What is the meaning of wearing a certain tie color, and generally what does it say about your personality and psychology, including how it can influence others? It’s important to keep in mind that this type of outward clothing decision is not as important to some people as it is to others.
Ties are generally worn out of tradition, assuming the wearing of a tie is choice and not a requirement of the situation or job. The choice to wear a tie shows a desire to keep with traditions. This desire is often connected to a few other personality traits, such as generally having conservative values, being organised and pragmatic.
The wearing of a tie may also be seen as smart and professional looking. This suggests they put much important on how others see them, this could be wishing to be seen with high social status. They’re also likely to be very aware and observant and very much focused on the external world.
Tie Color Meanings
Blue Tie Color Meaning
A blue tie combined with the meaning of a tie in general is very conservative and traditional in its meaning, particularly with darker shades of blue. It’s a safe and reserved color, it’s also a reliable and trusting color, which may also be an indicator of their personality. Light blues suggest the wearer is a little more easy-going, and flexible/creative in their temperament and thinking.
Red Tie Color Meaning
Red is also a common color for a tie which could show some conventional and traditional thinking. However, someone may choose a red tie due to its associations to power and strength, and to express that power, or perhaps to intimidate others, these are likely to be unconscious motivations. You often get high powered business executives and politicians wearing a red tie. Dark red ties are less aggressive, they give off a more reserved and prestigious energy.
Green Tie Color Meaning
Wearing a dark green tie suggests a reserved, conventional and traditional adhering to individual. Perhaps suggesting a love for nature and wanting a connection to it. Lighter greens are more unique and unconventional, which could be a reflection of the wearers temperament. Green can be difficult to match well with plain white and blue shirts. However, it can work well with gray or taupe shirts and suits. So if they have made an effort to stylize it, it shows a strong interest in aesthetics, this shows a more open, liberal and creative type of mind.
Black Tie Color Meaning
Black ties could be worn for the same reasons as a red tie, as a symbol of power and strength. However, black is less obvious about it, yet it is more stylish and versatile as a color. A black tie with a white shirt is a little on the boring side, but when mixed with other colors it becomes more sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing. This could be just for appearances, but it could also suggest a creative mind, one that looks more for possibilities and openness rather than conforming.
Gray Tie Color Meaning
Gray is quite a stylish color for a tie, it looks good, it doesn’t look for attention, and it combines well with many other colors and is suitable for many occasions. It could suggest a strong interest in aesthetics and appearances which could be sign of a creative mind, which would be an expression of that love for aesthetics. However, if the reasons are outwardly focused, in that case it could be more to do with looking good for other people, perhaps trying to impress them.
Purple & Violet Tie Color Meaning
Wearing a purple color tie suggests movement away from the conventional and towards the unique. Perhaps they just want to make an impression, or to come across as daring, someone who is willing to take chances. They may also come across as more approachable and more open. Purple and violet are more associated with the feminine, so it may be an indicator that they’re secure with their masculinity.
Gold Tie Color Meaning
Gold is the ultimate color of status and prestige. Wearing a gold tie may suggest they care a great deal about social status and how others see them. They’re very likely to be motivated to move up the status ladder, which also suggests a competitively minded person. The wearer is also likely to be more on the extroverted side, as extroverts tend to be more in-tune with the outside world and social status.
Bright colors like yellow, orange and bright greens and blues would be more approachable, fun and playful. They probably don’t take themselves too seriously, likely sociable personalities that are not afraid to step outside of the conformity comfort zone.