The world of color is fascinating and something that has been studied for ages. The color you wear can affect your mind, body, and soul.
Clothing colors do so much more than just look good on you. They can help you stick to your goals or make you feel more confident. When you know the messages that colors send, you have the power to influence those around you, as well as yourself.
Are the colors you wear saying what you want them to say?
Let’s take a closer look at How to Wear Color with Intention:
The color white is sincere, fresh, and hopeful. This is a great color to wear when you want others to know they can rely on you. When you wear white head-to-toe, it’s sending a message that you are creative and expressive. Wear White in: A button down blouse/shirt, sweater, wool skirt, dress, jeans, or a tote.
Red is a powerful color and exudes energy, determination, excitement, and passion. If you choose to wear this color, be prepared to deliver what is expected of you (and more). Wear Red in: A dress, skirt, jacket, shoes, lipstick, or nail polish.
The color orange is all about creativity, enthusiasm, and stimulation. Wear this color when you want to express joy. This is also a great color to wear around children – they will want to join in on your fun activities. Wear Orange in: A handbag, jacket, scarf, or loafers.
The color yellow is great to wear when you want people around you to feel happy and energetic. This color is comforting, lively, optimistic, and attention grabbing. Wear Yellow in: A blouse, summer dress, belt, or a lightweight scarf.
The color green is peaceful to be around, friendly, and kind. This color is very nurturing and rejuvenating. Wear it when you need some sustaining energy. Wear Green in: A winter coat, knit dress, sweater, skirt, or a scarf.
The color blue has long been known for conveying good communication and honesty. This color conjures up stability, professionalism, trust, and reliability. Blue is a soothing and calming color. Wear it when you need to be the voice of reason or the mediator in a tense situation. Wear Blue in: A shirtdress, blouse, scarf, or glasses.
The color navy encourages wisdom and self-reliance. This color exudes confidence, power, and authority. Navy is a great choice to wear when you want to be taken seriously and recognized for your knowledge. Wear Navy in: A shirtdress, long cardigan, pants, or leather heels.
The color turquoise has the characteristics of being friendly, outgoing, fresh, and young. This is a great color to wear when you want to break the ice with people you do not know. Wear Turquoise in: A summer dress, scarf, necklace, or earrings.
The color purple is spiritual and magical. This color carries with it traits of luxury, creativity, and loyalty. Purple is a great color to wear to enhance your powers of intuition, or when you want to bring out your creative nature. Wear Purple in: A trench coat, pencil skirt, statement necklace, or a clutch.
The color brown sends a message that you are stable, genuine, and persevering. Wear this color when you want people to know they can count on you to meet a deadline. Wear Brown in: A jersey dress, boots/booties, blazer, handbag, gloves, or a scarf.
The color black can be mysterious and sensual. This color portrays elegance, sophistication, high authority, and formality. Wear black when you want to look like you have it all together or command authority. Wear black in: A top, pants, dresses, suit, handbag, or a belt.
(All images found on Pinterest.)
Wearing the right color for the right situation is both an art and a science. I’d love to help you uncover your best colors through a Custom Color Analysis and then help you understand the message you want to send – to use it precisely and strategically. Contact me today to schedule a session!
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