Color is a language. A language that we all speak, no matter where we come from or what we do. It communicates emotions, intentions, and even our personalities. From the deep, sultry red to the muted greys, each color tells its own story. And just like how our teachers taught us in grade school, colors all have a meaning.
So, what’s the color of your tie mean?
Imagine walking into an interview for your dream job and seeing a sea of black ties from all the other candidates. But then, one candidate stands out with a bold and confident statement – a red tie. Who do you think will most likely get the job?
When you wear a darker suit and a white shirt for an interview, the first thing that stands out to an interviewer is the color of your tie. You want to wear a color that will help explain how you will set yourself apart from the rest of the candidates. Whether you want to show power, creativity, or your problem-solving skills, the color of your tie can help you do so. There isn’t a wrong answer when it comes to what color tie you wear for an interview, but sometimes specific tie colors can help you stand out compared to other candidates.
To help you on your job search, here is an explanation of each tie color meaning!
Here are what each of the colors you wear, says about you!
Black or Grey
Black is a strong color. It is formal and intense, but also matches with almost everything! When you wear black, you will be seen as sophisticated and classy. However, be cautious, wearing all black can sometimes make people see you as arrogant or overdressed.
In this case, stick with a grey tie, which will be seen as an edgy, modern look. If you choose to wear grey, make sure you are an extrovert, or you will be seen as someone who hides in the crowd and takes little to no risks.
Have you ever seen someone show up to an interview wearing a white tie? It’s a rare sight indeed. Generally, people opt for a dark-colored suit and a crisp white dress shirt for a more sleek and professional look. The beauty of this outfit is that you can play around with different colored ties to express your personality and add a unique touch to your outfit. However, if you’re feeling bold and want to break the norm, go ahead and try out that white tie. Who knows, it might just make you stand out from the crowd and leave a lasting impression on your potential employer.
White is professional and formal. Usually, on interviews, it is more common for individuals to wear a dark color suit (Black or Dark Blue) with a white dress shirt underneath. This shows a clean and professional look, which allows you to pick any color tie you would like!
I am sure you all know that red is a dominant color. Look at the top companies in the world. Coca Cola, Netflix, Target, YouTube, CNN, and many more use red in their logos because it is a ‘powerful’ color that people are attracted to. This is why you see many politicians and other famous figures wear red ties, and incorporate red into their merchandise and flyers.
Red has always been seen as a color that shows strength and passion, which could help influence and employer to hire you instead of other candidates.
On the other hand, darker red shows you being more trustworthy, and lighter red can be associated with you being a more creative individual. If you want to show that you can take on a role as a manager or higher-level employee, consider wearing red.
Brown shows that you are risky and humble. However, it can look too plain and old if it is too dull of a brown.