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Warm Colors

Warm colors take a supporting role to other colors.  They bring in their warmth and stabilizing attributes.

 

Black is a protective color, helping to keep the external world at bay by comforting you and removing negativity.  A feminine energy creating restfulness and restorative feelings.  Black links the unknown or the unseen creating mystery and provides a sense of potential and possibility.  It is the best color when you want calmness.

From the Native Americans black gives life and is represented through its soil color.  Known as the Color of Soil because it gives life.  In your sacred space black adds depth, sophistication or glamour.  Lovely when used with contrasting bright colors.  Use in small qualities.

Use this color when wanting to create a space into which anything may emerge and disappear.  Like the color white, I feel black helps with new beginnings Shapes that represent black are curvy, undulating or irregular patterns.  If you need a touch of stability in the home, place a touch of black in the Southwest and in the North plants, stone or art to help with career decisions.  Trees represented by this color are Cottonwood (Populus Aigeiros), and Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana, Carpinus betulus.)

 

Brown is The Color of Earth is both a masculine and feminine energy.  Seen in the outdoors and in agricultural with thoughts of wholesomeness, natural and organic production.  While brown remains in the background, it will add a touch of luminosity to spaces.  As a tree color it offers stability and provides structure and support.

A friendly and approachable, practical and sensible color.  Provides a sense of security and belonging. A joyful color that offers growth and protection.

Often seen as a fall combination where it showcases other colors.  Use in Hot color combinations for last blast before winter.  Adds depth and grounding in a small space.  Shades of brown are in shapes of are horizontal, square or rectangle.  Use bark, stone or wood.  Trees represented by this color are the Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) and the Cacao (Theobroma cacao).

 

Copper symbolizes plant life.  A healing color that wants to help you navigate from the old to the new.  This color wants you to pick your own path and fulfill your life.

A feminine color treasured by several ancient goddesses of love that go back pre-Sumerian times.  They emphasize the nurturing aspect of women and their ongoing youthfulness.  You may be more familiar with this group of goddesses by names of Ishtar (Egyptian), Aphrodite (Greek), and Venus (Roman).  All display their power of love, balance, beauty and artistic skills with copper.

In the mineral form, copper is required in photosynthesis and is one of eight micro-nutrients required for plant life.  Add a touch of this color in a space that needs a boost from the earth.  Keep copper nearby to help with clear communication, mitigate arthritis and rheumatism ailments.

Trees represented by copper are found in the underside leaves of called indumentum.  These fine hairs are usually cinnamon brown and resembles felt. that help to store water and protect the plant from cold and heat.  Trees that display this are the Magnolias (Magnolia) and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron).

 

 

Pink is the Color of Hope and Love.  A quiet color that operates at a higher vibration for general balancing and supporting healthy relationships of all kinds.

In the West pink is feminine both in color and energetically promoting affection and intimacy, thoughtful and caring moments.  From Japan pink is a masculine influence representing the young Japanese warriors, the Samurai who fell in battle.  Cherry blossoms of the Prunus serrulate fell at the time when the warriors fell.  The Sakura Festival represents , and the battles fought.  Cherry blossoming festivals can be found the world over to celebrate spring.

Chi and high energetic vibrations of pink will stay in your garden through use of plants or structures.  Mix the colors with dark blue, green, black or gray tones to help highlight vibration and support of the guardian angels.  A great color for a child’s garden creating adventure and tranquility, all at the same time.  Pink is made of red, a primary color used for exploring and white, a secondary color made up of red, green and blue bringing insight.  Trees represented by this color are the Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) and the Hawthorn (Crataegus).

 

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