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The Best Colors for Your Type

The Best Colors for Your Type

All of us have certain colors that are better for us–more balancing and harmonizing–than others. The ancient system of Ayurveda is the perfect guide for determining which colors are best for your dosha, or basic personality type.

First, take the quiz to see whether you are a fiery Pitta, an airy Vata, or an earthy Kapha. Then consult the simple chart to see which colors in your clothing and your home will bring more harmony to your life. It’s all right here:

Not sure about your dosha? Take the quiz! The Dosha Quiz.

Now that you know your dosha, here are the best colors for your home and fashions:

Balancing colors for Vatas are warm or calming. Yellows and golds are vey pleasing to the Vata décor. SO are white, violet, blue, and deep reds. Avoid bright red–it’s far too stimulating.

Because Pittas tend to be hot, they need a cooling environment to stay in balance. Stick with soft, pastel colors to soothe away tensions. Blues and greens are particularly beneficial, as are pinks and roses.

Kapha needs the stimulation of bright, hot colors. Pick up the energy level with reds and oranges.

The At-A-Glance Chart
Vata: Warm pastels. yellows, greens
Pitta: Cool, soft colors, blues, purples, roses, silver
Kapha: Bright, bold colors, reds, yellow, golds, oranges

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Adapted from What’s Your Dosha, Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey (Marlowe & Company, 2004).

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9:40PM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Interesting, thank you.

9:39PM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Interesting, thank you.

5:53AM PDT on May 11, 2013

Thank you.

7:07AM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

interesting, thanks for sharing

2:51PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013


10:36PM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Wow Thanks for Sharing :)

7:26PM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

I got kapha but I think I am vata.

3:44PM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

VATA green.

7:22AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

I'm vata :)

5:48PM PST on Feb 14, 2013


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