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4 Summer Nail Colours To Suit Your Mood

June 8, 2015

Colour Psychology is the effects of the electro-magnetic radiation of light on human mood and behaviour - a universal, psychophysical reaction, which is not as heavily influenced by culture, age and gender as is generally thought.

 

The nail colour we choose generally affects our mood and image due to the various psychologies of the colours we pick.

 

Here is a quick guide on picking the right nail colours for you:

 

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RED

 

Red is a powerful physical colour. It grabs our attention first and stimulates and raises the pulse rate. It has connotations of strength, warmth, energy and stimulation. Opt for a red nail colour if you want to feel stimulated and empowered.

 

Shades:

If you have a warm skin-tone (yellow undertones)- opt for an orange-red shade. People who belong to Spring and Autumn colour groups fall into this category. Burgundy or deep cranberry red  is more suited to people with cool  skin-tones (blue-undertones). People who belong to Winter and Summer colour groups fall into this category.

 

 

PINK

 

Pink is a tint of red. Pink soothes rather than stimulates. It has connotations of physical tranquillity, nurturing, warmth, femininity, love and sexuality. Opt for a pink nail colour if you want to nurture yourself and feel more feminine.

 

Shades:

If you have a warm skin-tone (yellow undertones)- opt for a shade of coral. People who belong to Spring and Autumn colour groups fall into this category. Rose pink or fuchsia   is more suited to people with cool  skin-tones (blue-undertones). People who belong to Winter and Summer colour groups fall into this category.

 

 

BLUE

 

Blue is a colour of the mind as is essentially calm and soothing. It has connotations of intelligence, trust and communication. It affects us mentally rather than physically.Opt for a blue nail colour if you want to feel calm and appear friendly and easy-going.

 

Shades:

If you have a warm skin-tone (yellow undertones)- opt for shades such as teal or navy. People who belong to Spring and Autumn colour groups fall into this category. Most shades of blue are more suited to people with cool skin-tones (blue-undertones). If you are very light skinned, opt for lighter shades of blue. People who belong to Winter and Summer colour groups fall into this category.

 

 

GREEN

 

Blue is a colour of balance. It has connotations of rest, restoration, reassurance, peace, harmony and balance. Opt for a shade of green if you want to feel grounded and balanced.

 

Shades:

If you have a warm skin-tone (yellow undertones)- opt for shades ith warmer tones such as lime green, khaki or olive green. People who belong to Spring and Autumn colour groups fall into this category. Most shades of green are more suited to people with cool skin-tones (blue-undertones). Opt for shades such as mint green or true bright green or People who belong to Winter and Summer colour groups fall into this category.

 

 

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