What Color To Wear To An Interview

what color to wear to an interviewThe big interview is coming up and you’re ready. You’ve already read our guide on how to ace the most common interview questions and answers and you’re already thinking about what you’re going to say in your interview follow up email. There’s only one question on your mind right now, what color to wear to an interview.

You’ve come to the right place as this is exactly what we’re going to address today in a quick and easy way.

Before we get started, if you haven’t already, check out our previous step on this guide, Clothes To Wear To An Interview.

It will give you a better understanding of the whole concept, not only of the colors but of the clothes themselves.


The color you choose to wear to an interview will say a lot about you, even without noticing we apply meaning and moods to different shades and colors – use this to your advantage.
Now, before starting, remember that you always want to keep it professional and clean, as we like to repeat, no matter what your style choice is.
Make sure your outfit is looking sharp and flawless before leaving your home as this will not only make you look good but you will also feel good which is very important for your self confidence – the interviewer will notice. To make it easy for you to choose what color to wear to an interview we made a list of the common choices and what personality traits they radiate.

We now present you the meaning of the following colors:

Yellow: Optimist, Warmth and Clarity.

Orange: Friendly, Confident and Cheerful.

Red: Exciting, Youthful and Bold.

Purple: Creative, Imaginative and Wise.

Blue: Trustworthy, Dependable and Strong.

Green: Peaceful and Healthy.

Black: Classic, Powerful and Formal.

White: Clean, Simple and Truthful.

Gray: Authority, Stable and Practical.

Now you know how people perceive the colors you wear and can make the decision on what color to wear to an interview. Our personal opinion is that the simple neutral colors – black, white and gray, never fail. You can mix and match these as you like, without overdoing it on the quantity of course.
A good rule to follow is 2 neutrals and then 1 strong defining color, like red or blue, it makes it pop.

It has been a pleasure, as always, to answer your questions and give you a helping hand.

Thank you!