Artist Batya van Brakel on the power of colour

Colour is very important and can add so much to your life. If you look at which colours people usually wear, you can learn a lot about who they are. It also helps every day because colours can be healing, mood altering, and have a meaning.

Our body is built around energy points. These energy points are called Chakras and each have a specific colour. By wearing or decorating with these colours, you can embrace the qualities these colours possess. 


It all starts with Red, Red implicates a new beginning. Red is the colour of the God Aries. Aries’ time is springtime, which is why red implicates rebirth.


Then there is Orange,

Orange represents building, materializing, growing, abundance. It’s the colour of the God Zeus/Jupiter, the most important of the gods in Greek and Roman mythology. He loved life, food, drink, sex and possession. That’s why orange signifies growth, happiness and  progress. 


Yellow is the colour of the plexis solaris and ruled by Apollo.  It resides at the center of your body. Yellow knows how to shine. 


Pink is the colour of the heart. It’s the colour of Aphrodite/Venus, Goddess of love. Everything sweet, soft, loveable, girly, harmonious, gentle. It shows the love you possess. 


Green is also the colour of your heart and also the colour of Venus/Aphrodite. It’s a healing colour. It helps you to listen to your heart. To regain energy, enabling the ability to love again. 


Turquoise is the colour of creativity. It belongs to the God Neptune/Poseidon, God of the sea. Turquoise embraces creativity, fantasy, and encouraging talents, thus making the impossible possible.


Lilac is the colour of the God Poseidon/Neptune as well. It is the colour of intuition and helps you listen to your inner self and embrace your subconscious thoughts. 


Blue is the colour of communication, maybe the most important colour of all. With open and honest communication, relationships are easier and healthier. If you communicate with feeling and emotion, the world belongs to you.


Purple is the colour of spirituality, new ideas, and brain waves. It’s the Colour of the God Uranus, the god of Lightning. Purple picks up on all the thoughts and ideas floating around. 


Copper is the colour of Hermes/Mercurius, the messenger between the Gods and humans. It is the messenger between your head and your heart, helping the two communicate easily. It acts like a conductor between emotion and logic. 


Silver is the colour of the Moon and the Goddess Selene/Diana and Artemis . The Moon stands for emotion, female intuition, romance and magic. The delicate light of the moon makes us wonder, what did I see, did I see something or was it in the shadows or a fairy tale like light of the Moon?


Finally, we come to gold, the highest colour of all. Bright and shining, it stands for action and boldness. It says, “Here I am, center of the Universe”.

Choosing colours for your wedding can not only be fun, but also a great way to communicate the aspects you want to bring to your marriage. 

Have fun!


About the blogger: Batya van Brakel is a renowned artist who has held expositions in The Netherlands, France and Italy. Here is what she says about her work: ” Everything in the world is drenched in colour. The light which enables us to see and live our lives comprises every possible colour in the world. These colours provide us with a good balance for our body and spirit, making life so much harmonious. When everybody and everything is in harmony, life feels happy and more optimistic, making the world immediately a brighter place. Which is why I create meditative colour art. “To find out more about Batya’s art:

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