Libra Color Meanings: Best Palettes and Colors to Avoid

Libra zodiac sign with colorful woman holding scales

What do you know about people born under the Libra star sign (September 23 – October 22)? More importantly, how does color come into play with these particular individuals? Are there specific colors that resonate with them and others that they absolutely loathe? Does any of it really matter? Perhaps the question that you should be asking is: which colors work best with the personality traits that are so common of many Libras?

In order to better answer those questions, you first have to understand what those personality traits are. After that, it becomes easier to understand why certain colors have a tendency to work well with Libras while others are not nearly as popular.

Understanding the Libra Personality

What are some of the misconceptions about Libras? It seems like there are a lot of stereotypes out there, especially with regard to Libras. Every star sign has a certain number of stereotypes, but Libras seem to get the short end of the stick, so to speak. In fact, many people have said that Libras are impossible to live with. Some have gone so far as to say that you can’t be around a Libra for more than a few minutes at a time without wanting to jump off a cliff. They have been labeled as narcissists, cry babies and children living in adult bodies. That’s a very harsh assessment, to say the least. Since there are so many negative stereotypes regarding Libras, some people might begin to think that there is a certain amount of truth involved. After all, if there isn’t some truth to it, why are there so many stereotypes that sound somewhat similar? As opposed to assuming, it’s time to dive deeper into the common personality traits of Libras in order to find out more information.

Common Libra Personality Traits

If you are looking for an overview of the traits most commonly associated with Libras, it’s important to realize that the stereotypes have to be put to bed. The reality of the situation is that Libras can sometimes be difficult, just like any other person. However, they can also be warm and hospitable, even charming. More often than not, they enjoy the opportunity to create peace within their own lives and among the people they know. They don’t like discord of any kind. Therefore, the Libra in your life probably spends a fair amount of time trying to make sure that everyone is getting along. They like to make sure that their peace isn’t disturbed. If they have to serve as a peacemaker in order to accomplish that goal, they won’t hesitate to do it.

Libras are also known for being quite generous. They enjoy the act of giving to others. Whether it involves lending their time and talent or doing something else, they like to help other people in whatever way they can. The flip side of that coin is that they can also be quite self-indulgent at times. Libras are not afraid to shower good fortune on other people and they are equally as likely to shower that same level of good fortune on themselves. Some people perceive this to be a personality trait that is less than admirable. However, there is nothing wrong with a little self-indulgence as long as it doesn’t go too far. Perhaps the issue with many Libras is that they have a tendency to carry certain personality traits to the extreme. Whether they are being self-indulgent or generous toward someone else, they sometimes have a tendency to overdo it. This is likely due to the fact that they like to keep the peace and allow things to flow smoothly. Most Libras don’t necessarily like things to feel off-kilter. Therefore, they sometimes overcompensate in their attempts to keep everything running as smoothly as possible.

The Positive Side of the Libra Personality

Many of the personality characteristics of Libras have already been discussed. However, there is much more that remains to be seen. Many of the more positive personality traits commonly associated with Libras include the ability to be fair and impartial. They don’t tend to try and force people to come around to their way of thinking, nor do they tend to pick arguments unfairly. Instead, they merely allow people to be themselves. Most Libras have a unique ability to look at things from an objective point of view that allows them to remove their own personal emotions from the situation. That’s another reason why they typically end up being moderators for their friends. They are able to see things differently because they don’t get as emotionally invested as some of the more passionate individuals might. That isn’t to say that Libras are without passion, only that they express their emotions differently.

Libras also have a tendency to be intelligent. They are typically a lot of fun to be around. They’re very good at the analytical side of things, yet they also know how to stop overthinking and have a good time. Most Libras are extroverts who enjoy being in social situations. That allows them to meet a lot of people. More often than not, they are able to get on with the people they meet quite easily. Libras have a tendency to build strong friendships that they maintain for life. They are not typically prone to the more superficial types of relationships that come and go at a moment’s notice.

Personality Traits That May Be Perceived as Negative

Unfortunately, it’s not always a walk in the park if you’re close to a Libra. Just like anyone else, they have negative aspects of themselves that they have to contend with on a daily basis. Most Libras have a tendency to be quite self-absorbed. They like to keep the spotlight on themselves and they seem to become upset whenever that spotlight is on someone else. In some cases, they may even have a tendency to have a pity party when they don’t get their way. This often causes the focus to be on them for one reason or another, especially in a group setting. If there is a fight between you and the Libra in your life, it’s probably because they would prefer to keep everyone’s attention focused on them, even at your expense. They can be very fair and impartial, they can also drive you round the bend with the need to be noticed constantly.

Libras also have a difficult time making decisions. The majority of them take a very long time to arrive at a conclusion. That’s not the worst of it. After they make a decision, they may go back and forth on that same topic for days or even weeks. It can be frustrating, especially if you’re the type of person that likes to think everything through, make a decision and then be done with it. You may be thinking that something has been decided and you’re ready to move on to the next thing while the Libra is still going back and forth on that same decision. Obviously, this can cause some confrontation. The problem is, Libras don’t really like confrontation, either. If you confront one about their inability to make a decision, they are much more likely to get upset and start pitying themselves as opposed to listening to what you have to say. They may well feel like they’re the victim and you’re being unfair because you have expressed a desire for them to simply get on with it.

Libras Can Surprise You

As you have probably already discovered, Libras can be a mixed bag of different traits. In some cases, those personality traits seem to be polar opposites of one another. By now, you might be thinking that your typical Libra is almost bipolar by nature. However, that’s not really the case. It’s important to remember that every individual born under the Libra star sign is not going to express every one of these personality traits. While you can pinpoint characteristics of someone’s personality based on their star sign, it’s equally important to get to know each individual as a person as opposed to unfairly putting stereotypes on them before you even get to know who they truly are.

Libras can be very surprising. They don’t enjoy being around selfish people as a whole, yet they can sometimes appear to be selfish themselves. The thing is, they don’t typically mean it that way. Their need for love and companionship can sometimes manifest as selfishness, especially when they feel like they’re not being heard and they start to pity themselves. When you couple that with their tendency for self-indulgence, other individuals may misunderstand them. It’s easy to think that they are selfish themselves until you truly get to know them. In reality, they are craving relationships that are very meaningful to them. Furthermore, they like to keep those relationships as opposed to losing them. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about a romantic relationship or a friendship. Each bond that they forge with another person means a great deal to them. As such, they will typically go to great lengths to ensure that the people closest to them are happy, even if they have to do so at their own expense.

Are Libras Positively Affected By Certain Colors?

You might be surprised to know that the colors that are most frequently associated with Libras are blue and pink. Blue, a favorite around the world, is a soothing color that instills a hopeful sense of calm in a busy environment. It also conveys a sense of trustworthiness and dependability. In the other corner we have pink, one of those colors that tends to polarize people, much like the typical characteristics of a Libra’s personality. Some people absolutely love the color and can’t get enough of it. Others can’t stand it. If you are a Libra, it may be time to rethink the color pink. Start thinking of it as your lucky color as opposed to something that you wouldn’t characteristically wear. In fact, you might even consider the possibility of decorating your personal space with something that is pink in color in order to bring out the best aspects of your personality.

Blue just makes sense, but why is pink associated with Libras? Libras have a tendency to be fairly easy going. As previously mentioned, they also have a very charming nature. Since they want everyone else that they care about to be happy more than they are concerned with their own happiness, they tend to roll with the punches. Even if it’s something that doesn’t particularly please them, they tend to allow things to happen in order to keep the peace between everyone else. When you think about the color pink, it represents this exact same type of energy. It’s not too bold, yet it is charmingly beautiful. It’s often thought of as a creative color. Libras have a very creative side. They also have wonderful imaginations that lend themselves to all kinds of unique ideas. When you think about the color pink, it’s often associated with the same qualities of imagination and creativity. Therefore, it only makes sense that the two would go well together.

Of course, blue and pink aren’t the only colors that work well for Libras. While they are definitely the main colors and are frequently thought of as the Libra’s lucky colors, other colors like white and beige also work well. If you really want to change things up a bit, consider something blue or pink mixed with another object that is cream in color. This color combination works very well in various types of situations and it can bring out the best qualities in a Libra. If you want to feel your creativity and really tune in to your imagination, this is a great way to do exactly that. It also works well when you are forging new friendships or having a conversation with someone you’ve known for some time. Of course, it also works well in a number of professional situations.

The good thing about these colors is that they don’t have to be over the top. If you’re wearing blue or pink combined with another color such as white or cream, you can still make it look very professional. You don’t have to choose a variation of the colors that will get the attention of the neighbors two blocks away. Truth be told, the variations that work best are the paler shades that are a bit more subdued. If you’re looking for some variation, try adding in some lavender. Black also works well. As you can see, you have a lot of different colors to work with as a Libra.

Colors Libras Should Avoid

When you choose a color, its intensity is vitally important. You don’t want it to be so washed out that you can scarcely see a hint of color. At the same time, you don’t need to choose something that makes you look like a flashing neon sign. When thinking about colors that you should avoid as a Libra, it really comes down to avoiding something that is too intense as opposed to avoiding the color itself. As such, neon colors are not really your best choice, regardless of the color in question. Even if it’s blue, pink or purple, it’s still best to avoid the neon colors. Libras are much more about going with the flow. Therefore, it just doesn’t make sense to choose something that stands out from the crowd so boldly as neon. It goes against everything that a Libra is characteristically known for.

If you choose things that are too bold, such as neon colors, you might find yourself at odds with your own personality. Remember, the colors that you choose based on your star sign are there to help you remain true to yourself. You want them to allow you to be your best self on a daily basis, not make you feel like you’re going to battle with yourself every day. Therefore, it’s best to avoid those extremely bold colors. You might not notice a problem with a little splash of it here and there, as long as it’s only on an occasional basis. If you’re around it very often, it’s very likely that you will start to feel quite uncomfortable.

Final Thoughts on Libra Colors

Why does color matter so much when it comes to being a Libra or any other star sign for that matter? It’s all about the way that you perceive yourself and the world around you. Color can easily be thought of as a visual representation of who you are. As such, you want the colors that you choose in your wardrobe and your surroundings to reflect the person that you truly are. It’s important to remember that you’re not being true to yourself if you abandon your actual personality in lieu of putting something false on display for the whole world to see. Choosing the colors based on your star sign ensures that you are remaining true to yourself. More importantly, it gives you a place to come back to at the end of every day so that you can rest and recharge while simultaneously giving you that extra burst of energy and self-confidence every morning.

All Zodiac Colors

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

Libra astrology infographic with symbols