The theories behind colour psychology are hugely interesting and you might be surprised to know that the colours that we choose to wear and paint on our walls actually have a greater affect on us than we might think. Colours are naturally associated with different moods and characters and their meaning crosses beyond being simply visual. Indeed, some studies have shown that colours are felt by the emotions more than they are seen by the eyes
People who design the interior of homes for a living will be familiar with the use of colour to change the mood of a room, using different shades in different areas to bring out the atmosphere that is required in that room. Many people have taken this concept and given their fashion a colour transformation with the hope of injecting some positivity into their emotions and feelings.
What Do The Most Popular Colours Represent?
Black is the colour you’ll want to wear if you’re going for a job interview, since it conveys a commanding positive mood of power, responsibility and authority, which are all attributes that a prospective employer is likely to be looking for. While often associated with gothic and depressed looks, black does have its place in a positive life for times where you need to feel comfortable and positively serious!
Pink is a calming positive influence on your personality when you combine it with your existing style. While it’s a favourite girl’s colour related with happiness and most frequently romance, it’s great if you’re looking to feel bright and cheerful without wanting to deal with a tonne of energy – a great holiday colour! Pink is a wonderful choice when you’re heading out for an important date
because of the romance connotations, but remember that if you hate the colour you should avoid it, despite all these positives.
Red is the attention-grabbers colour and is extremely empowering, both for yourself and for those looking at you. Women who wear red, in particular, are renowned as being extremely powerful, independent and strong. Studies have also shown that women with red hair get more action in the bedroom, so they must be doing something right! Along with its association with a positive romantic outlook it represents passion, so depending on how hot you want that first date to go, you might considering trading up from pink.
These are just a small selection of colours, but every different shade has the potential to inject a positive outlook into your life, especially when you embrace them and make them part of your daily wardrobe. If you’re looking for a shot of positivity and feel like you’ve lost that zest for life, make sure you think about the colours you are surrounding yourself with; the potential to change your mood is massive with the right colour combination!
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