Hue Are You?

Ever feel blue?

Or been so enraged you actually saw red?

There’s a reason for the abundance of color cliches in our language. Color and emotions are closely tied together, and one has a very powerful influence over the other. However, you can opt to be less passive in your connection, and take a stronger stance in how color influences your life just by learning what a shade can do to your mental state.

From a very young age, children express connections with their colors. In America, brighter colors put them in a happier place, whereas darkness tends to make children feel frightened, or sad. However in other countries, white can mean death, and children will catch on to such social standards and associate their emotions accordingly. As we age, we grow less and less aware of our connections, but the power in hues still stands. Studies show that during the winter, wearing brighter colors can actually lift away the winter blues. On a more corporate scale, fashion powerhouse Norma Kamali famously banned the color black by her employees, as she found the overuse of the color by fashionistas was causing a death to inspirational thinking.

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