What you wear, how and where you wear them to could be powerful ways to express yourself without words. The colors and styles of your clothes are strong non-verbal cues you could use to communicate to people around you. To express yourself more consciously with the clothes you wear, it is necessary you know the meaning or significance of different colors. This knowledge will guide you in choosing the colors of clothes you buy. In this piece we are going to look at what each color of the rainbow signifies and how you can use the colors of your clothes to express yourself in a way that is unique to your personality.
There are seven natural colors that form a rainbow, these colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. In nature white is not a color on its own but the combination of all the seven rainbow colors. Black is also not a color but the absence of all the rainbow colors. In painting there are three primary colors- red, green and blue. Other colors are called secondary colors and are generated or obtained either by mixing any two or more of the primary paint colors. White paint is a mixture of the three primary colors.
In textile industries, different dyes are used to create varieties of colors and designs of clothes. The colors of dyes used in generating the colors of clothes are the same as those in the rain bow though some colors used in the fashion industry are derived from the colors in nature.
Meaning of The Seven Colors in Nature and How You can Use It in Choosing the Colors of Your Clothes
All the seven colors in nature are symbols of some spiritual characteristics or attributes, and every person has some spiritual characteristic (virtues as they are known in the Christian communities). These spiritual characteristics are the underlying traits in every personality type. You can choose the colors of your clothes based on the predominant traits in your personality, in such a way that you can use none verbal cues to highlight the good traits in your personality. Now let us take a moment and look at the spiritual meanings of the seven colors:
Red: Red is the color of blood, it is a sign of vitality, interest, passion, enthusiasm, energy and security. You can use red clothes to express yourself as someone who is passionate, vibrant, energetic and enthusiastic. As red is a very " loud color" it is important to know when to wear an outfit that is all red or when to mix red tops, red blouses with skirts or pants of different colors like black pants, black skirts, white pants, white skirts or any other color that can go with (match) red clothe.
Yellow or gold: This is the color of the sun, signifying clarity of thought, orderliness, good memory and good decision making skills, it is the color associated with wisdom, royalty, and majesty. You can wear clothes with solid yellow or gold color or clothes with yellow and gold floral background or designs to express yourself as a person who is orderly, with clarity of thoughts and good decision making skills.
Orange:This color is a sign of creativity, playfulness, equilibrium, adventure, exuberance, freedom from boredom and relief. Wear clothes with either solid orange color, or floral orange color designs or backgrounds to express yourself as an exuberant, adventurous person with great sense of humor and creativity, someone who is well balanced and capable of laughing at yourself and at your mistakes without losing your worth or focus.
Blue: This is the color of deep Ocean and blue sky, it is a sign of spiritual depth. Blue color is always associated with humility and knowledge. Use clothes with either solid blue color, blue backgrounds or blue floral designs to express yourself as someone who is gentle, humble and yet knowledgeable.
Green: This is the color of life and of nature, it signifies harmony, sympathy, health, abundance, balance, growth and expansion. Wear clothes with either solid green background or floral green designs to express yourself as someone who is full of life, youthful, always ready and willing to learn. Let the colors of your clothes reveal you as someone who is humane and very close to nature.
Indigo: This color depicts infinity, it signifies openness to the subconscious, spiritual attainment, self mastery, wisdom, sudden awareness, intuition, and psychic abilities. Use this color in your clothing to express your spiritual depth, as someone who is aware of the presence of the invisible reality around us. You can wear clothes with solid indigo color or with indigo floral designs or backgrounds.
Violet: Violet gives a sense of the highest spiritual mastery and of divinity. Violet is available in many shades. Each particular shade has its own meaning and significance. Darker tones of violet colors are associated with sorrow. Deep purple colors signify high spiritual attainment. Pale lilac colors signify love for humanity while bluish purple signifies idealism. Violet and indigo colors also signify integrity and dignity, they are colors associated deity and majesty. Use clothes with violet colors to express your integrity and dignity.
Though white is not a rainbow color it is ubiquitous in nature, it signifies purity, peace, serenity, joy and commitment. You can wear clothes with solid white color or white backgrounds or white floral designs. It is appropriate for varieties of events and occasions especially for very happy celebrations. Among fashion designers white is a universal color, because white tops, white blouses match perfectly well with different colors of pants or skirts and vice versa. It is a very good color to wear on very hot and sunny days. It is a very good color to wear in summer season because of its ability to reflect heat.
Black is an absence of color and in the spiritual realm signifies death and evil. In spite of the spiritual significance of black, it is a very popular color in fashion industry because of its "richness". There is a sense of wholeness that is associated with this color in fashion industry. It is also a universal color. You can wear a solid black outfit or you can combine it with any other color. It is also a very good color for winter clothing because of its ability to absorb heat.
Other colors used in the fashion industry are derived from the seven rainbow colors. Such derived colors are burgundy, copper, rose pink, fuchsia, plum, brown (derived from red color). Turquoise, bluish-green, light-blue or sky-blue colors are derived from blue color. Silver and cream colors are derivatives of white.
Use the Style of the Clothes You Wear to Express Yourself.
The clothing people wear is often expression of their inner thoughts and feelings, there are people who are not aware of this fact. They do not know that the styles and colors of the clothes they wear send messages to people around them. If you wear tomboy like clothing styles, I.e clothes that are provocative such as very short clothing, very tight clothing, or those clothing styles with very low cleavage, you may be portraying yourself as someone with very low self esteem, and with very little or no moral worth. On the other hand if your clothing is dignified and elegant, you tell people around you that you are very respectable, responsible and worth your salt and everyone around you will respond and treat you accordingly.
With this insight on the meanings and significance of different colors, enhance yourself image and express yourself with none verbal cues with the styles and colors of the clothes you wear.
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