August 09, 2017 3 min read
HOW COLOUR AFFECTS OUR MOODS AND WELL BEING
The power of colour has been long observed by the world’s mortal men. Among other ancient civilizations, the Egyptians and Chinese used Chromotherapy, which is the use of colours to heal. Large corporations take into account how colours make individuals feel when considering their logos and store interior designs.
Have you noticed that many fast food chains have red in their logos and packaging? That is because it is a colour known to instigate hunger.
Guests waiting to go on stage for television shows are left to wait in the green room. Why? Green is known to have a calming effect.
Prison Cells and visiting team locker rooms are often painted pink also to use this colours’ calming effect.
The examples of how we use colour to our advantage is endless. So why not use it in the way you chose to dress?
The way we view colour tends to reflect the way we see them in nature. Blue is known to be very calming, like staring up at a clear blue sky or a body of water. Green leaves us feeling refreshed and tranquil as the wilderness does. Yellow is happy, warm, energetic and bright like the sun. Here are some examples of outfits that will help keep you happy and confident for your daily routines.
Writing an Exam
Studies have shown that students who view the colour red prior to writing an exam perform worse than those who do not. Instead go for this House of Holland crepe Ditsy Frill top so you can look down at the bottom layer of blue and green to feel calm and rejuvenated. Pair it with the A.W.A.K.E. Orange pants to fuel your needed energy boosts. Orange is known for being energetic, strong and enthusiastic. Finish the look off with the HOH blue tassel moccasin for your last dose of calm.
Going on a Beach Date
What could be more romantic a setting than a picnic and walk on the beach. The confident and clean combination of white and blue in the AWAKE stripe dress are ideal to put your dates mind at ease. Blue is known to represent intelligence as well. The brown patch painted with Jellyfish is not only fitting to your surroundings but also lends to your being viewed as down to earth and natural. Pair with the Dear Frances mules in copper to continue on this theme.
Attending a Sexy Pool Party
Care to stand out at a chic pool party this summer in your cabana? Wear a sultry and powerful red bikini by Moeva detailed with gold plated hardware along it’s edge. Red is sensual, exciting and proven to raise heartrates. You can wear the Attico Parrot robe as a clean and chic addition with Aperlai’s flat summer shoe to tie in the colours in the embroidery.
Going on a Boat Cruise
Being on the water will naturally calm you due to being surrounded by blue sky and water. It has been shown that staring at the colour blue for some time will slow down your heart rate and assist in meditation. If you would like to keep these vibes going, dress in a monochromatic blue look. The Jourden blue and white strip Oxford top paired with Esteban Cortazar’s jeans will do this. Add Anouki’s grey lace up shoes with their array of hand painted colour swipes to add some drama and an artistic touch. Cap off the look with Maison Michel’s purple panama hat to add a touch of elegance that some may even perceive as regal.
Confidence, knowledge and strength are all admirable traits to exude in an important job interview. Black is known to be a very powerful and serious colour. Pair a clean and prestigious white Holly Fulton blouse with yellow details on the collar with the Black Bevza sundress for a chic look shows you are refined and happy. Add a touch of calming blue to this outfit with the Aperlai platform that will have you walking tall with ease and grace.