What Your Favorite Color Says About You, According To ‘Color Psychology’

Written by Tanya Arora  • 

Your entire life, down to the tiniest of details and the smallest of decisions, is a manifestation of who you are. Which is why it should come as no surprise that your choice of favorite color, too, may have something to contribute to the kind of personality you possess.

Now, I know that you don’t really need to read this article to know what the color you love can say about you. You can just Google it and you’ll get plenty of results! But the problem here is that each website will have something different to say about the same color. For example, one site might say that choosing black means you’re mysterious, while another might indicate that you’re sinister! No offence intended to black-lovers, but that’s just how it is!

To clear this confusion is why you and I are right here, right now. You’re not going to get the same guesswork of what your favorite color says about you here. Instead, what you’re going to get are facts – cold, hard facts that can be backed by psychology!

You may not have heard of this before but something called ‘color psychology’ exists and it’s very much a real thing (1). Color psychology is all about how different colors influence and affect your moods, emotions, and behavior.

Still skeptical? Here’s proof. Back in 2008, The Seattle Times had published a story stating how the use of blue street lamps in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, brought down the rate of crimes (2). Professor Tsuneo Suzuki of Keio University, who has studied this phenomenon to an extent, explains that there is ample data that proves the color blue has a soothing effect on people (3).

Now, if you’re convinced, let’s give you a glimpse into what your preferred color reveals about you!

If You Love Red

If You Love Red
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You have a bold personality. An extroverted nature is what you have and you simply love living life to the fullest. It can almost be said that nothing or nobody can drag you down when it comes to your zest for life. Plus, if you wear red often (especially if you’re a woman) you’re bound to appear more attractive to the opposite sex (4)!

If You Love Blue

If You Love Blue
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You know how to keep your calm even in the toughest of situations. You are deep, hiding more than you show, and knowing you well is something that can take a bit of time. Your nature is warm and friendly, and people find it very easy to rely on you. Oh, and did you know? Blue is also a color that is associated with creativity and intelligence!

If You Love Green

If You Love Green
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Green and mean? Nah, that doesn’t go together. If green is what you lean towards, it means that you are the kind of person who cares about his/her public image. You have this innate desire for wealth and a good social standing, all so that you can live with your head held high. You’re also knowledge-thirsty and maintain very high standards.

If You Love Orange

If You Love Orange
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Friendly, easygoing, and good-natured, people enjoy your company more than anybody else’s. Your cheerfulness and enthusiasm are almost infectious. Moreover, you have an adventurous spirit and don’t shy away from taking risks.

If You Love Yellow

If You Love Yellow
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Not a favorite color of many, yellow is, in fact, a rather cheerful color. If you like this one, you have a radiant personality that exudes warmth and vitality. You also have a positive outlook as far as the future is concerned. However, despite all your positivity, you tend to get irrational and fearful at times.

If You Love Purple

If You Love Purple
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The color purple is a favorite of those who have a sensitive nature. You have this mystique about you and are quite unique in your own ways. Artistically inclined, you excel in creative activities. You believe in magic and spirituality. However, sometimes your uniqueness can get to your head and lead to snobbery.

If You Love Pink

If You Love Pink
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The color of candy and all things good, a love for pink shows that you really want to revisit the carefree days of a simple childhood. Pink also shows that you have a feminine and innocent side and that you basically love love! That said, making pink your favorite can also be indicative of a shallow nature, one that is out of touch with reality.

If You Love Black

If You Love Black
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Fine, admittedly, many people will say that black is not a color, but it is a favorite of many. So, if you like black, elegance is ingrained in you. You are mysterious and possess this sort of strength and authority that presents you as a power to reckon with. However, you can also be very aloof and pessimistic.

So, do you agree with what your favorite color says about you? These things can be very accurate, so don’t be surprised if you find out something that makes you squeal, “SO ME!”

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