KATE, Duchess of Cambridge, loves to wear bright colours during royal visits but she has never worn the colour orange – and an expert has suggested why the royal avoids it.
Kate is often praised for her stunning outfits as she wears beautifully fitted dresses and suits on royal visits. The Duchess tends to opt for bright colours, such as purple, red, green and yellow – but she has never been spotted wearing orange.
Kate has worn similar shades, such as bright red, coral and peach – but she’s never been photographed wearing orange, Harper’s Bazaar reports.
It was previously thought the Duchess avoided the colour because it does not photograph well, but one psychologist has suggested there could be another reason.
Dena Przbyla, a psychologist and author who specialises in Emotional Freedom Techniques, has pointed out the colour orange has several negative connotations.
Writing for the website Colour Psychology, which analyses the meaning of every colour in the rainbow, Ms Przbyla examined the psychology and meaning behind the colour orange.
Kate Middleton wears every colour of the rainbow except orange (Image: Getty)
Kate has worn the colour yellow several times before (Image: Getty)
She said the colour has several positive connotations, such as optimism, confidence and enthusiasm.
Ms Przbyla wrote: “It brings a high degree of positivism, always rejuvenating us in the most difficult moments…
“It is a colour that will always help us look on the bright side of things, even though reality is often not too bright.
“For instance, it can bring us encouragement and motivation in our tough financial periods, giving us the power to keep going until we manage to find solutions and improvements.”
Kate wore a bright green dress earlier in the year (Image: Getty)
She also said the colour enables people to open up and can enhance communication.
But Ms Przbyla points out the colour also has several negative connotations – which could be why Kate avoids wearing orange.
She said: “Among the negative traits of this colour are exhibitionist, superficial, inexpensive, dependent, unsociable, or too proud.”
Burnt orange is also particularly problematic, as she wants it is the colour of “aggression, pride and tension”.
Kate wore a stunning red coat dress for the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 (Image: Getty)
Most recently, Kate wore a deep blue dress as she visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn yesterday to mark the 72nd anniversary of the NHS.
She wore a £535 Beulah London midi dress with a striking white collar and geometric floral pattern.
Kate styled the dress with her hair tied back in a neat low pony tail, a set of £800 diamond and yellow gold earrings by designer Patrick Mavros and navy heels.
It is thought the Duchess chose the dress to symbolise the colours of the NHS, as that was the main purpose of the visit.
British line to the throne (Image: Express)
The Cambridges met with healthcare workers who have been fighting to save lives during the coronavirus crisis at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
The engagement marked the couple’s first joint face-to-face visit since lockdown.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK