What Does Your Signature Color Say About You?

Ever wonder what message you’re sending when you wear a red sweater or arrive decked out in your favorite black dress? Here, the secrets behind your colors, from REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. style expert Sam Saboura.

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Photo by Michelle Holden

What RED says about you . . .
“Red says ‘look at me’! It’s spicy, confident―O.K., sometimes it says holiday. But it’s definitely a fiery, attention-getting color.”


What YELLOW says about you . . .
“Yellow is really bright and clean, and very happy. It’s also little bit conservative and traditional.”


What ORANGE says about you . . .
“Orange is associated with sportiness, no matter what capacity you’re wearing it in. It’s an athletic color that feels very daytime and casual.”


What GREEN says about you . . .
“The color green says, ‘I’m approachable.’ It’s very fresh, calming, and easygoing.”


What BLUE says about you . . .
“Blue communicates that you’re very down to earth. But because it looks good on everyone, it can also be considered a little safe. It also reminds people of workwear.”


What PURPLE says about you . . .
“I’m biased, because purple is my favorite. I think it says regal, confident, fashionable. A little mysterious. It takes a certain person to wear it, since it’s slightly edgy and commanding.”


What BLACK says about you . . .
“Black can make you disappear or it can be tough and linear. Black says that you’re in the know, and often it’s favored by more urban types.”


What BROWN says about you . . .
“Brown is a little bohemian and earthy, a little granola. It’s rich and classic, but it’s softer and more natural than black.”


What WHITE says about you . . .
“White tends to come across as suburban. It’s clean looking, but it’s actually very hard to wear―it doesn’t look good on a lot of people.”


What PINK says about you . . .
“Obviously, pink is very feminine―it broadcasts sweetness, softness, innocence. It’s also preppy, and, like it or not, people tend to associate it with blondes.”