Colour Personality – 2. Natural – Relaxed/Casual


Following on from the post on finding your colour personality preferences, today we’re going to look the 2nd group – at the Relaxed or Natural (often very Casual) personality dressing style.

Relaxed Personality Style Colours

What's your colour personality? Which colours do you prefer to wear? Did you know that some of your choice will come down to your perosnality - here are the Relaxed/Natural personality dressing style
If you prefer colours that you find in nature you like the colours of the Relaxed personality style.

These are the more softened and subdued colours that you will find in the natural world.  From sage and rust, through to soft blues and olives.  Your staple neutrals are more likely to be oatmeal, taupe, oyster,  khakis and browns.  Denim blue is a staple too.

Within any colour swatch you can find these more relaxed and natural colours – they will vary from palette to palette, and they do fit more easily into some palettes, but no matter which colours flatter you and harmonise with your natural colouring, you can choose from any palette the colours that you feel most comfortable wearing.

Understanding how your personality influences your colour choices - the Relaxed or Natural personality style

Relaxed Personality Style Fit

You may also find that you prefer fabrics with some texture rather than being really smooth.  Many find they either like natural fibres and are kinesthetic, and have to feel the fabric before even trying on a garment.

Alternatively, you may hate ironing and decide on only buying easy-care fabrics that don’t crease easily.

You may prefer to wear more loosely fit clothing or ones made with stretch for ease of movement

You dislike being constrained by your clothing and will feel more uncomfortable in more formal clothing styles.

Often in this personality style comfort is one of the most important factors, many have described to me their thoughts about that if their feet aren’t comfortable, they just can’t think.

Relaxed Personality Style Traits

Some of the words that you may use to describe your personality include:

  • Relaxed
  • Casual
  • Unpretentious
  • Approachable
  • Natural
  • Easy-going
  • Sporty
  • Down-to-earth
Of course, you may just like these colours and look for other details in garments from another personality style.

But even if you don’t identify with all these words, you may find one or two rings true for you.  If you were all of them then you’d be attracted to the Relaxed personality dressing style as a whole, but if you only find a word or two related to you, then this may be why only the colour palette attracts you and you find other style elements from different personality styles.
If you’d love to know which colours suit you – which is your ideal colour palette, you can get this with a personal colour analysis as part of my 7 Steps to Style program along with a great understanding of how your personality influences all your clothing, accessory and style choices.
 Understanding how your personality influences your colour choices - the Relaxed or Natural personality style

Get More Tips on Dressing Your Relaxed Personality Style

Interpreting Personality Style: Butterfly Top and Skirt

How to Choose Accessories to Match Your Personality and Occasion

How to Look Smart When You Prefer to Dress Relaxed

Real World Relaxed Style – Jeans and a Cardigan

7 Dressing Tips for the Dominantly Relaxed Personality For Evening Wear

How to Interpret and Choose Prints and Patterns For Your Personality

Understanding how your personality influences your colour choices - the Relaxed or Natural personality style


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  • This is interesting. When I read the description of this colour group in the past couple of days, I thought it would be "me." However, looking at the Polyvore collage, I find them very jarring and unpleasant. I don't see anything nature-like in them. So this is definitely not my colour group. I guess, being a Winter/Summer, I don't go for the yellowish hues. The personality type is very much me though, way more so than yesterday's for the neutrals.

  • I second Rosina at Middle Ageless.

    The personality is me, and the colors that I like that I posted via a link yesterday Imogen classified as this group, too, but this specific set doesn't appeal to me that much. I do like the green and gray, but I miss the red and eggplant/warm purple tones, as well as chocolate (a neutral?) and teal blues. And dislike the yellow-based ones … though I like some shades of yellow.

    "Nature-like" varies a ton from place to place, I guess!

    – tall & slim anon

  • Anon. You sound so much like me…tall & slim, "liking some yellows" (pale and lemony or creamy perhaps?) Here on the West Coast, nature is either dark green, or very muted pastels with emphasis on greys, aquas and an almost pinky hue. Our sand is greyish. I can't stand red though. It really grates. I do have a fair amount of purple in my closet still. I'm not sure where that plays a role in nature but it's almost a neutral to me in that it doesn't seem to contrast at all with my colouring and integrates very well. I'm loving this series. I find colour fascinating.

  • That's right, lemony yellows! 🙂

    Being in Canada, my red comes from scenes like this:

    I have dark brown hair and yellow-based skin and brown eyes, so I am a deep fall, according to some.

    There're many lilac and purplish flowers … and eggplants are part of nature, too!

    I think while for you it's the seashore, for me it's a autumn forest.

    – tall & slim anon

  • Anon, what part of this fair land are you from? Love the maple tree…just beautiful. I'd better go now or I'll be officially hijacking!

  • Hmmmmmmm….nope, these colors don't do it for me either. Maybe it's my monitor…?

    When I think nature, I'm definitely thinking of browns (espresso & chocolate to caramel) and greens. The leather jacket is about the only thing that does anything for me, though it's too light colored and sort of yellowish on my computer – the rest looks *too* floppy/droopy. I'm relaxed but prefer a bit more
    polish, I guess. 🙂

    I'll be looking forward to

  • Ooops, posted before I finished my thought…

    I'll be looking forward to the other color personalities to see it any of them feel more correct to me.

  • The polyvore is a very limited range of colours, just a few.

    Of course where you come from will change your choice of nature based colours. In Australia our light is harsh and bright, and so nature is different from somewhere that the light is softer and everything more muted.

    There is the entire spectrum of colours available, from purples (think of the sky at sunset) through to olives and khaki, stone and of course earthy browns.

  • And I've chosen both warm and cool colours, though you will more likely stick with one of these undertones rather than cross over – so Rosina – you are cool and will prefer the cooler tones, whilst some are warmer and will prefer the earthier/autumn type tones.

  • Love love love these colours. Wear mostly from this palette and #1, too, although the personality description doesn't fit me very well. I think redheads are often encouraged to delve into these colours.

  • Wondering, if you are a natural because you don’t wear jewellery or nail polish or even a watch? Yet, don’t go for these colours.

    What is the definition of natural? Is it colours or lack of embellishments & the artificial?

    I own jewellery and never wear it. Had no ear piercings till I had my hair cropped short (that was a lesson Ill never forget – mental note, keep away from scissor happy hairdressers)
    I buy nailpolish and give it away within a week.
    I attempt new colours in my makeup and then decide they look too obvious and go back to neutrals
    and then…
    I decide I am boring

    So what constitutes a natural ?

    • Relaxed or Natural personality style is about natural fibres and comfort. Low maintenance personality is also common. They do wear jewellery (some) but they like either polished stones such as turquoise or wooden beads (things made from natural materials). Or they wear very simple plain silver, or nothing. They tend not to wear any makeup most of the time. They like flat comfortable shoes, stretch fabrics, not much pattern and prefer texture over pattern. There is a lot to the personality style which I go into detail in my 7 Steps to Style program.

      • I’m a solid Natural when it comes to style and color. I’m very minimal in make up (powder, colored lip balm, and eyeliner…maybe a shadow–no mascara, blush, etc), and although I did go through a jewelry phase, for the most part, I don’t do a whole lot of jewelry, either. I only got my ears pierced when I was 19 or so, but now a days, I don’t really like to wear earrings. They are uncomfortable to me, and I’m afraid of hurting my ears if there is a snag. Plus, my hair is now much longer and I find the earrings tangle or get hidden. My hair is now my accessory 😀 I do like scarves as accessories when I want a little extra protection from the elements. And shells/stones in jewelry is usually what I’m drawn to.

        What you said about preferring texture to pattern is something that I recently realized. I was trying to narrow down what patterns look the best on me, and I remember thinking–I actually look better in texture. Not crazy heavy texture, but a little heathering, a little slub, or ribbing, or fuzzy/fluffy fabric is more nice on me than an all out pattern. Even a bit of lace or crochet counts as “pattern” for me, and it adds some texture as well.

        Color wise, I’m all about taupes, creams, greys, sage, seafoam. My color palette is very “seashore”. I don’t care for dark or bold colors–my favorites are all light, and slightly soft. There’s also a certain shade of blue-green-teal that I love that reminds me of a stormy sea. If I am feeling romantic or cozy, I like blush pinks, dusty roses and mauves. So yeah, I feel very comfortable and natural in those colors. 🙂

  • Finally someone who explains my style….and actually gets it. Always knew this about myself but felt like it wasn’t a true fashion. Now at 57 I’m cleaning put my closet and sticking to what is truly me. However, there is one difference I have, I prefer gold jewelry or chocolate colored and white pearls with anything, even denim.

    • We all have a combination of personality traits – there will be small elements you will take from other styles (such as classic as far as the jewellery) too.

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