Color Psychology and Your Headshot
My Top 3 Colors to Wear for Your Professional Headshot
Did you know you have less than 3 seconds to make your best FIRST impression? And first impressions are lasting!
Your headshot should show you on your best day - and there are not-so-subtle nuances that you can add to your tool belt to make your very first impression not only a lasting one but AN AMAZING ONE using the color of your clothes and your backdrop!
So, which colors convey which messages and why?
You can affect the way you are perceived simply by the colors you chose to wear! It is a good idea to keep your industry in mind as more traditional jobs tend to favor a more traditional approach to color (black, navy, gray).
So, if the goal of your corporate headshot is to stand out in a conservative environment and make your headshot more memorable, go against the grain with a punch of color! (I can give you some ideas, just reach out!)
Our top 3 favorite colors to wear for headshots are Black, Green, or Blue! See my reasons below...
BLACK: A STRONG COLOR FOR BUSINESS HEADSHOTS
Black is timeless and very versatile. Wearing black sends out a strong statement of sophistication, elegance, and authority in the work environment.
FEEL SERENE IN GREEN
Did you know that celebrities wait in the GREEN ROOM before going on TV to help calm them? I didn't either! Wear green if you want to bring some calmness and put others at ease. Green represents nature and carries connotations of luck growth, and balance.
BLUE: A CLASSIC ALL-ROUNDER FOR BUSINESS HEADSHOTS
Blue is my favorite color for business headshots! Blue is the number one color we associate with trust! Blue also represents dependability, loyalty, and structure.
For more color psychology, take a look at a graphic from our friends at CoSchedule!