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What's your 'right' colour?

Wearing the right colour can easily lift your mood. But how would one know what colour can do the trick for them? Here's an expert take on what colour suits your personality best.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2009 20:07 IST

Wearing the right colour can easily lift your mood. But how would one know what colour can do the trick for them?

Veronique Henderson, creative director of Colour Me Beautiful, Europe's leading image consultants has now detailed what colour suits your personality best.

Her list of colours is as follows:

Red Hot
Red is associated with action, vitality and courage.

"If you are red-headed or have warm highlights make sure your chosen red is yellow-based. Think orange red or tomato. If you are pale and blonde go for a watermelon red. Those with dark hair and dark eyes should wear true reds and rubies," The Daily Express quoted Veronique as saying.

Peaceful Pink
"Orchids, hot pinks and cyclamens are fantastic for women with strong colouring while those with paler skin should keep their pinks pale and soft. Think blush pink or candy," said Veronique.

Serene Green
Being the colour of nature, green brings a sense of calm so wear it if one is anxious. It highlights a person''s creative side and shows he or she is well balanced.

"All greens are great for redheads but sea greens and peppermint shades look fantastic on those with light complexions. Teal always looks fabulous on those with darker complexions," said Veronique.

Powerful Purple
Purple is often associated with magic so it is no surprise it stimulates imagination and individuality and creates an air of mystery. Softer shades such as lavender show one''s caring side.

Dark-haired girls will look regal in darkish purple and it mixes well with most other colours. Think purple and lime for redheads and purple and pale blue for those with lighter hair.

Baby Blue
Blue is a non-threatening, neutral colour, which gives those who wear it feelings of peace and tranquillity.

However Veronique said that one should always avoid wearing navy and white together because it will make them feel and look as if they are in uniform.

Oranges and Lemons
These playful colours bring out a person''s fun side and increase their sexual energy.

Look for these colours in patterns rather than wearing them in blocks of colour as it can be hard matching the right shade to one''s skin tone.

These colours look great on all redheads but for those having grey hair, they''re best avoided, said Veronique.

First Published: Jun 04, 2009 19:49 IST