Have you been feeling anxious and stressed out at your workplace? There are days when you just don’t feel good at the workplace. It could be the tiffs you’ve been having with your colleagues or your boss, or it could also be due to the exhaustion from overworking. The bottom line is, that we all have had those days when even the sight of our workplaces makes us feel stressed.
But did you know that the colors you wear to work can actually help you deal with all of your work-related anxiety issues? Yes, peeps, we’re not kidding at all! Research actually proves that wearing apt colors to work can benefit your career (1). You might’ve heard that different colors impact the state of your mood, but did you know that they also impact the behavior of others towards you (2). For example, when we think of the color red, we instantly relate it to the concepts of fierceness and boldness, don’t we? Similarly, when we think of the color blue, it reminds us of the calm vibe of an ocean.
It was Pablo Picasso who said, “Colors, like features, follow the changes of emotions.” And he was right about it! So, if you’re feeling anxious and stressed out at work, try to incorporate these colors in your workwear and notice the positive change they bring. Let’s get to know which are these happy colors, shall we? Read on.
You might’ve heard of the phrase — feeling blue? Well, guess what, it’s actually considered as the color of happiness (3). From the pastel blue hues to the deeper tones of blue, this color gives off a tranquil and calm vibe. The color is usually perceived as a calming colour for its associations with the peaceful skies and the calm seas. It’s also the color of wisdom and truth. It’s also linked to intellect and stability. So, if you have a drama-filled or volatile workplace, then we highly recommend you wear blue to work — it’ll help you cut through the tension.
Often times, we associate the color pink with femininity and love. But, turns out that the girly-pink we often make fun of is also linked to ideas of peace and serenity. In fact, in the 1980s, certain prison cells were painted pink and the most rogue prisoners were kept there. Studies say that the color pink calmed them down. Not just that, reports also show how prisons worldwide are adopting this “calm them down with pink” technique (4). Of course, you can’t really paint your office in pink to calm down your boss. However, you could wear pink to work, right?
When we think of green, we think of nature and dollars, right? (Winks) Even the “go” signal of the traffic light is green. The green color also represents freshness, harmony, and safety.
They say green also helps one be more creative by opening the doorway of mental processing (5). Green sparks creativity! If you work in a creative workspace, then you should consider wearing the color green, every now and then. Apart from this, green is very pleasing to your eyes and causes the least amount of strain on them. Therefore, go green!
If you think of clean slates and the color white, doesn’t the thought of new beginnings come to your mind? We all know how people all over the world consider white to stand for peace and tranquility. Wearing white will clear all the negative thoughts in your head, and help you think fresh, new, and clear thoughts. If you think that your workplace is nothing, but a negative brewery, then we would definitely suggest you wear white to your workplace. Because this color radiates positive energy. It will help you banish all negative energy from your office.
Yellow is considered to be the brightest of all the other colors found in the spectrum. It’s bright, it’s radiant, and it radiates joy! While in the natural world, yellow is the color of sunflowers, daffodils, lemons, and egg yolks. In our man-made world, yellow is the color of happy faces and of course, who can forget Sponge Bob here, right? This color is said to be so cheerful that it even has the power to enlighten people’s minds. The reason why it’s considered to be a radiating source of optimism is that the color yellow simulates the warmth of the sun (6). It acts as a natural stress buster in our body.
Now you know which colors you should be wearing most to your workplace to bust that stress of yours, don’t you?
Colors matter and that is why we even teach kids at preschool to identify colors. Colors affect the way we are perceived by others and how we perceive them. So, when given a choice, start picking colors that will work for you at work and not against you. If you know of any other happy color that needs to make it to this list, let us know in the comment section below.
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