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The Colour Theory Behind Lavender

Blog • 01 July 2021

Colour has always been at the heart of London Sock Company. We love how a dash of colour can keep the grey at bay. Colours can influence our mood. They can make us walk brighter. And every hue has its own power.

Enter our Colour of the Season for Summer 2021: Lavender.

This soft shade inspires feelings of reflection and, dare we say it, even romance. Understated yet youthful, this sophisticated pastel is all about elegance with a hint of mystery.

So, what kind of mood does it inspire? And what does it mean if you are naturally attracted to this perfect purple pastel? Read on to learn …

Lessons in Lavender

Bringing together the energy of red and the calm of blue – two primary colours at the opposite end of the spectrum – lavender is a shade that has unity at its very core.

As the traditional colour of royalty, it is no surprise that purple evokes feelings of luxury – nobility even. As a sun-drenched pastel, lavender retains this majesty – but with a more easy-going air, ideal for summer. Like its floral namesake, Lavender is calming, and has the power to inspire nostalgia and romance. Think the effortless style of Bardot’s St Tropez in the late ’50s.

Is lavender your favourite colour?

If you find yourself naturally drawn to this lavender, colour theorists would say that you are intuitive, sensitive and compassionate. As a dreamer and an idealist, you sometimes prefer a bit of fantasy to reality, and your sense of style is effortlessly unique, but never showy.

How do you wear lavender?

“Lavender is the perfect compliment to a tan and works great with a summer wardrobe of natural fabrics,” says celebrity stylist Michael Fisher. “It looks really nice with dark greens and navys, especially in those high summer linings. But lavender also works well with an array of pale stone chinos and khaki colours (British khaki and tans) – staple shades in the summer heat.”

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