What Each Color You Wear Really Means?

What Each Color You Wear Really Means?

Take a close look at your wardrobe. Do you notice that there is that one color, which dominates over others? The color you personally favor over all other shades? Most likely, you do have your favorite, but what does this particular color in your closet represents and how it can play a part in your wardrobe—and life? As a matter of a fact, the colors you choose to wear and even brand yourself with say a lot about you. 

The color you wear most has an immense power over your mood, attitude and how you're perceived. Different colors of our clothes can increase our productivity, help us ace our next big meeting, or exude happiness and warmth on even the gloomiest of days. Koobbe tries to find out what are the colors we tend to wear say about our personality as well as how they can help us in our everyday lives. 


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The fashion industry loves black because it is very versatile, timeless, and classy. Black exudes authority and power. People perceive you as more competent if you are wearing this color. However, too much black could make you appear unapproachable so embellish it with jewelry or different textures to take the edge off.


This is also another popular fashion color because it goes with absolutely everything. White has the connotation of cleanliness and innocence. Since it is a positive color, white suggests that you are simple and well-balanced. But it also holds the risk of appearing washed out so it is best to pair it with a bright or dark piece.


Blue is one of the most common clothing colors, apart from neutrals like black and white. It is often identified as a color of intelligence, loyalty, peace, and confidence. It is great to wear to a job interview or important meeting because it will help you feel in control, calm, and successful. Overall, it is a well-liked color, and you can’t go wrong adding a few shades of blue to your wardrobe! It makes you and the people around you feel at ease and comfortable. Blue clothing implies loyalty, control, and success making it a great option for job interviews.


Talk about a statement! The color red is a symbol of energy, strength, power, and passion. It automatically grabs someone’s attention and creates a visual impact. Making a work presentation or looking to stand out in a crowd? Wearing red can give you that competitive edge and help you feel bold, authoritative, and like a complete badass.


Purple is the color of imagination and spirituality. It indicates creativity, a love for the arts, sophistication, and even a sense of richness (in some form of wealth, luxury, or knowledge). If you are looking for inspiration, wear purple because it draws out a person’s creative side. It is a color people either love or hate. Wearing it shows that you are very self assured and confident with yourself and your taste. Purple is a great color for formal events, creative outings, or ornate embellishments and accessories.  


Pink is a feminine, romantic, and affectionate color. It is a toned-down version of the physical passion of red, and represents compassion, nurturing, and unconditional love. It is also soothing. We saw the wave of Millennial Pink take over so many marketing initiatives in 2017, and it’s probably because pink is a generally accepted and liked color and creates a feeling of ease and love. If you’re pro-pink, we think this color is great for first days, first meetings, or first encounters with people—it is a friendly and inviting color.


Orange is the color associated with warmth, ambition, enthusiasm, and energy. It is also very inviting and attention grabbing. If you’re wearing orange, you’re probably the life of the party and in a positive and engaging mood. Orange normally isn’t the first color we gravitate toward, but we love how this vivacious hue can liven up your mood and give you instant energy. But, too much orange might make you look like an inmate, so go for orange accessories, like shoes, to add a pop of enthusiasm to any outfit.


Like orange, yellow is a color of fun and happiness. It suggests that you are interesting and active. If you are feeling down, try wearing yellow since it has mood-boosting properties. It has been proven to enhance concentration, which is why it the main color of highlighters and legal notepads.


Green is the easiest color on the eyes and puts you and the people around you in a good mood. It is a pleasurable and calming color because it is connected to nature and life. On the other hand, dark green implies wealth and traditionalism, since it is related to money.


Brown is a down-to-earth color that signifies security, stability, and reliability. This is the color of the earth and nature. The color is effective when communicating with others since the neutral hue is not distracting nor does it connote any certain emotions. It shows that you are reliable and genuine. Research has shown that the color brown actually promotes communication between people more than other colors.


Gray is often an unemotional color—the neutral hue is a transition color (neither black or white) so it is often seen as a calm, composed, or reserved shade. It can also evoke balance and neutrality, like brown and white, but gray also has a sense of calm and serenity.


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