WHAT THE COLOR OF THE CLOTHES YOU WEAR SAYS ABOUT YOU
What to wear? It probably has been asked more times than “Why do we exist?” and “What is the purpose of life?” Some dread it more than the dentist, and yet, we face it everyday. But maybe, just maybe, the question we should be asking is: What color should I wear?
It is a scientific proven fact that colors affect the way we feel. There is a whole branch of psychology dedicated to its study. If you’ve never stopped to wonder what the colors you’re wearing are saying, you might be surprised. Here is a quick guide:
If you don’t know what color to wear, then choose blue. It is the king among colors. Did you know that most people choose blue as their favorite color more than any other? Blue is the color of trust and loyalty. The go-to color when it comes to job interviews.
People dressed in green exude an air of freshness and wealth, especially in the United States where the color green is strongly linked to money. Green is also considered to be healing and relaxing – the reason why it is found in the palette of so many hospitals, clinics and spa centers.
If you’re feeling down (Monday morning, anyone?) then this is the color that can give you that extra boost of energy. People relate yellow to the sun, light and happiness. On the down side, depending on the shade, yellow can be really tough on the eyes. It is advised to stay way from it if you are going to deal with a conservative client or attending a serious event.
If you want to be the center of attention, this little guy will take care of the job. Red is closely related to passion – that intense feeling that makes you want to kiss one person and punch another. Red may be not well suited for a work environment since it might read as confrontational in our primitive brain, but if you’re looking for a date, then don’t think any further as all eyes will be on you.
In earlier times, because purple was such an expensive color to produce, (it is harder to find in nature than the other colors) it was exclusively worn by the nobility and the clergy. Nowadays anyone can wear purple, but the symbolism remains in our collective consciousness regarding the people who wear purple as sophisticated, mystical and mysterious.
It represents purity, cleanness and simplicity. In western cultures, women dress in white on their wedding dress for these reasons, but in some Asian countries, traditionally, white was the color of winter and death. Therefore brides dress in red (in India, pink is also a popular color). Thanks to globalization, though, in recent years some Asian brides have started to dress in white.
Grey is neutral, therefore safe. Also, like black, it is considered to be an elegant color, but not quite as severe. On the downside, if you wear too much in grey, some people might think that you lack in the personality department.
It is probably the most beloved color by stylists. If you Google search the most famous fashion designers from the past decades, most of them will be wearing black. That’s because black is effortlessly elegant, sliming and timeless. Do keep in mind that black, as wonderful as it might be, it is often associated (for obvious reasons) with mourning. Also not a good idea to wear it during daytime events since it absorbs more heat than any other color.