Have you ever thought about how different colours make you feel?
Colour can convey powerful messages to us and recent studies have reinforced previous findings that wearing a splash of colour may even influence your chances of promotion and salary advancement – surely that has to be worth moving away from neutral colours such as beige, grey and black?!
Wearing more colourful garments often suggests creativity, so depending on your profession, this might be useful to know. It also enhances our mood and others will generally assume we are more confident if we are wearing colour.
So go on, try it tomorrow, wear a bright colour and see if you notice any difference for yourself or those around you (on Zoom or the like). It should have a positive effect on how others perceive you as well as your own mood.
Colour has been found to be the first thing we register when assessing something and whilst it is subjective, if you are wearing the right colours to suit your natural complexion, you’ll be perceived in a positive way.
On the other hand, if you are wearing the wrong colour, it could have the opposite effect, so stick to the colours you know work well and that you have been complimented on before.
However, if you do want to experiment or try something new it is worth knowing that particular colours can often have unintended consequences. For example, many of us are drawn to black, it feels safe and can be slimming, but it can also be draining and overpowering to others, so may not be a good choice to always wear black in work settings. On the other hand, purple is a colour that is often associated with quality. It has only become widely available since the use of synthetic dyes. (Before the 20th Century it was produced by killing lots of beetles, therefore only affordable to the very rich). Green, however, is often seen as empathetic or approachable.
Having encouraged you to think more about injecting colour into your wardrobe, you should make sure it’s the best colour for you and will work with your ‘natural’ colours, that’s your skin tone, eyes and hair. If you are unsure what these are, do get in touch and I can give you some guidelines. Remember, wearing colours that suit you will definitely make you look younger and healthier!
If you want to find out more about Colour Analysis and feel more confident with how you use colour, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.