What Different Colors Symbolize and How to Use Them in Styling

Have you ever think that you can change your life by taking more attention to what color of clothes you wear throughout a day? Do you know you that colors affect emotions? Do you mean what each color means? 

Today, I decided to write about something that seems pretty interesting. In this article, I will help you to find out the difference between warm and cold colors, and more importantly, understand what each hue means so that you use them in styling the right way.

I am sure you have already noticed the most popular businesses use specific colors for their companies. That`s because they impact their costumers using the colors. Let me tell you one example, what I mean. If you go to a restaurant you would see red, orange or yellow colors used mostly for interior or with decorations. This is to attract people to the establishment and also make food look better. Red also has a positive effect on your appetite. Another good example would be night clubs, where mostly black color is used. Black is the most sexually attractive color. So, shading is significant since it gets an enthusiastic reaction from individuals and can totally influence your look as well as your whole persona.

Now, let`s get into more detailed meanings of colors and emotions your outfit makes to feel.

  • Playful
  • Enthusiastic
  • Anxiety
  • Confident
  • Expressive
  • Intelligent
  • Communicative
  • Cheerful


  • Strength
  • Passion
  • Excitement
  • Dominance
  • Sexual energy
  • Attention
  • Persistence


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  • Elegance
  • Authority
  • Dignity
  • Sophistication
  • Seductive
  • Mystery


  • Illumination
  • Wisdom
  • Prestige
  • Expensive


  • Virtue
  • Fertility
  • Clean
  • Prosperity


  • High regard
  • Knowledge
  • Authority
  • Trust
  • Serious
  • Responsibility
  • Peace
  • Social status
  • Caring
  • Good health
  • Happiness
  • Calm
  • Honest
  • Loyalty


  • Reliable
  • Approachable
  • Relaxed
  • Stability


  • Relaxing
  • Prosperity
  • Prestige
  • Growth
  • Money
  • Vitality
  • Harmony
  • Efficiency


  • Good health
  • Calming
  • Friendly
  • Compassionate
  • Faithful
  • Femininity
  • Calm

What is the difference between warm and cool colors?

Now let me share things I found out about differences between cool and warm colors. They are exactly to bring up your emotions and undertones. 

Cool colors include shades of blue, green and violet. They are associated with the sky, water, and foliage.

Warm colors include shades of red, yellow and orange and they are associated with fire and the sun.

To understand more easily here is the image that shows both warm and cool colors on the same pallet.

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