Saturday, April 11, 2009
The top 5 ways color affects you and others
Color always evokes a response from us and others. It is inevitable. Color is emotional, powerful, and it communicates messages about us to others. We labor over what paint colors to use in our homes, and we should do the same when considering our clothing color palettes.
Here I have assembled my list of the top 5 ways color affects you and others.
1) The right color palette communicates health and vitality. When you are wearing your best colors, your skin, eyes, teeth and hair all look more healthy. You appear to be up to 10 years younger and 10 pounds more slenderized.
2) Wearing your best colors can give you a competitive edge in the workplace because you look more polished. Wearing your colors from head to toe creates a put together, uniform appearance that is visually appealing to your work superiors. You inevitably communicate that you are up to the task at hand, and that you are one step ahead of many coworkers.
3) Do you want to make a good impression on a first date? Wear your best colors to look your most attractive. Not only will you look more attractive to your date, but you yourself will feel more confident. We all know that confidence is always attractive!
4) Are you feeling blue (pardon the pun)? Do you feel exasperated or worn down? Color is one way to revitalize yourself. Colors can shift your mood significantly. If you want to cheer yourself up, then I recommend yellows and oranges. To feel calm and serene, I like blues and greens.
5) Are you frustrated every day as you try to find something to wear in your closet? One reason is because you keep buying the wrong things over and over again, and there those pieces sit cluttering up your closet. We are all guilty of this. In fact, it is estimated that women wear 20% of their clothing 80% of the time. So where does color factor into this? Well, when you know your best colors, you'll discover that the colors within your palette mix and match seamlessly. This makes wardrobe planning a cinch, as you can get more mileage out of just a few key pieces in the right colors.
Live in color!