Did you know that every morning when we open up our closet to choose our outfit for the day ~ that choice we make can affect how our mood is that day?
The right colour can be not only beautiful but make you more powerful! Or provide calmness on those tough days when you need to unwind. Colours can even help relieve depression… Yes, it’s true.
Colours can be soothing, energizing, stimulating, and some can just make us sickening. There’s a lot of psychology in colour but also it is very personal to each one of us. Take a look at the meaning of your favourite colour and learn about how that affects your personality. Want to have the power to shift your mood? That power is in the choice of colour that you choose for the day.
If you’re not having a great day today… take a look at the colour you’re wearing – is it connected to your mood? Find out about the meaning of colour below. And find out how you can use these colours to your advantage and shift your mood and bring more positive abundance to your life…
What your favourite colour says about your personality:
The Meaning of Black:
Strong and detail oriented.
Black personalities want everything done in intricate detail. If a task needs completing, you want a black personality in charge. However, black personalities need leaders to tell them what must be done. Under guidance, they are able to accomplish a lot and solve very large, complex problems. They are extremely comfortable finding and correcting other’s mistakes. Black personalities like puzzles and problem solving. They often intentionally seek out mistakes just so that they can correct them.
Black is a relief color, meaning a comfort, for most people. Wearing black makes some people feel smaller, like they aren’t as noticeable to others. Sometimes people wear black because they don’t want to be touched. They feel that black clothing puts a barrier between themselves and others. (black is actually the absence of colour)
Wear black if you want to look slimmer – which will instantly improve your mood. It can be very elegant and make you stand out. But wearing black can be a downer (think funerals), and if you suffer from the winter blues or depression, it’s a colour that should be avoided in your wardrobe entirely.
The Meaning of Blue
Cool, calming, emotional, and moody.
Blue is an emotional color. If your favorite color is blue, you may keep to yourself and not trust others.
Pale shades of blue represent people who want everything in order. These are the type of people that have a place for everything and keep everything in its place. However, as blue moves to the deeper shades, it becomes more moody and expressive. People who prefer dark blues tend to make decisions based off their emotions. Another characteristic of people with deep blue personalities is that they tend to be co-dependent. When they are down, they want others to be down with them. Likewise, when they are happy they expect others to share in their good spirits.
Wear soft shades of blue if you want to relax and calm down and dark shades to appear dependable and trustworthy. Blues make great first impressions and they create a calming essence.
The Meaning of Green
Growth and life. Care givers and healers.
Green is the color of healing, and as a result green personalities want to help every one. These people tend to choose a career in which they help others, such as the medical profession, teaching, or social services. Green personalities tend to keep their thoughts secret, but are great listeners. This trait makes them wonderful counselors.
Green personalities put others at ease immediately, making visitors feel right at home in their house. They take care of others and want harmony in every one’s life. Green personalities make the best of friends because they are a joy to be around, are caring, and can keep a secret.
Greens are nurturers by choice. In order to feel good about themselves, they must be caring for someone or something (people, plants, or animals).
Wear green if you need to relax and refresh your mood. Green looks good on every skin type and has many shades to play with that allows you to modify your mood from serious (think dark hunter green) and sophisticated to fresh and bright. Want to look relaxed, put together and sophisticated? Make sure you have a few timeless green pieces in your closet.
The Meaning of Yellow
Intelligent, educated, and a mind for business.
Yellow personalities are business minded. They strive to attain success through anything that requires the use of their mental prowess. They also want others to know that they are well educated.
They tend to be good leaders. One distinct characteristic of a yellow personality is that they generally make up their mind in a methodical way. They must analyze every detail before making a final decision. They enjoy strategy games. Yellow personalities may be a bit stubborn. As yellow moves toward a mustard shade, they feel they are the only ones making the right decisions. This can make others suspicious of their motives.
A true yellow personality makes wise decisions after considering all points of view. Yellowed personality women prefer to be in business rather than be mothers, but can do both well. Yellows hide their emotions when they are under stress. They feel showing stress is a sign of weakness and vulnerability. Yellow personalities keep to themselves and usually only have one or two good friends.
Wear yellow if you want to create a very open atmosphere with people. It’s an inviting colour. However you should not over do it. Yellow accessories may give you that uplifting boost, such as a scarf, clutch. Yellow will not work always work if you have a pale complexion but there are many shades to choose from.
The Meaning of Orange
Energetic, adventurous, and outdoorsy
Orange personalities are nature lovers. They love sports and anything to do with the outdoors. They want to be a part of nature and trees, plants, and animals mean a lot to them. People view orange personalities as down to earth.
Oranges tend to support the underdog. They thrive on helping someone who needs assistance.Orange personalities are more adventurous and impulsive than the average person and tend to be very aware of their surroundings.
Wear orange if you want a casual, active colour. Great for the gym to energize you. Orange is said to stimulate enthusiasm and creativity. It’s a bit of an edgy colour if you want to stand out. To perk up your mood, paint your toes in orange in the winter.
The Meaning of Pink
Girly and happy.
Pink personalities are the type to dot their I’s with little smiley faces. Pink people are optimistic and prefer to see the best in others.
Pink personalities quietly study the best way to approach problems before taking action. Ironically enough, pinks see the world through rose colored glasses.
Pink personalities tend to be shy, very intelligent, hard working people. They often wish they were more a part of the mainstream but are frightened of moving quickly. Pink personalities are pleasors. They take great care with what they do or say because they fear that others may see them in a negative light. They strive to make everyone happy.
Wear pink if you want a cute pick me up colour on a bleak day. Pink makes you feel happier and soft shades have a romantic soft feminine feel.
The Meaning of Purple
Spiritual and strive for self improvement.
Purple is the color of spirituality. Purple personalities are constantly trying to improve themselves, both spiritually and emotionally.
Purple personalities thrive on self education, so they tend to be avid readers. While pursuing what they think they should be, they search their own lives and the lives of others to find answers. Studying religion makes them feel as though they are accomplishing something larger than themselves.
Since they attempt to achieve perfection, they tend to struggle with themselves more than most because they are critical of themselves.
Wear dark purple when you want to feel confident and regal such as a job interview.
It is also a creative colour, so if you’re in a mood to open up your paint set and create some art – wearing purple will encourage your creativity.
The Meaning of Red
Strong and passionate.
As everyone knows, red is the color for passion. It is also the color of energy and vitality. An orange-red is dynamic and loves the outdoors. They are outgoing and like people. A blue-red is energetic and their emotions run high. They are quick with their emotions and may lose their temper right in front of you only to then simmer down just as quickly.
A true red personality is sensual and seductive. A little known fact is that men prefer to watch a women who is wearing red, even if she is not be the most attractive woman in the room.
Red is also the color of someone who wants power and be in control. Business people who want to stand out frequently wear red to meetings because it is powerful color. Red makes you feel more energetic or activated. Red is an attention grabbing color. This energetic personality craves attention and usually gets it!
Wear red if you want to energize, feel sexy, feel powerful in a room or even attract a guy’s (or the husband’s) attention. Even a red clutch bag or red lipstick may be enough to create some drama. Don’t over do it. Red evokes powerful emotions such as fear, anger and passion.
For men, if wearing a red shirt is too much for you, try a red tie against a white or grey shirt when dressing up. Not only is this look H.O.T. on most men but you will feel powerful, be more confident and feel more energized. (…. and sexy : just personal observation ;)
The Meaning of White
Pure, crisp, and clean.
White personalities tend to appear shy at first. They wait patiently for others to notice them before sharing their thoughts and opinions.
Since white is the color associated with purity, virginal attitudes are common with white personalities. They feel pure regardless of what they do. The virtue of purity is often attributed to them by others as well, whether they deserve this characteristic or not. White personalities feel they are right in their belief structures; however, they are not sure they want to discuss those beliefs with others. The fact that they know they are right is enough for them.
Wear white if you want to create a peaceful atmosphere. Contrasted with black it looks fresh and crisp and professional – think the white blouse with a black suit.
Does your favourite colour describe your personality well?
I find I like several colours and I do mix it up a bit. However, lately I do go into shades of grey – but that’s probably because it’s a trendy “fresh” colour now. When I have a moody day with low energy I often purposely put on a red shirt to energize or green to feel refreshed. I have not been a huge fan of yellow mostly because it doesn’t look right with my skin colour, but I have a few pieces now in yellow and I will try to layer them in with grey or black for contrast.
What’s your favourite colour? Do some of these describe you well? How do you add colour to your life and wardrobe?
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