Lucky Colours For Chinese New Year


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Lucky Colours for Chinese New Year

Planning your Chinese New Year outfits for next week? Here are your lucky colours for this year, as verified by uh, the Internet (which, as we all know, is extremely credible).


1. Rat

People born in the year of the Rat tend to be good in business, as they are naturally instinctive and acute. Although they can be stubborn at times, Rats are able to adapt quickly if the situation calls for it.

Lucky Colours: Green, Gold, Blue

Avoid: Yellow, Brown

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2. Ox

People born in the year of the Ox are usually simple, honest and straightforward. Depending on how you see it, the Ox can either be obstinate or strong-willed. One thing’s for sure though – they aren’t easily swayed by the opinions of others.

Lucky Colours: Red, Blue, Purple

Avoid: White, Green

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3. Tiger

Tigers tend to be quite independent, with an adventurous spirit to boot. Although they can sometimes be short-tempered or hasty, Tigers make up for it with their unwavering loyalty.

Lucky Colours: Orange, Grey, Blue, White

Avoid: Gold, Silver, Brown, Black

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4. Rabbit

Those born in the year of the Rabbit tend to be gentle creatures, with a natural compassion towards others. Although Rabbits can be timid and non-confrontational at times, they are usually able to placate arguments and make peace easily.

Lucky Colours: Pink, Red, Blue, Purple

Avoid: Dark Brown, Dark Yellow, White

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5. Dragon

Dragons are naturally outgoing and lively, with a penchant for fun and excitement. While they can sometimes come across as being quite arrogant, Dragons make up for it with a lively sense of humour.

Lucky Colours: Gold, Silver, Light Grey

Avoid: Red, Green, Purple, Black

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6. Snake

Snakes may not have the best reputation as an animal, but people with that zodiac are in fact wise and skilled at managing relationships. At times they may let jealousy or suspicion affect their actions, but they are usually smart enough to get back on the right track quickly.

Lucky Colours: Light Yellow, Red, Black

Avoid: White, Gold Brown

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7. Horse

People born in the year of the Horse make good leaders, as they have a natural charisma that draws others to them. Horses may sometimes come across as being brash or even tactless, but they are usually softies at heart.

Lucky Colours: Brown, Yellow, Purple

Avoid: Blue, White, Gold

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8. Sheep

Those born in the year of the Sheep tend to be introverts, often preferring to have their own quiet space. While they can be indecisive at times, Sheeps make good friends as they are always considerate towards others.

Lucky Colours: Red, Green, Purple

Avoid: Gold, Brown, Black

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9. Monkey

Monkeys tend to be quick-witted and intelligent, with a quiet confidence that draws others to them. Although they can sometimes come across as being arrogant or standoffish, they are actually quite sociable once you get to know them better.

Lucky Colours: Blue, White, Gold

Avoid: Red, Black, Grey, Coffee

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10. Rooster

People born in the year of the Rooster are often capable, independent and ambitious. However, they tend to lose interest easily when they don’t see immediate results.

Lucky Colours: Gold, Brown, Yellow

Avoid: White, Green

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11. Dog

Just like their zodiac, people born in the year of the Dog tend to be loyal friends and workers. Although they may not be able to communicate their feelings at times, Dogs are often sincere and genuine in their intentions.

Lucky Colours: Purple, Green, Red

Avoid: Blue, White, Golden

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12. Pig

Just like the Snake, the Pig doesn’t quite have a shining reputation as an animal. Although Pigs are often associated with laziness or naivety, people born in the year of one are usually good-tempered and kind-hearted souls.

Lucky Colours: Brown, Gold, Yellow, Grey

Avoid: Red, Blue, Green

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For more information on lucky numbers and colours for your zodiac, see here.

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