Choosing carpet colors for health reasons? I know what your thinking…completely nuts or I just want my carpet to match my drapes…Well, we thought we might throw you for a loop in this brief blog post. Did you know there are in fact folks just like you who choose carpet colors for their health? Fascinating right? Well, this is also backed up by Feng Shui practitioners, eastern medicine based in holistic health. Here is what they say about various colors:
BlackAbsorbing black dispels anxiety. Use this color if you’re suffering from insomnia, high blood pressure or stomach pain. Black can also ease inflammations and can be used to good effect if you have a burn, rash or infection. Feng Shui practitioners associate the ears with black so any problem with your ears or hearing can be treated with this color.
BrownBrown is the color of stability. Draw on the healing power of this color if you have wild mood swings. This color can also be helpful if you have diabetes, as it will help regulate your digestion of sugar and output of insulin. Feng Shui associates the color brown with the reproductive organs so you can use this color if you are coping with an STD, yeast infection or sexual dysfunction.
PurpleA powerful combination of invigorating red and soothing blue/purple can restore equilibrium to your body. It is a good color to draw upon if you suffer from epilepsy or chemical imbalances. Feng Shui links the skeletal system with this color, so if you’re suffering from hip dysplasia, back pain or scoliosis, you can benefit from purple.
BlueBlue is the color of release. Integrate generous splashes of this color into your life if you want to release a grudge or need to get something off your chest. This color also has the power to refresh your body after extended periods of work, and it is perfect for people who are hyperactive. In Feng Shui circles, blue is associated with the thyroid gland. Whether you have an overactive or sluggish thyroid, blue can bring balance to this part of your body
GreenA stimulating combination of refreshing blue and clarifying yellow/green promotes growth. It, therefore, should not be used if you’re a cancer patient — when you want to inhibit cell growth. Green should be used if you have anemia, low sperm count or broken bones because it speeds healing with health problems that require increased cell production. Feng Shui links the feet with this color, so you can also benefit from green if you have athlete’s foot, plantar warts, bunions, corns or calluses.
YellowCheerful yellow adds light and clarity wherever it is used. People who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease can benefit greatly from this color, as can anyone who is coping with learning disabilities. Yellow can also be very helpful if you suffer from depression. Feng Shui practitioners associate overall health with this color, so if you have a compromised immune system or another serious disease that affects every part of your body, yellow can be an enormous benefit.
OrangeA warming blend of radiant red and clarifying yellow, orange has transformative power. It is, therefore, an excellent aid to the digestion, as it helps convert food to energy in the most efficient way possible. Draw on the power of orange if you suffer from colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea or food allergies. Feng Shui links this color to the large intestine, bladder, and pelvis, so if you have health issues related to these areas, orange can help you, too.
RedFortifying red infuses the body with energy. Its healing power can alleviate head colds, sinusitis, and muscular disorders by causing tissues to shrink. People who suffer from heart disease and chronic headaches can also benefit from this color, as red increases blood flow. Many Feng Shui practitioners have drawn a correlation between the eyes and this color, so if you are having problems with conjunctivitis, glaucoma or poor eyesight, integrate more red into your surroundings.
WhiteLike a crystal prism, white diffuses color. It is associated with purity. Because white inhibits growth, it’s an excellent color to use if you suffer from cancer. White can also be helpful if you are warding off a bacterial or viral infection. Pure white can be hard on the eyes, so if you want to draw on the healing power of this color without suffering from its glaring effect, add a few drops of brown or red to the mix. Feng Shui associates white with the mouth and respiratory system, so if you have problems in these areas, try integrating more of this color into your surroundings.
Wow! This certainly isn’t what I had in mind when choosing carpet for my last home but there might be someone out there who could use this helpful Feng Shui guide of colors. Or just maybe it will give you some insight on what to think about when choosing your next colors. Either way, something different to think about! Feel free to share and comment!!