What are your top five favorite colors to wear and in general?

The threads about color of the year and what the top favorite colors are by gender got me wondering what your top five favorite colors are to wear right now and what your favorite colors are in general, and whether those are the same or different. In general I tend to like "true" rainbow colors (like the Crayola crayons) but on myself I prefer muted autumn shades.

Favorite colors to wear:
1. Rust orange
2. Teal
3. Plum/eggplant
4. Red
5. Tie between Mustard yellow and Navy

Favorite colors in general:
1. Red
2. Orange
3. Yellow
4. Green
5. Blue

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30 Comments

  • ButterflyLady replied 7 years ago

    To wear:
    1. Teal
    2. Purple
    3. Red
    4. Dark green
    5. Claret/deep red

    Favourite colours:
    1. Purple
    2. Teal
    3. Green
    4. Hyacinth blue
    5. Duck egg blue

    Thinking about it, I don't have huge amounts of clothing in my favourite colours to wear - that's interesting *ponders*

  • Diana replied 7 years ago

    1. TEAL!
    2. Wine/plum (I mean like a reddish purple)
    3. True red
    4. Cobalt blue
    5. Green (this is cheating a bit, I couldn't decide between grass and emerald)

    These are also basically my favorite colors in general.

  • Jewell replied 7 years ago

    Interesting question-

    My favorite colors are:
    1. dark blue
    2. pink (any shade)

    My favorite colors to wear are: (in no specific order)
    1. pink
    2. purple
    3. navy
    4. orange

    Purple and orange were both added just last year. Before that, my wardrobe was 95% black & gray, 3% brown, and 2% pink & blue. Color frightens me, but I'm trying to get over that. I've been using the suggested color palette from my seasonal color analysis to experiment with new colors. My resolution for 2012 is to conquer my fear of color, and I just realized that I'm already failing miserably. I've made two purchases for spring and both items are navy- Dang it, this is harder than I thought it would be!

  • Jem replied 7 years ago

    I used to wear mostly black, but since I had my colors done last year, I've figured out that's not the best color for me. I've always liked color, but now it's easier because "my colors" mix and match together better. Anyway, my favorites to wear now are:
    1. blue
    2. green
    3. grey
    4. purple
    5. burgundy
    (all mid-toned cool) :-) Funny thing, I've always loved blue, but quit wearing it much becasue it didn't work well with black--I know, some blues do... But turns out that blue is my best color! Yay for color!

  • lyn* replied 7 years ago

    To wear:
    - Navy
    - Black
    - Burgundy
    - Purple
    - Off-White

    In General:
    - Pink
    - Red
    - Royal Blue
    - Orange
    - Brown

    :P totally different.

  • RandomThoughts (Andrea) replied 7 years ago

    Hmm...

    Well, to wear:

    black
    green (olive, emerald or forest)
    teal
    denim blue (I wear a ton of it!)
    magenta

    Though really I don't get excited about a color. I usually am about color combos. Lately I've been on about yellow/purple and orange/blue. Or orange/magenta. I love the complimentary nature. Oh, and magenta/brown. That looks like food to me. YUM!

    My faves in general are:

    lime green
    red - all varieties
    teal and it's greener cousins
    orange
    robin's egg blue

  • citygirldc replied 7 years ago

    To wear:

    Black
    Teal
    Blue
    Grey
    Reddish tone

    My faves:
    Blue
    Purple
    Maroon
    Black
    White

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    It changes once in awhile (and hues change seasonally), but right now:
    Wear:
    Orange (all variations from rust to safety), grey, red, blue, white (I know this is the absence of color but I count it)
    In general:
    Blue (sometimes turquoise sometimes peacock, sometimes royal), Red, green, orange, black

  • DeniseP replied 7 years ago

    To wear:

    Eggplant/purple
    Dark blue
    Cream/White
    Fuschia/magenta
    Burnt orange

    In general:

    Sky blue
    pink sky
    sunset sky
    emerald green
    red

  • RandomThoughts (Andrea) replied 7 years ago

    Denise, what are "pink sky" and "sunset sky"? Link??

  • Isabel replied 7 years ago

    I have quite a bit of black, just because it "goes" with everything.

    But my favorite to wear are;

    Teal
    Deep berry
    Deep purple
    Charcoal grey
    Olive
    Navy

    It struck me the other day that I don't wear primary colors much.

    The following may make me happy :

    Yellow
    Orange/Saffron
    Turquoise
    Cobalt blue
    Red

    I will wear these as accents, leather bracelets, scarves, a shoe or bag, and so on.

    ETA : I went over my limit to 6....but I just can't decide which to drop.

  • chewyspaghetti replied 7 years ago

    To Wear:

    Olive green and warm earthy colors like rust, etc.
    denim/navy blue
    black
    gray
    white/cream

    in general, it's the same with the addition of brown and purple

  • Kate replied 7 years ago

    To wear:
    army green
    plum/eggplant
    brown/tan
    olive green
    mustard

    In general:
    lime green
    teal blue
    dusky blue/purple
    bright sky blue
    buttercup yellow

    I'm also a big fan of black and white photography, but don't wear any white and very little black.

  • Vildy replied 7 years ago

    to wear:

    saffron
    bright white
    raspberry
    light creamy turquoise
    lipstick red

    can you tell it's been warm here and
    I want to wear my summer clothes

    in general:
    black and white
    leopard print
    all metallics
    blue violet
    yellow

  • Aziraphale replied 7 years ago

    Gray, black, chocolate brown, navy, olive green (to wear).

  • JennyAnne replied 7 years ago

    5 favorite to wear, in no particular order - navy, red, cobalt, turquoise, yellow-orange.

    What a fun question!

  • DeniseP replied 7 years ago

    Andrea,

    pink sky and sunset sky are not real names, I made them up.

    They came to mind, though, when, sometimes in the early dawn hours of the morning when the sun is rising, there's a shade of pink against either a gray or blue sky -- it's awesome...

    And sunset sky is when we vacation at FLA beach, and watch the sun drop into the water every evening, it lights up the sky with a firery coral, red, orange...and I'm awestruck.

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    To wear:
    1. Blue
    2. Grey
    3. Black
    4. White
    5. Purple

    In general:
    1. Red
    2. Fuchsia
    3. Pink
    4. Yellow
    5. Green

    Most are different. Interesting poll!

  • cciele replied 7 years ago

    To wear:
    - Cobalt blue
    - Fuschia
    - Lime green
    - Black
    - Gray

    My favorite colors:
    - Orange
    - Blue
    - Yellow
    - Red
    - White

    Very interesting! The colors I like to see in my environment are fairly different than what I like to see on myself :)

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    This is a fun read!

    I do not have a colour twin yet. But perhaps as the thread progresses I will have found my colour twin :)

    Natalie, have you always liked to wear rust?

  • Mo replied 7 years ago

    To wear:
    greens from olive to forest
    blues (sapphire or cobalt mostly)
    true red
    berry purple
    blush to taupey pinks

    Not sure I have any other color likings? Like car colors? Or your couch or something? Our cars are forest green and red and the house is purple, blue and red. Nothing different, I suppose.

    I should add that the house we are renting is largely lemon yellow and like a faded lime green and we hate it!! Can't wait to move home :)

  • HelloKitty replied 7 years ago

    Hmm...this is fun to think about! I've never had my colours done and have no idea what actually looks good on me. I wear what I like. But I wonder if those colours actually suit me? Anyway!

    To wear:
    Black
    White
    Orange
    Grey
    Pink

    In general:
    Orange
    Yellow
    Pink
    Lime green
    Chocolate

  • Ginny replied 7 years ago

    My favorites to wear:
    purple
    burgundy
    brown
    black
    pink
    Ingeneral:
    green,
    burgundy and all above

  • replied 7 years ago

    To wear:

    Coral/Orange
    Turquoise
    Yellow
    Warm Pink
    Green

    In general:

    Yellow
    Blue
    Green
    Lavender
    Orange

  • goldenpig replied 7 years ago

    Angie, I think I have always liked rust. One of my very favorite tops is a mock turtleneck top from INC, it's at least 20 years old but I kept wearing it all these years, even now. Even though it's worn and fraying at the neckline I'm refusing to get rid of it until I find a perfect replacement. And I have an orange hoodie that I always wear when I go to the airport. But it wasn't till I started shopping for these new clothes that I realized how much I liked rust, since I kept accumulating more and more pieces in that color--two coats, sweater, poncho, jeans, cords, skirt, sandals, etc. I could wear an entire outfit in rust, head to toe!

    Oh, and you didn't say what your favorite colors are...

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Let`s see...
    Favorite colors to wear:
    Purple in any shade (except pastels);
    Deep teal
    Cobalt or indigo blue (very recent acquisition)
    Tomato red
    Charcoal grey

    Favorite colors in general:
    Red
    Orange
    Turquoise
    Yellow
    Black - white

  • AJ replied 7 years ago

    To wear:
    Black
    Purple
    Brown
    blue
    red

    In general:
    green
    yellow
    orange
    red
    white

  • nancylee replied 7 years ago

    Favorite colors to wear:

    brown
    black
    orange/coral
    blues
    deep wine/purple

    Favorite colors in general:

    green
    blue
    deep wine/purple
    golden yellow
    orange/terracotta

  • DeclawedJaguar replied 7 years ago

    Favorite colors on me:
    Purple
    Turquoise
    Red/Orange
    Black
    Grey

    In general:
    Red
    Black
    Walnut
    Terracotta
    Turquoise

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    To wear:
    turquoise
    ink blue
    bright red
    coral
    tie between silvery light grey and wearing black and white together

    In general:
    robin's egg blue
    oxblood red
    squash yellow
    French blue
    any shade of green

    Mostly different.

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