Choosing Clothes Colors
By Charles Hopkins
Published 10/23/2007 | Beauty
The colors of the clothes that you wear actually are an expression of
yourself. A good selection of the colors help to bring balance to both
your inner as well as outer self.
The clothes act as color filters that decide the extent of color
energy absorbed into the body. This means that the colors that you
choose to wear affect you, and it is worth considering what colors to
wear to create harmony and balance.
Red is an attention grabber. When wearing red, a person feels more
energetic, outgoing and ready for action. This person is also seen as
passionate and strong. Action and drama are characteristics of such
Orange indicates courage and adventure and people wearing this
color are assertive, like to smile and have a tendency to make others
smile as well. It is also an energetic color but not to the extent as
red. They are full of enthusiasm and zeal in their actions.
Yellow is a color that allows in the light and it encourages
open-mindedness and also attention to detail. This color is typically
worn by intellectuals, the studious types and people who hold positions
of authority and control.
Green brings about a calm, balanced and soothing atmosphere, and
represents harmony and equilibrium. This color is normally worn by
people who prefer not to attract attention to themselves.
Turquoise brings clarity to thoughts and feelings that helps in
producing clear communication. It also encourages others to show an
interest in you.
Wearing blue indicates spirituality and order. People wearing this
color reflect a wish for tranquility, peace and quiet. It is a
Violet is a color of dignity, self-respect and self-worth. It is
ntypically associated with the monarch, wealth and extravagance. Because
of its creative and spiritual nature, artists have a tendency to go for
Wearing magenta generates feelings of gentleness, softness and
kindness. It creates affection and feelings of love and compassion.
Black historically has been related to death, grief and penitence.
However, it is now a very popular color worn by people these days. This
color denies the light and those wearing it are rejecting the light in
themselves, by pushing it away and not allowing it to be absorbed.
Black is also a color that reflects power, authority and sometimes also
mystery. It is also worn by people who appear traditional and
White has been normally associated with cleanliness, innocence and
purity. It is a color of detachment. People may wear white to keep cool
in the heat of the sun's rays as it reflects all colors.
Brown is associated with the earth and stability. People who like
to wear brown are known to be highly dedicated and committed to their
work, family and friends. They are practical in life but can also be
deeply insecure and unstable. Their practical nature makes it possible
for them to get to the root causes and deal with matters simply and
Color should be a natural expression of what we are as it is an
essential feature of what we wear. When our clothes colors reflect who
we are, we will feel more confident and self-assured than if the colors