Lucky Colors to Wear in the New Year 2019

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The tradition to wear specific colors in order to attract good luck is popular all over the world. As everything is energy—including color—what you wear is believed to bring you all manner of luck and success. The same choice of colors is believed to bring you luck when you use these colors in your accessories, as well as in your home decor. Is this true, though? Does it really work? And, most importantly, what is the choice of specific colors to wear based on?

In 2019, the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, started on February 5, 2019. Here are some feng shui details for the year of the Earth Pig 2019.

Lucky Colors

2019 is the Year of the Earth element of feng shui, so to be in harmony with the energy of the year and befriend the ruling Earthy energy, it is recommended to wear the colors of the Fire and Metal feng shui elements, which are deficient during this year and will help balance the energy. 

Fire and Metal

  1. Red
  2. White
  3. Orange
  4. Pink
  5. Gold

In addition to the Fire and Metal feng shui element colors, you can also wear the colors of the Wood element, because this is the element that creates the Fire element in feng shui.


  1. Brown 
  2. Yellow

Are there more lucky colors to wear in 2019? Not really, but know that there are many variations of the Fire element colors, such as coral orange, or plum/mauve, so use your intuition as to which color expresses for you the Fire or the Wood elements.

You can wear not only clothing but all sorts of accessories in these eight colors, such as jewelry, belts, scarfs, etc. To make it even more powerful, you can choose jewelry with natural crystals and stones with the presence of Fire energy, such as rose quartz, garnet, and ruby. Or go for Wood element energy crystals, such as green jade, agate, green tourmaline, and malachite.

If you want to go a bit deeper with choosing the best colors for yourself, it is always good to know your personal birth element and see which colors support and nourish your energy. For example, if your personal feng shui birth element is Earth, wearing Wood colors all the time can weaken your energy.

The Elements

The tradition to wear specific colors for each coming New Year is based on the Chinese tradition, or, more specifically, on the feng shui theory of five elements. According to the Chinese calendar, the energy of each year is expressed in the energy of a specific feng shui element. There are five elements in feng shui—Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal.

Each element is expressed in specific colors, shapes, images or items that carry its energy. For example, the Fire element of the 2017 Year of the Rooster is expressed in colors red, orange, purple, yellow, pink and magenta; in triangular shapes ​and, of course, in candles, fireplaces and various images of fire.