Colour Your Moves: Colour Psychology in Choosing Leotards!

Ever noticed how slipping into the right leotard can turn your plié from meh to magnificent? Well, that's no coincidence. Welcome to the world of colour psychology—a unique blend of science and style that can make your dancewear a game-changer. So, let’s dive into the importance of choosing the right shades for your leotards and how these colours can jazz up your mood and performance.



The Science Behind Colour Psychology

First things first, let’s get a little nerdy. Color psychology is the study of how hues can influence human behavior and emotions. Various research studies have shown that different colours can evoke specific feelings and even affect our physical state. This is why hospitals are often painted in calming blues and greens, while fast-food chains love their zesty reds and yellows.

But what about when you’re in the studio, perfecting your arabesque? Can the right leotard colour boost your confidence and energy? You betcha!

Photo Credits: Merv Kwok, Six Senses Photography 


Red: For Passion and Power

Red is the colour of fire, passion, and power. When you need to channel your inner strength and confidence, reach for a red leotard. It's perfect for auditions or performances where you want to command attention and exude authority.

According to a study published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, athletes wearing red had higher levels of testosterone and were perceived as more dominant . So, why not bring that fierce energy to your dance routine?

Supertone's Lexi Leotard in Ruby or Cara Leotard in Wine might just be the perfect fit for you!

Photo Credits: Merv Kwok, Six Senses Photography


Blue: For Calm and Focus

Feeling a bit jittery before a big rehearsal? Blue might be your best bet. This cool and calming color can help soothe anxiety and enhance focus—ideal for those intense practice sessions where precision is key.

A study by the University of British Columbia found that blue environments improved cognitive performance on detail-oriented tasks . Imagine nailing that tricky sequence with the calm precision of a master yogi. Yes, please!

Supertone's Megan Leotard in Navy and Colette Leotard in Lavender-Royal Blue exude the quiet confidence that you need.

Photo Credits: Merv Kwok, Six Senses Photography


Black: For Elegance and Sophistication

Black is the ultimate classic. It’s chic, elegant, and flattering —no wonder it's a staple in every dancer’s wardrobe. But beyond the aesthetic appeal, black can also convey authority and control, making it a great choice for both rehearsals and performances.

Research from the Fashion Institute of Technology suggests that black is perceived as sophisticated and powerful, lending an air of professionalism and seriousness to the wearer . So go ahead, rock that black leotard and let your inner Audrey Hepburn shine.

Supertone's Cara Leotard in Black and Margaux in Grey-Black Mesh are just gorgeous staple pieces for every dancer.

Photo Credits: Merv Kwok, Six Senses Photography


White: For Purity and Simplicity 

White is the colour of purity, simplicity, and new beginnings. Wearing white can enhance a dancer's focus and mental clarity, providing a blank canvas to express their artistry without distraction. Moreover, according to a study published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, white can symbolize a fresh start, giving dancers a psychological boost to approach their training or performance with renewed energy and optimism​.

Try on Supertone's Eva Leotard in Moonlight and Cara Leotard in Ivory, and amplify the optimism, grace and elegance in your dancing.

Photo Credits: Merv Kwok, Six Senses Photography


Pink: For Femininity and Grace

There’s a reason why pink is synonymous with ballet. This soft, delicate hue embodies femininity and grace, making it a favorite among classical dancers. Wearing pink can make you feel elegant and poised, perfect for those ethereal ballet routines.

A study by the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology found that pink environments had a calming effect and reduced aggression. So, when you’re channeling your inner prima ballerina, a pink leotard might just be your best ally.

We love Supertone's Eva Leotard in Sunrise, which is just the perfect shade of ballerina pink!

Photo Credits: Merv Kwok, Six Senses Photography


Green: For Balance and Harmony

Green is the colour of nature and balance. It's refreshing and revitalizing, making it an excellent choice for dance classes where you need to feel grounded and centered.

Research from the American Psychological Association indicates that green spaces are associated with increased vitality and overall well-being. So why not bring a bit of that natural harmony into your dance studio?

We are obsessed with Supertone's Avery Leotard in Seafoam and Margaux Leotard in Forest-Grey Mesh which are in the loveliest shades of green. 

Photo Credits: Merv Kwok, Six Senses Photography


Purple: For Creativity and Magic

Purple is the colour of creativity and magic—ideal for those contemporary pieces where you want to express something truly unique. Wearing purple can inspire originality and help you tap into your creative potential.

A study in the International Journal of Fashion Design found that purple is often linked with imagination and spirituality. Perfect for when you’re choreographing or improvising new routines.

Supertone's Megan Leotard in Amethyst may just be your new go-to leotard in the choreography studio!

Photo Credits: Merv Kwok, Six Senses Photography


Choosing the Right Shade for You

Now that we’ve danced through the rainbow, how do you choose the right shade for you? Here are a few tips:

  1. Consider Your Mood: Think about how you’re feeling or how you want to feel. Need a confidence boost? Go red. Feeling stressed? Blue might be your best friend.

  2. Match Your Routine: Align your leotard colour with the style of dance. Classical ballet might call for pinks and pastels, while a modern piece could shine with bold purples or reds.

  3. Personal Preference: Ultimately, wear what makes you feel fabulous.

Confidence is your best accessory, after all!

    At Supertone, we’re all about helping you find that perfect leotard to make every dance moment magic. Whether you’re a fiery red or a tranquil blue, we’ve got the shades to make you feel your best both on and off stage. So, go on, find the best colours for your and dance away!