2020: Go-To Colors for Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

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Signs & Attires

If you were born in January or February, you’re likely to be under the zodiac sign from the previous year. If you’re unsure, always check your  birthdate.


🐭Rat: “New beginnings”

Mustard Yellow x Aegean Blue x Crimson Red

Birth Years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

For the governing zodiac of the year, 2020 not only marks the start of a new decade but also brings many positive changes, including setting the stage for career advancements, an abundance of opportunities, and a high likeliness of winning acknowledgement from co-workers and clients. Understated mustard yellow complements the rat’s witty and low-profile personality, perfect for keeping them on their feet.

With a busy year ahead, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and stressed. Aegean blue is a therapeutic blue that’ll quietly calm minds. On the relationship side of things, crimson red is perfect for encouraging them to strengthen existing bonds, or to pursue new relationships with unrivaled boldness and passion.


🐮Ox: “Barricade-free”

Scarlet Red x Orchid Purple x Paprika Orange

Birth Years: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

The honest and hardworking ox will be given a huge boost this year to rack up confidence. An unapologetic scarlet red is a perfect reminder for them to finally push themselves towards their aspirations and redefine their priorities. While it’s full bloom career-wise, implementing a splash of earthy paprika orange into their color schemes can invigorate joy, enthusiasm and also promote a general sense of wellness.

With a preference to stay on the down-low, these stubborn souls are often passive and shy in social situations. Incorporating a vivid color like orchid purple into their attires will gently encourage them to take initiative in forging new bonds, while also indicating respect and admiration which are fundamental for stable relationships.


🐯 Tiger: “Focus and transformation”

Almond x Malachite Green x Black

Birth Years: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Usually very generous, the tiger will experience a troubling year with their finances as a result of the challenging past year. Perhaps it’s best to start practicing parsimony, since budgeting really isn’t their forte. The color green is often associated with prosperity and growth, and the intensely magnetic malachite adds transformation into the formula, signaling for the tiger to start making changes that truly matter.

The end of 2019 was exceptionally difficult for tigers, which led them to lose their vision and sense of self. The color black signifies ideas such as focus and survival in spiritual healing, which can inspire tigers to persevere amidst their challenges this year. On the plus side, the tiger’s diminished confidence will not interfere with their sociability. For an added boost, a touch of almond color can gently assert their sentience and promote emotional maturity.


🐰Rabbit: “Stability and lucidity”

Leaf Green x Fuchsia x Topaz Blue

Birth Years: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Rabbits tend to have an escapist attitude towards life, which can cause some pesky minor health issues. Change can be as simple as switching an “I’ll eat whatever” kind of diet to a more balanced one, which the color leaf green promotes. While there are many opportunities for the rabbit to meet potential partners or new friends, their reserved nature often subjects them to being neglected at big social events. They might consider adding a pop of fuchsia into their looks to attract some positive attention without putting them under the spotlight.

In the career department, the rabbit will encounter opportunities to shine, but these will come with barriers that require perseverance. The tranquil topaz blue gives off an air of sincerity and serenity, both important qualities the rabbit should keep in mind at all times.


🐉Dragon: “Don’t forget to breathe”

Carnelian Red x Caramel Brown x Honey Yellow

Birth Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

The hard work from last year is finally paying off for the dragon. Whether they’re staying in the same company or changing jobs or fields, they’ll find the mature and less flashy carnelian red an encouraging color that urges them to stay ambitious without becoming obnoxious. More prone to work-related stress than others, the dragon needs to be constantly reminded to practice #selfcare. Caramel brown exudes mellowness and calmness that can work as a positive influence for dragons to relax whenever they feel pressured.

Things are looking great for dragons in their relationships and social life – an abundance of new encounters for the singles but also harmony for those in stable bonds. However, the self-driven dragon may neglect their peers’ and partner’s needs to feel equally special. A dose of sweet honey yellow can function as a hint to the dragon that even small gestures can demonstrate appreciation to their loved ones.


🐍Snake: “Breakthroughs

Tuscany Yellow x Jade Green x Vermillion

Birth Years: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

A dynamic year for the snake, 2020 is the year to catch success. However, such an awakening is not easily earned, as issues carried forward from last year will need to be resolved. Tuscany yellow is a flavorful and optimistic hue, perfect for keeping the snake on their toes with their head held high for this breakthrough year.

This year, the sudden influx of potential love interests might lead to irrational decision-making. Keep some notes of vibrant vermillion near to help with maintaining a cautious mindset. The snake’s strong sense of obligation to run between family and work life might expose them to fatigue and stress that will undoubtedly take a toll on their health. Inject some mindfulness with a touch of jade green to invigorate inner peace.

🐎Horse: “Be flexible and hopeful”

Chartreuse x Tan x Hibiscus

Birth Years: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Those born in the year of the horse need to be prepared for a bumpy ride ahead, as they’re highly vulnerable to negative emotions. The tangy, refreshing and almost neon-like chartreuse is the perfect color for shining a light of hope and inspiring positivity. Exposed to various challenges in their work environment, horses should bear in mind that desperation and frustration will only hinder their progress. Instead, take slow and steady steps to prevent serious mistakes and incorporate the classic tan hue that indicates stability and security.

Whether the horse is just recovering from heartbreak, in a relationship or ready for a new start, social progress and relationship prospects are looking slow. However, it’s never as bleak as it seems. The horse should stay open to options, such as by attending more social events where possible. Horses will have a tendency to feel jaded this year, but a touch of gentle and elegant hibiscus color will easily lighten things up.


🐑Sheep: “Warmth and wholesomeness”

Amber x Rice White x Iris Blue

Birth Years: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

These good-natured souls have the potential to make a seemingly average year become something wonderful, but it’s all down to their perseverance to maximize opportunities and talent. The road ahead will be productive work-wise, but instead of relying on oneself all the time, the sheep should learn to enjoy support and empathy from peers. Take a page from the reliable and unaggressive amber color, which often produces unexpected yet interesting results when mixed with other colors.

To balance the overall vibes for the year, rice white possesses a subtle hint of warmth and neutrality that’ll soothe any uncertainty and further promote wholesomeness for the body and soul. For their social lives, iris blue is a rich yet therapeutic hue that can express the sheep’s chilled personality and emotional layers.


🐵Monkey: “Be true to yourself”

Mimosa Yellow x Matcha Green x Teal

Birth Years: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Like the tea itself, matcha is a bubbly shade that promotes relaxation. A clearer mind often incites more creativity and this shade will increase both lucidity and creativity in monkeys. The soft and characterful mimosa yellow also embodies more down-to-earth vibes and will help monkeys see things from a different perspective, allowing them to realign their goals and passions.

In a social environment, they’re blessed with great potential to meet suitors, clientele and new friends. Just like the magnetic yet deeply layered teal color, hints of blue and green convey various types of qualities, which serve as reminders for them to embrace their inner, sometimes conflicting personalities.


🐔Rooster: “Perseverance and honesty”

Metallic Silver x Lily White x Sunflower Yellow

Birth Years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

At work, roosters may end up in situations where they’re required to take on additional tasks and responsibilities, but they may not receive the expected recognition. Introducing metallic tones like silver to their surroundings and attires can readjust their sense of worth. If they end up in unfavorable situations, the constantly cheery sunflower yellow can function as a way to uplift them whenever they feel unappreciated.

Lily white exudes innocence and simplicity. This softer take on white resonates with the rooster’s tendency to speak honestly about their thoughts. The added softness is something they need to incorporate to resolve any tensions and attain mutual understanding and harmony in their social lives.


🐶Dog: “Maturity and strength”

Melon Yellow x Bordeaux Red x Bronze

Birth Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

For the dog, this year is packed full of exciting things that will positively impact their emotional maturity. Due to their tendency to lead disciplined lives, dogs usually give off the impression of being pretty healthy, but that same dedication can lead to negligence of their emotional wellbeing. The soft hue of melon yellow denotes happiness and optimism to help restore any imbalanced emotions.

Socially, it’s a busy year for the dog. Although it’s less exhilarating in the romance department, there is potential to elevate existing friendships as well as to reach milestones in family planning. Bordeaux red is a classy color that exudes sophistication, which is important for the dog. Similarly, bronze is a color of maturity, strength, security and dependability, which are also qualities they should adopt for a stable career progression.


🐷Pig: “Acceptance and resilience”

Obsidian x Ink Green x Powder Blue

Birth Years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

The year 2020 brings a mix of both good and difficult changes for the pig. After the rollercoaster ride of 2019, they’re left with some damage to their self-esteem, which can lead to discouragement and disappointment. Obsidian in crystals incites self-reflection and resilience. Despite its intense blackness, the color is meant to disperse negativity and promote a thorough healing process that can guide them back on the right track.

Being shrouded in negativity not only impacts the pig’s emotional health but also their general fitness. Balance things with ink green, which brings a sense of ambition, harmony and acceptance. This will be helpful for learning to take ownership of past mistakes – the first step towards becoming improved versions of themselves. Pigs should throw in a sprinkle of powder blue to invigorate kindness and creativity, reminding them how they should be treated in relationships.

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