Meanings of colors & color psychology

Look at you. Aren’t you lovely? Think of all the great things you have done in your lifetime, think of all the people you have touched. You are a unique human being and I wouldn’t dare try to categorise you. I do however, love personality appraisals and I often choose to wear colors that I find appealing. Today I am wearing lime green. I love lime green. If you want to know more about the meanings of colors and what they indicate about what your mood is – here we go! 

Sometimes, I find myself on a buying roll. I discover that I have bought several items in one single shade. This might be raspberry pink, olive green or florescent, neon yellow. I often wonder what this might mean – are the colors I choose to wear significant in any way? See the bottom of this post for all the sources of this information and some other great sites on the meanings of colors.

Meanings of colors & color psychology | Color wheel

Red: “You’re on fire today!”

Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. At its most positive it can create life with its sexual energy, or use its negative expression of anger and aggression to fuel war and destruction.

Orange: “Look after yourself.”

Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. Orange is extroverted and uninhibited, often encouraging exhibitionism or, at the very least, showing-off!

Yellow: “You are in a great mood today!”

Yellow is the color of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. When overused, yellow may have a disturbing effect; it is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms.

Green: “It’s time to nurture yourself or others.”

Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money.

Pastel shades: “Protect yourself.”

These are associated with babies and the Renaissance. They symbolize warmth and love and suggest that perhaps you need to feel secure, or that you are trying to put across a safe and gentle persona.

White: “You are complete today.”

This color is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. Strictly speaking, white is not a color, but the manifestation of the presence of all color – the complete energy of light. It stands for wholeness and completion.

Animal prints: “Be careful today.”

This colour indicates that you are aiming to break free from the bars that hold you. You have a highly intelligent personality but you may not be fulfilled. You are wild and emotional and often make mistakes.

Meanings of colors & color psychology | Color workshop

Black: “You are in hiding today.”

Black is not a color, strictly speaking. It is the absence of all color. When people speak of opposites, it is usually in terms of black and white. Black, and its opposite white, represent polarities. Black absorbs all aspects of light. While white reveals, black conceals. It has come to mean hidden, fearful or bad experience. It is linked to the unknown or the unseen.

Grey: “Today is a day of high mental energy.”

Grey is the true neutral color. Its energy imparts void, emptiness, lack of movement, emotion, warmth and identifying characteristics. Because of this, gray can be restful. It has a detached and isolated feeling.

Dark brown: “Hunker down and work hard today.”

Some shades of brown create a warm, comfortable feeling of wholesomeness, naturalness and dependability. Brown can be a stabilizing color. The red in brown gives it practical energy while the yellow and blue add mental focus energies.

Army green: “Take a break.”

This colour is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy. I guess it makes sense that armies around the world dress in this colour.

Thanks to my sources

Please investigate this topic further if you are interested.

To compile this information, I consulted several sites and blogs. I would recommend that you visit them if you would like to learn more about the colours you are wearing today.

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