We discussed in the past two articles of Networker v. NOTworker first impressions, and lasting impressions, based on actions, hygiene and proper attire. However color is this article's last entry of making an impression while networking because your color choice and combinations could state who you are and how you are perceived because, yes, you can use color to influence others.
Yes, even black, grays and whites are considered colors (don't tell the film critics);
Some might say that I am going just a little bit overboard on first impressions by bringing color into the conversation. I do want you to look at the clothing color choices of your co-workers, business associates, even friends and family. See if their color choices bring out any feelings. If I am wrong, you'll view everyone the same. If I am right you'll never view first time meetings the same way again.
submitted by Michael Kurpiel, CGA, CGP