You and your favorite Color
Almost everyone has a favorite color. Even if you don’t think you have one, you’re probably still more naturally drawn to some colors more than others. We all have our preferences — that’s just how human beings roll.
Colors play an important role upon the minds of men and women and different colors mean different things to different people.
The most popular color in the world is blue, and it’s also the most popular color for men, everywhere in the world, to wear. (Women, on the other hand, mostly prefer wearing black.) Statistically, yellow isn’t preferred by many, with only five percent of people claiming it as their most favorite color, and apparently, as people get older, they start to shun orange.
Whether we’re a vibrant Orange, or a peaceful Blue, our color preferences are a key to understanding our personalities. Find out what this color expert has to say about your favorite color. What does it reveal about who you really are?
White: Symbolic of purity, innocence and naiveté, white has strong connotations of youth and purity. If you are an older person, your preference for white could indicate a desire for perfection and impossible ideals, maybe an attempt to recapture lost youth and freshness. It may also symbolize a desire for simplicity or the simple life. People who like white are often organized and logical and don’t have a great deal of clutter in their lives.
Lovers of white tend to be innocent, pure, and perfectionists. They are confident, but might have very high standards regarding cleanliness. Your love for white is also symbolic of openness and fearlessness. You tend to have very strong ideals. A preference for white is an indication of a person who feels a sense of absolute freedom, believing there are no barriers to achieving their goals and that the world is full of possibilities. White doesn’t put anyone off, but it also reveals little — beyond this basic characteristic of optimism, it can be attractive for a whole variety of people.
If you’re Favorite Color Is White…
You are: Innocent. (Or at least you think you are.)
White embraces innocence, virgins, and is the favorite color of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s character, Daisy Buchanan, a woman who wanted to create a perception that wasn’t entirely true. Those who favor white want to convince others (and themselves) of a purity they likely just don’t have. They’re also really meticulous in their appearance, unlike the rest of us who would never be able to keep our whites white.
Red: The color of strength, health, and vitality, Red is often the color chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive—or someone who would like to be! It goes with an ambitious nature but those who choose it can be abrupt at times, determined to get all they can out of life, quick to judge people and take sides. Those who love red live life to the fullest and are tenacious and determined in their endeavors. Red people are usually optimistic and can’t stand monotony; they are rather restless and not at all introspective, so they may be unaware of their own shortcomings. They find it hard to be objective and may blame others for any mishaps. Quiet people with a preference for red may feel the need for the warmth, strength and life-giving qualities of the color, or they blanket their true feelings under a sober exterior. Red is usually chosen by people with open and uncomplicated natures, with a zest for life.
Interestingly, it’s also been found that a preference for the color red increases for women when they’ve reached peak fertility in their menstrual cycle.
People who love red tend to be passionate, but one needs to steer clear of them sometimes because they could also be short tempered. Lovers of red tend to be easily angered but also loving, courageous and fiery. If red is your favorite, you will let nothing come between you and your road to success.
Red is an arousing color, having an effect on the brain which helps to increase blood pressure and quicken the pulse and breathing. A love of red indicates that you’re a purposeful, even aggressive person. You’re accustomed to moving forward without fear of the obstacles in your way, and prepared to try even the strangest new things. You’re always aiming to achieve exactly what you dream of, and it’s difficult to stand in your way. You’re passionate, strong-willed, and quick-tempered. Those who are agitated by the color red are often loyal and well-rounded, but struggle with feelings of their own inferiority.
If you’re Favorite Color Is Red …
You are: Bold, sexually charged, and want to make a lasting impression.
Studies have also found that both genders are more attracted to a person in red than any other color. Although scientists aren’t exactly sure why, they think it may have to do with the fact that when someone blushes they turn red and there’s some sort of animalistic, sexual attraction there. People whose favorite color is red are usually aware the effect it has, and are extroverted and confident enough to take advantage of it.
Maroon: Harsh experience has probably matured the Maroon person into someone likable and generous. It is often a favorite color of someone who has been battered by life but has come through. It indicates a well-disciplined Red personality—one who has had difficult experiences and has not come through unmarked but who has grown and matured in the process.
Pink: This color embodies the gentler qualities of Red, symbolizing love and affection without passion. Women who prefer Pink tend to be maternal. Pink desires protection, special treatment and a sheltered life. Pink people require affection and like to feel loved and secure, perhaps wanting to appear delicate and fragile. Pink people tend to be charming and gentle, if a trifle indefinite.
Pink symbolizes many things including girls, speed, secrecy, innocence, revolution and love without passion. People having Pink as their favorite color feel the need for love, security but also like to portray themselves as a bit delicate, or fragile. Pink lovers are charming and gentle and violence upsets them. However, such people also tend to keep their emotions a secret. Pink is of course a soft, tender colour; it creates a feeling of kindness, homeliness, sentimentality. Pink is a mixture of red and white — that is, a person who prefers it embodies feelings of freedom and calm which can reduce the strength of their passions. A lover of pink cannot abide by cruelty or violence in any of its forms. You value comfort and kindness above all in your life. You are in constant need of a person who makes you feel calm
If you’re Favorite Color Is Pink…
You are: A little naive, sheltered, and have delicate sensibilities.
Those who favor pink do so because it’s an escape from the reality of impending adulthood. They’re childlike in the way they interact with others, and hope to be able to pull off red, pink’s older sister, when they finally grow up ― failing to realize they’ve been an adult for a long time now. Perfect example of the pink mentality: Girls’ Shoshanna Shapiro.
Orange: This color of luxury and pleasure appeals to the flamboyant and fun-loving person who likes a lively social round. Orange people may be inclined to dramatize a bit, and people notice them, but they are generally good-natured and popular. They can be a little fickle and vacillating, but on the whole they try hard to be agreeable. Orange is the color of youth, strength, fearlessness, curiosity and restlessness.
If you love orange, chances are that you are flamboyant, lively, and social as well as fun loving. Orange lovers tend to be good natured and popular, but on the downside, could also be fickle. They may be risk takers even going for extreme sport adventures to make them feel alive. They are competitive in nature and also love to win.
If you’re Favorite Color Is Orange…
You are: Friendly, easy going, and probably a theater major.
Those who adore orange want to be the center of attention, tend to be flamboyant in nature, and are not likely to have too many serious thoughts. They’re friendly, and people like that — until the overdose of flamboyancy kicks in, when friends tend to run.
According to Faber Birren, who studies color, those with a favorite color of orange are not as likely to marry, and if they do, their “marriage will be one of light affection.” Yikes.
Yellow: The color of happiness, wisdom and imagination, Yellow is chosen by the mentally adventurous, searching for novelty and self-fulfillment. You enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others. Finding happiness comes easy to you and others would compare you to sunshine. Yellow usually goes with a sunny and shrewd personality, with a good business head and a strong sense of humor. It is the color of intellectuality and all things to do with the mind. Yellow folks are usually clear and precise thinkers who have a good opinion of their own mental capacities and who have lofty ideals. They may at times tend to shun responsibility, preferring freedom of thought and action.
If you love yellow, you may be a dreamer or even a perfectionist. Yellow lovers have big goals and are fun to be around with. They are generally in a good mood all the time, displaying a good sense of humor. When they do happen to feel low, which is rare, they may act aloof. Thankfully, this will be only for brief periods of time and their sophisticated manners make them excellent company. You are calm, welcoming person who loves life, and you have a great sense of humor. Yellow is the color of relaxation; a preference for it indicates that a person is searching for freedom and uninhibited happiness, as well as relationships which give them these things. They see this as the only way to realize what they truly want in life. A person who totally rejects yellow as a color is often one who has a sense of emptiness inside, feels isolated and often extremely irritated.
Green: The color of harmony and balance, Green symbolizes hope, renewal and peace, and is usually liked by the gentle and sincere. Those who love the color green are often affectionate, loyal and frank. Green lovers are also aware of what others think of them and consider their reputation very important. Greens are generally frank, community-minded people, fairly sociable but preferring peace at any price. Green people can be too self-effacing, modest and patient, so they may get exploited by others. They are usually refined, civilized For the person who loves green, an aura of mystery is the key to your charm. For most people you are an enigma. A love of green is often also an indication of a person’s sense of superiority, authority and strength. You want to be liked, you seek recognition, and you fear and try to avoid the influence of others. You constantly search for self-affirmation.
People drawn to green are open emotional people who desire to love and be loved. They are well mannered and generally make for loyal and supportive partners. They also strive for safety, security and acknowledgement.
If you’re Favorite Color Is Green …
You are: Prone to putting lots of importance on money and security.
Although you might think loving green means you love nature, according to color psychology, those who love green desperately want to feel secure in both their finances and relationships. To them, how they are viewed by others is their greatest concern, and they really want to be seen as successful, wealthy, and an important person in their social circles. They’re also social butterflies and are probably on a diet as we speak. And reputable.
Turquoise, Aqua, Blue, Green color – What do these colors indicate?
The family of blue green/aqua colors indicates a cool exterior but a tumultuous interior. Thus, people who love these shades tend to be complex, imaginative yet highly original. They are courteous, charming and capable but often tend to refuse guidance.
Blue: Soft, soothing, compassionate and caring, blue is the color of deliberation and introspection, conservatism and duty. If blue is your favorite color you love harmony, are reliable, sensitive and always make an effort to think of others. You like to keep things clean and tidy and feel that stability is the most important aspect in life.
Blue is a popular color and many people have voted it as their favorite, from all across the world. People who opt for Blue tend to be spiritually inclined, deep, compassionate and peaceful. Additionally, if blue happens to be a favorite color of yours, you are likely a highly creative person who is also expressive, kind and charming. You are a person who rarely smiles. It can take many years for people to earn your trust. At the same time, you’re a very calm person who others naturally begin to trust, since seeing dark blue has the effect of reducing blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. The chances are that you’re a well-rounded and harmonious person who isn’t greatly affected by stress. You are confident of your own abilities and can work well with others.
If you’re Favorite Color Is Blue …
You are: Calm, cool, and able to keep things more even keel than most.
Blue, the color of the ocean, is often associated with feelings of serenity, so those who love it are often able to find peace and tranquility in places where others do not. People who love to wear blue are said to be easy to get along with, reliable, and, for lack of a better word, lovable.
Patient, persevering, conscientious, sensitive and self-controlled, Blues like to be admired for their steady character and wisdom. They are faithful, but are often worriers with somewhat inflexible beliefs and can be too cautious, and suspicious of flamboyant behavior.
Blue-Green: Exacting, discriminating, poised and attractive, the Blue-Green person tends to be sensitive, intellectual and refined, persevering and stable if rather detached. Blue-Greens have excellent taste, and are usually courteous and charming, capable but often refusing help or guidance.
Turquoise: Complex, imaginative and original, Turquoise people drive themselves hard and may be in a state of turmoil under their outwardly cool exterior.
Lavender: This is often chosen by a person who lives “on a higher plane,” who never notices anything sordid and who is always impeccably and beautifully dressed. Lavender people may be on a continual quest for culture and the refined things of life, high and noble causes but without the necessity of getting their hands dirty. A Lavender person is usually creative, charming, witty and civilized.
Purple: Purples are highly individual, fastidious, witty and sensitive, with a strong desire to be unique and different. You are artistic and unique. You have a great respect for people but at times can be arrogant. Temperamental, expansive and artistic; a Purple person may become aloof and sarcastic when misunderstood. If you chose Purple, you tend to be unconventional, tolerant and dignified, likely to achieve positions of authority.
If yes, then you are bound to be mysterious, imaginative, and might consider yourself different from others. You are also secretive, so while you are able to charm and intrigue people, you are also hard to understand completely.
If you’re Favorite Color Is Purple…
You are: A wee bit off, but it your own special way.
People who are drawn to purple are sort of hippy-like in the way they impractically tackle the world with their utopian ideals. They tend to favor mysticism to reality, and prefer to see the world through violet-colored glasses in a way that can be difficult for those around them. It’s probably best that they set up a Tarot card reading shop stat, and just get it over with already.
Violet is a mix of red and blue. Therefore, the person who gravitates towards this color is by nature characterized by a mixture of passion and calm reasoning, emotion and moderation. It embodies a person’s varied, unpredictable personality. If you love violet, the chances are you’re also always looking for interesting and complex interactions with others. You look for people who captivate you just as much as you exhibit a captivating charm.
Brown: A Brown person has stamina and patience, tending to be very solid and substantial, conscientious, dependable, steady and conservative. You are a good friend and try your hardest to be reliable and dependable. Flashy objects are not something you desire; you just want a stable life. Browns are not impulsive, and may be inarticulate and tactless but they love responsibility and are reliable and kindly. If you chose Brown, watch out for a tendency to be obstinate and inflexible.
Lovers of brown tend to have stamina and patience as well as solidity and stability. They are dependable, steady, responsible and kind. On the downside, people with brown as favorite color tend to be inflexible and obstinate. Love of brown is often an indication that you’re accustomed to doing things in a way which make perfect sense to you and which seem thoroughly reasonable and rational. You try to avoid rushing into things, and you have a penchant for physical exercise and peace and quiet. You are appreciated by those who look for a sense of stability and tradition in others. Those who are repelled by the colour brown are often searching for their sense of true individuality.
Gray: The color of caution and compromise, diligent Grays search for composure and peace and often work hard without reward. Older Grays like life to run on an even keel with few ups and downs. Young Grays may be withdrawing from life and suppressing their personalities. Grays often have good business ability and tend to work too much. Grey is often chosen by those who fear standing out or drawing attention to themselves, or alternatively who want to remain inconspicuous in order to achieve a certain goal. Grey is the most neutral color, neither bright, dark or light. It can serve as the ideal background for other colors — and for various kinds of psychological manipulation.
If you’re Favorite Color Is Grey…
You are: Afraid of commitment.
Somewhere between black and white, grey is the color that just can’t commit, and the same goes for those who love it. From the perspective of color psychology, grey is emotionless, boring, detached, and indecisive. Those who say their favorite color is grey don’t tend to have any major likes or dislikes. They can take or leave most things, and, on a whole, lack the passion that comes with loving a “real” color
Black: Dignified and impressive without being showy, Black people want to give the appearance of mystery, but their preference may also indicate a suppression of desires and worldly aims, suggesting hidden depths and inner longings. If you like black, you are likely emotionally contained, decisive, serious, powerful, strong, confident and sometimes a bit introverted. Lovers of black tend to make excellent leaders and entrepreneurs.
Black is a color of mystery which is often associated with sexual attractiveness or even rebellion. People who love to wear black clothes like to do so mainly since it makes them feel confident and more attractive.
People who choose black as their favorite color are often artistic and sensitive. While these people aren’t introverts, they are careful with the details of their lives and do not share easily with others. Black is the colour of total completion, finality and maturity. It expresses the idea of ’nothingness’. It’s also the colour of luxury and elegance. In black, everyone looks magnificent. But a preference for it is often an indication that you have no small amount of secrets, which you’re in no hurry to share with others — even those close to you. Often, someone with a preference for black is of a mindset which tries to rebel against their own attitudes and fate.
If you’re Favorite Color Is Black…
You are: Part moody, part sophisticated.
Like Angelina Jolie, those who call black their favorite color tend to be complicated realists with a need for control. Their realistic view of the world keeps their pessimism and moodiness in check, while their simple approach to always keeping things dark and dreary makes them appear far more sophisticated than they might actually be.
Or, they might just live in New York City.