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Study on multi-color emotion based on fashion color in 2019

Yuanyuan Bai (Xi'an Polytechnic University, Xi'an, China)
Yuan Xue (Xi'an Polytechnic University, Xi'an, China)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 25 November 2020

Issue publication date: 29 April 2021




The purpose of this paper is to derive the relationship between color schemes and emotion to serve for designers and consumers.


The three attributes of hue, brightness and saturation of the selected sample color are analyzed, and the Semantic Differential (SD) method is used for the emotional evaluation of color schemes, and data obtained from the emotional evaluation of color schemes is analyzed by using Excel software for mean statistics and SPSS software for factor analysis and cluster analysis.


From the results of the factor analysis, three main factors that affect the feeling of the color scheme can be extracted: “personality”, “gender” and “fashion”. Color emotions can be achieved by changing the level of color saturation and brightness, the cold and warmth of the hue and the way of color combination.

Research limitations/implications

Since it takes a long time to fill out the questionnaire, the number of valid questionnaires collected is a little less and the research data is limited. In addition, some problems are not taken into account such as geography and so on, so the results of the statistical analysis are not very precise and further research is needed.

Practical implications

It can provide information of emotional color schemes for designers and consumers, and based on the SD method, an emotional color matching questionnaire is designed and statistical analysis is conducted to establish the relationship between emotion and color schemes.


Based on the fashion color sample and color harmony theory, the color matching rules and color matching schemes are designed independently.



This paper was supported by the key research base project of philosophy and social sciences of Shaanxi Province.


Bai, Y. and Xue, Y. (2021), "Study on multi-color emotion based on fashion color in 2019", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 33 No. 3, pp. 388-401.



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