The meaning of colours: blue
Emanuela Brumana - 09/12/2015

In order to detoxify from stress and excesses we can turn to the colour which, according to the Chinese people, is the symbol of immortality: blue. As we know, December is a month full of tasks and appointments: we start our rush for gifts, dinners with parents and friends are increasing in number and, often, we go too far with food and wine.

Despite its reputation for being a cold colour, blue has multiple characteristics that may help us during this season of the year. Actually, working like a natural sedative, blue has positive effects on both our body and soul.

At a psychological level, blue is of great help for relaxation. Meditating by visualizing images such as a clear sky or the deep sea allows us to find again our balance. Besides, blue has positive benefits for affection: it instills calm and serenity; and there’s not better time of the year to spend some pleasant moments in the company of our parents and friends.

Soaking in a blue light or staring at a blue-painted wall has healthy effects on our body as well. In effect, it calms down respiration and eases tensions: it’s really useful to alleviate cramp pain, but also for toothache and abdominal pains. Moreover, by resting sight, it relieves tired eyes.


What’s more, there’s another reason why blue is a really useful colour in this period of the year: his purifying value helps the liver to eliminate waste from the body and allows us to remedy the excesses at the table.

In conclusion, drinking a mallow decoction and staring at a painting by Klein will help us to enjoy the feast days and get prepared for the new year!

Emanuela Brumana
Graduate in Phylosophy, currently works as an editor in the publishing industry and writes texts for web. Painter and illustrator under the pseudonym ebmela.