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Photo: Yman (Shutterstock) Whether or not you give much thought to the colors you put on in the morning, you’re probably aware of some of the cultural meanings that comes with certain hues of clothes. For example, in many Western cultures, wearing black has traditionally been a sign that a person is in mourning (or at least attending a funeral, wake, or memorial service). Meanwhile, red is considered a “power color,” and wearing it is supposed to send the message to yourself, as well as others, that you’re someone to be taken seriously. Another more recent example of the application of color psychology is the concept of “dopamine dressing.” This time, the idea is to use color, texture, and style to boost your mood. What is dopamine? In case you need a quick refresher, dopamine is known as one of the so-called “happy hormones” (along with serotonin) that strongly influences your mood, motivation, and ability to focus. Generally speaking, when our dopamine levels are on the higher end of the spectrum, we tend to feel good (or at least decent), and more motivated to take on the day. Lower dopamine levels, on the other hand, can leave us feeling depressed, hopeless, and lacking the drive needed to perform even simple daily tasks. What is dopamine dressing? There’s a good chance you’re already familiar with some of the recommendations for boosting your dopamine levels naturally, like getting enough restful sleep , moving your body, and listening to your favorite music […]