What Do the Colors in your Wardrobe Say About You? The Science Behind the Colors in your Closet.

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

Look in your closet and name the one color that jumps out at you the most. Do you see a sea of black basics? Is it the seemingly unhealthy amount of yellow sundresses? We all gravitate towards different colors depending on the aesthetic or even sentimental value of our clothing. Subconsciously, our brains react to different colors on a deeper level due to their wavelengths and societal symbolism. So what do the colors in your closet really say about you? Keep on reading to find out!

Why we Gravitate Towards Certain Colors

Wavelength Sensitivity:

The colors that we see are essentially the result of the reflection of light off of a surface. Each color reflects back into our eyes at a different wavelength. Colors with long wavelengths, such as reds, oranges, and yellows are known to increase stimulation and even raise your heartrate. Short wavelength colors such as blues and greens have a calming effect which is why we commonly associate them with serenity. The tough decision to purchase the blue sundress over the red could just be your body’s positive reaction to the calming sensation of the shorter wavelengths. If you have a naturally high resting heart rate, maybe you have more blues and greens in your closet, which subconsciously represent your body’s desire to slow down and relax.