We all know that our energy levels fluctuate depending on our diet, exercise and sleep patterns. The way we look after ourselves plays a large part in our general wellbeing. But what if I told you that you could enhance your energy levels simply by introducing certain colours into your living space?
If you clicked on this article, I’m guessing you have at least a passing interest in the spiritual and esoteric. It’s no secret that we’re all made up of energy. While I don’t quite understand the science myself, I do know that Einstein said “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality.“ Einstein might have been discussing physics, but he could just as well be referring to the law of attraction and the art of manifestation.
Now you might be wondering how Einstein’s words relate to the colour of your living space? The answer, quite simply, is through your aura.
“You have kind of a guru vibe, but not in a cult leader way!” So I was told by renowned Celebrity Aura Reader and Psychic Medium, Mystic Michaela, during my reading for the launch of AURA Waterborne Interior Paint, her collaboration with Benjamin Moore. The range of paint colours is inspired by – you guessed it – auras.
So what exactly is an aura? Mystic Michaela explains it as an energy signature. “Everybody has their own energy signature and even if you can’t see colours you can read vibes, so everyone can see it in their own way.” This explains why we’re energised by our interactions with some people and drained by our interactions with others.
The Benjamin Moore AURA Waterborne Interior Paint collection is designed to empower us to reflect our unique personal auras. According to Mystic Michaela, understanding your aura can help you to make more authentic personal choices and making authentic choices is never more important than in our own homes.
My aura is, unusually, a tri-colour aura; a combination of purple, green and, Mystic Michaela excitedly tells me, turquoise. “It’s actually really cool” she says. “Most people only have two.” Purple represents my free spirited, rebellious side and green represents my intellectual, innovative ‘visionary’ vibes. Turquoise, Mystic Michaela tells me, is very rare and means I’m a healer; an old soul who’s drawn to all things spiritual. I have always wondered what it would be like to own my own lifestyle brand, a la Gwyneth. Perhaps this is my sign to finally go for it. Keep your eyes peeled for Gooped, folks.
Interestingly, our auras also tell us what colours we can ‘borrow’ to achieve balance. I, for example, could use some yellow and some blue to balance my tendency to absorb other people’s energies. Adding pops of these two colours to my decor will help me to remember to set boundaries, take things one step at a time and practice self-care; all things I definitely need to do more of. According to Mystic Michaela, I should decorate my space with a combination of these aura colours to fully embrace my energetic self.
So how can I, a free spirited, visionary-guru-healer type, energise my space with the colours of my aura when the conditions of my lease limit my ability to decorate my apartment? Easy. Using Central Mauve 1412, a cool toned hue that takes the compassion and desire for solitude of indigo auras, while prioritising the rebellious and creative nature of purple auras; Azores AF-495, a cool turquoise that sits between green and blue, featuring the sensitive nature of turquoise with the intellectualism of a green aura, and Dragonfly AF-510, embodying the workaholic nature of green, balanced by blue’s compassion and empathy, my solution is to paint several large canvases to hang on my walls, and further style each room with some curated accent pieces – bedding, cushions, throws and fresh flowers in shades of blue and yellow, to freshen up my space and bring some much needed colour into my neutral rooms.
Are you curious about how you can enhance your energy using colour? Why not find out what colour your aura is and harness the power of Benjamin Moore’s AURA Waterborne Interior Paint in your home today?