Hard time choosing where to go next? Let your favorite color guide you. Why? Well, there’s a new branch in science called Color Psychology. It seems as though science is finally catching up with China’s longstanding tradition of Feng Shui. Psychologists are now observing how seeing certain colors can influence how we feel, think, and even eat! So if you’re indecisive, why not check out one of these amazing natural locations based on your favorite color!
Red: 7 Coloured Earths, Mauritius
One of Mauritius’s popular places to visit, the Seven Coloured Earths was originally discovered by the French as they were seeking to set up a sugarcane plantation. After the rain washed the top soil, they found it to be barren and unsuitable as farmland. Depending on the light and angle at which you stand, you’ll see different hues of red, yellow, purple, blue, and brown. According to research, these beautiful colors appear due to the different minerals formed from balsatic lava clay.
Orange: Naejangsan National Park, South Korea
Between September and November, Autumn arrives in Korea. It’s almost as if their national parks, mountains, and temples are painted with nature’s full palette of red, orange and brown autumn leaves. Ranked #1 on Tripadvisor, The Naejangsan National Park in Jeongeup, Korea is one of the best place on earth to be surrounded by and wander around maple trees in Autumn. Other places in South Korea where you can enjoy the Fall foliage include: Jirisan National Park in Namwan, Seoraksan National Park in Gangwon Province, and Gwanaksan Mountain.
Yellow: Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam
North Vietnam is known for its majestic mountains and gorgeous layers of rice terraces. A little difficult to get to, but worth visiting, Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai province is awe inspiring to behold. Between mid-September and mid-October, Hmong Farmers are busy harvesting the rice and picking medicinal tea leaves. Witness for yourself the ripened rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai as they become a bright yellow when illuminated by the autumn sun.
Green: Green Canyon, Indonesia
Located in West Java, the Green Canyon (Indonesian: Cukang Taneuh) has some of the most mesmerizing turquoise clear waters in the world. With green moss covering the cliffs around these waters, it looks almost like earth’s waterpark. Adventurous travelers head there for rafting, caving, and cliff jumping. A must visit if you find yourself in Pangandaran!
Blue: Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon is an enchanting must visit outdoor spa made up of geothermal seawater in the middle of a lava field. Yep, you can almost pretend like you’re swimming in a volcano! The milky blue water is made up of minerals, algae, and silica known to exfoliate your skin leaving it fresher, healthier and rejuvenated.
Purple: Hokkaido, Japan
If you love the smell of lavender, the best place to be during the summer is in Hokkaido. In the small towns of Furano and Biebie, a sea of lavender and flowers stretches across the hillsides in all directions. You can visit Tomito Farms, Naka Furano Choei Lavender Garden, and F Hokkaido Lavender Stations and take beautiful photographs of these stunning lavender fields.