Scorpio Color Meanings: Best Palettes and Colors to Avoid

Scorpio zodiac sign with colorful scorpion

Even if you don’t routinely follow horoscopes, you probably already know that certain star signs are attributed to certain characteristics. These characteristics often involve specific personality traits as well as colors. In some cases, the subject matter may involve a color that is especially well-suited to a particular star sign and in others, it lists colors that should be avoided.

In this particular case, it’s time to learn more about the colors and personalities of those who are born under the Scorpio star sign, from October 23rd to November 21st.

Scorpio Personality Traits

Unfortunately, people sometimes have a tendency to misunderstand the Scorpio because of the sheer intensity of their personalities. Scorpios genuinely feel things very deeply. As such, they have a tendency to know what truly moves them and they know what they want out of life. The fact that they aren’t afraid to feel things and be their authentic selves can sometimes throw other people off. This is especially true when they are around people who have spent the majority of their lives putting on one façade after another just to get through the day, as these types of individuals don’t often know what to do with someone who is simply honest in everything they do.

Of course, there are both positive and negative personality traits that are attributed to the Scorpio star sign, both of which will be discussed in the following paragraphs.

Positive Personality Characteristics

There are many positive aspects of the personality of a Scorpio, not the least of which includes a fierce and devoted loyalty which is second to none. These are individuals who have a tendency to make friendships and other interpersonal relationships for life. They don’t take a relationship of any type lightly. As a result, it is a true honor to be considered a friend by someone born under this star sign. They have a tendency to go the extra mile in order to preserve a friendship. For that matter, there is virtually nothing that they won’t do for someone that they consider a friend, even if it puts them at great personal risk. Whether that danger is real or imagined, a Scorpio isn’t likely to shy away from it.

These are individuals who are very loving, kind and sensitive. When they are close to someone, there is virtually nothing they won’t do for them in order to ensure their happiness, safety and general well-being. In fact, Scorpio will routinely put themselves in harm’s way or risk their own happiness in order to ensure that someone they care about is better off. These individuals are also ambitious, energetic and determined to a fault. Truth be told, they have a tendency to exhibit a sheer willpower that is almost hard to believe. Once they make their mind up about something, their opinions are not likely to be swayed. Furthermore, they have a penchant for being able to pull off what most people would consider to be almost impossible, all because they made up their minds that they’re going to do it. They simply won’t stop until they achieve those goals.

A person born under the Scorpio star sign is not afraid to go after the things that they really want in life. They typically have a clear vision about the things they want to accomplish and they never have a tendency to allow things like fear or self-doubt to hold them back. It isn’t that they don’t experience these feelings, but where most individuals would allow themselves to be stopped cold in their tracks by those types of fears, the Scorpio simply puts their head down and plows through it all, working harder than ever to achieve whatever it is they have set out to do. They very well may be scared half to death, but they’re not about to allow that fear to control them or make their decisions for them.

Negative Characteristics of a Scorpio’s Personality

Of course, it would be impossible to have all of these amazing positive personality traits without some negative ones to balance things out. It simply isn’t possible to have something excessively good without mixing in some aspects that might be considered a bit negative. In the case of the Scorpio, it would be impossible to have an iron-clad willpower and determination that stops at absolutely nothing without having some stubbornness thrown in as well. As such, people born under the Scorpio star sign do have a tendency to be a bit on the stubborn side. This can be a great benefit to them, but it can also be detrimental to them and their relationships if they allow it to overtake them. Stubbornness isn’t always a bad thing. It wouldn’t be possible to have the sheer determination to achieve something that people think is impossible without a healthy dose of it. That said, it’s important that anyone who has this particular personality trait keep it in check.

Scorpios are very passionate individuals. They love deeply and they have a great deal of passion for life in general. They get very excited about the things that interest them. The flip side of that is that they can sometimes exhibit some signs of jealousy in certain situations. If there is something or someone that they are especially close to or passionate about, they might feel a bit jealous if they begin to think that the relationship is threatened in any way. Does that mean that every person born under the Scorpio star sign is a raging maniac that is so jealous they can’t be reasoned with? Of course not. It simply means that this is a personality trait that often shows up to some degree or another in people born under this star sign. Truth be told, it would be hard to find any person on the planet that hasn’t felt jealousy at one time or another, provided they’re being honest with themselves.

Scorpios have a tendency to be extremely independent. Remember, they have a clear vision of what they want out of life and they don’t particularly enjoy feeling like they don’t have the freedom to make those things happen. As such, they like to make their own decisions and they can get a bit rebellious if they feel like someone else is trying to control them. Don’t be surprised if you find a Scorpio that deliberately does something just to spite you if they feel like you’re trying to control every aspect of what they’re doing. As long as you give them the freedom to choose, this isn’t usually a problem.

Last but certainly not least, Scorpios can sometimes have a bit of difficulty understanding how people that don’t share their passion or their intensity can just amble through life without having any real sense of direction. When a person doesn’t seem to care what they get involved in, or whether they get involved in anything at all, it can be frustrating beyond words for the individual born under the Scorpio star sign. Scorpios are people who confront their fears head-on and make things happen their way. Therefore, it can be a challenge if they are put in a room with someone who doesn’t really seem to have any ambition for anything at all.

How Do Scorpios Function on a Day-to-Day Basis?

On a daily basis, the Scorpio is someone who absolutely craves intimacy. Whether you are talking about an intimate relationship or one that is platonic, Scorpios want their relationships to be deep and meaningful. They don’t have a tendency to tolerate dishonesty or play games. They want real relationships that allow them to make a genuine connection with other people from all walks of life. By the same token, they don’t really have a tendency to care a great deal what other people think of them or the decisions they make. As such, they forge their friendships based on being around the people that they are genuinely interested in spending time with, not because it panders to popular opinion.

These are individuals who are dedicated, trustworthy and professional. At the same time, they also enjoy having the freedom to do the things that mean most to them, to be with the people they are closest to and to simply enjoy the freedom to make their own decisions. Scorpios are more than willing to work with others to a point, but they are not willing to be controlled or told what to do at every turn.

One of the truly great things about Scorpios is that they are always there when you need them. They are an extremely intuitive group of individuals. You can be having a bad day and out of the blue, they will call or show up and you can bet that they will always have your back, no matter what the circumstances might be. They also have a tendency to know when you’re having an off-day, so don’t be surprised if they ask you about it. Remember, they thrive on honesty and close relationships. Therefore, it’s important to be careful not to toss their concerns to the side or refrain from being honest with them just because you’d rather not talk about a particular subject. If that’s the case, gently tell them you’re not ready to talk about things yet, but always allow them to support you in a way that brings the two of you closer.

Best Color Palettes for the Scorpio

Just like any other star sign, color has a lot to do with those born under Scorpio. Here are some of the colors that work well for you if you are a Scorpio.


Many people consider the main color for Scorpios to be black. After all, they are full of mystery and intrigue. More importantly, it represents transformation. This is important for Scorpios because they’re always on the move, ambitious to achieve their goals and take things to the next level. Of course, black isn’t the only color. While it may well be considered the predominant color of choice for someone born under the Scorpio star sign, it is definitely not the only option from which to choose.


Another important selection of colors involves red and many of its variations. This makes perfect sense and aligns well with the Scorpio’s personality. Red is something that can be used for inspiration or extra energy. Of course, it also symbolizes passion and a zest for life. These are two things that are very common in individuals born under this star sign. Therefore, it only makes sense that red would be an important color choice. As previously mentioned, many of its variations also work well. Therefore, you can choose to go with burgundy, wine, crimson, maroon, or virtually anything else that is a derivative of red. The exception is colors that are very pale in nature. More will be discussed about this later. For now, it’s important to remember that you should keep things a bit more intense on the color scale in order to match your personality.


There are also other colors that are sometimes used by Scorpios in order to put them in a specific mood. Yellow is an important color. It’s often considered a lucky color for Scorpios. If you want to give yourself a little extra dose of potential luck, there’s nothing wrong with adding a splash of yellow to your wardrobe. Perhaps you prefer to go all out and dress in a bright, colorful yellow shirt. If you’re looking for a bit more balance, you might decide to choose orange, as it is the perfect balance between the passion of red and your lucky color, which is yellow.


Some people would say that you should avoid white at all costs if you are a Scorpio, but others would say that when used in the proper proportions, it can work very well. While it certainly wouldn’t fit your personality to decorate something in solid white or even wear nothing but white as far as your wardrobe is concerned, it does work well when you incorporate it with other colors. It’s important to remember that white is the color of hope. It often symbolizes purity and joy. Depending on whether you’re looking at things from a Western perspective or an Eastern one, it too can represent transformation. Therefore, it works just fine to use it in some cases.

Colors That Should Be Avoided by Scorpios

Just as there are both positive and negative aspects of any person’s individual personality, there are also colors that seem to work especially well for Scorpios and colors that should probably be avoided. It has already been mentioned that according to some people, white is not the greatest color for a Scorpio to be around. However, other people agree that it works just fine if it’s used properly, as discussed in the previous paragraph. If that’s the case, then what are some colors that should be avoided?

Scorpios don’t really seem to do well with the color pink, at least not in the more generalized sense. At the end of the day, it comes down to choosing colors that are as passionate and energetic as Scorpios themselves. That doesn’t really lend itself to choosing a lot of colors that lack vibrancy. As a result, it’s usually a good idea to stay away from things that are less vibrant. If you are a Scorpio and you’re going to choose to wear pink, choose a pink that is bold in nature and then go for it. The last thing you would probably be happy with is something that looks like it can’t make up its mind between red or white.

How Can Color Be Used in Daily Life?

Color is everywhere. As such, it makes it relatively easy to use it in order to enhance your mood. For the Scorpio, this can involve choosing a rich, vibrant wardrobe that has a number of different colors in it. This allows the individual to mix and match colors to fit their mood. It also involves decorating personal spaces with some vibrant colors, especially if the base color on the walls is white. This is something that can obviously be changed at home, but it may not be possible to do so in the workplace. If that’s the case, add some colorful accents to make things look less sterilized and far less mundane. You can also incorporate stones like black onyx, tourmaline, garnet and even ruby. A few simple pieces of quality jewelry can easily do the trick.

Final Thoughts on Scorpio Colors

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that Scorpio is a dedicated and complicated individual who experiences emotions intensely. Use color choices that reflect these facts. Scorpios don’t have a tendency to hold back, nor are they typically afraid to show the world who they really are. Therefore, it is vitally important to choose color combinations that reflect these qualities. This can be done in a number of ways. The most important thing for the Scorpio is to remain true to themselves. As opposed to choosing color combinations because someone else says it should be so, choose the colors that genuinely speak to you and don’t worry about what other people think about it.

All Zodiac Colors

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

Scorpio astrology infographic with symbols