Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024

Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Image: Agatha Ruiz De La Prada FW 2024

While yellow breeds happiness, blue has a calming effect, green screams spring and red symbolises love.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2024 marks the Year of the Dragon with the Wood element. 

To complement the energy of the Wood Dragon, this year’s colour palette relates to the elements of wood and earth. All elemental imbalances in your Chinese zodiac horoscope can be corrected by wearing the most suitable colours for your sign.

While each Chinese zodiac animal has a particular hue that vibrates naturally with their energy, there are a couple of generic lucky colours of 2024 that anyone can wear irrespective of the astrological barriers
 They are as follows:

Spring parrot green (lime green): The bright green shade stands for nature, growth, prosperity, rejuvenation and high energy. It is thought to promote feelings of liveliness, freshness, and creativity, making it an auspicious colour for the year.

Emperor yellow (bright yellow or turmeric): The bold and commanding colour of the sun, bright yellow is commonly associated with warmth and energy. In Chinese culture, yellow is connected to the Dragon and represents supreme nobility and honour. Deck yourself up in Emperor Yellow to become a luck magnet in 2024.

Gold: Opulence, luxury, wealth and achievement – gold is a highly valued symbol of success. The shimmering metallic hues evoke feelings of grandeur and sophistication, while in a religious setting, it is synonymous with divinity and power.

Based on your Chinese zodiac sign, here are your lucky colours to take notes to guide your shopping or wardrobe refresh.

Dragon (gold, bright yellow, silver)

Zodiac years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images – Tony Ward SS2024 / Kenzo FW 2024 / Christian Dior SS2024

Dragons, you’re the stars of 2024. It’s your time to shine, be seen and heard and grab all the attention in your social circles. 2024 will also be a great year for achieving milestones in your career and personal life. So why not choose a colour that makes you stand out, while also protecting your energy? Gold, silver and bright yellow will shower luck on you this year.

Snake (black, red, purple)

Zodiac years: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images left to right: Claro Couture FW 2024 / Adeam FW 2024 / Doucan FW 2024

2024 promises to be a transformative year for Snakes, filled with self-discovery and growth. To protect yourself from misfortune and evil energies as well as to attract luck into your professional life, try black, red and purple. These shades, especially black, represent transformation and renewal and can overturn your fortunes.

Horse (yellow, orange, brown)

Zodiac years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images left to right: Georges Hobeika SS2024/ Giambattista Valli SS2024 / Christian Dior SS2024

The Horse’s natural element is fire, which will be really strong in the year 2024. You’ll have to juggle a lot of challenges, both in your personal and professional lives. In this rough ride, you’ll witness a lot of enemies and hurdles that will stop you from progressing. To balance and harmonise with the fire, colours like yellow, orange and brown will aid you.

Goat (turquoise, purple)

Zodiac years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images: Georges Hobeika SS2024 / Ivana Helsinki SS2024

Goats, your calm and sensitive demeanour will be put to the test in 2024. Therefore, shades of turquoise and purple can be used to reduce the pressure and remind you to seek out inner wisdom and clarity amid chaos. While the vibrant and refreshing shade of turquoise will help you heal and balance emotions, purple will awaken your intuition and inspire creativity.

Monkey (white, blue, orange)

Zodiac years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images: Shushutong SS2024/ Balmain SS2024 / Chanel SS2024

Monkeys, your natural element metal, is neither too strong nor too weak in 2024. This means you’ll experience a mix of highs and lows, challenges and opportunities for growth this year. Colours like white, blue and orange will help this Chinese zodiac sign maintain equilibrium, and focus on long-term growth opportunities. These shades will also help you unleash your natural charm, intelligence, and wit to navigate the year.

Rooster (brown, gold)

Zodiac years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images: Dolce & Gabbana SS2024 / Tom Ford SS2024

Rooster’s natural element is the same as Monkey’s: metal. So, the Year of the Dragon will be full of challenges and opportunities for your zodiac. While you’ll face sudden changes and challenges, you’ll have great stamina for personal and professional success and growth. For smooth progression, trust brown and gold to be your allies as they’re your lucky colors for your Chinese zodiac sign in 2024.

Dog (red, green)

Zodiac years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images: Kenzo FW 2024 / Roksanda SS2024

The Dog and Dragon are foes, sharing the same earth element – implying that 2024 will be a taxing time for the former. You’ll have to be extra cautious about your well-being and wealth and avoid making impulsive decisions related to your finances. Since green represents health, serenity, and tranquillity, and red signifies prosperity, using these two lucky colors for your Chinese zodiac in 2024 will keep your fortunes from dwindling.

Pig (yellow, grey, brown)

Zodiac years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images: Fendi SS2024 / Moschino SS2024 / Simone Rocha SS2024

Pigs, you may encounter unexpected fluctuations and changes in career and finance this year. After a point, it might be hard to look at the bright side of things and embrace these changes, so you might fall prey to burnout and stress. To lure the Gods of luck to your side and ease your ordeal, the life-giving warmth of yellow, the resilience of brown and the wisdom of grey will come in handy.

Rat (green, blue, black)

Zodiac years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images: Ferragamo SS2024 / Sarawong SS2024 / Shushutong SS2024

Your natural element, water, is severely lacking in 2024, which means you won’t enjoy massive luck. Dragons will help you steer clear of any major disasters, but there also won’t be tremendous success lurking your way. While shades like blue and black will enhance your luck as far as possible, green will help you mitigate competition and grow in your career.

Ox (green, gold, white)

Zodiac years: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images: Sarawong SS2024 / Georges Chakra FW2024 / Doucan SS2024

Oxes, gear up for a busy and competitive year. You’ll face a mixed bag of successes and failures – thanks to your bittersweet relationship with Dragon. You might face social setbacks and career digressions in 2024, but the stars will aid you nonetheless. To bring calmness to your tumultuous life, shades like sage green and white will be great. Gold will be your Chinese zodiac sign’s best pick as a lucky color to get into the limelight and be noticed in 2024.

Tiger (blue, turquoise, orange)

Zodiac years: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images: Odeeh SS2024 / Bottega Veneta SS2024 / Missoni SS2024

Since the Tiger is connected to the wood element, and the Dragon is linked to the earth element, this opposition indicates a busy, turbulent, and demanding year. Tigers, you are advised to stay calm and avoid conflicts and disputes to peacefully sail through 2024. Blue and turquoise are lucky colors for your Chinese zodiac that will help you with overwhelming emotions, thereby boosting your creativity in 2024. While orange will give a touch of warmth, and agreeableness to your personality.

Rabbit (pink, purple, yellow)

Zodiac years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Decoding the Chinese Zodiac Sign Auspicious Colors of 2024
Images: Ferragamo SS2024 / Ferrari SS2024 / Mans FW2024

While Dragons and Rabbits can co-exist, their union isn’t one devoid of conflicts. So Rabbits, you can face some setbacks in your family life and disputes may arise due to the effect of Dragon in your zodiac. If you feel trapped or stuck in a rut, pink and purple shades will soothe you with feelings of comfort, warmth and hope. Meanwhile, wearing yellow will fill you with optimism and promise of a positive future.

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