Are you wearing a blue shirt today because you feel like crap? Or how about wearing a red hat, not because you need a haircut, but because you’re angry? Sometimes the colors we choose to wear, incite an emotion or mood and can actually say a lot about you, without you saying a single word.
Colorgenics is the study of color as a language. It is a recently created area of study associating colors with emotions, even though the concept of colors and moods is not new. Usually red describes anger, blue evokes sadness and green implies jealousy. With colorgenics, a more in-depth study of colors and emotions can be drawn, where each color has some conflicting symbolism.
Red is a hot color, therefore it appears as passion and love and is associated with Valentine’s Day. Red can also show the complete opposite with violence and evil, such as the devil. What does it say about a person who wears red? It is a power color worn to grab someone’s attention.
Yellow is a sunny color. It can mean happiness, but on the other hand, could be considered the color of a coward. Why should you wear yellow today? It is a color that will uplift your spirit.
Orange is an energetic color. It is a combination of red and yellow and shares some of their attributes. It stimulates aggression and warmth. If you wear orange today, you might have a lot more people talking to you, for this color promotes friendliness.
Green is a color that represents life. It signifies growth, nature and renewal. It could also mean envy and inexperience. Wearing green today will tell people that you are a cool person to be around.
Blue is a calming color. It conjures richness, confidence, importance, intelligence and trust. Think of the corporate power suit, police officers and bankers. You might get the job wearing blue.
Purple is a royal color. It portrays mystery, romance and spirituality. Red and blue are purple’s contributors giving purple power and coolness. Wearing purple may put you in a creative mood.
Black is a mysterious color. It is both positive and negative. It can be seen as a color of mourning and a color of rebellion, but wearing this color will first give off a sexy and sophisticated look.
is a pure color. It is a clean, fresh color used with brides and hospitals. If you feel like redeeming yourself today, wear white to give off an innocence atmosphere.
Warm colors such as orange are stimulants of emotions, and they can even stir up an appetite. Cool colors like blue can calm an emotion, also making time appear to move faster and help you sleep better. Associating colors with a particular emotion can make a statement without anything really being said, so next time try to be heard with a color instead of having to explain yourself.