8 Colors Celebs Over 40 Always Wear

Getting older has its perks. You become more confident, more financially stable, your relationships grow, your sense of identity strengthens, and overall you have a firmer grasp on what you like and don't like — especially as it pertains to fashion. The trends you choose to adopt into your wardrobe may change with time as will the shoe heights and closet staples, however when it comes to color palette some might argue that by the time you've been around the block (over 40, perhaps) you know the most versatile and flattering colors to reach for. With this sentiment in mind, we turned to our favorite celebrities in this age range to see if there were any recurring color themes and what we found was, as expected, tres inspiring.

Of course, it goes without saying, no matter your age, skin tone, body shape, and anything else on the docket, you can dress in whatever colors you please. However, if you're curious to see which hues these women have deemed worthy of their year-round wardrobes then continue on for outfits from the likes of Gabrielle Union, Cate Blanchette, Gwyneth Paltrow and many more and shop our picks to start incorporating these colors into your own closet — no matter how old you are.

Offbeat Green

Tracee Ellis Ross, 46

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Cate Blanchett, 49

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Sanaa Lathan, 47

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Super Saturated Purple

Gwyneth Paltrow, 46

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Julianne Moore, 58

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Tracee Ellis Ross, 46

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Non-Basic Black

Claire Danes, 39

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Editor's Note: Claire Danes will turn 40 on April 12th. Happy early birthday, Claire!

Taraji P. Henson, 48

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Sanaa Lathan, 47

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Royal Blue

Naomi Watts, 50

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Amy Adams, 44

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Jennifer Lopez, 49

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Crisp White

Nicole Kidman, 51

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Marisa Tomei, 54

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Leslie Mann, 47

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Cool Grey

Gwyneth Paltrow, 46

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Jennifer Lopez, 49

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Halle Berry, 52

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Tomato Red

Gabrielle Union, 46

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Jennifer Connelly, 48

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Famke Janssen, 54

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Black & White

Julia Roberts, 51

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Viola Davis, 53

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Tilda Swinton, 58

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