The art of diplomacy “Etiquette of choosing colors for the home and clothes”

«..if we talk about the colors of clothes, the first concerns and how to choose the color are: the type of fabric, the shape and colors of the drawings, in addition to paying attention to the color of the skin and the shape of the face , the shape of the body, the length of the body, the environment and the culture of the person, then we come to the times, occasions and places.. »

Diplomats from various foreign diplomatic schools boast about the nature of the protocol and etiquette for choosing the best colors for clothes, whether at the personal family level or at the level of delegations and dignitaries and on all occasions, and how they compete in the essay of ceremonies and steps that show the importance of color and its acceptance by the second party, whether of VIPs and official delegations or in official or unofficial and individual activities, or of a delegation or gathering of people on a special occasion , where diplomatic schools the impact of color and its type on people’s psyche and behavior, and theories of psychology and sociology played an important role in the development of strategies for this label and we as diplomats look at color; Because it reflects the culture, personality and charisma of the diplomat and the color here, not only in clothes, but also home furniture, wall paint, home curtains, especially the guest room and family living room, kitchen, floor mats, wall paintings, tables, dining rooms, accessories.. .and other uses that live with us It is very difficult to cover the qualities and uses of color in one or two articles; Because color is included in all the vocabulary of daily life. As I touched on in previous articles, even the choice of flowers and their colors has its occasions and times. The Holy Qur’an is a source of inspiration for color theories, as it has been mentioned in many noble verses and the Qur’anic miracle is the best evidence for it in the use of a particular color for a special occasion with a special social meaning Green, God is kind and knowledgeable) (Hajj 63) to give us an indication that the green color is restoration, new life and hope in life, this is what interior design schools go for through green color derivatives in the living room or home library because it hopes , giving activity and love for life. In addition to mixing it with light colors that correspond to it to give us a wonderful appearance, and it is the only color that has a “perfect wave” dimension that does not affect the pupil and the iris of the eye, so God created for us green, trees and orchards in green and not created for us in red or yellow and the rest of the colors with dimension.” The high wave” which is the iris of the eye based on the recognized physical characteristics, and it is a mercy of God on mankind. The Almighty said: (And they wear green clothes of sandalwood and Istbraq) (Al-Kahf 31).
Color is known in the language as the adjective given to the body, and it is that physiological effect on the retina of the eye. That is why we see traffic lights in all countries of the world in red, as the eye can perceive the eye. slightest difference in color and can distinguish from 200 to 250 colors, so the diplomatic schools emphasized the derivatives of white color in the day and dark colors in night activities, and that every time and event a desired color Preferably also a person’s age added (male or female), occupation, position and skin color, all of which are included under the label of color usage.
Due to the importance of color in our lives; Because it reflects the best images of the person in addition to the sophistication of the use of color in the appropriate place, it is absolutely not permissible to wear, for example, radiant or bright colors such as red or yellow, or colors that attract attention. in unreasonable ways during the morning or during the day during official working hours.
If we talk about the colors of clothes, the first concerns and how to choose the color are: the type of fabric, the shape of the drawings and their colors, in addition to paying attention to the color of the skin and the shape of the face, the shape of the body, the length of the body, the environment and the culture of the person, then we come to the times, occasions and places, whether official or Personal or social, we cannot wear bright, radiant colors like e.g. bright yellow or red in the morning or daytime working hours. Diplomatic schools prefer to choose beige colors and all light colors and their derivatives depending on the color of the skin and the nature and shape of the body. Therefore white, beige, green, blue and brown (lighters) are the preferred colors in the morning , and on night occasions, the colors with high waves such as black, red and (dark) blue.
Regarding the choice of home furniture colors, it depends a lot on the psychology of the owner of the house, his culture, his profession, the engineering spaces, the amount of sun entering the house, the number of family members and children, the financial resource, and many other terms that play an essential role in the aesthetics of any room in the house. It is not possible for a doctor to have the same taste as a soldier, a blacksmith or a baker, with all due respect to all professions and jobs. Each person has his own culture and taste in life based on the nature and background of his life, in addition to the psychology and charisma of the person. A person with a good heart and an open mind is not the character of a selfish person. not rebel
Finally, the use of color indicates the personality and taste of the person, and therefore the designer knows the characteristics and occupation of the owner of the house (nervous, calm, impulsive, altruistic, likes to do good, tolerant, greedy, has a sense of humor, gloomy, discipline and leadership .. to other qualities Positive and negative, which plays an important role in the choice of the color and the aesthetic of the place).

Dr.. Saadoun bin Hussein Al-Hamdani
Former diplomat and academic

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