Dressed in Gravity


Colors of clothes are not just pretty. They mirror the feelings we’re in and often set the mood for the day. But there's more to colors than that. We are actually wrapped up in different universal laws. 


In choosing light or darker clothes, we are applying the Law of Gravity. 


So what is this Law about? Gravitation is one of the fundamental interactions of nature, like electromagnetism. It basically means that everything attracts everything else with a gravitational force. It is a natural phenomenon by which physical bodies attract with a force proportional to their mass. 


This does not mean that dark clothes weigh more than light. But that is how we experience them! Experiments have shown that we perceive objects with a light color as being of lighter weight than dark ones. This suggests that our consciousness equate dark vs light colors with the Law of Gravity. 


A white object is one that absorbs no color frequencies, but reflect them all out again… a black object absorbs all colors.


Most people can really feel a difference between wearing darker or lighter clothes. This means that our feelings are a good indicator of the mass, or density, of a color.


In white, or light shaded clothes, we tend to feel more open, more innocent. Our sensitivity is enhanced. Light shades suggests thin boundaries to the outer world and there is also a tendency to be more easily influenced. A light color can add a quality of naivety, gullibility and escapism, like a person who floats above the challenges of life. 

White also feels like purity and perfection – something unattainable. 


Black or dark shades give us a feeling of integrity, authority and power, with clear boundaries towards the world. We feel more hard and tough, more capable of dealing with problems or obstacles right in the midst of a slow and dense reality. It can also make us feel more negative and critical.


Needless to say, there are many shades in between these two extremes. In this area we find the grey zone, expressing various grades of neutrality or impartiality. Psychologically it portrays a person who doesn’t take a stand, who doesn’t show her true colors. It can make you a good diplomat. Grey shades can also create a lifeless mood. 


Life can feel grey when nothing really happens.


Without knowing the tint or shade of a color we know very little about it. Our experience of say a red color is completely changed depending on how dark or light it is. If we add different grades of saturation it creates an almost infinite number of variations to each color.


Is light or dark predominant in your wardrobe?



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