Our primal instincts are so important when it comes to selecting colors. Colors are visual and a lot is said when, well, you don’t say anything at all. Like a red flag to a bull, we can mistakenly give out the right and wrong signals when we wear certain colors. What are goths saying silently to you, when they are in your company? Why do mothers wrap their baby boys in blue and baby girls in pink? And yes, have you heard of the gender colour wars on at the moment in every mummy bloggers pages?
Tomorrow, just see what you do when you open your wardrobe in the morning. Are you reaching for the same ol’ pair of jeans and a t-shirt? Or are you choosing your clothes pending on your mood. See your mood, has a lot to do with what you wear. But when you choose your attire to influence your mood, now that’s a whole lot more fun. Wearing a look that has been strategically selected for the day will astound you. So let’s take a look at some very influential colors and what is going to turn your day into a success, whether it is for that job, that girl or that party.
Meaning of the Color Blue Blue is the overwhelming “favorite color.” Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed. The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives.
Trussardi shows off the safest look on the planet. Blue jeans and a white T.
Z Zegna rocks the blue safari suit
A more relaxed shade and style of blue from Missoni
Meaning of the Color Green Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye. Green is the pervasive color in the natural world and in our world it is perceived as a constant. Green is seen as tranquil and refreshing, peaceful and ecological. It offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony.
The green pea coat – apt no? By Burberry Prorsum
Canali gets seductive with silk
Meaning of the Color Yellow Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.
Versace bringing the daylight with this lighter shade of…
Diggin’ the yellow rain coat by Burberry Prorsum
Meaning of the Color Orange There is usually strong positive or negative association to orange and true orange generally elicits a stronger “love it” or “hate it” response than other colors. Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy. Interestingly, some of the tones of orange such as terra cotta, peach or rust have very broad appeal.
True orange shading by Canali
Missoni take orange down a tone to terra cotta
Meaning of the Color Red Recognized as a stimulant red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element. Passion, love, fiery, dominate are all words associated with this color.
Pulling the shades back is Canali with a Ruby Red Suit
Whoop-whoop now that’s red!
Meaning of the Color Purple A sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.
Just a touch can be enough – Raf Simons
Canali delivers a smooth as silk look
Meaning of the Color Brown Brown says stability, reliability, and approachability. It is the color of our earth and is associated with all things natural or organic.
Different tone of brown from Ermenegildo Zegna
Darkening the mood by Z Zegna
Meaning of the Color White White projects purity, cleanliness, and neutrality. Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally were white gowns and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.
Mugler gives edge to innocence
Canali giving Sarafi
Meaning of the Color Gray Gray is timeless, practical, and solid. A longstanding favorite suit color, gray can mix well with any color. Always well like and often worn.
Emporio Armani mix up the palette for this universal color
Classic grey suiting by Canali
Meaning of the Color Black Black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions too much can be overwhelming. A classic color for clothing possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated.
Versace giving a modern twist to the tux
Burberry Prorsum adds a winter warmer to the collections knits