The signs of the zodiac affect every facet of our lives. We all know how the stars impact our personalities. But did you know that our astrological signs also define the colors that match our energies and moods?
To make the most of your sign’s strengths, wear the right colors and bring them into your home design. Color affects energy and mood so it should come as no surprise that having the right colors around you has the power to improve your life.
If you were born between July 23 and August 22, you’re a bold and dramatic Leo. There’s a good reason Leos are known as go-getters. You’re energetic and outgoing, determined and resilient. You love the spotlight, and you withstand every difficulty life can throw at you. With the sun as the ruling planet of this fire sign, it’s little wonder that Leo is known for boldness and ambition.
The symbol of Leo is the lion. Lions have all of Leo’s strength and courage. The lion knows it is master of its own domain, and it is the star of its own life. This majestic animal has gold, burnt orange, and yellow in its coat and mane.
So, What are Leo’s Colors?
Gold Always Glitters
Gold is without a doubt one of Leo’s most powerful colors. Leo loves power, prestige, and wealth. There is no better color than gold to communicate these energies. But gold also points to other aspects of the Leo personality, such as optimism and generosity.
What is Gold’s Color Meaning?
Gold immediately evokes luxury. Wearing gold, whether in the form of yellow gold jewelry or as metallic accents in your outfit, envelops you in warmth and confidence. Remember the old maxim, dress for success? That’s exactly what you do when you wear gold.
Bright, eye-catching yellow is the quintessential Leo color. It mimics the qualities of your ruling planet, the sun. A Leo in yellow is truly the center of the universe, or at least the solar system. Not sure if yellow will suit you? Don’t worry, there’s a shade of yellow for everyone. Get your hands on some yellow fabric swatches and hold them up to your face.
Once you’ve found the yellow you like, look for clothes or accessories in that shade. A bold yellow accessory can make all the difference to an outfit. If you go through all your yellow swatches and still can’t find one that you’d like to wear close to your face, stick to yellow accessories. Just imagine the delightful surprise of a stylish pair of yellow heels.
What is Yellow’s Color Meaning?
As touched on earlier, yellow is the color of the sunshine. It’s a blissfully joyful and happy color. Wear yellow whenever you want to feel happier and take on a more positive outlook. Add yellow accents to your home to make you feel more joyful in your day-to-day life.
Warm Burnt Orange
We see the warmth of this color in Leo’s fiery personality. Burnt orange communicates the intense energy, courage, and resilience of Leo. Some astrologists consider orange the Leo power color. You’ll know why as soon as you wear orange or incorporate this lively color into your surroundings. One spectacular orange shade is copper. Copper has a metallic sheen that ups the ante on your orange experience.
Like yellow, some people find orange a little difficult to wear. Again, simply look for the shade or shades that suit you. Even if you just add a flourish of orange or copper to your outfit, you’re making a real Leo statement.
What is Orange’s Color Meaning?
It makes sense that orange is so important for Leos. After all, it combines two other Leo colors: yellow and red. Orange represents optimism and enthusiasm. Orange has some similarity to red, but it doesn’t have quite as much heat or boldness. Orange is a hugely creative color.
You must understand purple’s history to realize why it resonates so strongly with Leo energy. Hundreds of years ago, purple was an exclusively royal color. That’s because purple dye was so laborious to create and costly to buy. Even today, purple has rather majestic connotations. This is why purple is one of Leo’s strongest colors. If you’re a Leo, wear purple every chance you get. Stick with deep, rich shades. You might even decide to incorporate purple into your interior design, to boost your strong Leo energies. Eggplant is a fantastic shade.
What is Purple’s Color Meaning?
Not only does purple signify majesty and nobility, it also calls to mind spirituality, mystery, and wisdom. Wear purple when you want to feel powerful and wise in every situation you encounter.
Leo in Red!
Get people ready to be bowled over. A legendarily vivid shade for a legendarily bold astrological sign. While gold, orange, yellow, and purple are what usually come to mind when you think of Leo colors, red is definitely a color to have in your wardrobe. Bright red is fantastic for adding a splash with your accessories. Make a statement with a fire-engine red handbag or lipstick. Or wear a patterned dress or top with hints of this vibrant hue.
What is Red’s Color Meaning?
Red is the universal color of passion and energy. This color is renowned for its intensity. It’s the most dramatic color, which is why it resonates so well with Leos. When you want attention, you can’t go wrong wearing red. After all, for Leos, there’s no such thing as too many people looking at you.
Forbidden Colors for Leo
Okay, maybe they’re not actually forbidden. But be prepared to lose your Leo magic if you wear them. You’ll quickly drain your energy when you have these colors in your home decor, so banish or minimize them right away.
Avoid Beige at All Costs
Leos should never, ever wear beige. It will just drain your energies and detract from all the vitality that makes you, you. It will also turn off your famous charisma. This is a color to strictly avoid for Leos. After all, you always want to turn on the charm. You should limit how much white you have in your wardrobe, too. Like beige, this is too much of a background color for the vibrant Leo.
Pastels Ruin Your Magic
Pastels (such as light blue and pale pink) are another color family that Leos should never wear. Even bringing these colors into your interior decorating may sap your energy. Like beige, these shades will ruin your legendary Leo charm.
Final Thoughts on Leo Colors
Are you excited? It’s time to wear and surround yourself with the right colors to resonate with your sign’s energies. As a Leo, you have so many vibrant colors to choose from. With orange, yellow, gold, purple, and red, you’ll be spoiled for choice when searching for new clothes and decorative items.
To learn more about the connection between colors and star signs, here’s our complete guide on zodiac colors.