Black, white, or red? What message does the color of your masquerade mask send?
Choosing the right masquerade mask color is an important decision. You want to make sure you buy something that you feel comfortable wearing, and are giving off the impression that you want people to embrace.
Color is a key contributor to first impressions, and is backed by years of research involving psychology, physics, and color perception to form what is known as Color Theory. And just like anything else, color theory applies to the masquerade masks you wear to your masquerade parties, where first impressions mean so much.
First and foremost, understand there are no good or bad colors. One color is not better than the other. It’s all about context, and different colors will always work differently for different people in different cultures.
That said, in western culture, here are some commonly perceived values that people will associate with the colour of your mask:
Red Masquerade Masks show you are energetic and vigorous and are good if you’d like people to take some risk. Red is also a color of dominance, power, attention, and sexuality.
Gold Masquerade Masks symbolize illumination, wisdom, prestige, and class. Great for showing people you have been through the hoops and earned your place in the world.
Green Masquerade Masks make people feel calm and confident, and can connote power, class, strength and conservatism in you. And if you wear a brighter green mask, people may think you are a little more casual and sporty.
White Masquerade Masks show you are virtuous, fertile, clean, and of high status. Good if you would like others to feel you have high aspirations and confidence.
Blue Masquerade Masks show you are loyal and trustworthy. Blue is the colour of calmness and some studies show that those who surround themselves with blue are more likely to think creatively. A great color for moments when you are on the spot and really have to impress someone.
Black Masquerade Masks can symbolize many personality traits including elegance, authority, dignity, sophistication, mystery, and seduction.
Purple Masquerade Masks give off the impression you are creative and expressive. Good for showing others you are a deep and original thinker.
Orange Masquerade Masks tell people you are willing to take action. They also show you’re happy, courageous, enthusiastic and successful. A happy colour that will easily invite people to converse with you.
Anything else to add? Send us a note. We’d love to hear about your experiences with masquerade mask colors.
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