What your clothing colour says about your personality

BY: Graphic Showbiz
Model Belinda Baidoo

Your little black dress says more than you think. You can tell a great deal about a person by the colours they wear.

Colour plays a major role in our lives by the way it influences our moods and emotions. You wouldn't think that a colour can make you feel secure or make you feel uneasy, but it can. When you choose to use a colour or avoid it, that action can reveal much about your personality.

Even if you aren't consciously aware of the symbolic meanings of certain colours, your subconscious is. What one colour means to you may have a completely different meaning to someone else.

Here's a guide to what the colour of your clothing may be saying about you (with or without your knowledge):


Black colours: It used to be that black was the colour of mourning. You only wore black while you were grieving.

Luckily, wearing black is no longer just to respect the dead, and it's perfectly acceptable to wear it at any time.

Almost every woman has that perfect black dress that's flattering to her body in her closet.

Black symbolises extremes — all or nothing — and is a colour of strength, power, sophistication, elegance, and authority.

Blue colours: Blue soothes and cools. When you wear blue, you're broadcasting creativity, positivity, peace, loyalty, and you're saying that you've decided to live by your own rules, and by your own truth.

Because blue wearers think for themselves, they're smart, have a quick wit, and are independent.

Brown colours: When you wear brown, you're representing all things solid and grounded such as the colour of the earth.

Brown is the colour that people associate with someone who's stable, smart, and dependable.

White shades: Wearing white signifies cleansing and new beginnings. When you put on a white shirt or skirt, you feel as if you're staring the day with a clean slate, and you appear to have a fresh and bright outlook.

White is the colour of balance, harmony, purity, and courage.

The colour of clothing we wear tells the world and ourselves a little bit about us. We can use those colours to feel better and brighter.

Once you know, you'll have a secret method to feeling good about yourself and your day, even if that wasn't the way it started out.

Red colours: If you want to stand out and grab the spotlight, wear red. It's the colour of energy and is the symbol of life. 

Wearing red is empowering and can give you confidence.  Red is also the colour of sensuality, aggression, passion, and boldness.

Green colours: Nature and money are green and both things are very important.

Green is a calming colour and is associated with generosity, healing, and a rejuvenated state of mind.

People who wear green are charismatic and care deeply about the feelings of others.

Grey shades: One thing we all know is that there are many different variations, shades if you will, of grey.

Wearing grey can wash you out, and make you seem indifferent, depressed, and apathetic.

It can also seem suppressive and give off the impression of a lack of confidence. There's a reason the classic colour of sweatpants is grey.

Silver colours: Wearing metallic colours like silver isn't just for hookers or socialites any more; metallic clothing comes in everything from cute tops to sophisticated dresses.

If you wear metallic, you're letting the world know that you aren't shy, but that you're adventurous, up for anything, and hip.

Not everybody can wear metallic; it reflects the light, which will make you look older, so either you're young when you wear silver, or you're a bad*ss.

Orange colours: Orange is known as the colour that makes new possibilities happen.

It's creative, enthusiastic, and is associated with good times, warmth, and ambition.

If you wear orange, you like to be the life of the party, and are in a positive, energising, and engaging mood.

Pink colours: Pink is very much associated with femininity, but when a man is comfortable with both the masculine and the feminine side to his personality, he can really rock a pink shirt or jacket.

Pink is the unconditional love colour and it's known to sooth out aggression.

Purple colours: Prince's nickname of His Royal Purpleness is kind of redundant as purple is the colour of royalty and is a symbol of wealth.

If you want to convey that you're rich — both of possessions and spirituality — then wear purple.

Purple shows that you have a rich inner life, are intuitive, artistic, creative, and have great instincts about people.

Yellow colours: There's no mistaking yellow, as it's logical, happy, cheerful, and optimistic.

It has the power to bring out creativity, but is completely overpowering if too much is used.

Yellow encourages intelligence and inspiration, and is a good colour to wear when you need that added boost to finish a work project or ace those exams. .