Aquarius Color Meanings: Best Palettes and Colors to Avoid

Aquarius zodiac sign with colorful man pouring water from jug

What do you know about people born under the Aquarius star sign? Those born from January 20 to February 18 are often considered to be some of the most unique people that you might ever have the luxury of knowing. The question is, what makes an Aquarius different from virtually everyone else? Do they have some special, mystical quality or is it all in the way that you look at it?

There are a number of things that are different about these particular individuals as a whole. While it would be inaccurate to say that every single person born under the Aquarius star sign possesses a particular set of personality traits, it is accurate to say that these particular individuals have a tendency to possess certain traits more often than others.

If you’re interested, it’s time to explore some of these personality traits and colors that work best with those born under the Aquarius star sign. While you’re at it, you can also learn about colors that should be avoided. This is of special importance if you are an Aquarius or you are close to someone who is.

What Makes Aquarius Unique?

If you or someone close to you is an Aquarius, you probably already know that these individuals have a tendency to approach things from a rather unique perspective. As someone born under this star sign, you don’t typically seek the same mundane solutions for challenges as everyone else. This is especially true if those “solutions” have been tried time and again. Instead, you would rather do something that is completely different. You may have to go over, around or through a problem, but you will find a solution – and you are likely to enjoy the entire process. You have a tendency to be quite creative and you enjoy the opportunity to have quiet time to read and reflect on the things that are truly important to you. By the same token, you also enjoy having deep conversations with other individuals. Truth be told, superficial conversations just don’t work that well for you. You have a tendency to get bored with this type of thing very easily and before you know it, you’re looking for a corner to crawl into so you can curl up with a good book.

As previously mentioned, you probably already know these things. What are some things that you might not know about the Aquarius in your life? For starters, an Aquarius almost always tells the truth. In fact, it’s very rare that you find an Aquarius that isn’t always truthful, even when the truth hurts. Many people born under this star sign feel like it is almost impossible for them to tell even the smallest of lies. There is just something hardwired in them that tells them that they need to be honest about everything. Even if it would be easier to be less than forthcoming (not to mention preventing hurt feelings), an Aquarius will find this to be an almost impossible task. It might seem harsh to some, but the important thing is that you always know where you stand with an Aquarius. If they tell you something, it’s because it’s true. You may not always like what they have to say, as they also have a tendency to be a bit on the blunt side. However, you don’t have to worry about them telling you one thing and thinking something entirely different. At least when they tell you something, it’s because that’s how they genuinely feel about the situation.

In addition to being brutally honest and blunt at times, an Aquarius enjoys being faced with challenges because it provides an important opportunity to find ways around those challenges. Remember, Aquarius has a tendency to get bored with things that are mundane. They want something that challenges their intellectual ability. Therefore, they don’t necessarily do well with routines, especially if that routine is boring and fails to challenge them in any way. Instead, the Aquarius is much more suited to situations that force them to come up with unique solutions to challenges that have tripped up other individuals in the past. They relish these types of situations. In truth, an Aquarius has a tendency to thrive under this kind of pressure. That makes them good problem solvers, especially if the stakes are high or they have a tight window with which to work.

Typical Personality Traits Of Aquarius

In most cases, Aquarius is drawn to creative things like music, acting and art. They definitely have a creative side and they enjoy expressing that creativity in different ways. The Aquarius is fiercely independent. They like to keep an open mind, but they don’t like being told what to do, how to think or feel. Instead, they have a tendency to gather as much information as possible. From there, form their own opinions about things. One thing that an Aquarius can’t stand is to have an overbearing person constantly telling them how they should be feeling. In fact, your typical Aquarius will go to great lengths to avoid individuals that are overbearing or controlling. They have a tendency to get along well with most people, but they simply can’t tolerate those types of attitudes. They don’t want to be told what they should be doing, nor do they want someone constantly barking orders at them every time they turn around. Aquarius is much happier and balanced when they have an opportunity to live their own lives in their own way.

Of course, there is a lot more to the personality of your typical Aquarius than simply avoiding overbearing people or having an independent side. One thing that really makes these individuals stand out is that they aren’t willing to settle. They don’t really think in the same manner as other individuals. Where another person sees a need to go to a mundane job and do the same thing every day, the Aquarius sees an opportunity to find a way to create change in order to make something better. Rest assured, the Aquarius also has the intestinal fortitude to do what is necessary to achieve those goals as opposed to just dreaming about them. Another thing that makes them different is that they don’t typically repeat past mistakes. They make mistakes just like anyone else, to be sure. The difference is that they don’t do the same thing a second time and expect a different result. They figure out where they went wrong and then they make the necessary corrections to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

What About Personality Traits That Aren’t So Desirable?

It wouldn’t be possible for a person to be as dynamic and creative as Aquarius without having a few drawbacks associated with their personality as well. After all, anyone that is capable of thinking for themselves, forming opinions and then standing by them long enough to see something through is probably going to rub a few people the wrong way at one time or another. The Aquarius typically knows exactly where they stand on virtually any topic. They tend to be well educated and thoughtful individuals who form careful opinions. Because they are independent thinkers, they put a lot of effort into forming those opinions and they’re not likely to allow someone else to sway them. If they have to, they will typically defend their choices.

Most people born under this star sign can seem a bit difficult to befriend. For one thing, they don’t tend to truly make friends with other people easily. Instead, they sort of evaluate people and then make friends with a few individuals that they hold closest to their hearts. That doesn’t mean that they can’t get along with others. However, they do have a tendency to want those deep interpersonal relationships. More importantly, they want to have them with other individuals who are also intellectual and independent. Remember, they don’t enjoy being around people that are controlling or overbearing. By the same token, they also don’t tend to spend a lot of time with people who allow themselves to be controlled at every turn or who can only have superficial relationships because they are not willing to put in the time and effort to create anything more meaningful. Unfortunately, that eliminates a lot of individuals. Therefore, the Aquarius is likely to grow close to the few individuals that match their own personalities more closely.

Even when you think you know an Aquarius, you may not know them as well as you think you do. They have very deep emotions, but they also have trouble expressing those emotions. This makes them seem mysterious to some people, but it can be maddening when you are very close to an Aquarius and you can’t get them to let their walls down long enough to let you in. You might know that they’re going through something, but trying to get them to talk about it is often like trying to bring down a brick wall with nothing more than a butter knife in your hand. This can sometimes make the Aquarius feel very lonely. It also makes the people who love an individual born under this star sign want to beat their heads against that brick wall. You feel this way because it often seems like you can’t get through to them regardless of what you do.

Last but not least, the Aquarius can be quite rebellious if they feel like their own personal values are being challenged. As previously mentioned, these individuals are independent thinkers who like to make up their own minds. They enjoy making their own choices and they’re not likely to take the easy road just because it requires less effort. When they feel like someone is challenging them, they can have a tendency to put their foot down and lock horns with that individual for no other reason than to prove that they can do things their way. The best way to get along with an Aquarius is to let them make up their own mind. If you are looking for someone to control, this is not the typical individual that you want to confront. It’s not likely to end well, as an Aquarius will often escalate things deliberately just to make a point.

Can Choosing The Right Colors Really Help You Tune In?

Even if you don’t really realize it, color has a lot to do with the way that you feel on an emotional level. It also has a great deal to do with how you interact with other people. If you are comfortable in a particular environment, you’re likely to be more willing to spend time there, interact with others and make better decisions. Conversely, a person who is stuck in a space where they feel uncomfortable has a strong desire to remove themselves from that space. That often causes them to rush through things or to avoid having important conversations. In some cases, it can have a rather dramatic impact on future decisions.

If you are an Aquarius, your dominant color is blue. It only makes sense, considering that the first four letters of the word Aquarius mean water. Do you notice that you feel differently when you wear something blue or when you spend time in a room that is either painted blue or has blue accents? You might feel calmer and more like yourself. You may even feel empowered to truly embrace everything about you that is unique without fear of judgment.

It’s true that embracing the right colors can make you feel more outgoing and more comfortable. This can have a truly remarkable impact on your life, both from a professional and personal standpoint. Chances are, you’ve been in an environment that incorporated blue in one manner or another. If possible, go back to that moment in your mind. Think about how it made you feel. You’ll probably realize that it’s time to update your wardrobe with pieces that are blue in color. You might even decide to update your living space with some light blue paint or a few blue accents.

If you really want to kick things up a notch or two, incorporate a few other power colors for your star sign. Although it’s considered by many to be another variation of blue, turquoise also works well for you. If you prefer some variety, try mixing blue with purple and white. You might be pleasantly surprised at how good everything looks, not to mention how empowered you feel.

Are There Colors You Should Avoid?

Most people would agree that the Aquarius should steer clear of black outfits and other things that are black in color. It’s not necessarily that the color is bad for you, just that you’re capable of incorporating so much more into your daily routine. As an Aquarius, you don’t like to do things the same way that everyone else does them. Therefore, it only makes sense that you would want to do something different when it comes to your wardrobe as well. You may look great in black, but it’s not likely to do the most for your personality or intellectual well-being. Other colors that you would do well to avoid include orange and gold. You may think that these colors would work well for you because they’re bold. However, they’ve also been overdone, especially in recent years. Instead, go with something that is true to your personality. Try to keep it within the realm of colors that work well for your star sign.

Final Thoughts on Aquarius Colors

It can sometimes be difficult to understand all of the emotions that an Aquarius feels, especially when you couple that with the intellectual prowess that most individuals born under this star sign exhibit. Truth be told, it can all come together to empower you, allowing you to do great things, but it can also make you feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders from time to time. This is especially true when you see things differently from everyone else around you. When this happens, you may end up feeling like other people just don’t understand you. This can sometimes serve to add to that feeling of isolation that comes from not being able to readily share your innermost thoughts and feelings.

Wearing an empowering color like blue or purple and throwing in a splash of white can give you that extra energy that you need to get through some of your more challenging moments. Surrounding yourself with these colors in a room could potentially allow you to be comfortable enough to better share some of your thoughts and feelings with the people that you trust most. At the end of the day, it’s all about working with your power colors to help you achieve your best life. If using your colors helps you feel more comfortable and allows you to accomplish your goals more easily, there is no reason not to do it.

All Zodiac Colors

To learn more about the connection between colors and star signs, here’s our complete guide on zodiac colors.

Aquarius astrology infographic with symbols