Power Colors You can Rock This Women's Month

Power Colors You can Rock This Women’s Month

Color can be used in a similar fashion as body language to communicate certain ideas. Science has found that every color creates an impression that triggers both a mental and emotional reaction. Companies often consider this when choosing their color scheme, opting for those that communicate an idea or feeling in line with their brand. Below are a few power colors. You’ll find out the impressions they create, as well as how you can incorporate these power colors into your look to feel even more empowered this women’s month.


Power Colors You can Rock This Women's Month
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The most obvious first choice, red. It is the most emotionally intense color. Studies have found that looking at a red object stimulates heavier breathing and a faster heart rate, hence its strong affiliation with love. Aside from its romantic connotations, red is also one of the boldest colors and it signifies confidence and power. For your next boardroom meeting, or if you are looking to add an extra oomph to your look, opt for a bold red lip. You can tone down everything else, such as your outfit and the rest of your makeup. This will allow the red lip to be the focal point of your ensemble. To exude the ultimate boss babe vibe, pair the red lip with a black outfit.


This color is a lot less intense than red, but just as effective at creating impressions. As you have probably heard before, purple is often associated with royalty, but it is also associated with wealth and luxury. A lot of luxury brands often include a dash of purple in their logos to create this impression. It just communicates power in a more refined form. You can incorporate this into your look with either purple eye shadow if attending something informal such as a wedding, for an office setting purple nails will set the tone (pun intended) without being overpowering.

Power Colors You can Rock This Women's Month
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Green is probably the least considered when thinking of power colors. This is because we often view power as aggressive and green is not, green is life and growth. There are various aspects that contribute to being a good leader, balance being one of them. This is what green symbolizes. This color calls for the least adjustment from our eyes when looking at it, which creates an impression of rest and essentially safety. Green would be an ideal color to don when entering a situation that involves negotiation; you can add green to your look with some subtle accessories.


Power Colors You can Rock This Women's Month
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Mostly associated with intelligence, blue also signifies trust, serenity, coolness and calm. This is often the impression you get when looking at the ocean. Blue’s communication of trust is also why many banks opt for the blue color schemes on their logos. Wear blue when heading into a situation where trust is required as well as intelligence; such as when you are pitching an idea. A subtle blue eye shadow can be worn and as always, if it is too overpowering blue nails will get the job done.

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  • Anndonna Kims

    Red and green all the way

  • Thee_lovechild

    With this shitty weather a color block and color pop levels up and brightens up everything

  • Ashley Noni

    Love Love the Red and the blue 😍😍😍
    one of my fave articles!!

  • Nicole Achieng

    simply beautiful…these colors are seriously giving me life and I’m about to bring life to my wardrobe by adding these colors to it……..especially that red- there’s nothing quite like a strong pop of color

  • Shades of pink and red

  • Kimberly Kardicey

    Bold and Beautiful! Don’t be afraid to flaunt your colourful outfits. Dare to be different. Wearing bright colours is a sure way of exuding confidence, energy and youth!

    • Evelyn Waitherero

      well said @kimberlykardicey:disqus

    • We couldn’t have said it any better!

  • Sheryl Muteshi

    You had me at red! The best choice if you want to show stop!!

    • Evelyn Waitherero

      @sherylmuteshi:disqus exactly!

    • You got it!

  • Mukyenga N Mugabi

    For the love of all things red

  • Michaels Angana Laura

    I want to try color but I might still on green and dare with red……

    • Evelyn Waitherero

      @michaelsanganalaura:disqus you can never go wrong with red

      • Michaels Angana Laura

        Green and red can be my to go to colours

  • zarilyn.zonroe

    Wow..this is deff eye opening especially since I’ve always limited myself to nude/neutral colours or just clear lipgloss lol..I’ve always been afraid to try the bold colours but since Lysaafrica recommended, I might as well try it!

    • Evelyn Waitherero

      @zarilyn_zonroe:disqus take up the challenge and try some bold colors…keep us posted on the reactions you get😊

      • zarilyn.zonroe

        Will do☺

    • It’s always great trying something new. Try it and you might love it! Tag us when you do.

  • zoropiie6

    I love the red and blue colours..so lovely..and green all the way.

  • GloWanjohi

    Bold colours can make a boss lady feel and look very fierce. I love them. Yellow should be in the list too

    • Glad you love them and yellow is a great addition to the list!

  • Marion Leah Kemunto

    Women who are not afraid to rock those bold colours are the kind of women who are daring and take risks..these women work tirelessly to achieve their goals and do not let a lil bit of failure make them give up..now if that’s not girl power then i do not know what is…

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