The color choice we wear captures more than the eye of our audience at first glance. Preconceived and cultural perceptions are grabbed too by the color of our garments or the interior color palette our homes.
The final three colors in this brief series are in the pastel family. They are base hues that create a backdrop for putting the Gospel message on display and are low volume distracters. The key point of the pastel palette is serenity.
- Pink presents youthfulness, tenderness, and caring.
- Powder blue suggests a source of calm, cool, and tranquility.
- Lavender initiates a feeling of grace, elegance, and compassion.
In my research on the effects of color and influence on people, I was lead into the realm of interior decorators. They make conscious choices in picking colors to set a mood in living rooms, board rooms and class rooms. They intentionally apply colors for a purposeful outcome.
As professional speakers, we too can choose to consider the effects our wardrobe has as a tool for showcasing our message with the nine colors we showcased in this series. What perception do you want to project in the future before going before an audience with your wardrobe color choice?
No matter what color we wear on the outside, it’s the attitude of kindheartedness, concern and care that the audience will remember when we deliver our messages like Christ…with love.
Take the My Life My Colors Quiz by the Colortopia Team dated December 20, 2011.
May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
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