Have you ever thought about why you felt anxious sitting by someone wearing the color red, or why you started to feel calm when sitting in a room painted blue? It may have a lot to do with the fact that color plays with our psyche. Color has a lot of affect on our mental state, which is why the colors in your closet may make or break your mood.
Whether it’s red, yellow, orange, blue, green, or black colors affect us everyday whether we realize it or not. Our mood can change depending on certain situations or people but it also can change based upon the color choices we make that morning. A lot about how we feel is based on our attitude and perception about ourselves, but how do you gain that confidence? I strongly believe that it has a lot to do with our clothes.
According to the article Change Your Clothes and Your Mood by Anna Akbari every color has it’s own “story.”
RED: This color has two different perceptions. It can be sexy and passionate, or harmful and angry. The color red is a very strong color; it can evoke action or impair our ability to take a test.
GREEN: This color is a very natural color; the color of earth. Green has a very calm and relaxing effect on others. Studies have proven that this color can decrease fatigue and can mentally reassure us.
YELLOW: This color has a much stronger affect than the color red. It is the strongest color on our mind and can cause us to start crying or fighting; it encourages our anxiety.
ORANGE: This color is the color of survival. It affects our instincts and how we react to certain situations. Orange isn’t just a survival color, but it is also a color of entertainment.
BLUE: This color has a very calming affect on people and is associated with dependability and trust.
BLACK: This is a very loud color. It is the color of dominance and aggressiveness.
People should choose the color of their clothing based on how they want to feel that day. If they want to feel attractive or sexy they should wear a hint of red, if they need to be aggressive in a debate they should wear the color black, or if they need to slow down and take some time to calm themselves maybe they should wear a blue blouse.
So whatever mood YOU need to be in that day, pick the appropriate color!