We all have a particular style. Some people don’t put much emphasis on appearance, and comfort is what we consider most important. Some people don’t care how comfortable something is so long as they look good in it. To each their own! But what’s interesting, is that regardless of our style and why we like it, we still tend to be drawn to particular colors.
I shall elaborate. As you’re walking down the road and you see a cute shop selling clothes. What is it that makes your head turn? What will make you stop right in your tracks and walk in that shop? Okay, maybe it’s a 50% off Sale. But regardless, you know the first thing that will really catch your eyes as soon as you walk in that shop will be the colors they have available. You may see a shirt or bathing suit you really like in that shop, but you know you won’t buy it unless they have it in your color.
Why is that?
Well, apparently we humans have a lot of things that influence us subconsciously. We tend to act a certain way or judge things a certain way, based on appearances and our preconceived notions about those appearances.
Most of it is learned through our experiences interacting with society, and society has a whole lot of weird ways that it looks at things. And, that’s one of many interesting aspects about judgement.
We all do it, whether we realize it or not. Maybe it’s by judging the clerk with the pink hair, or the kid down the road who wears black clothes and nail polish all the time. Even though we may not mean to, and even though we may not do it in a negative way, we are still letting the colors people surround themselves with, influence our thoughts and opinions about that person.
And of course, I’m not going to delve into why people judge others for wearing a particular color. I’m not going to touch that part of the discussion with a 10 foot pole. For now, I’m just going to explain a few colors and how most people tend to react to them on a subconscious level.
The Spectrum Of Our Characters
Red is the color of fire, energy and creative forces. It is a color that grabs the attention, so it is often worn by extroverts and attention seekers.
It can imbue strong passion and a lustful mind, but is also associated with negative emotions such as hate and anger.
People who choose to wear a lot of red are often seen as energetic and imaginative, but they can also be seen as stubborn, domineering or confrontational.
Orange is the color of emotional warmth. It’s another color that tends to grab the attention. It suggests that those who wear it are inventive and receptive to new people or ideas. Those who wear orange are especially often perceived to be artistic types, although they may just see themselves as ‘deep thinkers’. In addition, they may be seen as over-sensitive to the words and actions of others.
Yellow is the most extroverted color of all. It’s the color of cheerfulness and a sunny disposition.
It also reflects constant mental activity, especially when it comes to the more mild shades of yellow.
Those who wear it often tend to reflect intellect and inquisitiveness.
They are also perceived as being astute and are frequently sought out for advice. People who wear yellow are also considered easy going, yet slightly aloof.
Green is another easy going, down to earth color. It reflects growth, contemplation and peacefulness.
It also suggests kindness and empathy. Because of its association with nature, those who wear green are often seen as peace-loving people and tend to draw people alike themselves.
If you wear this color often, you may start being considered a ‘good listener’ by your friends and acquaintances, since people are often drawn to green when they feel the need to express their underlying emotions.
When it comes to blue, it especially depends on the shade. On one hand, a lighter blue can imbue a feeling of inner calm and peace. It also reflects perceptive abilities and a well-functioning moral compass.
Perhaps that’s why it is worn by so many empaths. Those who wear lighter shade of blue are often thought to be upstanding, law abiding citizens, but they may also be considered pushovers.
Dark blues are more often associated with clear-thinking individuals.
Wearing dark blue can help you be more often perceived as a strong thinking and powerful individual, but then again it may also make you seem detached and patronizing.
Purple embodies the balance of red’s stimulation and blue’s calm. Perhaps that is why purple has long been considered the color of royalty. Even today it is still often worn by royalty, as well as many celebrities.
With a sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color well liked by creative or eccentric types. It is also considered the color of flexibility and change, as well as raw emotion.
Those who wear purple tend to follow their hearts rather than their heads. It is for this reason that they may at times be considered erratic and unreliable.
This color reflects our facility for love, empathy and positive attitude. Those who wear this color are often seen as quiet and self-effacing, but if the shade of pink is a deeper one then it can be taken as a sign of a childish nature.
White tends to be seen most when in association with other colors, so it all depends on what you wear with it. However, if it’s on it’s own it usually imbues a sense of cleanliness, openness, neutrality and transparency. Wearing white can also help one keep their mind clear and focused.
Brown is the color of our earth.
Like green, it is also associated with all things natural or organic.
Wearing brown imbues a sense of stability, reliability, and approachability.
Black represents a lack of color. The primordial void. It is a classic color for clothing, possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated. If worn quite often or without other colors, Black clothing can be mistaken to represent a depression and/or mental suffering.
More accurately, however, it represents a desire for self-protection. People who often wear black may be seen as someone who frequently has something to hide. It can also make the wearer seem cold or standoffish. Black is also considered authoritative and powerful.
By: Lara Starr