The psychology of colours and colouring

I have always adored colours – and, although not talented in any conventional sense when it comes to painting and drawing, love colouring-in. I find it therapeutic, relaxing, an excellent way for my over-burdened mind to switch off, or at least go into a neutral gear.

Dear friends of mine gave me an Art Therapy book for Christmas (amongst many lovely presents):


It is wonderful. I am intrigued by the designs. But the point of today’s post is to look at what our individual colouring skills (or lack thereof) say about us as people. For a change, I am not going to wax especially lyrical on this subject; instead, I am going to say a couple of things, show you an image and then leave it up to you, my readers, to interpret should you wish to do so!

My own view is that the way I have approached the above book, my choices of image and colour, shout loudly about who I am! So, of all the pictures in the book, I have zeroed in on just one (so far). I cannot bring myself to colour bits of one and bits of another. Very telling, I am sure.

Here is the image I have been working on since Christmas:


I am quite sure a psychologist would have a field day with this!

Over to you! How would you have reacted to the book? How would you have coloured an image in? Do you think our colouring-in reveals aspects of personality of which we are, perhaps, unaware?

And, does every aspect of our behaviour add to, and leave, a unique footprint in the metaphorical Planetary Sand?


4 thoughts on “The psychology of colours and colouring

  1. Can’t imagine why you’d have been drawn to focus your energies in completing a pseudo-hamsa symbol at this time. Nope. Not at all. :p

    Though, in my role as your psycho anal-ist, it does seem rather delicious that you have! 😀 xx

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  2. Julie

    Your General Disposition
    At the present time, your behavior is characterized by your need for recognition. You find it important that other people accept and appreciate you and view you as competent. For this reason, you try hard to have everything – including yourself – under control, to know your way around everything and if necessary to take on unpleasant tasks. You believe you have to prove to yourself and others what you are capable of because, at the moment, your sense of self-esteem is fragile.
    Interpretation of the Colors You Find Most Pleasing:
    You need an activity, contacts or experiences which fulfill and enrich you. You can find inspiration in anything that makes your life colorful, intense and exciting. You demand optimum quality of life.
    You would like to leave everything unpleasant and burdensome behind and to relax spending time with nice, open-minded people.
    When you think about the difficulties you have to cope with, your mood is anything but rosy. You have to steel yourself against exhausting demands, you feel unfairly treated, or you are faced with some other impositions.
    You feel burdened by personal problems that are not easy to solve.
    At the present time, you are seriously challenged by stressful conditions.

    The Color Oracle
    This Color Oracle is a psychological color test developed by the Swiss astrologer and art instructor Johannes Schneider. During several decades of research and practice, he investigated the effect of color on the psyche. He first published his findings on these effects under the name “Color-O-Scope” which included 25 small colored wooden plaques for use in selecting the colors.
    The online version available here utilizes the same hues as the original product. The method of color selection is also identical. Since the representation of the colors is dependent on the color fidelity of the display screen in use, slight deviations in color may nonetheless occur, and Astrodienst has no control over this.
    Until further notice the Color Oracle will be offered to visitors free of charge. You will also find on this website another horoscope interpretation by the same author which is based on astrology and psychology, the “Color Horoscope” by Johannes Schneider.
    Color Horoscope, from Johannes Schneider

    Color Psychology and AstrologyThe “Color Horoscope” is a horoscope interpretation developed by the Swiss art instructor and astrologer Johannes Schneider, author of the “Color Oracle”. The “Color Horoscope” combines the delineation of the birth chart with color psychology. To each of the celestial bodies a typical color has been assigned. This ranking can also be represented as a series of twelve colors.

    Free Trial Version Read more

    Psychological Horoscope, by Liz Greene

    Women with maskThe Psychological Horoscope Analysis by Liz Greene is a remarkable achievement within contemporary astrology. Combining the use of astrological insight with modern psychology, it can give you a detailed portrait of your personality.


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    1. alienorajt

      A fabulous and fascinating response, Julie – loved reading it and will be nipping over to the link forthwith. Thank you – and sorry for the delay in responding. xx


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