The colors you wear not only say a lot about you, they also have a lot of say in how you think, feel and remember. Yes- remember! There are no shortages of studies published by everyone from the Huffington Post to HumanHealth.com that detail the many ways in which colors impact our day-to-day lives.
For example, want to elevate your mood? Green is said to help you achieve a relaxed and refreshed state of being. Want to ensure your date goes well? Psychology Today found that women associate men in red with higher statuses and are generally more interested taking things to the next level.
And yet, for many men, the decision to incorporate color into their wardrobes doesn’t come lightly. That’s why our professional custom clothier team has devised this easy to follow guide to help you navigate this Spring’s color trends.
Let’s start out easy- for those just beginning to experiment with color, a slate grey, hunter green or crisp ivory are great canvases from which to build. Try getting foundational pieces such as slacks or a sport coat in these and other earthy tones. Then, mix in pops of color.
A fiery red under your grey or off-white base will ensure you stand out in a crowd. Quick tip: feeling like a crimson hue might be too loud? Try out a shade in the orange spectrum! For example, pantone’s Celosia Orange is a little more casual, but doesn’t skimp on sophistication.
Calm, cool & collected
Notoriously easy to pair, the blue family is a step up on the color wheel without being too much of a stretch for those new to the color game.
As an alternative to these and other classic neutrals listed above, a light and airy Placid Blue or smooth mint just screams spring. Stick to other cool colors including Hemlock green or a refined, yet slightly muted Purple Haze for a creative take on the classic hue. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, go bold with bright yellow.
Getting a bit warm under the collar
As temperatures rise, don’t be afraid to turn up the heat on your menswear either! Recently, Pantone announced its color of the year, Radiant Orchid, an expressive yet confident shade which holds up against its high voltage counterparts including Dazzling Blue and Cayenne Red.
However, if you’re still working your way up to full-blown color, try peppering it in with your accessories. Bold colored loafers and ties have been seen all over the runways and add just the right dash of gusto to your everyday wear.
Now that you’re armed with the knowledge of how to channel the mood you want without looking color illiterate, you can be extra mindful next time you’re poking around in your closet.
Color bombs away!