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Styling Guide - The Secret Behind Colors

Updated on August 16, 2013

Colorful Clothing

Colors You Wear Reflects Your Personality

Understand and learn the psychology of the colors that you wear everyday. Peek into your closet. Do you see a color recurring in your wardrobe? There is a reason why we choose and have an affinity towards specific colors. That is because they often reflect our own personalities. Colors also depends on the mood of a person. Which is why it is important for everyone to understand the meaning behind every color. Lets checkout some colors and the hidden meaning behind each color and some tips for pairing them.

Powerful Red

If you want to grab people's attention, red is the way to go. While it symbolizes energy and strength, it is also the color for love and aggression.

Powerful Red

Chirpy Yellow

A favorite summer color, yellow exudes happiness, brightness and optimism.

Chirpy Yellow

Soothing Blue

Have you noticed a lot of people wearing blue to interviews? Blue symbolizes intelligence, loyalty and creativity. It is a popular color among males. However, different shades of blue creates different feelings.

Soothing Blue

Peaceful Green

Green is the color of nature. It is the easiest color on eye because of its calming and refreshing effect. On the other hand, dark green is a masculine and conservative color that symbolizes wealth.

Peaceful Green

Rosy Pink

While red is the color of aggression, pink is the opposite as it tones down the fierceness. It is a tranquil and loving color. Surprisingly, despite its emasculating quality, several men look great in pink.

Rosy Pink

Royal Purple

Purple is a combination of the fieriness of red and soothing effect of blue. It conveys sophistication, luxury and wealth. Since it is a color that does not occur naturally in nature, people notice it almost immediately.

Royal Purple

Warm Orange

Orange color can be used to make a bold statement without appearing aggressive or too flashy. It stimulates mental activity and signifies warmth, good health, fun and energy. Orange is not a color that is hard to miss.

Warm Orange

Earthy Brown

Brown is another color that is abundant in nature. You will find that it is popular color among men. It also symbolizes a sense of security, homeliness and contentment.

Earthy Brown

Deceiving Black

Black is a color with multiple contrasting personalities. It signifies authority, power sensuality, being independent and submissive. It directs attention to the subject's face and is also a popular color for those who want to appear slim.

Deceiving Black

Pure White

White is synonymous with being clean and fresh. It confirms trustworthiness and cleanliness in a business environment. Although it has different meanings in various countries, it is a universal symbol of innocence and purity.

Pure White

Sober Grey

Grey has a contrasting persona. While it exudes a conservative and boring look, it can also give off an elegant, formal and glamorous feel. Men in dark grey suits tend to look sharp. Just like black, grey too is slimming on the body.

Sober Grey

Luxurious Gold

The words wealth and accomplishment strikes you immediately when you see the color gold. Depending on your skin tone, experiment with different shades of gold and pair it with colors like burgundy and olive for a rich look.

Luxurious Gold

Neutral Beige

Beige offers the warmth of brown and adopts some the the coolness from white. It goes well with neutral tones. Choose the right shade of beige so that you do not appear washed out.

Neutral Beige

Sparkling Silver

Adding a little sparkle to your apparel is a good way to boost it. This can be wonderfully done with silver. Just like gold the color is associated with prestige and wealth, Black with silver accents makes a killer combination.

Sparkling Silver

Tips For Pairing Colors

  1. Pairing warm colors with neutrals will help create an overall balance in your appearance.
  2. You could combine different shades of the same color, to create a subtle monochromatic look.
  3. Avoid combining brown with black and grey. If not styled correctly, it can look mismatched or accidental.
  4. A light grey shirt paired with dark blue denims makes for a great casual look. Match this with a black belt.

How to wear color

Another great article on - How to wear color

http://abrodech.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Wear-Color

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      Ashish Nagpal 4 years ago from India

      Thanks for your wonderful comment abdorech, much appreciated :)

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      Anya Brodech 4 years ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      As a psych major, I loved this hub and how you went into the psychology and meaning behind colors!