What Your Color Choice Says About You

Colors have always been used to describe situations and events typically noting phrases like ‘green with envy’,’pink with embarrassment’,’Monday blues’,’yellow journalism’ among others.In a research that this publication stumbled upon at psychologytoday.com, it appears that the type of color one chooses tells something about them.

Below are personalities characteristic of the color you love according to psychologytoday.com 

Black. 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.

White. People who like white are often organized and logical and don’t have a great deal of clutter in their lives.

Red. Those who love red live life to the fullest and are tenacious and determined in their endeavors.

Blue. 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.

Green. 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.

Yellow. You enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others.  Finding happiness comes easy to you and others would compare you to sunshine.

Purple. You are artistic and unique.  You have a great respect for people but at times can be arrogant.

Brown. 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.

Now closer to home, 263Chat got in contact with Susan Bolt, Sales and Marketing Manager for Nash Paints, a popular and award winning paints brand to find statistics on color sales and their insight. She had this to say.

“From our context it would not be right to judge a person on a color they would choose to paint their walls with. I love red but I would never paint my walls with it because the color restricts my creativity instead I would prefer white and cream.

“Having said that paint sales statistics would not be relevant on psychology of colors considering that most house interiors are painted white or cream.  The color you would choose for your walls may necessarily not be your favorite one.”

She however indicated that the theories would probably relate on color of clothing people choose.

“But on color of clothes, yes! It may apply.”

With choice of colors for houses and clothes differing and maybe for a car also not related, it is important to note that shades may not be consistent. This means judging a person based on their color choice has rooms for error. But it should be noted that there are color choices that relate to sex for example pink maybe be perfect for a woman with men often being labelled as homosexual.

Nevertheless, the psychology of color is subjective it may apply to some people.

 

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