Color Me Employed

Ran across an interesting article on line about how the colors you wear affect your job.  We discussed it on the WIKY Morning Show -


#1.)  Blue.  Studies have shown that wearing a navy blue suit to an interview gives you the best chance of landing the job.


 --But even if you don't have to wear a suit to work, you should STILL wear blue around the office, because people associate it with loyalty.  That's why so many companies . . . like Facebook and IBM . . . use the color blue in their logos.


#2.)  Yellow.  Just seeing the color yellow can cheer people up.  So when you wear it, you're perceived as having a sunny personality . . . even if you don't.


--Just stay away from dark yellows because they make most people's skin look weird and unhealthy.


 #3.)  Red.  Wearing red shows that you're not afraid to stand out, which is also why you have to wear it in low doses.


 --If you wear red all the time, you'll stand out TOO much, and people might start to feel like you're not a team player. And anything that's red AND tight is probably too sexy for the office.


 #4.)  Beige.  It's like the opposite of red because it makes you blend in and go unnoticed.  So if you're trying to fly under the radar at work, beige is a good choice.


--The only time it DOESN'T blend in is when guys wear beige SUITS . . . because NO ONE wears beige suits.  So wearing one makes you stand out just as much as if you wore an all JEAN suit.


 #5.)  White.  It's okay as long as you don't wear ALL white.  An all-white outfit makes you look like you're in a uniform.  So unless you're a painter, a nurse, or a chef, don't wear all white to work.


 #6.)  Pink.  If you're a woman, wearing a pink shirt under a dark suit makes you seem more approachable.  If you're a man, wearing a pale pink or salmon-colored shirt makes you look confident . . . because you're secure enough to pull it off.

#7.)  Green.  Dark greens are associated with power, class, and strength.  And bright greens make you look sporty, casual, and cheerful.


#8.)  Purple.  People associate it with royalty.  So wearing dark purple makes you seem more powerful. 


#9.)  Orange.  Light orange is okay, and it blends well with other colors.  But too much BRIGHT orange makes you look like you pick up trash along the highway. 


#10.)  Brown.  It's a good substitute for black, but only if you accent it with another color.  And brown clothes that are too baggy can make you look frumpy.