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Color Psychology in Model UN: Why Your Outfit Matters

Written by Sophia Alicea

March 15, 2022

Color Psychology in Model UN: Why Your Outfit Matters

Not only do great leaders lead on the inside by encouraging confidence, maintaining a compelling vision, and ethically communicating–they also lead on the outside through their outfit choices. An outfit can make the leader because attire can impact a bloc’s perception of leadership, credibility, charisma, and approval.

Now, this isn’t to say the committee room is your runway, but it is undoubtedly a place for people to notice you–use this opportunity to build a bloc and make a statement in the committee room. 

Meeting the Committee- Classics

At the beginning of the conference (ideally a three-day one), it is good to wear classic colors for meeting everyone–with a heavy emphasis on black and white colors. Specifically, the use of white colors in the committee room has a contemporary feel. White is a color that can be connected with enchantment and festivity because it denotes cleanliness and vitality. On the one hand, white is bright and is often associated with justice and simplicity; however, on the other hand, it could be connected with a coldness that conveys a sense of alienation. So, in the committee room, wearing white produces a clean and sleek look; it’s trendy and has an elegant touch. However, white tends to lessen stimulation; it’s a suitable color to wear to brief first committee sessions. Black is a color that is mysterious, powerful, and formal. Black is a popular symbol of strength and is frequently associated with sleek and sharp effects in fashion. As a result, it will always be the most popular hue in corporate attire. This color exudes refinement and refined elegance with a dash of rebelliousness.

Bloc Building and Trusting- Warm or Friendly Colors

When it comes to gathering a bloc and developing trust, looking friendly will undoubtedly aid you in this process. Orange is a vibrant and warm hue. It has been regarded as upbeat, social, and daring. Orange is known to enhance energy levels and stimulate conversation. A handy tool when trying to build charisma amongst your bloc members. To your benefit, as the committee session continues to drag on more and more, having stimulated energy and creativity flowing throughout our bloc will help aid the overall productivity of the committee session. Wearing orange will emphasize your self-assurance and independence, as well as signal to your committee room and bloc members that you are willing to negotiate. Growth, nature, family-like environments, and prosperity are all connected with green. This color is associated with mental and physical balance and harmony. Critical for creating a bloc with a calm and productive atmosphere. Lighter greens are associated with sympathy and charity, while deeper greens are associated with money and growth. Wearing green in your committee could provide the impression of tact, flexibility, and loyalty.

Bloc Commanding- Power Colors

Blue is one of the most popular business colors for a reason. This conservative color denotes dependability, communication openness, responsibility, and tranquility. That is why it is preferable to wear blue to a bloc; your attire will convey to the world that you are organized, trustworthy, and loyal. The color red has long been connected with ambition and strength, but it’s also been linked to passion and rage. Red hues have been shown to distract and impair analytical thinking when preparing an important meeting with colleagues to brainstorm a strategy. However, having certain red pieces in your wardrobe is a fantastic idea because this look exudes confidence and makes a significant impact.


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