fluently and efficiently with global companies, producing work that is fit for purpose.Colour psychology is a vast and complex subject that takes many years of study and hands on experience to gather the experience required.
Colour is easily accessible by us all, it is a vibrational energy that need not be seen to be felt. Blind children have been documented (see Colours of the Soul book) as being able to feel the difference between warm and cool colours by touch alone.
Colour is an integral part of life, it is all around us and a part of us. We cannot avoid colour in life, it is everywhere.The more we embrace colour and allow it to become an important part of our lives, the more we will come to understand how it affects us and helps us.Colour is incredibly powerful especially regarding memory links, it is there to give and sustain life, to bring balance and well-being to the individual. For the commercial sector colour psychology reigns supreme.
Colour associations can be historical,national,cultural, personl and linguistic but one thing that we can,t deny is that it is also visual, though June has done some amazing colour work with blind people. Colour has impact and for that reason, the way we use it can create either the right blend for the intended use or not.
With more and more business being done beyond national and continental boundaries, understanding colour associations can make the difference between you and a competitor who doesnt know or care.
Experiential motivational colour training is June's forte. Do you value the implementation of fresh,innovative information that is presented by someone who can inspire. June is the original experiential motivational colour psychology/colour therapy training provider, a leading colour consultant she generously shares her creative innovative methods.
Having trained the majority of experiential colour trainers and sought out by the many for her unique and innovative colour work. Junes methods are proven and sound.
By encouraging the colour therapy/colour psychology student to think out of the box will help create original colour thinkers with a highly developed creative spark.
The sheer variety of content and interesting practicals delivered in a friendly, people orientated way puts her above any competition.
It is one thing to know information,but it is another thing entirely to be able to teach it to others in such a unique, fun, motivational and engaging way.
You can be assured and confident in the knowledge that material developed by June McLeod will be exceptional, full of thought provoking, insightful information that is relevant, easily assimilated and usable on many levels.
She has developed over the years truly innovative, interactive practical exercises integral to her training method, that encourages personal development, creativity, innovation whilst grounding the work with superb colour knowledge.
June's training and delivery method is renowned, she brings to life all things colour coupled with the exclusive practicals she continues to create and further develop.She is recognised as one of the best and most respected authorities on colour.
June believes original colour thinkers are not born, they are taught and encouraged to think out of the box, to open their minds to wider colour concepts. They do not colour within the lines.
Junes method pushes the boundaries of colour to new levels.
'If at first the idea is not absurd, then their is no hope for it' Albert Einstein.
Why colour and number? Why this method? It is the original and best, often copied, never bettered.
What can you discover? Unlock your potential,be guided to widen your horizons, ideas to plot your destiny, support relationships at work and at home, the many uses of the chart is endless and superbly accurate. Practice makes perfect.
To find your number and colour , reduce your birth day,month and year to 4 single numbers, first reduce the day, month and year to single digits. For example; 21st July 1970 will become 3-7-8 then add together to find the 4th number. 18 = 9.
Therefore the final 4 numbers are - 3-7-8-9. now marry the numbers with the correct colours.3-yellow
7-violet, 8-magenta, 9-gold.Interpret the individual colours then as a whole.
The first 3 numbers divulge information on where you are at, your personality,highlighting your potential plus darker shadow side and your attributes.
The 4th number is the soul number, the most revealing of all,by bringing the positive attributes of the 4th number into play in your life you can be assured your journey through life will be smoother and be more supported.
For more information with a 'how to' section see Colours of the Soul book, also Colour Numerology - the Karmagraph has 160 blank charts to copy and use, and Colour Psychology Today describes in detail.
June has created more complicated charts and methods for the corporate sector, but here we are discussing a karmagraph for the individual.
The completed chart for the individual reveals aspects of inner self that can be hidden and overlooked, personality type, weaknesses and strengths, it can be used for every area of life and encourages a broader outlook giving more choices
The method is used to tune into key events as a colour tool of accuracy.Once you become experienced and with practice much can be revealed.
June 'predicted' and it is recorded and verified, Beckhams 4th child be a girl, the UK Brexit vote outcome, Kate and Williams 2nd child a daughter and Obamas second term, to quote a few.
The chart has many layers yet with colour understanding and knowledge and regular practice, everyone can develop their expertise. With colour knowledge and daily practice everyone can reach their fullest potential, intuitively, remembering, we each have a glass ceiling,once reached, we can only widen our abilities. Therefore it is natural law some will be more proficient than others when using an intuitive tool/method that requires interpretation.
Here is a small sample of the attributes for each colour. In the books Colours of the Soul, Find Your True Colours and Colour Psychology Today June goes into some depth supported by excellent colour indexes.
Red - The Motivator
Orange - The Diplomat
Yellow - The Intellectual
Green - The Peacemaker
Sky Blue -The Communicator
Indigo - The Innovator
Violet - The Idealist
Magenta - The Leader
Gold - Wise Counsel
There is nothing half hearted about red, used correctly and in the right setting red never disappoints and will always encourage the most passionate response, yet even red has it's limitations, red used unwisely is the most ghastly and unforgiving of the spectral colours.
The colour orange is about togetherness and sharing, respectful of opinions and choice. Orange recognises the importance of both the individual and the group. Orange is not a wallflower unless it is used solely for happy happy, then it squeals with disgust as it takes a firm stance and shouts loud and clear, this is wrong, I am much much more,take me seriously.
Yellow is in demand once more,the colour yellow has had an unfair press because so many feel they cannot wear yellow,yet the truth is everyone can wear yellow, choosing the right shade for their complexion and hair colour is the key otherwise yellow can make one appear sallow or even look drained. Yellow used environmentally must be placed with caution, as many things will go missing in a yellow/mustard environment, workers feel heavy bloated and unwell in a limey yellowish tint.
We associate green with balance and harmony, a stress free colour supposedly, try repeating that when a particular green has been wrongly placed in an office environment.
Blue traditionally is used for rest and sleeping environments, either the decor or bedding. Yet particular shades of blue in specific placements will cause restlessness and sleepless nights as uncovered by Junes research.
Indigo in corporate environments, . used sparingly and with caution, usually succeeds.
Violet/purple like orange is either adored or shunned, the two 'marmite colours' of the spectrum, the love me or hate me colours.
June has had great success with under fives nurseries over the years Exerts from the research results from one of the original studies: An environment that encourages creative and inventive thought in children. Improved emotional development in children. Children shared and co-operated more.
Decreased noise levels. Children found it easier to organise their own thoughts - leading to better intellectual development in the long term. Tension and aggression were reduced.Babies slept more peacefully and easily. Staff were happier and more content.Calmness increased and relaxation was easier.
The client testimonial: "I wanted to create a perfect environment for my day nurseries to complement the innovative care & development programme we had put together. June McLeod came highly recommended.
I knew that colour psychology directed by June McLeod would have an effect on the nursery but was not prepared for just how much of an impact it made. The atmosphere, the energy, and the visual image were all magnified and transformed.
The children's behaviour bore an instant calmness, the staff became more relaxed and interested and the reaction of parents as they entered the nursery was simply 'Wow'.
It has been the grounding factor that has bound our care & development programme together and produced results in the children's development beyond our expectations.
It has definately increased both the perception of my business and it's performance and has been one of the most beneficial and influential business decisions I have made" Angela Spencer. CEO Angels at Play.