The question sprung from this picture of Jennifer Aniston- I instantly thought, oooo, I love the color of that shirt, it looks so cozy. I have a soft spot in my heart for "cozy" colors, particularly gray- I could really become TheGreySuperhero if I'm not careful.
Black. It goes so well with everything, especially more black. Over the past few years I've been forcing myself to buy some clothes that are not black, though, and have discovered that I also like sage/mossy greens, red, grey, and plum. No offense, but I really can't stand pink, at least not on me.
I wear a lot of black, and a lot of blue. Also greens and maroons.
I LOVE grey and red, but these are two colors that I just look awful in, so I've forced myself to stop buying them. I have no problem staying away from yellow. I like yellow as a paint color, but not as anything else.
I've just come to accept that I look good in cool colors - deep reds, dark blues, rich purples in pinks. For the longest time, I wore black and navy blue pretty much exclusively, but they made my skin look washed out and crappy looking (although a dark gray is rather fetching).
Black. Black. Black. Blue, especially lake blue or stormy-sky blue or robin's-egg blue, but I'll wear any blue that isn't ice blue. Bottle green, moss green. Inky purples.
Sadly, two of my favorite colors look dreadful on me: I used to wear bile green or Nile green until I realized that every time I did, people asked if I felt okay, if I wanted to sit and have a glass of water, if I was getting over the flu. I also love soft grayish purple, and I own a number of garments in that range: dusty lilac, sunset purple, faded orchid. Only a year ago did I notice that it's exactly the color of my prominent under-eye circles.
8% Deep Pink
1% each Blush/Champagne, Sapphire, Purple, and White
This is pretty scientific. I am a bold dresser, certainly. I'm happy I still look okay in pink and teal because I added those colors when I was a phony redhead. As a blonde, I can wear Sapphiire Blue and Crimson much better than I could then.
I won't wear earth tones. I have one beige lace skirt, one pair of beige heels, one pair of khaki short shorts and a pair each of khaki and chocolate wide-leg pants. I hardly ever wear any of them.
I used to wear a ton of black and red, but it felt too dark or harsh when I moved West, so my wardrobe's shifted into softer colors (though I still love black and red, they've just moved into accent colors rather than main colors, for the most part).
I love blue, especially lighter blues, though I have one t-shirt that's a dark blue somewhere between navy and turquoise that makes my eyes look really green that I love. I also wear a fair amount of pink, and I love plum but I don't have that much of it. Ditto hunter green.
I think I have a feeling that deeper colors look crappy on cheap clothing, and so a lot of my everyday clothes tend to be lighter colors.
I wish I could wear yellows and oranges and those bright citrusy colors, but they just don't work on me.
Green grey and black, which is what I'm wearing now... also blue. I like deep browns and should probably wear more of them, even if I did read that it's the colour most favoured by paranoids. Sometimes white, but only in t-shirts, and sometimes red. I try to avoid lighter colours for the most part. Never pink, yellow, teal or anything pastel ever ick.
I wear mostly black, with some dark purple and dark blue thrown in for good measure. I like green, but I'm always confused about what shades I prefer. People say I look better in brighter colors, but I don't think I can pull them off.
Although as I type this, I'm wearing PJs consisting of a brown t-shirt with blue lettering and blue plaid pj pants.
My tops are mostly lighter pastel-y blues and greens right now, with some red. I need to wear more red because it looks great and I feel fantastic in it. My bottoms are all dark brown or black or denim.
I don't wear earth tones or citrusy colors, no pink or much grey.
I can never figure out what looks good on me. I think warm colors do, but cool blues and greens also make my green/blue eyes pop and that looks good too. Grey is probably pretty bad on me. I like black. Yellow and orange are usually icky, but certain shades can be ok. Red is probably the best on me, but I feel too conspicuous wearing it all the time.
I'm a big "seasonal palette" believer, and I'm an autumn (auburn hair, very pale skin with a faintly gold tone, and blue, green-flecked eyes), so I wear those colours. I don't wear black, except in the case of trackpants because I can't help feeling they look cheesy in any other colour. And anyway black is so over done these days. Every time I go to any formal occasion a good 80% of the women are in little black dresses. Bor-ing. I also never wear navy, gray, or pink, which don't suit me at all.
One of my nieces had a pink wedding two years ago. She was not a Bridezilla and did not demand that everyone else wear pink too, but she would have liked it if we had. I teased her that I was going to show up in an orange strapless dress, which always made her look rather freaked out. It would have made some of the family pictures look rather retina-burning, admittedly. (In the end I wore spring green silk with an ivory crepe frock coat over it.)
My neutrals are dark brown, olive green, and cream. I also like rusts and butterscotch browns. Then I mix these neutrals with brighter colours, always in warm tones: turquoise, teal, orange, red, apricot, spring green, some plum and some old rose (the closest I can get to pink). I also seem to be developing a real peach fetish lately. The practical advantage for sticking to a palette of your best colours is the ease with with everything can be mixed and matched. Everything goes well with almost everything else, so you don't need to own so many clothes, and if you do branch out into green shoes or an orange purse they'll go with lots of things.
I'm also doing my house in these colours. One time when some friends were over everybody laughed when someone pointed out that my turquoise dress matched the wall. My favourite colour is probably the turquoise/teal range. I probably would have been "Turquoise Swan" except it didn't sound as well as "Orange Swan".
Pink is my favourite colour; I tend towards the paler, peachy tones. I also wear a lot of earthy, warm tones - brown, various shades of green, tomato soup red, different beiges. I'm trying to add in some grey because it looks good with my hair and eyes (bluish grey).
I used to not like orange, but I've come to like it and added some "off" oranges - pumpkin, etc.
I stay away from "true" colours because they clash with my skin tone. And I look absolutely horrid in yellow.
Today I'm wearing a v-neck t-shirt with 3/4 length sleeves with capris. The shirt is tomato soup red with stripes of green, white, brown and pink. The capris are a dark brown.
do wear: Black, deep saturated reds (cool reds, not orangey-reds), rust, dark saturated blues, darker earth tones like olive and dark browns.
can't pull off: bright warm colours, yellows of any sort, desaturated "southwestern" dusty shades, pastels.
refuse to wear: pink, lavender, teal, baby blue.
I am/was a blue-eyed blonde for pretty much all my life, tho now my hair's a rather decent self-highlighting light brown with auburn tints and (thank buddha) no grey yet. For some reason pastels wash me out and look ghastly on me. I blame my dad's Mediterranean looks; my skin is fair but olive-toned.
Greens, all kinds. Black, grey. Dark teal. Chocolate and mahogany browns. I love the array of mixed-temperature reds you see in North African weaving, from plum and burgundy through clear red through orange, but the only pink I wear is coral.
I like white and cream in theory, but I spill stuff all over it.
I love blues. All blues from navy to turquoise to periwinkle. I like green, mostly all shades except for anything too yellow-y and too drab. Drab does not enter my wardrobe. "Dusty" anything is shunned. I love sunshiney yellow, raspberry pink, white, black.
I like most colors but red doesn't look so good on me. I avoid royal purple, cobalt blue, and other deep jewel tones. They tend to wash me out. As do pastels. I stick to the medium tones mostly.
Today I wore charcoal gray pants, navy blue button-up with gold hoops and a thin gold necklace. It was a pretty combo, I think. Navy isn't my best color but I like the crispness of it.
I look better in deeper, jewel tones, and earth tones. I don't think I look good in pastels, though I do like pale pink. I like a bright yellow; I think it looks good with my hair. I also love chocolate browns, teal, and turquoise. Most of my pants are black or denim, though. I seem to have "phases". Last year it was pink. Earlier this year it was brown; currently I'm adoring lime green. In fact our wedding colors were lime green and fuschia.