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Seniors, Does Your Favorite Color Say Something About You?
Ok, so knowing what your favorite color says about you isn’t a serious thing, but it’s fun to see if the ideas are even true. Maybe you pick your favorite color when choosing home décor in your Westminster Village apartment or your dress clothes for a night out in West Lafayette.
Does your color choice mean that you will pick more of the social activities on the calendar? Or does it mean that you’d rather spend time with loved ones in the comfort of your own home? The idea that your favorite color is linked to your personality is called “color psychology.”
I culled the internet and found several different ideas for each color. I stayed with the eight primary colors. If your favorite color isn’t in this group, you can go to the internet and find colors like maroon, pink, grey and white. (Care2, Bustle, Psychology Today)
Purple – artistic, unique, respect for people, can be arrogant, highly individual, fastidious, witty, sensitive, different
Brown – good friend, try hard to be reliable and dependable, want a stable life, simple, comfortable, has stamina and patience, solid, substantial, conscientious, steady and conservative
Red – lives life to the fullest, tenacious, determined, bold, sexually charged, want to make lasting impression, strength, health, and vitality, outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive
Blue – loves harmony, reliable, sensitive, thinks of others, clean and tidy, stable, calm, cool, even-keel, soft, soothing, compassionate, caring, deliberate, and introspect, conservative and duty-bound
Green – affectionate, loyal, frank, aware of what others think of them, consider reputation important, considers money and security important, gentle, sincere
Yellow – enjoy learning and sharing knowledge, happiness comes easy, sunny personality, happy idealist, mentally adventurous, searching for novelty and self-fulfillment.
Black – artistic, sensitive, careful with the details of their life and do not share easily with others, part moody, part sophisticated, dignified, impressive, not showy, hidden depths and inner longings.
Orange – friendly, easy going, and probably a theater major, flamboyant, fun-loving, social
Color psychology is obviously not an exact science, because I found something different for every color.
Other aspects such as why you might have chosen a certain color on any day determine your behaviors.
The experts say that color can be a form of non-verbal communication. For example, you may tell me how you’re feeling by what you’re wearing. If you wear a yellow dress or shirt, it may be your favorite color or it may be a sign that you’re happy today.
Because of the feelings and behaviors that we associate with color, many marketers and designers adhere to the idea of color psychology. So, I guess the next time you feel “blue” or see “red” you’ll be on the color wheel of behaviors.
Use color to make yourself feel good – or better. Put it into your wardrobe, on the walls of your home, or even in your hair. It’s up to you!
-Elaine of the Westminster Village Blog Team