The world is filled with colors! So much so, in fact, that they are often overlooked. Colors, however, can convey a lot of meaning depending on the context in which we use them. Whether in fashion, product branding or in art, a certain color can radiate a surge of energy and emotion, while conveying a particular meaning or message to those viewing it.
The idea that colors, especially our favorite colors, are somehow linked to our personalities is explored in Color Psychology. So your favorite color has a lot to say about you, do the words ring true for you? let’s see….
You are a perfectionist who requires emotional security in life, and you are a good humanitarian who helps others in need. You have a good mind, a ready wit, and an ability to observe things that go unnoticed by others. You have a degree of vanity. You display a fine-art creativity. You relish the subtle but recognize the magnificent.
You are loyal and very frank with others, and you consider your reputation a very important part of your life. If green’s your color, you’re a good citizen and pillar of the community. You are frank, moral, reputable, and sensitive to social customs and etiquette. You feel deep affection for your family.
You have drive and determination, and you prefer action and risk-taking behaviors. Your biggest need is for physical fulfillment and fitness. Red shows that you’re outgoing, assertive, vigorous, and prone to impulsive actions and variable moods. You feel deep sympathy for fellow human beings, and have a strong sex drive. You’re an optimist but also never hesitate to voice your complaints.
All you want in life is unconditional love and to be accepted for who you are by your peers. You have an easygoing, approachable energy. You come from a place of assuming the good outweighs the bad in everyone and every situation.
You love to be with people and socialize with them, as you want to be accepted and respected as a part of a group. Favoring orange shows that you’re good-natured, enjoy being with other people, and are swayed by outside opinions. You do good work,, have strong loyalties, feel good will toward others, and have a solicitous heart.
You want to find inner peace and absolute truth, and you always make an effort to think of others and their needs. Preferring blue shows that you’re deliberate and introspective. You have conservative convictions, retreat to gentler surroundings in times of stress, and are sensitive to the feelings of others. You’re a loyal friends and lead a sober life.
You enjoy learning and sharing knowledge with others, and you feel a need to always express your individuality. Love yellow? This shows you have a vivid imagination, nervous energy, neatly-formed thoughts, and a need to help the world. However, you tend to be aloof and are shy. You long to be respected and crave admiration for your wisdom. You’re a safe friend and a reliable confidant.
You strive for power and control in life, but are often artistic and intuitive and do not share things well with others. You’re above average, worldly, conventional, proper, polite, and regal. While black may mean “depression” to the clinical psychologist, to you it means “dignity.”
Here are some random facts about color that might surprise you!
- 40% of people worldwide say their favorite color is blue, by far the most popular color.
- Red is the first color a baby sees, at around 2 weeks of age.
- Pink is the most calming color, and is used in some prisons and mental health institutions to calm worked-up prisoners and patients.
- White is considered the safest color for a car.
- Red and yellow together are the most appetizing colors. That’s why they’re used in a lot of fast food signs.