Study Says Wearing Color Makes You Rich and Happy
It’s a day of grief and despair for all-black-everything fanatics. In a recent study by Case Station, a survey found that people who wear more color are more likely to get a pay raise and a promotion, and a colorless closet may be costing you.
Today, the Telegraph reported that in a study of 18-34 year olds, roughly 20% of participants said a pop of color gave them a work place boost. The study also concluded that wearing color makes you 25% happier and a solid 14% more creative. Stripes, hounds tooth, and funky patterns galore make you more imaginative, according to 27% of the surveyed workforce. We’re skeptical to conclude that a yellow paisley shirt automatically elicits a pay raise, but wearing color may increase confidence and in turn performance. It makes sense too. Colors carry subliminal messages – those golden arches are golden for a reason – and its not too much of a stretch to think the colors you wear shift how your coworkers perceive you.
But will we sanction slimming blacks for blushing reds and cadmium yellows? Does all black everything exclude a pay raise and a lifetime of happiness? Is it time to whip out the Cosby-esque dad sweaters? Probably not, but until we know for certain, a little color couldn’t hurt.
For skeptics, here’s the full breakdown.