2022’s Lucky Colors According to Your Chinese Zodiac

If you’re Chinoy, you probably know that it’s considered lucky to wear red during the birthdays of those older than you. But did you know that other colors can be considered lucky (and unlucky) too, depending on the year and the zodiac you were born with?

Whether it be for your next OOTD or home deco session, here’s a few colors that you might want to add this 2022:


Rat: Black & Blue

Take a look at the peaceful blue of the skies and the comforting blanket of the dark. According to feng shui, both of your lucky colors are associated with water; the element of wisdom, intuition, and fluidity. Chinese culture also depicts rats being diligent creatures, making those born with this zodiac lucky in wealth and prosperity. That said, splashing these two colors on might just be what you need to welcome a healthier flow of money into the household. 

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


Ox: Red, Orange, White, Gold

This year, those born with the ox zodiac may rejoice in colors full of warmth, prosperity, and vitality. Hardworking and honest, what makes an ox special is its ability to persevere and tackle its obstacles head-on. Couple your oxen heritage with a bold pop of color, and you may just find yourself with the energy you need to sprint through the year!

Years: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021


Tiger: Green, Blue, Black

2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger, which makes it the perfect time for you to shine! As the year belongs to the element of water, the colors blue and black can only add to the flow of fortune you’ll want to attract. On the other hand, green also belongs to the wood element, which the tiger is primarily associated with. Both green and wood are related to the concepts of healing and growth, which are ideal for facing the year to come. 

Years: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022


Rabbit: Yellow, Brown, Blue, Black

Rabbits are known for their elegant and gentle nature. Although they are often perceived to be quiet, they are responsible creatures who remain persistent in their endeavors. It isn’t then surprising that the elemental earth colors yellow and brown are in your favor, bringing along a sense of groundedness and stability. Together with the water-themed colors of blue and black, these earthly hues might just be the key to facing 2022 with the security that you need. 

Years: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011


Dragon: Green, White, Gold

As the most powerful being among the Chinese zodiacs, the dragon is known for its natural charismatic leadership qualities. In fact, emperors were thought to be descended from these majestic creatures! This year, the best colors to bring out your imperial fortune are the nurturing green, the purifying white, and the earthly gold. The latter two colors also belong to the metal element, which can help improve your sense of clarity and precision in 2022. 

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


Snake: Yellow, Brown, White, Gold

The snake is the sixth animal in the zodiac cycle and the most enigmatic among its peers. Its lucky colors for the year are the grounding earthy shades of yellow and brown. With the snake’s natural sharp mind also amplified by the metallic hues of white and gold, you might just find yourself with a clearer and wealthier vision of what you would want this year to be. 

Years: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013


Horse: Red, Orange, Yellow, Brown

Horses are often filled with action and vitality, which make red and orange especially great colors to complement their passion. As a symbol of freedom, horses also do their best to chase after their goals. But in doing so, it is best to make sure that you remain grounded, which the earth-centered hues of yellow and brown can help with. 

Years: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014


Goat: Green, Blue, Black

This year, the goat shares its lucky colors with the tiger. Known for its thoughtful and kind nature, it’s only natural that a color of the wood element, which encourages vitality and kindness, would favor it. The water element is also known to nurture wood, so the fluid essence of blue and black would do very well in enhancing the revitalizing qualities brought by the color green. 

Years: 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015


Monkey: Red, Orange, White, Gold

Red and orange are practically synonymous with fire while white and gold are associated with metal. Looking at the monkey’s rambunctiously clever personality, we can only say that these colors are more than fitting to amplify this zodiac’s natural qualities. Suffice to say, with the vitality of fire and the acuity of metal supplementing you, 2022 won’t ever know what’s coming for it!

Years: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016


Rooster: Red & Orange

Energize yourself with the passion of these bright and fiery colors! In ancient times, rooster blood was spilt into wine to drink by those who would swear themselves to be brothers — during those days, it wasn’t uncommon for two close friends to promise to the heavens that they would treat each other as family. Because of this, the rooster zodiac is especially perceived to be devoted to family and love. 

Years: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017


Dog: Green, White, Gold

Everyone knows that a dog’s most defining trait is its loyalty. Grow into your relationships this year with the nurturing green of the woods and the clarity offered by white and gold. We don’t doubt that the last few years have been a turbulent point for everyone, so it’s especially important to pay attention to those you love and trust to get the support you need.  

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


Pig: Green, Yellow, Brown

Although the pig is the last animal in the zodiac cycle, it most certainly is not the least. In fact, pigs are commonly believed to be a symbol of wealth and prosperity! With its qualities of growth and vitality, the wood element in the color green is best for introducing wealth into your life. The earth-centered nature of yellow and brown will also help to bring the stability that you may need for the year. 

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


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