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There has been a fair amount of research regarding the psychology of colour. While many people may not be very familiar with its use to create a certain impression, we are all familiar with concepts such as ‘hospital green’ or baddies wearing black.
You can influence how people relate to you by wearing particular colours. You can dress to create a particular impression, depending on who you are meeting.
Explanation of terms
The tones of colours are classified into warm or cool and clear or muted. A colour can sit in any category, according to its tone. So, a warm pink is a peachy pink and a cool pink would be a purplish pink. A warm green would be a yellowish green and a cool green would be more blue. Clear is the brightness of the colour, such as emerald green (clear) versus olive green (muted). Earth tones are the browns and soft greens of nature.
Warm colours – yellows, oranges, browns, yellowish greens, orangey reds
Cool colours – blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, magentas
Warm and clear – bright, fresh colours, such as peach, coral, yellow, spring green, lime, salmon, golden yellow, golden brown, turquoise, bright blues
Cool and muted – pastels, dusty pink, lavender, pale yellow, light blue, navy, dark blue, rose-brown
Warm and muted – earthy rich tones, such as camel, beige, brunt orange, gold, darker reds, olive, ivory, caramel and all brown colours
Cool and clear – true white, true black, cool greys, bright pink, jewel tones like emerald, royal red, royal purple and icy pastels, white, black and navy blue
How to use colour in your clothing
The first thing to remember is how you look and feel in the clothes! Don’t go and buy a brown suit if it makes you feel drab! Some colours make you look healthy; others make you look pale and ill. If you want to add a colour to create an impression, you can do it in small doses, such as a tie or a blouse.
These are the impressions colours can create:
Approachable and friendly
To appear approachable and friendly, wear clear earth tones, light yellow and clear colours in warmer hues. The clear earth tones, such as beige, camel and tan, are warm, friendly and approachable. Yellow is a happy, sociable colour, but in brighter hues, can demand attention. Clear warm colours (such as coral, sunflower yellow, peach) are non-threatening and open, particularly if they are light.
To give an impression of seniority and someone in a position to make decisions, wear dark colours, in particular black, charcoal, medium to dark gray, midnight-blue, navy, dark blue. The darker the shade, the more powerful and intimidating the effect.
To have a look of success, wear rich but subtle sophisticated colours such as camel, butternut, burgundy, salmon and blue-gray. These will help create an impression of prosperity and economic success.
To inspire trust, wear clear earthy colours combined with navy or medium blue. The
clear earth tones appear warm, open and down-to-earth giving the impression of dependability and credibility. Navy and medium blue suggest reliability and professionalism.
Creative and forward-thinking
To appear creative, wear strong clear colours, especially purple. Purple is associated with originality and strong clear colours are expressive, extroverted and positive.
Calm and reassuring
To create an impression of calm and reassurance, wear pastels and green. Pastels seem quiet and diplomatic, calmly deflecting criticism. Green gives the impression of peacefulness and orderliness.
Follow The Right Diet Plan For Your Body
Anyone can lose weight if they are committed to doing so, but it's made so much easier if you are aware of effective strategies on losing weight safely and for the long-term. There are many ways to lose weight, but it's important to do so in a way that is easy for you to stick with. Here are some canny tips that we are sure will be invaluable to you.
Drinking water is essential to losing weight and becoming healthy, but it's hard to drink enough each day. Carry a water bottle, either disposable or refillable, with you every where you go and you can take a sip of water whenever you feel thirsty or feel the first pangs of hunger.
You can consume less calories, and lose more weight, if you take the time to cut up your food. Portion control is difficult for most people, so take a food that contains a large amount of calories (like chocolate) and cut it into smaller portions. You can still eat what you like, but by only consuming a small amount of the food, you will not gain as much weight.
If you're having trouble losing weight, try using some fitness DVDs to give you a structured weight loss routine. Jillian Michaels has some great, proven DVDs that with a little work each day, can have you achieving your dream body in only a few weeks. If you can't afford a fitness DVD try following some fitness videos on YouTube.
Make sure you are getting some exercise while you are on your diet plan. Exercise in any form is great for helping you to lose those excess pounds. You don't have to have a gym membership to workout either. You can run, do sit ups and push ups and that will help you in your weight loss efforts. Walking is also another great way to help you lose weight. Try and stay active, get your body in motion to lose the weight.
Work out for weight loss by not working out. A lot of people freeze and give up when they realize that for true sustained weight loss you need to start exercising. Trick your brain into going along with your exercise by not calling it that. Stay away from the gym and get your "work out" in by washing your car, riding a bike, going on a hike, or any of a million other activities that are exercise without being "exercise".
Stay away from foods that you have trouble stopping at one serving. If you cannot stop eating chips then you should not buy a bag and try to eat one serving. Most likely you will give into temptation. Buy something else that is crunchy but is lower in fat and calories.
Dining out presents a challenge for people trying to lose weight. Even with more healthy options available, restaurant portion sizes are still far too large. One incredibly simple way to control what you're eating is to order your dinner, and ask the server to box half of it up when they bring it to the table. You'll be eating half as much food right off the bat, and can bring home the rest for another meal.
Red pepper flakes are wonderful to use when trying to lose weight. If you eat them early on in the day, it will actually help you to lower the amount of food you eat. You can put some on eggs for breakfast, or use them anyway you would like to.
If you are a potato chip lover like so many of us are, these can really hurt your diet. Try baking some apples instead. The baked apples will give you that crunch that a potato chip will, but offer you the nutrition of eating an apple. Finding healthy alternatives to your favorite foods will boost your weight loss.
There is some very useful advice there, and some of it may even be new to you. What's important however, is to give it time. None of these tips will give you quick results, nor should you want them to. Putting the weight on took a long time, and losing it over a long period is a safer, and more realistic way to go about it. When you don't see results it can be difficult to keep going on the weight loss journey, but if you have committed yourself to accomplishing your weight loss goal, you are unstoppable.