Ayurveda has interpreted the subtle effects planetary positions have on our moods, personality and even our destiny for thousands of years. While modern science hasn’t validated or grasped the influence of planetary positions on circadian science, it has not contradicted or denied the influence either.
Many cultures believe that each day of the week is associated with a particular colour, derived from a planet or a deity. In India, astrologers and Ayurveda followers assert that each day of the week has a corresponding planet. And by following the colour of the week that is associated with the planets, you essentially align yourself to harness the subtle power of the planetary influences. In Thailand, the Queen used to wear coloured dresses associated with the colour of the day, a practice some Thai people continue to follow even today. In fact, in the past, Thai astrologers recommended the colours of the week to soldiers going to wars.
According to Ayurveda, each planet has a specific influence on the mind, body and emotions. To make the most out of the positive influence of each planet, it is recommended to embrace the colour corresponding to that planet on the said day.
Monday, for example, is represented by the moon. So, the moon colour, white is said to reflect the energy of the moon. Similarly, Sunday is represented by the sun. And hues of orange and yellow of the sun is said to align you with the divine power of the majestic star. Saturday is ruled by Saturn and dark hues of purple and black are considered to give one a boost of positive energy and vibration.
Follow the below chart to discover the correlations between days of the week and colour shades. And use our expert tips to embrace the different colours of the week for your home interiors:
Colour of the day: White
Mondays are ruled by the moon. It is said to support our emotional body and honour our feminine or yin energy. White is said to be the colour for Monday. You can bring in some positive vibes by decorating the house with white flowers. Fresh flowers are also said to be mood enhancers so if you’re feeling the Monday blues, they can make a great addition to your home décor. You could also bring in some white to your home in form of décor pieces made out of pearls, be it a quirky picture frame embellished with pearls or a statement pearl embroidered cushion cover.
Colour of the day: Red
The planet Mars is associated with Tuesdays. Due to the planet’s fiery side, this day goes by the colour red. You can incorporate décor elements in red to channel the zest and energy. If you are particularly fond of this hue, you can create an accent wall using this statement colour. Ensure to not go overboard with red and complement it with other neutral colours- remember balance is key. You can also benefit from the power of this planet using stones like red coral and carnelian in your home décor.
Colour of the day: Green
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. This planet is known for enhancing communication and intellect. Wednesdays are for looking after your mind, body and spirit. Since green is the colour of the day, you can start by introducing a variety of plants in your home and taking some time out every Wednesday to look after your own little green space. Don’t forget to check in with yourself about how do you feel mentally and physically and take what you need to be the best version of yourself.
Colour of the day: Yellow
The planet of good luck and abundance, Jupiter, rules Thursday. To channel the energy of this planet, find something yellow to go with your home décor. Fresh sunflowers can add a bit of cheerfulness to even the darkest corners of the house. You can also use a yellow throw or cushion cover to spruce up your interiors.
Colour of the day: Pink
Venus, the planet of the arts is the ruler of the day Friday. It is a great time to bring out your creative and artistic side, so if you are thinking of painting a wall in your favourite room into an accent colour combination or pattern, this can be a good day! You can use Berger Paints Colour Catalogue to explore unique colour combinations or choose from designer finishes with glossy metallic effects from Berger Paints Silk Illusions Design Metallic range. Since pink is a lucky colour for Fridays, it is recommended to optimise the shade to make the most out of this day. We recommend changing your bedding to a subtle shade of pink- creating a cosy corner for your weekend siestas and slumber sessions.
Colour of the day: Purple and Black
The planet that is said to be our greatest teacher, Saturn, rules Saturdays. At the commencement of the week, this day is a good time to reflect on your mind and body and get ready for a new week with good intentions set in your mind. To exude the positive energy of this planet, it is recommended to use the colours purple and black, be it in your clothing, home décor or even jewels. For the home, dark hues might be tricky to get right, but in healthy doses, it can prove to be a great addition. Embrace the dark side for your home with light fixtures, patterned rugs, cushion covers and frames, blended with soft and neutral tones.
Colour of the day: Orange
Sundays represent the sun. The sun is believed to be a reflection of the soul. Due to this connection, it is a great day for spiritual quests. Bring in the sun’s vibrant energy on Sundays with hues of orange. You can also start the day with Sun Salutations or Surya Namaskar on a Sunday morning.