Can the colour you wear really put you in a better mood?

Can the colour you wear really put you in a better mood?

Research says yes; colour can absolutely affect your mood, behavior and stress levels.

I also want to wear colour, but it’s hard to know which colours go well together. It’s also time-consuming to try on different combinations of clothes every day just to figure out what looks good.

I know all the struggle of trying to find an outfit that goes well together and is also flattering. It can be a pain in the butt sometimes. I often just end up going back to wearing black or grey because it’s just easier. Here’s something I refer to when I'm running out of inspiration or outfit combinations. This is a tool I actually use for my photography business when I work in post editing, and it works the same for putting an outfit together.

Matching Clothes Using the Colour Wheel

A colour wheel is a circle diagram that illustrates the relationships between different colours. Sir Isaac Newton developed the first colour wheel in his 1704 book Opticks. Artists and fashion designers use colour wheels to create colour schemes that produce a desired artistic effect.

1. Start with analogous colours. Analogous colours are next to each other on the colour wheel and share a common hue. When incorporating new colours into your wardrobe, find a colour that feels safe to you—for example, light blue. On the colour wheel, blue falls between teal and blue-violet. If you feel comfortable with light blue, add on a teal or blue-violet for a subtle, two-colour palette.

Can the colour you wear really put you in a better mood?

Analogous colours

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2. Embrace complementary colours. Complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel and can make for a beautiful power clash: Think fuchsia and chartreuse, orange and blue, or burgundy and forest green. When you make bold colour choices, both colours stand out.

Can the colour you wear really put you in a better mood?

Complementary colours

3. Wear denim as a neutral colour. Consider denim a neutral colour, meaning you can mix it with any other colour (including blue) and it will probably look great. This also means you can mix denims. The easiest way to do it is with shades of denim that are similar to each other but different enough that your look won't be too matchy. Try pairing mid-wash jeans with a light-wash denim shirt, or dark-wash jeans with a mid-wash denim jacket.

Denim with colour

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Our mood is largely impacted by what colours we wear. We can’t change the weather, but we still have control over our outfits and how they make us feel. So if you find that all of your outfits seem blacked out (and not in an edgy way), try mixing things up!

Article prepared by:  My baby Photographer Design app

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