Posted on March 31 2016
How Color Affects Your Attitude
Even without realizing it, we associate color with emotion. Do the phrases feeling blueor green with jealously ring any bells? Color resonates with everyone differently and can elicit different emotional reactions from people. What color do you gravitate to when you’re feeling happy? Sad? Excited? Here are some common color/mood associations:
Looking for more energy? Or to increase your enthusiasm, but feel safe and sound too? Then reds like Ruby and Mozambique Garnet are the colors you’re seeking. According to color authorities, reds encourage action and confidence to go after your dreams.
If you’re in the mood for change or growth, you may find yourself moving toward more greens like Emerald and Peridot. Green gives freedom to pursue new ideas and protection from anxieties connected to worldly demands.
Peace, relaxation, and serene are all synonymous with the way one feels wearing blues like Blue Sapphire and Aquamarine. The color’s known for giving off a calm and relaxing vibe to counteract chaos or agitation. It also broadens perspective in learning new information.
This one’s a no-brainer. Lovey dovey feelings are most commonly associated with pinks like Pink Sapphire, Pink Tourmaline, and Morganite. The color zaps away disorder replacing it with acceptance and contentment.
Like to use your imagination to the fullest? Then seek purples like Tanzanite and Amethyst. In addition to the mystical association, purples also help in rebalancing life, removing obstacles, and energizing.
Spice things up by throwing some oranges like Citrine and Spessartite Garnet into the mix. Orange hues increase creativity and give us relief when things start to get too serious. They can also give you the confidence to become more involved in a variety of things.
A blank slate. A clean sheet of paper. Whites like Pearl and White Sapphire are most closely associated with a fresh beginning. Wearing whites are known to help clear clutter and bring mental clarity to situations. It’s also a pure color, cleansing thoughts and actions.
As I mentioned at the start, color affects everyone differently. Some may identify with the color associations presented here, though some may not. What colors resonate with you? What are your favorite colors to wear? Share with us in the comments below.
Originally written by Mandy LeBlanc for Stuller