By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM with Sarah Ward, Conselle Affiliate
If you watched President Obama’s State of the Union Address, you may have found it difficult to pay attention to the actual message itself. Not surprising, all the attention went to Nancy Pelosi’s lavender suit. Light colors advance and we therefore perceive them first. If you found yourself staring at Nancy Pelosi, that’s why.
Karen Hughes wrote a blog about colors at the State of the Union Address entitled Armed for Business or Adorned with Color and I’m in complete agreeance! She says,
A video pan of the house had large swaths of Canary Yellow, Vibrant Blue, Fuchsia and Red. It looked like a bunch of Easter Eggs ripe for the picking. Did they look nice? YES, were they appropriately dressed for the occasion? NO!
We all respond well to colors, but there’s an appropriate time and a place to wear them. In color psychology, pastel colors communicate softness and femininity, while bright colors scream “party!” And that’s not what the State of the Union Address is all about.
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