Colours and golf: a winning pair

Have you ever wondered why Tiger Woods always wears a red polo shirt on the last day of a major competition? Marion and Catherine, designers and colour specialists at Decathlon have the answers to your questions…

Does everyone see colours in the same way?

Marion: No, in fact we each perceive colour differently according to our genes, our culture and when we grew up. In addition, we experience each colour in connection with others, and this relationship can also vary greatly. However, we can agree that there is a classification: for example, so-called "warm" colours are more orange and "cool" colours are more blue.

 

But how do they influence our mind and how we play?

Catherine: Have you ever wondered why Tiger Woods always wears a red polo shirt on the last day of a major competition? Because red is a warm colour that can make you more dynamic, give you energy and increase self-confidence. However, cool colours are not to be neglected as they are calming and encourage creativity. In practice, a golfer wearing blue may show increased concentration with greater freedom in their swing. So now you know!

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