Navy or beige? Red or blue? Black or white?
Colours play an extremely critical role in our life, affecting emotions and moods in a way that few other things can. Each color in the visible light spectrum has its own wavelength and frequency, producing an energy and nutritive effect specific to it.
Your feelings about a particular color are personal, but they can color how people view you, your attitude, personality and character. Be it an interview, a regular work day or a big presentation, the hues you choose work as a calling card for you as much as your business card does.
Most of us, depending on our birth date, have a couple of “lucky” colors. We tell you how you can use your lucky color to convey your professionalism, reliability, honesty, self-confidence and sophistication.
NUMBER 1Born: 1, 10, 19 and 28 of any monthRuling planet: Sun You are: Goal-oriented, demanding, determined, results-driven, determined, aggressive, intense, risk-taker.Lucky colours: Shades of gold, yellow, orange and mustard are best.How to wear it:Men - Use the bright color sparingly – perhaps in a bracelet or tie. Or opt for a golden watch. Sharp dressers can try a mustard jacket. Women -Set off a mustard kurta or yellow shirt with a gold chain or earrings. Gold – not the sparkly kind - also works well in a shirt.
NUMBER 2Born: 2, 11, 20 and 29 of any monthRuling planet: MoonYou are: Creative, imaginative, active, compassionate, soft-spoken, neutral, good organiserLucky colours: Green (especially light green), silver, creamy yellow and grey are good.How to wear it:Men - Grey is perfect for the workplace, be it as a suit or trousers. Add a crisp white shirt and a silver watch/ring to lighten your look. Women -Try a creamy yellow/green blouse with a grey skirt/pant suit. Silver accessories can complete the look. NUMBER 3Born: 3, 12, 21 and 30 of any monthRuling planet: JupiterYou are: Goal-oriented, determined, adventurous, hard-working, diligent, honest and impatient.Lucky colours: Stick to red, pink, orange, yellow and maroon.
How to wear it:Men - Offset a maroon/light pink shirt with a neutral jacket. An orange/yellow watch/sneakers can work on casual dressing days. Women -Wear all the colors with panache – saris, kurtas, skirts or even in accessories such as maroon shoes.
NUMBER 4Born: 4, 13, 22 and 31 of any monthRuling planet: PlutoYou are: Well informed, sharp, cautious, deliberate, idea-driven, loyal, creativeLucky colours: All shades of blue. How to wear it:Men - Be it periwinkle, powder, navy, sky or Prussian, blue is a male favorite. Try a shirt, jacket, chinos or blue moccasins on Friday. Women - Indigo is extremely popular these days - in kurtis, kurtas and dresses - but so are other shades of blue. Try blue eyeliner for additional luck.
NUMBER 5Born: 5, 14 and 23 of each monthRuling planet: Mercury You are: Sharp, a deep thinker, cautious, neutral, practical and an implementer.Lucky colours: Grey or any light shades.
How to wear it:Men -Pick a light shirt to set off a dark grey jacket or vice-versaWomen -A light shirt/blouse paired with a pencil grey skirt epitomizes the working girl’s style.
NUMBER 6Born: 6, 15 and 24 of any monthRuling planet: VenusYou are: Friendly, idealistic, assertive, determined, compassionate, idea-driven and committed.Lucky colours: Dark green, dark blue and red.
How to wear it: Men -Try a red pocket square or a red tie with a dark blue suit. Optionally, a dark green jacket sets off grey/black trousers. Women -A dark green/blue dress looks formal and elegant. Pair it with a red bag/satchel to make a statement.
NUMBER 7Born: 7, 16 and 25 of each monthRuling planet: Neptune You are: A thinker, imaginative, moody, considerate, patient and idealistic.Lucky colours: Light green, light yellow, white.How to wear it:Men -A crisp white shirt can go from work desk to boardroom, in style. Or else, try light hues of yellow or green linen in your shirt. Women -Be it a shirt or kurta, white and light shades work well in every kind of apparel. You can even get away with white footwear.
Born: 8, 17 or 26 of any monthRuling planet: SaturnYou are: Professional, blunt, hardworking, daring, courageous, outgoing and goal directed.Lucky colours: Yellow, dark green, dark blue.How to wear it:Men -Wear a workday shirt in yellow hue, or even a yellow linen jacket which adds a casual Friday vibe. Dark green/blue must be staples in jackets/trousers/chinos. Women -Every shade of yellow works well - be it butter, flax, lemon or gold. Try a mustard shirt-dress for a formal look; mustard is also great in bags.
NUMBER 9Born: 9, 18 and 27 of any monthRuling planet: MarsYou are: Courageous, hardworking, brave, consistent, problem solver, impatient and self-confident.Lucky colours: Shades of red
How to wear it:Men -It's possible to wear this bright shade - try a berry red jacket or blazer, a solid red tie, a brick red pocket square or a blush shirt inside a grey jacket.Women -Crimson, cherry, rose, brick, wine or blush – women can carry them all off with élan. If you are looking for a small dose of red, change your accessories such as bag, shoes and belt.
Colours help express your personality and style. Whatever color you choose to don, make sure it makes you feel confident and self-assured. And have a good day, every day!