Greetings Barbarians! Long days and pleasant nights!
I hope you’re doing great! I had a fantastic weekend with Pancake and am still suffering from vacationer’s high. It was filled with talks, food, and all sorts of activities; I even taught her how to play Magic: The Gathering. I needed that weekend; it’s been a while since I took time off for myself. So, Pancake if you’re reading this, thank you so much.
In the first part of Understanding Color, we’ve talked about what color suits you best and a way to figure it out. Men should have a signature color but that doesn’t mean he should avoid other colors.
You see, colors have the power to conjure up emotions and deliver a message as well. No wonder big companies make effective use of colors in marketing and branding.
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What would our life be without colors? It’s pretty boring don’t you think? I can’t imagine life in black and white, with shades of gray. Well, It ain’t colorful.
The presentation is half the battle and colors are part of the presentation. Colors can trigger certain emotions that affect your presentation. While I do believe that a person can wear any color as long as it suits them, I also believe that they should wear color on how others perceive them in mind.
Let’s say you are to prepare for a job interview and you want to project an image of dependability and trust. Would you wear a maroon suit or a navy blue one? If I’m correct you’d pick the navy blue over maroon, not that there’s anything wrong with maroon.
Now that we got that out, here are the colors and the emotions that they try to invoke.
Red – is usually the most attention-grabbing of all colors, hence used in warning signs. It evokes passion, desire, and power. Wear red when you want people to take notice. This could be seen during presidential interviews, often a president will be wearing a red tie.
Brown – is more reserved and not looking to stand out. Light brown evokes honesty and stability while dark brown evokes maturity and wisdom. Wear brown as one of your fundamental colors as it is casual and signifies readiness to do work.
Orange – is more joyful and evokes enthusiasm, happiness. Wear orange to appear cheerful and approachable. Wear it as ties, pocket square or accessories.
Blue – is confident and familiar, hence trust. It evokes peace, flexibility, and intelligence. Lighter shades of blue are inviting and free while darker shades of blue signify responsibility and dependability. Blue is a great color for suits, trousers, jeans, and shirts.
Yellow – is energetic. It evokes a sense of honor and loyalty. Same as orange, wear it as ties, pocket square or accessories, and on some occasion as a shirt.
Green – is the color of nature. It evokes modesty and sincerity. Much like brown, green is the color that signifies readiness to do work or getting your hands dirty. The only difference between brown or khaki is that green is a much less versatile color.
Pink – is calming and non-threatening, It evokes innocence, tenderness, and youth. I love wearing pink, and I’d suggest more men wear pink. It’s a fun color to wear.
Purple – is mysterious. It evokes curiosity, wealth or royalty and another color that I love wearing, much like pink. Lighter shades of purple signify luxury while darker shades signify mystery.
Gray – is practical and conservative. If there is a color that I wear more it is gray. Gray is the right color when white is too boring and can’t wear black. Gray is the perfect way to balance things out or middle ground.
White – is the color of perfection, It evokes cleanliness and purity. The quintessential color in any means wardrobe, especially in warmer climates like what I have here.
Black – denotes authority. It evokes power, elegance, and formality hence the black-tie events. Black shoes and a black tux for formal events like weddings, funerals or red carpet events. Black is often reserved for formal events but can be used in casual outfits like black boots, shirt, and jackets.
So there you have it, I hope with part 2, we now have a better understanding of how color works. I hope you enjoy our journey into style and colors. Please keep in mind that these are only my two cents of the matter and serves only as a guide to the many paths to looking great.
To COURAGE, FREEDOM, and COLORS!
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