Colour Affects Our Emotions and Can Influence PeopleBy Angela Marshall, 26th Sep 2011
I recently went on holiday to our annual cottage at The Carrick, Loch Lomond and each day the views changed. We are often not aware how colour can influence how we feel. Colour in our home, our surroundings and what we wear can have an impact on how confident we feel and can change our mood. With all the doom and gloom in the world it is important to wear colours that make us feel positive. Red is a big colour this season, you may feel slightly lacking in energy and therefore it will give you a boost, or you may be happy and want the world to know. However wearing the wrong shade of colour can make you look tired and pale and it may communicate aggression and make people feel uncomfortable.
The shade of colour we wear can also make a great difference to how we look. A bright red may not look as good on us as a warm or deep shade of red. That is why it is important to understand the family of colours that suit you. Some people have a good eye for colour and can create interesting colour schemes. However we often find it difficult to see how colour affects our own characteristics.
All people can benefit from a colour consultation with an image consultant who is trained to assess personal colouring. Wearing the right colours helps you to look and feel good about yourself and gives you greater confidence.