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    Does anyone know which colors make which statement?
    As in clothing, I remember from a psychology class that some colors you wear make the statement of different moods or personalities.
    If you know anything about this, please post.

  • #2
    I only know about a couple colors.... this is what I gleaned off of my sister, who's currently in school for interior design, and she relayed on to me some info she got from a lecture. So I'm afraid I have no concrete references or links

    Alot of fast food places use red, orange, and yellow in their signs and decor is because it is supposed to motivated people and make them more active. In, Order, Out.

    As for other Pink...there was a prison that was trying to use color theory to reduce the hostility levels of it's inmates. They started with pink... which initially is calming, but turns out it's also an emotional stimulant in some people, so it had the exact OPPOSITE effect they had intended, and after time the violent incidents increased.

    Other colors... I guess it depends on the person, and the culture. Red in western culture is usually thought of as aggressive, while in eastern cultures it's a happy color. *shrug*

    Hope that helps a little... that's kind of lame for info, heard through the grapevine kind of thing. I would LOVE it if anyone else could provide info


    • #3
      The color theory only works if you have more than one color in your closet. *throws open his closet revealing the stereotypical repeating set of the same clothes.* Yeah, pretty much EVERYTHING I own is black, or black based.


      • #4
        Blue is a calming color, black is a suffocating color for rooms, it also makes you look thinner. White is a expanding color in rooms, and makes you look larger. So if you have alot of white walls, your house will feel open, vice versa for black. Replace color with shade if you care about such things.
        \"More legs = More spider.\"


        • #5
          All my clothes are black. It's really because of the supreme wisdom of Ian Malcom. Or Malcolm.. something.
          i'm riding on a blind unicorn
          creative blog | personal blog


          • #6
   <-- look here.. maybe they have something that can help you. Some of the tests look really complex.

            edit : scratch the part about complex.. I just saw the flash animation and was wooed into thinking they were complex


            • #7

              Thanks for the advice and that link is great!
              I am wondering which colors make the best
              impression like for a job interview or a court case
              or any other occasion. I always seem to wear black
              and have several black all occasion suits but maybe
              a splash of color would make a
              better impression.
              Thanks for the help! any more suggestions?


              • #8
                hmm, ussually when I look for new people for hire, the best combo that pleases me would be black dress pants and the white dress shirt (ties really help)

                If you go all black you bring out that gothic (selfish, dont care type of attidute, do it my way not yours) which makes a very sad first impression and bosses don't like to hire people that will let their invudality interfer with the work place.

                Blue shirts are ok I guess, but its always better to go with white, it makes you look bigger like on said, and its a good way to tell how clean someone is, I say these things from expereince, I hope this helps


                • #9

                  Sorry about the popups... but that site was pretty good.


                  • #10
                    For interviews....color is good, but muted ones, like navy, maroon, dark greys, browns, dusty blue. Solid colors, not too much contrast.

                    For court cases.. I think it would depend on what role I was playing inside the court room


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Velenka
                      For court cases.. I think it would depend on what role I was playing inside the court room
                      Just skip the black and white stripes. I'll never make that mistake again.
                      I'm not going to be your monkey!


                      • #12
                        Blue and green are the colors most commonly associated with progress and success in business.

                        Black is, of course, dignified and sharp.

                        Red, however is a standard, and accepted, flash of color.


                        • #13
                          I was hired (or so the president of my company jokes) because my shirt (it was green) matched their walls.


                          • #14
                            red ties are power ties. My fav suit combonation is a dark charcoal grey suit, a white shirt with barely perceptable stripes and a red tie. I think that looks sharp.

                            I think its acceptable to ask what to wear for an interview if you are unsure


                            • #15
                              If I ever decide to be employed by someone else (which will likely happen after college) I'd wear "something professional." Certainly not daily clothes. And, just because it's black doesn't mean I purchased it at Hot Topic.

                              But if it were somewhere less professional, perhaps merely casual clothes - as long as you look clean and sharp. Charisma would matter to be more than colours, as long as they're solid, and not Hawaiin shirts..

                              I wouldn't really apply for jobs where I wouldn't want to work (fast food, wal-mart, etc) because if I'm not doing something I can enjoy, what's the point? A vast majority of my life will be spent working, so I'd better like it. So.. I don't know what the manager of McDonald's would look for.

                              And asking what to wear is a good idea, I would've never thought of that.
                              i'm riding on a blind unicorn
                              creative blog | personal blog