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Color harmony

At the Color Hotel, we implemented the principle of chrome therapy to furnish interiors, rooms and suites to awake different emotions…
In chrome therapy, each colour has its own characteristic…
 

Blue ... is the colour of the sky and of the lake... it favours sleep and infuses calmness and peace...

It is the symbol of infinity associated with royalty, in historical contexts.
In the Greek and Roman pantheon, blue was associated to Zeus and Jupiter, the Father of Gods. In ancient times, people who were suffering from respiratory illnesses, were prescribed to spend various hours a day in gardens rich of blue flowers and dark grass.
 
For the Chinese, blue was the colour of immortality. Light blue was related to the First Woman (Eve) and to the Forces related to it.
Blue is the colour of silence, meditation, spirituality, fidelity and purity. Blue has contrasting effects: it attracts, infuses peace, but makes some people sad. In a blue room, the heart rate decreases and the sense of cold increases, while the objects appear smaller and light. It has a "cold" energy.
Differently from red, it boasts significant calming qualities. Its effects on the body: it stimulates the parasympathetic system, it decreases the blood pressure, the respiration rate and heart rate.
It also has refreshing, analgesic, antiseptic and relaxing effects. It fights physical and mental agitation and it is therefore used in psychotherapy to favour relax and calmness...
 

Red ... it is the colour of the heart... of love... it infuses energy and vitality, dynamism to the mind and body...

It is deemed to be the first colour perceived by newborns.
Red was linked to Mars, the God of war for ancient Greeks and also the red planet, for its aggressive nature and its association to the colour of blood. Ancient Egyptians were writing important events with red ink, since ancient times, all knights were appearing in front of their kings wearing red cloaks.
The Catholic Church uses red to symbolize the authority of the Bishops and to indicate religious celebrations on the calendar. The judges of the English High Court still wear red tunics nowadays. 
Red dominates 80% of national flags. In conclusion, in alchemy, red indicated the obtainment of the philosopher’s stone that turned metals into gold and the end of the spiritual elevation process of the alchemist.

Red is the colour of passion and sensuality, authority and pride, boldness and virility. It was proven that it boasts a "very hot" energy.
It acts on the heart, increasing the number of heart beats and as a consequence, the blood circulation, it stimulates the production of red blood cells, it fights anaemia, it has anti-hemorrhagic effects, it eliminates lung congestions, it increases the muscular tension and stimulates the production of adrenaline. It also influences vitality and increases the body temperature.
 

Green ... is the colour of open spaces, relaxing, enveloping, it balances our body and our psyche...

It is the colour of vegetation, of spring blooming, and the power of nature.
Egyptians were using the green malachite as medicamentous eye shadow to treat visual discomforts, Plinius was stating that "emerald pleases the sight without tiring it" and the Roman emperor Nero used to watch circensian games through an emerald lens.
 
During the following centuries, engravers were using a beryl crystal to rest their sight after miniature works. Green is associated to Venus, goddess of love and fertility. Greek widows that remarried, were wearing a green veil as symbol of their ability to procreate and in England, the green dress for spouses was in fashion until 1700.
Egyptian mythology associates green to Osiris, god of vegetation and death, thus recognizing him a double nature. Green is related to the first man (Adam) and the generative forces of the Earth.

According to psychologists, green means strength, perseverance, balance and stability, it is the colour of youth, hope and peace. In general, it relaxes the nerves: the pastel shade is ideal, the darker the tones, the less the beneficial action will be. 
Dark green is even depressing and it is associated to a negative symbology: it is the colour of rage and putrefaction, of poison and envy; in the human body, green represents serious illness and death.
It is the therapeutic colour for antonomasia, and it boasts a « neutral » energy. It is neither hot nor cold, it has powerful balancing characteristics. Its effects on the body: it regulates the pituitary gland, it is used against depression, bulimia and in all psychosomatic forms that influence the gastro-intestinal tract. It is also a powerful germicide, anti-bacteria and sedative for the nervous system, it helps to reduce rage, insomnia and nervous breakdowns, this is the reason why green is chosen for operating rooms.
 

Yellow ... is the colour of the sun, warm and luminous, it infuses happiness, sense of joy and well-being, but also jealousy...

Yellow is the symbol of the Sun, the Saints’ aura, and happiness. The sensorial perception linked to yellow is perspicacity, intelligence.
It infuses a light effect, happiness and optimism, thanks to its shiny and reflective qualities. It represents uninhibited affection, opening, relaxing (at psychological level, relaxing means being able to remove problems, discomforts, restrictions), change and distension. It is linked to the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and to the celiac plexus.
 
For the Romans, it was the colour of unworthiness and due to them, this colour was imposed later on to the Jewish, money-lenders, prostitutes, and then it represented plague and other horrible diseases.
 
Yellow instead gives a sense of wellness, happiness, it warms up the heart, boosts the mind, induces to activity, and stimulates the desire to approach others.
Lighter Yellow represents instead poverty, sadness, envy, hate and jealousy. The energy is of a "hot" type. It is the colour that increases the muscular tone the most, it detoxes the blood and favours digestion, with depurative effects.
 

Orange ... is the colour of smile, stimulating, it helps the metabolism and appetite...

A "warm" colour, it infuses serenity, enthusiasm, happiness, positivity, it cheers you up and makes you talkative, it increases physical and mental strength, it boosts optimism.
 
It represents the sensorial perception linked to appetite and in terms of body parts, it concerns the voluntary muscles, the sympathetic nervous system, the reproduction organs.
 
It is linked to physical and metal energy, activity and creativity. Orange stimulates movement, independence, and self esteem, eliminating fears, frustrations, inhibitions and biases, and it is effective in case of depression, pessimism, fear, neurosis, psychosis. Its effects on the body: it has a strong stimulating action on the thyroid gland, it is antispasmodic (excellent for contractures and muscular cramps), it stimulates the heart rate and the expansion ability of the lungs, it optimizes the spleen’s activity and stimulates appetite.
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