How Color Influences Our Lives

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The influence of color began very early in our lives when our parents decorated our rooms in pink for feminine or, blue for masculine. Every day we describe our emotions and impressions with metaphors: "I feel blue," "She's green with envy," "He was red in the face with anger."  When we consult with experts how to choose the right shades for decorating our homes and offices, coloring our hair and makeup applications, we stress the sophistication and importance it has in our lives personally. 

Psychologists have proven many colors have special meanings of their own. While matching moods with colors, people have associated black with depression and sadness, blue for security, peacefulness and serenity, green with envy and jealousy, red for love or anger, yellow for cheerfulness and purple for dignity, passion and regalness. 

The difference in hues will change the meaning dramatically. Where soft blue may project comfort and safety, an icy blue gives the impression of being cold and aloof.  Color and its effects play an extremely important role in our every day lives, even without realizing it ... whether male or female, Caucasian, Mexican or Black American. There has never been a written law dictating certain colors are either feminine or, masculine. We have let opinionated individualists throughout the decades impress their point of view upon us. Pink is just for ladies ... simply isn't true.

Pale pink is a great color for blonds and includes those of the male persuasion as well. Let's not forget pale blue and soft lavender either. So, don't tell the men in your life it makes him less of a man. Wearing pink and lavender won't denounce his masculinity.  Colors we see affect us just as much as colors we wear and causes a reaction from people we meet. It reflects our individual personalities, desires and moods. A certain color we wear may say, "Hey everyone look at me!" Yet another may emphatically state, "Leave me alone, I don't want to be noticed."

How do you react to what others express about you? A compliment of how great you look in a certain color is exhilarating and uplifting. Those cheery words spoken make us feel stupendous. We always feel wonderful when a stranger and acquaintance acknowledges how good we actually look and reinforces how we feel about ourselves.  Compliments are meant to be received. So go out there and tell the world how wonderful a color looks on them even if you don't know them.

A kindness given will always be passed along ... it's infectious and will grow like ripples upon the water.

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