Have you ever looked at a woman in bright colored clothes and smiled without really knowing why? It turns out that’s because color impacts our mood a lot more than we think.
Recent research confirms what we already believe and live by. Warm, bright colors releases dopamine, which makes us feel good. The explosiveness of colors such as red, yellow and orange can be a fuel for energy, much like an actual explosion. Cooler colors releases oxytocin which makes us calmer. This means you can relax yourself by adding a cool color to your outfit.
Wearing complimenting colors gives your outfit a softer look, where clashing colors makes for louder combinations. Both are sure to spread positive energy throughout your day, but does that mean that other people will feel the positive vibes? The short answer is yes. Use your wardrobe to generate the mood you want to see and experience in the world. Here are a few examples:
- One of those “Here I come!” days? Wear warm and bright colors and you’ll be sure to stir up that boring Monday morning meeting.
- A day for encouragement while listening and being there for a dear friend? Wear something blue and toned down – Maybe add a bit of green for hope.
- Feeling like something grey? Instead of cancelling your plans, meditate and relax with a cup of tea and throw on you brightest, most colorful clothes! Even if it feels a little bit wrong at first, you’ll soon be filled with positive energy and feel ready to conquer the day!