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Color Therapy Wardobe


I found this article on color therapy and how people are choosing to dress how they feel. While colors do have some sort of emotional/mood connection does wearing certain clothing based on color actually change your mood?

I think if we were to truly dress how we feel and used colors to express that feeling we’d all be dressed in rainbows! We’re all sorts of emotions on an everyday basis!

Maybe I’m missing the point. I’m not downing the idea. I love colors. Does color really express a mood? Does my wearing black or pink or yellow really emit a certain mood to people? I may be happier on one day and more stressed on another day, but for the most part I feel the same regardless of the clothing color.

Color Moods, according to ask.com:

Wearing Green – Nurturing and Earthy

Wearing Blue – Serenity and Calm

Wearing Gray or Black – Invisibility and Blending In

Wearing Orange – Energetic and Creative

Wearing Pink – Open Heart

Wearing Purple – Unique and Special

Wearing Red – Powerful and Confident

Wearing White – Fresh Outlook – New Beginnings

Wearing Yellow – Cheerful and Happy

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Author: Alyssa

I am an East Texan graphic designer living in Canterbury, Kent, UK with my husband. My favorite sport is rearranging my furniture. When I'm not writing blogs, you can find me making fun of myself on Snapchat or Twitter, or being hipster on Instagram. Coffee, vintage and The Office reruns for life. Find me elsewhere: Snapchat: lyssssabeth | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

2 thoughts on “Color Therapy Wardobe

  1. I think we are subtlety influenced by more than we realize. Here’s some food for thought–many women (specifically single women or those concerned with mate retention) dress in accordance with their fertility cycle. As in, they dress sexier when fertility levels peak and leading up to this peak. If something like that occurs without our knowledge, then why wouldn’t our mood dictate which colors we chose? Unfortunately, I can’t say it’s all that simple. Colors have no ‘definite meaning,’ only what we apply to them. One person can choose a color for cheerful that another would not. Also, in the case of clothing choice, one cannot say that color would be the only factor to consider. Clothing design could also be representative of mood. Personally…I don’t know if it’s worth the research, but, maybe someone else can do it someday.

  2. I agree. I think that was what was boggling my mind that a color should have one specific mood attached to it. But we are influenced by so much without noticing that we’re being influenced. When you mentioned your example about fertility I realized the connection. Sights, smells, even colors influence us. That’s why advertisements work and why, when you smell something familiar, it could bring back good or bad feelings. Yeah, I think it’s definitely more complex than what I was originally thinking.

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