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Colour Symbolism

Colour cannot only affect your mood and your energy but also how you are seen by others, from your partner to your friend or boss.

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right colour for your type, because there are so many different tones, shades and tints to every colour.

Please select a colour:

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Black

Wearing black can make you feel conservative, elegant, sexy and authoritive and it is often worn by women in business as a kind of uniform, but be aware not everyone can wear black near the face.

Positive Symbolism Negative Symbolism Nature Symbolism
  • Sophistication
  • Elegance & Timeless
  • Conservative
  • Individuality
  • Expensive
  • Death Depression
  • Ignorance
  • Tragedy
  • End of Cycle: e.g. after the day comes the dark
  • Corruption
  • Unknown
  • Illness
  • Evil
  • Night & Space
  • Animals: Cats & Crow & Puma & Spider & Wolf
  • Food: Blackberry & Pumpernickel (black bread)

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Blue

Blue commands authority and trust. Wearing blue creates positiveness and tranquillity around you.

Positive Symbolism Negative Symbolism Nature Symbolism
  • Trust
  • Tranquillity
  • Truth
  • Authority
  • Cleanliness
  • Security
  • Contentment
  • Spirituality
  • Masculinity
  • Technology
  • Coolness & Cold
  • Introversion
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Passivity
  • Oceans & Lakes
  • Sky
  • Summer
  • Air & Water
  • Fish
  • Jewellery: Sapphire
  • Marine

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Brown

Dressed in brown will make you look smart and relaxed rather than aggressive or cold. Because it gives a more feminine and sophisticated look, it is a great colour when you want to be seen less threatening and aggressive.

Positive Symbolism Negative Symbolism Nature Symbolism
  • Earth
  • Reliability
  • Comfort & Cosiness
  • Homeliness
  • Stupidity & Silliness
  • Laziness
  • Boredom
  • Earth
  • Roots
  • Chocolate, Coffee, Tobacco, Bread, Nuts
  • Animals: Bear

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Green

Green conveys freshness and reassurance. By wearing green you demonstrate imagination and a sense of feeling very much alive and enjoying it.

Positive Symbolism Negative Symbolism Nature Symbolism
  • Nature
  • Freshness
  • Health
  • Tolerance
  • Youth
  • Hope
  • Peace
  • Good luck
  • Fertility
  • Life
  • Growth
  • Understanding & OK
  • Money
  • Poison
  • All Vegetation
  • Tree &  Forrest & Lakes
  • Jewellery: Emerald & Jade
  • Fruit & Vegetables: e.g. : Apple & Herbs & Avocados& Salads
  • Army

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Grey

Grey is a great alternative for those who should not wear black near the face. Dressed all in grey you could send the message you are lacking of imagination and personality. Try to combine it with another more dynamic colour.

Positive Symbolism Negative Symbolism Nature Symbolism
  • Neutrality
  • Technology
  • Modernism
  • Modesty
  • Futurism
  • Intelligence
  • Indifference
  • Sadness
  • Dreariness
  • Unfriendliness & Unemotional
  • Poverty
  • Bad Quality
  • Ageing
  • Smoke & Clouds
  • Shadows
  • Rocks
  • Jewellery: Silver
  • Animals: Dolphin & Elephants 

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Orange

Wearing orange is the intensification of wearing yellow. Dressing in orange will reflect that you a fun loving person who is comfortable with her/himself.

Positive Symbolism Negative Symbolism Nature Symbolism
  • Warmth
  • Activity
  • Excitement
  • Exotic
  • Sociability & Amusement
  • Taste
  • Late Summer
  • Sunset
  • Fruit & Vegetables: Oranges & Pumpkin &Carrots
  • Animal: Giraffe & Fox & Shrimps

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Red

Red is the colour of power, sexiness and energy. Wear red and you'll feel confident, dynamic and in control.

Positive Symbolism Negative Symbolism Nature Symbolism
  • Love
  • Passion
  • Warmth
  • Dynamism
  • Activity
  • Strength
  • Courage
  • Sexuality
  • Violence & Cruelty
  • Aggression
  • Power
  • Rebellion
  • Prostitution
  • War
  • Domination
  • Danger
  • Heat & Hot
  • Devil & Hell
  • Fire
  • Blood
  • Jewellery: Ruby
  • Fruit & Vegetables: e.g. Berries, Tomatoes, chilli
  • Drink: Red Wine
  • Flowers: Roses
  • Animal: Parrot & Lobster
  • Spicy
  • Flesh

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Pink

Pink suggests a softness and gentleness about and around you. Being dressed in pink will bring out the femininity and the youth out in every woman.

Positive Symbolism Negative Symbolism Nature Symbolism
  • Feminine
  • Sweet
  • Romantic
  • Child-like
  • Charme
  • Soft & gentle
  • Young & small
  • Politeness
  • Kitsch
  • Tacky
  • Coral
  • Flower: Exotic flowers
  • Food: Prawns
  • Candy
  • Animal: Pigs

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Violet

Dressing in purple expresses creativity and underlines your individuality. Purple is a good alternative to black and navy.

Positive Symbolism Negative Symbolism Nature Symbolism
  • Magic
  • Nobility
  • Dignity
  • Mysticism
  • Spirituality
  • Creativity
  • Aristocracy & Royalty
  • Originality & Individuality
  • Pomposity & Extravagance
  • Cruelty
  • Death
  • Sin
  • Tacky
  • Flowers: Elder & Violet & Orchids& Iris
  • Fruit & Vegetable: e.g.: Grapes & aubergine

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White

Wearing white will always soften your appearance. White is the colour of purity and will give you a fresh look. It'll also underline and emphasise any other colour you wear with it. White is the ideal colour to wear in hot climates since it reflects light so keeps you cool.

Positive Symbolism Negative Symbolism Nature Symbolism
  • Innocence
  • Goodness & Perfection
  • Purity
  • Wedding
  • Newness & Beginning
  • Blandness
  • Emptiness
  • Transparent
  • Low
  • Snow & Ice
  • Clouds & Moon
  • Jewellery: Diamonds, White Gold, Platinum, Crystals, Perls
  • Flowers: Lillis & Orchids & Jasmine
  • Food: Milk & Yoghourt & Water
  • Animals: Ice bear & Sharks & Doves & Sheep
  • Sport: Tennis & Cricket

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Yellow

Though it is the colour of happiness and summer most people shy away from wearing too much yellow since it is can easily clash with skin tones. Try to wear it in smaller amounts e.g. part of a pattern in a top or in an item of jewellery - it will brighten up your complexion and make you look happier.

Positive Symbolism Negative Symbolism Nature Symbolism
  • Happiness
  • Optimism
  • Luminosity
  • Inspiration & Bright ideas
  • Illumination & Enlightment
  • Sympathy
  • Blondes
  • Envy
  • Betrayal
  • Dishonesty
  • Egoism
  • Caution
  • Conflict & Discord
  • Sun & Sand & Stars
  • Summer
  • Jewellery: Gold & Topaz
  • Food: Bananas & Lemon & Corn & Cheese
  • Flowers: Sunflowers & Daffodils
  • Animals: Lion & Tiger

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