Simple question: how do you use colour? Put even simpler, do you like colour?
I find colour one of the most interesting ways in which we express ourselves. It has such powerful sociocultural associations that you can even stereotype entire decades by colour: when I think 1970s, tan/brown/yellow/orange spring to mind; the 80s are black/red/neon/navy; the 90s khaki/beige/olive/sky blue; and 00s silver/grey/white/purple. Combine that power with the fact that colour is generally the first thing you notice about someone's outfit and it's a potent potential message.
Obviously some items naturally take more conservative colours (e.g. suits in dark navy & grey) but with the decreasing necessity of wearing traditional suits for work and a wider societal acceptance of more varied colours within menswear, there's a greater scope to use colour in a more deliberate/dynamic way. Some people find comfort in a uniform, or perhaps a narrow colour theme; others have more variegated wardrobes. Some consider skin tone, others pay it short shrift. Some even delight in the effect of deliberately clashing colours. In various historical eras, menswear has been a riot of colour, while in others its been very uniform. There's still huge variation in that between different parts of the world.
So I ask again, how do you use colour? And for those of you who still operate in a conservative business environment, do you carry that over in terms of conservative/traditional colours out of work, or do you opt for a broader palette in your own time? Do you see yourself as still in that conservative identity when "off duty" or as something else?