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:

VATA
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.

PITTA
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
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

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

78 comments

LMj Sunshine

Interesting, thank you.

LMj Sunshine

Interesting, thank you.

Shanti S.
S S.2 years ago

Thank you.

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

interesting, thanks for sharing

Heidi H.
Past Member 3 years ago

Interesting.

Helen Wu
Helen Wu3 years ago

Wow Thanks for Sharing :)

Darcie Busch
Darcie Busch3 years ago

I got kapha but I think I am vata.

Patty B.
Patty B.3 years ago

VATA here...love green.

vicky t.
vicky T.3 years ago

I'm vata :)

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

Interesting.