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What is the DIFFERENCE between the symbology of red & black in terms of confidence, power,
The colors we wear stand for various characteristics and as most people are drawn to certain colors it can communicate much about personality based on what the color symbolizes. Red and black are two of the most commonly worn colors and both convey the sense of clearly defined attributes through what they represent.
The color red symbolizes warmth, high energy and positivity. Given its masculine vitality it’s a powerful signal or strength, leadership, extroversion and self-confidence. As it reflects our most basic physical motivations including our will to live it is associated with sexuality and desire. As red signifies corporeal needs it transmits the nature of our physical life force another signal of sexuality, passion and love Wearing red signals individuality, will power and strength of character and of will, indicating a person who goes their own way and refuses to conform to the status quo. From the negative point of view, red is the color of anger and revenge.
The color black symbolizes the hidden, and the unknown. As opposed to red which communicates passion, black suggests the allure of the mysterious or a secret waiting to be uncovered. Thus, as opposed to sexuality, it symbolizes sensuality and a slow revealing of the self. Black signifies a sense of aloofness, coolness or emotions held at bay, someone who remains unfazed regardless of the level of stress around them. When worn it transmits a sense of power, self-control, discipline and authority. Like red, black is indicative of self-confidence and independence.
What Natalie Frank says may well be right. However, you'll note that most of the men who wear red ties have read or been told that it is a color that signifies those attributes Natalie mentions, and probably for that reason. They want to seem like leaders; confident, decisive and the like. Most people in the public eye have been tutored on what to wear and how to wear it. There are professionals earning a living doing just that.
On the other hand black is not a color at all. It is the absence of color. All light waves are absorbed by it. But to to get away from the science of it and on to practicalities. Black matches with any color. Nothing clashes with black. Also, it's great for not showing up dirt and sweat stains. It's the easiest to look after wardrobe-wise. Pretty good, too, if you 're a burglar who operates at night.
But we do know sense in some way that red and black are the colors that draw us most in the dresses of members of the opposite sex. But the reason matadors don't wear red is that it DRAWS THE BULL. And maybe that's what I'm saying right here.
There is a lot one can say here and Grace you have done that very well. But if I may I will throw in my two cents. The first things that come to mind about a healthy cherry red colour are for me:- full of energy; enthusiastic; drive to flourish in life; and primal/sexual. As for Black? Power; silence; sophistication; svelte. that is what I think of when I gaze upon these two colours of red and black.
Both colors can be too dark and can cause depression in some people. Between the two, I would say that a black room is more depressing than a red room, although both are dark. Red reminds people of blood and war, therefore, power. Black symbolizes death (funerals). Remember the black cat myth? Ah -- but there is the little black dress women like to wear. Why? Because it is dark and makes them not look as big as lighter colors do. Probably a dark red would work just as well, but the little black dress seems to be a favorite. Also, Most men's suit jackets are black or a dark blue. No red. I guess they don't want to incite anyone to anger because red is also a sign of temper.
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