Lucky Colors for 2020 – Year of the Rat

In the Year of the Rat 2020, the Feng Shui experts recommend us the following lucky colors: yellow, purple, gray,  white, blue and green.

The impression the colors of 2020 need to generate is of fresh, fruity and sweet, this is why we will carry purses on light white tones or in shades ranging from citric and mint to aquatic hues of blue.

The most interesting creations of the seasons are the strong shades of purple, intense navy blue and bright yellow.

This year, the specialists encourage us to be brave and to dare welcome the New Chinese Year of Metal Rat  in the most vibrant and intense way.

You could spice up soft colors by mixing them with vivid ones. This fashion season, everything is allowed… Certainly, aggressive colours such as orange, puple or green will captivate men’s attention. If you want to create sensation and to amaze with your outstanding fashion taste, this year, the Feng Shui experts recommend mixing many shades of one color to the same outfit.

 

Bright Yellow

One of the recommended colors is bright yellow. Although yellow is intimidating for many people because is rather difficult to match and it cannot be worn by everyone, there are a few ways you can add this shade to the daily outfit.

A yellow trench coat worn in a monochromatic outfit, a leather jacket for a rock-chic look or even a pair of yellow glasses are enough to make any outfit stand out.

Purple

Purple is and will always remain a symbol of femininity, of grace and, why not, of romanticism. Besides pink, this year’s trendy is dark purple and also that light purple that we are still afraid of and we avoid to wear because you are worried we might look ridiculous.

When you wear purple clothes, it is important to not overburden the outfit with massive accessories or with apparel articles in strong coloring. Select a classic suit in dark purple or add a delicate touch of color to any monochromatic outfit by choosing a masculine blazer or a purple trench coat in a flowing fabric.

How to mix candy purple when wearing a day outfit? Well, you can count on the same rule (a purple clothing article to a monochromatic outfit) or you can take advantage of the fact that color-blocking fashion trend is back this year and match intense shades of purple with blue, oranges or its complementary color, yellow.

Gold

The golden color expresses enlightenment, wisdom, wealth, victory, money, power, happiness, meaning, fulfillment, concentration and superior quality.

In essence, the golden color is a solar color, a color of warmth, passion and love.

In combination with other colors, the color of gold goes very well with orange, green or brown. Also, like yellow, it leaves a very good impression in combination with red or purple.

Gray

Another trendy color during the Year of the Rat is gray. Gray is a neutral color.

It expresses comfort, safety, reliability, wisdom, maturity, compromise.

When used with cool blue and purple tones, it leaves a very pleasant impression.

White

White is considered the color of perfection. It denotes safety, clarity, simplicity, generosity, morality and cleanliness.

Blue

It is associated with the sky and the sea. It reflects peace, harmony, trust and security. The meanings of the blue color are: creativity, intelligence, inspiration, art, advancement, safety, technology, freedom, infinity, consolation, stability.

Accessories

If you’ve decided what outfit you want to wear and you want to select the right accessories, you should know that stars are the main trend of this season. We find them among most accessories. No matter if we have in mind shoes, purses, necklaces, clothes or belts.

Also, the feathers have a word to say during this season because they are also back in style. We should keep in mind that they give pigmentation to any accessory and they are very sexy if we match them to a hat.

The fabrics with a flowing effect are in trend this year. Take into account one advice: leather and lacquer have a great visual impact, especially if it’s the fabric of the accessories we match to our outfit. If the ultra-classic, feminine fabrics don’t really attract you, but you do want to stand out, cashmere, thistle or latex represent the perfect choice.

The Best Hair Color

During this season, the most modern hairstyle is the classic textured version, with smooth, silky hair. To style this haircut, you need to consider the type and the shape of your hair.

If you want a hairstyle that can be arranged in many ways (inwards or outwards), you found exactly what you want.

To look as feminine and sexy as possible, leave the hair strands longer. Blow-dry your hair, using a big, round brush – this way, the stubborn strands will get tamed and the hair will gain more volume.

If you want the hair ends to turn outwards, the fringe strands around the face should fall freely. It is a style that matches everyone, regardless of the face shape.

If you really want to impress with your look, choose bangs, whether long, full and fringe or discrete, with only a few cut strands.

During the fall season , choose colors to match the fall’s scarlet shades and try to give intensity to your hair  by using vibrant hues of coffee-brown, tones of reddish brown and delicate purple.

Feng Shui Home Decor Tips

2020 comes with bold ideas and strong and contrasting schemes (orange-blue, yellow-green, red-black, violet-pink).

The designers claim that this year, three colors will remain the top choices for interior design: purple, green, and white. The purple shades are dark, strong, contrasting and they can be mixed with black, white, lilac or cream. Green allows combinations that bring a touch of nature into the house, creating a comfortable, natural and relaxing ambience.

Another modern combination is represented by two soothing colors, suitable for intimate and narrow spaces: yellow-blue.

Sometimes, some combinations can be even aggressive: orange and glossy black in a very large area, striking red or purple. However, those who choose such contrasting combinations have very big rooms, where they don’t spend too much time during the day.

For low or small rooms, yellow, blue, and bright green have a magnifying effect, transforming the room in a welcoming and bright space. In general, dark colors are used to make a room seem smaller, and the light and pastel shades are used to give the impression of a larger space.

For an intimate atmosphere, avoid using strong contrasts, and choose earthy tones – combinations of brown, yellow and beige, and keep in mind that purple is never a dominant color.