Express Yourself with Colored Light!

Colored Light is a nutrient just like the vitamins and minerals we absorb from food. So, "eat the rainbow"!

The Science Behind Colored Light

Monochromatic (single color) light enters the eye, which stimulates photoreceptors in the retina. These photoreceptors transform light into electrical impulses along nerve pathways from the retina to the brain, which produce color. Here the hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal glands are stimulated and regulated by light. The pituitary and pineal glands are the body’s major health keepers, i.e. the nervous system and endocrine system.

Health Benefits

Colored light has been shown to increase blood circulation, increase metabolism, and promote detoxification. Using colored light to stimulate the endocrine system and regulate our body’s processes can help to promote sleep, correct hormonal imbalances, combat depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Colored Light has been shown to:

  • Synthesize vitamin D, which benefits calcium absorption
  • Benefit melatonin production, the hormone responsible for the sleep and wake cycle (melatonin is also a powerful antioxidant)
  • Stimulate the thyroid gland which increase metabolism
  • Enhance liver function to promote detoxification
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Influence hormonal balance due to the quality of monochromatic light
  • Alters state of consciousness to deep relaxation or meditative state
  • Stimulate the body’s natural healing process

The Psychological Effects of Color

We can influence the mood we want to create in any room using the emotional powers evoked by color.


Wisdom, inspiration, transformation. Good for migraines, provides a peaceful environment, and suppresses appetite.
Healing properties:Being a color of transformation that heals hysteria, delusions and alcohol addiction, melancholy, and bring spiritual insights and renewal.


Calming, loyalty, expressive. Decreases respiration, and lowers blood pressure. Blue is cooling, electric, and astringent.
Healing propertiesCools down inflammations (including rheumatic inflammations), calms strong emotions like anger, aggression or hysteria, fever, high blood pressure, stops bleedings, and relieves bursting headaches.


Balance, compassion, harmony. Assists in reducing anxiety, helps those suffering with depression, nervousness, relaxing mentally, as well as physically, and soothing.
Healing propertiesGreen is the color of Nature and the earth. It represents balance and harmony in essence and possesses a soothing influence upon both mind and body; therefore it can be used for just about any condition requiring healing.


Positive, confidence, strength. Energizes, improves memory, relieves depression, and stimulates appetite.
Healing propertiesYellow helps strengthen the nerves and the mind, helps awaken mental inspiration, stimulates higher mentality, and energizes muscles.


Active, creative, warming. Energizes, stimulates appetite and digestive system.
Healing propertiesOrange is warm, cheering, non-constricting; which has a freeing action upon the body and mind, relieving repressions.


Dynamic, energizing, stimulating. Excites sexual glands, increases heart rate, respirations and blood pressure, and stimulates brain wave activity as well as your appetite.
Healing propertiesBrings energy, stimulation, and warmth therefore is good for energy, fatigue, colds, chilly and passive people.


An appetite suppressant used for dieting, relaxes muscles, relieves tension, and soothing, often used in hospitals.
Healing propertiesHeals grief and sadness, restores youthfulness, and brings you in contact with your feelings.

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