Kung ang ibang tao eh naniniwala sa Feng Shui at sa mga iba’t ibang pamahiin, ako naniniwala sa powers ng colors. Depending on the situation and desired outcome, there are certain colors that can work to your advantage.
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It’s easy for Filipinos to incorporate color into our lives since we are such a vibrant culture. So here are some factoids that I actually take to heart:
1. Everyone knows if you wear black it creates an illusion of making you look thinner. But black can also be used to indicate formality, professionalism and sophistication. In fact, back in the olden days, black ang formal wear talaga dapat pati sa kasal! As in wedding dress. In fact OUR Tita Tessa wore a black wedding dress… but not sure if that was for the actual wedding or an anniversary. Will have to research farther.
In any case when in doubt, go black. Coz once you go black… you can’t go wrong. Kaya nga merong LBDs…it should be your go to dress for those days/nights when you just don’t have anything to wear.
2. Blue. This is my favorite color to wear when I have a presentation, a first meeting with a client or a person I want to impress. Why? Because ang kulay bughaw ay ang sureball na makapagpapapaniwala sa kinakausap mo. The color blue apparently is closely associated with trustworthiness. I have made many a good deal wearing this shade. Trust me.
It is also recommended that should you want some color in your bedroom you should use blue. It calms you and sooth you and activate the creative part of your brain so you can have a dream-filled sleep.
3. My favorite color is Red. Some cultures believe that the red is a color of power, and gathers energy for whomever sports the color.
It is also very eye-catching. In a study that tried to determine what look men find attractive in women, the men more often than not chose the photo of a woman who was wearing a touch of red. It exudes sensuality. Red lips and cheeks signify to the opposite sex that you are healthy (and ready to multiply) which triggers desireability. Kaya kung mag memake-up ka, pero wala kang oras… Red lips automatically gives you a put together look, kahit na butas butas pa yan suot mo. Try it.
4. When I have a headache, my instinct is to try and find something green to look at. It is a soothing color and really does have a healing factor.
Some people associate green as the color of money, because of the US Dollar daw. Ehhh…hindi nga green yun eh, grey sya. Green is the color of abundance though, of fields and produce and thus shows prosperity and never having to want for anything.
5. White for some appear to be the safe or plain color. But for a woman/man to wear a full white ensemble and not on his/her wedding day is a show of confidence. It shows you are completely comfortable with your own skin and have nothing to hide. It’s a bitch to clean should you spill red wine over it, but that just needs a dash of WHITE wine and you are good to go.
Wedding gowns are traditionally white these days because some queen in Europe wore it to her wedding. Before that the royals all wore what they thought was the best color that looked on them. It wasn’t a symbol of purity or faithfulness or whatever. That queen just knew she looked hot in white…and what do you know, everyone else can too!
6. Pink is the color of young. Ernest Hemingway was said to have worn just pink in his last years because it helped not just to make him look young but also feel it.
This color has generally been associated with the female gender. But a man who can wear pink is really very manly indeed. Parang ang bango bango for me ng lalaki na kayang mag pink.
These are just some of the basic things that you can consider too when designing/redoing your wardrobe. Harinawa’y nakulayan ang buhay nyo!