Choosing Colour to Make the Right Impression

The persons image influences others subconsciously, helping its owner to make the right impression on other people. Colour is the main factor of emotional impact. Lines, shape, silhouette and texture are less important, although do contribute.

We all know how important it is to make the right first impression. It will help you in the future to get on with people and get what you want from them. Colours in your clothes will help you create a positive image of you in the eyes of people you work with, friends or just about anybody.

Red colour. On one hand it is associated with energy, activeness, optimism and strength. On the other hand, this colour may be associated with aggressiveness, persuasiveness and danger. Therefore, the influence of this colour is ambiguous. On one hand it attracts the looks, hypnotizes and excites, on the other scares away and stops. Our advice is to wear red colour clothes only when you need to look brave, energetic, sexy or extraordinary. Never wear red, if you need to look modest, delicate, neutral or serious.

Orange and yellow colours are usually associated with sun, light, warmth, tropical fruits and hot sand. Wear these colours when you need to look optimistic, relaxed, young, merry or sporty.

Green colour is dominating in the nature and is acceptable and pleasant almost anywhere. It arises the feeling of harmony, freshness and vitality. There are no counterindications for using this colour. It will leave you unnoticed and completely non-aggressive.

Blue colour is the colour of evening sky and space. It is associated with remoteness, emotional coldness, intellect and spirituality. Use blue colour when you need to look reserved, serious or remote.

Purple colour is perceived like mysterious, inconceivable, attractive, magical, fatal and intellectual. Some people consider it to be very erotic. It attracts and frightens at the same time. It dazzles and keeps a distance. Use the purple clothes if you need to arouse the curiosity of someone or to leave an impression of mystery.

Dark colours: brown, wine-colored, dark blue, dark green, dark purple, dark gray. These colours are associates with calmness and maturity, wisdom and melancholy, apathy and life experience.

Choose dark colours when you need to show yourself as a trustworthy, respectable, serious, cautious, wise and experienced person tired of life vanity.
Pastel colours: tender, light tones of rosy, blight blue, lilac, light-green. These colors symbolize the innocence, infantilism, tenderness, delicacy and indecision. Use these colors if you want to look young, feminine, flexible, passive and simple-minded.

Black colour is the colour of earth, nothingness, end of life. It is inconceivable, impenetrable, pessimistic, denying, negativity and wisdom at the same time. This colour focuses attention, attracts and amazes, but sometimes also scares. It is called the king of elegance. We advise you to wear black if you need to show your individualism, independence, sophistication, mysteriousness, significance and authority.

White colour is the colour of snowy fields, arctic ice, northern lights, and clouds. It symbolizes eternity, permanence, calmness, clarity, virginity, serenity and carelessness. It is to wear white clothes when you need to look clean, innocent, incorrupt, decent and moral.

Grey colour symbolizes ashes, fog, rainy sky. This colour is neutral and doesnt have any emotional impact.


Colour Therapy and Your Wardrobe

Wearing Your Emotions

Have you taken inventory of your closet lately? You may be in a fashion rut and need to introduce some different colours into your wardrobe that will better reflect your day-to-day moods. Unless your mother is still dressing you or you are a slave to following the latest fashion colour trends, why not become a mood dresser? Mood dressers are people who are in-tune with their emotions and dress accordingly. Do you feel pink today? Or, do you feel blue?

1. Wearing Green - Nurturing and Earthy

Green is considered to be one of the most healing among all the colours.

Because green is the colour of trees and grasses it is a wonderful colour choice to wear anytime you want to feel more in-tune with nature. Green represents the spring season and new growth. Choose this colour to wear whenever you are embarking on something new or wish to.

2. Wearing Blue - Serenity and Calm

Wearing blue helps create a place of calm and serenity. Wearing ocean hues of blue is especially calming. Indigo or darker blues can offer more of a comfort zone feeling, almost as if you are sinking into a pool of warm water.

3. Wearing Grey or Black - Invisibility and Blending In

Wearing greys and blacks can be depressive. Let's face it, black and grey are fashion basics. We all have the basic black suit or black dress slacks that are a must wear for a number of different social settings. Wearing black will allow you to keep a low-profile in social settings if that is your intention. Don't wear black if you want to stand out amidst a crowd.

4. Wearing Orange - Energetic and Creative

Orange urges you to get out into the world and create something grand! Orange is a very high energy colour. Its creativity juices are extremely intoxicating and sweet tasting. Wearing orange is fun and can make you feel quite playful. Because of its highly-charged intensity some people cannot comfortably wear this colour.

5. Wearing Pink - Open Heart

Wearing pink conveys compassion and an open heart. Most people associate pink with babies, little girls, and feminine energies. But more than feeling feminine, wearing pink conveys compassion and an open heart. When people are wearing pink, whether they are male or female, they appear approachable and capable of loving others. And if pastel colours don't suit you try on something in bright fuchsia. You'll feel pretty in pink.

6. Wearing Purple - Unique and Special

Wearing purple shows others that you want to be noticed. Purple is seldom worn as a neutral color. Purple is the wrong color choice to make if you want to blend in among others as you go about your business. The colour purple, especially shades of violet, will definitely make a statement. If it is your desire to feel special and unique then purple is the right color choice.

7. Wearing Red - Powerful and Confident

Red is a very powerful color. Wear red whenever you feel a need to portray confidence or would like to boost your self esteem. However, be aware that wearing too much red can make a person come off a little too intimidating to others who may lack self confidence in themselves.

8. Wearing White - Fresh Outlook - New Beginnings

Wearing white will help reduce any nagging feelings of disappointment or drudge.

White represents cleansing and new beginnings. Putting on a white blouse feels like being given an opportunity to start the day with a clean slate. Wearing a white garment can offer a fresh and bright outlook.

9. Wearing Yellow - Cheerful and Happy

Yellow is the perfect colour to wear whenever your spirits needs an uplift. Yellow carries the same healing qualities associated with the sun. It offers warmth, optimism, and light. All shades of yellows and golds will cheer you up and help make you feel happier. Wearing yellow out into the world makes an affirmation statement.


Baby Clothes Care

Yes it is true that baby clothes don't last long with kids growing as fast as they do, but taking care of babies clothes is still important. One of the major reasons of proper clothing care is to protect an infant's skin from irritating substances. Because the household use of many different chemicals has increased in modern society, the sensitivity of human skin has increased, and babies have the most sensitive skin of all. A parent must be sensitive to any foods or substances that their children have allergies or intolerance to. In other ways, caring for children and infant's clothing is similar to adult clothing, but on a much smaller scale.

Powerful detergents are unnecessary even for adults, so it makes sense to buy one detergent that will work for the whole family. By using a mild detergent, all of the clothes will come out just as clean, but without the abundance of irritating substances that can cause problems for a baby's skin. In some circumstances it is better refrain from the use of any detergents at all. Instead soap for sensitive skin and hot water will get clothes clean, but will take more time. There are some "baby" detergents that are marketed to the young parent market as detergents that are better for babies' skin, but there is no real difference from these and other mild detergents. Baby detergents are only another way of marketing to the kid retail industry. When purchasing a mild detergent, parents should look for a substance with no added fragrances or colours.

Once the clothes are washed, drying them as directed should be fine without the use of a fabric softener. The best way to dry infant clothing is on a clothesline, but they should hang in an enclosed area that is not in contact with pollen or insects. It is important for the clothes to be completely dry before they are put away or worn by a child, and hanging the clothes on childrens clothes hangers will help keep their form. Baby clothes hangers and childrens hangers are an important part of clothing storage for kids because small garments tend to gather and lose their form more easily.

New clothes should always be washed before worn. Just like new clothes can be stiff and irritating to adults, new clothes are even worse for infants and small children. The same is true for any type of hand-me-downs. Dust mites and other irritating things can gather on any type of clothing that has been in storage.

Extra care should be taken in any circumstance involving an infant, and clothing care is only one of them. By following these few tips, skin irritation and other problems will be one less thing to worry about, and kids' clothes will stay looking good.


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