If your clothes could talk, here’s what they would reveal.

Red: The color that stops traffic also signals an extroverted, assertive disposition.

Pink: This tempered red has a tranquilizing effect, which perhaps explains why pink-loving people are thought to be romantic, gentle, and sweet.

Yellow: Evocative of sunshine and roaring fires, yellow indicates a cheerful, energizing personality. People gravitate to you.

Orange: The child of yellow and red takes on the traits of both colors, but with less intensity. Fans are said to be enthusiastic, warm, and gregarious.

Blue: The world’s most preferred color conjures sky and sea—elements that calm and evoke trust and dependability.

Green: Like a wide-open field, green is serene. The balance of warm and cool tones also suggests stability and approachability.

Purple: A less common pick, purple has unconventional, creative connotations. Its association with royalty lends it an air of elegance.

Brown: This rustic color denotes a down-to-earth attitude. You appear relaxed but also reliable and responsible.

Black: It suggests strength, seriousness, and sophistication (the proverbial little black dress). But it can also be mysterious or sexy.

White: Wearers of white tend to be orderly and fastidious. (How else would you keep those outfits clean?) The color also has a blank-slate appeal; people see you as a breath of fresh air.

Gray: Reminiscent of stone, gray projects coolness and composure (as in a statue). You are the rock that others rely on.