Colour Magic

Thursday, October 31, 2013

I don't know about you but usually when i am getting ready to go out or shopping for a certain occasion i just choose what i like and wear it. However i have read on a few occasions that the colours we choose to wear can have an impact on our mood and the message we give out to others, so i thought i would look in to it more and make a list of which colours say what, I hope you find this as interesting as I did. Have a think about the your current mood or the next big occasion you need to plan for and try this out.

Red can really pack a punch when needed.
Want to get someone’s attention? Red is your colour! The colour red empowers and draws attention toward the wearer. It’s also strongly associated with romance and passion, making it a perfect date-night colour. But be careful – it’s also been said that red stimulates the appetite and makes us hungry for junk food, so wear with caution if you’re trying to eat healthier
Wear red whenever you feel a need to portray confidence or would like to boost your self esteem.

Wearing blue helps create a place of calm and serenity.
Psychologically, blue is the opposite of red. Blue is a colour that can be both peaceful and calming as well as cold and standoffish. If you’re feeling really stressed out, the colour blue can help you feel more relaxed. If you’re sad, however, you might want to steer away – the colour blue can subconsciously make you feel more “blue.” Studies also show that blue can make you more creative so if you want to channel some genius for your art project, wearing blue might be able to help. It can’t hurt, right?
Another beneficial time to make blue your go-to hue? If you’re going for a job interview or meeting your partner’s parents for the first time. Blue is associated with trustworthiness, strength and dependability.

Green is considered to be one of the most healing among all the colors.
Shades of green are calm and soothing, as well as associated with nature and the outdoors. That’s why green is one of spring’s most popular shades. Green is also refreshing and has been found to reduce stress in those who look at it. If you’re feeling really overwhelmed during exams or at work then add a little green to your outfit and you might feel more relaxed
Wear green whenever you are embarking on something new or wish to turn over a new leaf.

Yellow is the perfect color to wear whenever your spirits needs an uplift
Sunny shades of yellow are the perfect thing to cheer you up on a bad day, so if you’re feeling down, wearing yellow could help perk you back up. Yellow is also associated with intelligence and inspiration, so wearing something yellow on the day of your big final exam might help you come up with some extra answers.
Yellow carries the same healing qualities associated with the sun. It offers warmth, optimism, and light. All shades of yellows and golds will cheer you up and help make you feel happier.

Orange urges you to get out into the world and create something grand
Like red, orange draws attention and energy, but unlike intense red, it’s a little more soothing. While orange is a difficult colour for some skin tones to pull off, but if you have the colouring to work it, orange will help put you in a positive, energetic mood.
Wearing orange is fun and can make you feel quite playful. Beware, if you need to complete a mundane project avoid wearing orange as it might interfere with the stick-to-it-ness required to stay on task.

Wearing purple shows others that you want to be noticed.
Regal and sophisticated, purple is associated with creativity and luxury. Like red, purple is a very stimulating colour which can boost your energy level when you see it. It’s also a colour that’s sometimes associated with spirituality and intuition, so if you’re having trouble making a decision, paint your nails lavender and see what comes to you.
 The color purple, especially shades of violet, will definitely make a statement. If it is your desire to feel special and unique then purple is the right color choice. If you would like to send a message out into the world that you're one of a kind and that you could care less about conformity, then wear purple.

Wearing pink conveys compassion and an open heart
Of course we all know pink as the true girly-girl’s favourite colour, but it’s also associated with romance and happiness. Pink is very calming, so don’t wear it if you need tons of energy. Because of its romance association, pink is a good choice for a date. You can also wear it anytime you’re a little bummed out for a boost. Of course, if you personally hate pink, then (obviously) this won’t work for you
When people are wearing pink, whether they are male or female, they appear approachable and capable of loving others.

Go for a rook chic edge
If you’re going for a promotion at work or interviewing for a new job, you might want to wear black – it signifies power, seriousness, authority, and responsibility, all qualities your boss is likely looking for. Outside the office, black is also a colour that will give you some rocker-chick edge. If you’re shy but want to feel like a badass one day, some black studded ankle boots should do the trick!
Wearing black can also help you to keep a low-profile in social settings if that is your intention. Don't wear black if you want to stand out in a crowd.

Wearing white will help reduce any nagging feelings of disappointment or drudge
Missing summer on a cold spring day? Wear white! It reflects light and reminds us of sunnier days. It’s also associated with peace, innocence, simplicity, and cleanliness. Wear white when you want to bring out any other colours you’re wearing – it enlivens anything you pair with it.
White represents cleansing and new beginnings. Putting on a white blouse feels like being given an opportunity to start the day with a clean slate.

So bit of a different post today i hope you enjoyed it.

Do you think you will consider your colour choices when next choosin your outfit?


Lisa xx

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  1. Lovely post - the images and looks that colors can project is fascinating really :o). Xx

  2. This is an awesome post!!my favourite colour is purple but I love the description for the other colours! :) xxx

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  3. wow this is so interesting, I wear black most of the time, but if I do switch it up I usually go for blues! Great post!

    Kirsty x Rockit Style

  4. I truly believe in color therepy ..
    Very interesting post
    Keep in touch,


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