The tie is associated with business, special occasions and sophistication. Skimping on a quality tie or wearing an old-fashioned tie can send the wrong message at an important moment, just like the color of the tie.
What message am I projecting by wearing this colored tie? Here are some basic colors used and the message they project:
Red It is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination, as well as passion, desire and love. Wearing a red tie means I’m a fighter. I will not give up or give up. I mean what I say and I say what I mean. I am energetic and take the initiative. Watch out, I’m ready for anything!
Pinkish means romance, love and friendship. Denotes feminine qualities and passivity. Wearing a light pink or medium pink tie means that you accept equality and want to work together. It also means that you want to develop strong working relationships. Wearing a darker shade of pink means that you are romantic. Pink ties are great for dates! A lady always loves a man who is “man” enough to wear pink!
Chocolate coffee- Brown is an earthy color and means that you are well grounded (connected to the earth). Wearing a brown tie means that I am a thinker. I will take everything and make a decision later. Do not underestimate me. I have time to do things right. I’m nobody’s fool.
shades of blue – Blue is the color of the sky and the sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth and heaven.
Royal blue- Wearing a royal blue tie means we work together. Let’s cooperate. Let’s fix things. I am willing to compromise if it will be constructive. Blue is always an excellent choice for job interviews.
Light Blue/ Dusty Blue- Wearing a light blue/dusty blue tie means following me and my dream. I will guide you in the right direction. I have hope for the future and so do you, listen to my message.
Dark blue/ Navy blue- Wearing a navy/dark blue tie means I’m not in the mood for nonsense. Be serious when you’re around me. Don’t waste my time.
Yellow/ Lemon/ Gold – Yellow is the color of the sun. It is associated with joy, happiness, intellect and energy. Wearing a yellow tie means that I am a positive and energetic person. I’m not a quitter and I’m going to finish what I started. I am also an intelligent person.
Purple/ Lilac – Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury and ambition. Conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. Wearing a purple or lilac tie means that I am a good teacher. I know what you need to know and I will impart that information to you. Learn from my independence and creativity.
Green/ Lime/ Aqua- Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness and fertility. Green has a strong emotional correspondence with security. Dark green is also commonly associated with money. Wearing a lighter shade of green or lime means I’m in harmony. I want to resolve the conflict to work effectively. Wearing a darker shade of green means that I am ambitious and want to succeed.
White It is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. Wearing a white tie means that I want to purify my thoughts and actions to make way for a new beginning. White is perfect for weddings and special occasions.
Black It is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery. Black denotes strength and authority; it is considered a very formal, elegant and prestigious color (black tie, black Mercedes). Black is also the symbol of grievance. Wearing a black tie means that you are ready for a formal occasion. It also means that I am ready for the unknown and I am opening the door to the mystery.
Grey silver they are lighter shades of black and have similar meanings to black but to a lesser extent. Wearing a silver/grey tie also means that you are ready for a formal occasion and that you are a powerful person.
Color Combinations – Tie Design
Not everyone consciously messages you by wearing ties.
World leaders and movers and shakers who are filmed by the press and on the news know they must make statements.
The guy next to you at work may not have the same idea.
However, the color combinations and designs of the ties are chosen by people unconsciously. However, when you use them, you have made some choice. If your color combinations are efficient in any of the colors, they are making the same claims as above, or appropriately so.
Consider the guy’s (predominant) tie color and design. If they are confused, he may be confused. If they’re vibrant and a particular color, he may be able to choose what message they’re sending.
Take some time to think about what message you’re sending when you choose your next tie. There is a very strong message to do in the language of ties.