Before we get started, I want to say that I got most of my information from http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/ and an episode of the Tyra show I saw a couple years ago. I’ve never actually studied this stuff before, it’s just a fun thing to think about.
Now! Let’s talk about your color personality type.
Identifying your color personality type can be something you do for fun (like me), or something you take really seriously. I’ve seen people do both.
First, identify your favorite color. Don’t think about it very hard, just pick the first color that comes to mind. Does this color excite you? Whenever you play a board game, do you always pick the game piece of this color? Good.
My personal favorite color is mahogany. Unfortunately, that color isn’t usually present in these sorts of things…so I just read the results for red and brown and pick my favorites from both of them. Who cares if it’s accurate? It’s just fun!
I also like to look at these colors and relate them to what I’m wearing at the time, so you can do that too, if you want. It can be surprising!
You may not need me to tell you that red is a color of passion. If this is your favorite color, you are a passionate person. You take action, you’re ambitious, motivated and energized. Red is also a very physical, sexual color, but I’m not going to say anything else about that. The color red is related with the emotion anger.
If you’re wearing red, it may signify that you’re passionate about whatever you plan to do that day. It could also signify that you’re angry, either on a conscious or subconscious level. Red can be a very bright color, which tends to draw attention. But don’t be self-conscious! Make sure that you wear it confidently!
The color orange is SO bright and happy! I love it!
Maybe that’s because it’s the color of optimism! According to our friends at this color psychology website, apparently orange relates to our gut instincts. It’s a very extroverted color, relating to social communication. Orange also stimulates the appetite, so be careful!
If you’re wearing orange, first of all, I’d like to say ROCK IT OUT. If you have the guts to pull it off, then please do. I’m sure you look fabulous. There are some of us (Me) who have to be very careful when we wear it, because it doesn’t go well with our complexion. I’m proud of you for being bold! You’re probably very feeling optimistic and extroverted.
Yellow, like orange, is a very optimistic color. This color psychology website says that it is the color of intellect. I’ve always seen it as a cheerful and joyful color. After all, it is the color of smiley faces, the sun, and happy little rubber ducks! Unfortunately, it can also suggest impatience and criticism.
If you’re wearing yellow, you might be feeling very creative and original today. It attracts a lot of attention and is easy to see, so you might be feeling very outgoing and confident. Be loud and proud while you wear that poppin’ color. You look great!
Green is the color of growth. Think of commonly green things: Grass, clovers, trees, green apples, pears…these are all very natural things. If your favorite color is green, you’re probably a very balanced person with a good sense of judgement. Green is a very harmonic color, peaceful and emotionally positive. It relates to the love of family, friends and the home. Since green is a combination of blue and yellow, it also holds the properties of these two colors.
If you’re wearing green, are you feeling balanced and peaceful? Do you feel a sense of love for your family and friends?
If you’re not feeling these things, then I’m very sorry. I don’t know what to tell you. I’m not a color psychologist.
Blue was my favorite color for a long time. It’s just such a calming color, you know? Blue is known as the color of peace, trust, and tranquility. If you love the color blue, you’re probably a peaceful, calming person.
Unfortunately, blue can also suggest frigidity and conservatism.
Blue can be a very safe color to wear. It goes well with most complexions, eye colors, and hair colors, so a lot of people wear it. If you’re wearing it, you might be feeling a little down, wearing something comfortable. Cheer up, friend! Life will get easier, I promise.
Also, you might just be wearing blue because it was the first thing you saw, or it’s your favorite shirt. In which case, right on.
You could also be feeling and/or searching for peace or tranquility in your life.
I’ve never before thought about what the color Indigo could mean, so this was very interesting for me. It is the color of intuition! Indigo symbolizes idealism and structure. It is very strongly related to New Age stuff. Since it’s a combination of blue and violet, it also holds the properties of both of these colors. A person who’s favorite color is indigo love structure and often cannot live without order.
I found this especially interesting, and I’m quoting the website directly here: “Indigo stimulates right brain or creative activity and helps with spatial skills.” How cool is that? Unfortunately, Indigo also relates to addiction, and people who love this color could be narrow-minded and intolerant.
If you’re wearing indigo, you might have a subconscious or conscious desire for structure and order in your life, or a craving for creativity.
The color purple has always been well associated with royalty and drama. It’s an imaginative color that also relates very well to spirituality. Purple promotes harmony of the mind and emotions, encouraging creative endeavors and promoting originality. Artists and daydreamers are inspired by this color. It’s also a very luxurious, noble color. If purple is your favorite, you’re probably very powerful and an individual who’s not afraid to walk to the beat of your own drum.
If you’re wearing purple, you’re probably feeling like royalty, aren’t you? You’re lookin’ like a queen in your unique color! Just be yourself and rock that purple.
Pink. The classic girly color. I love it!
It represents compassion, nurturing and love: Three things that are all stereotypically very feminine. Pink is also very romantic, affectionate, and gentle. It’s a sign of hope with its warm positivity and comforting feel. This is a color of respect and admiration, diluting feelings of anger, seeking admiration. Unfortunately, pink can also symbolize lack of will power and an overly emotional nature.
Wearing pink might symbolize a need for respect, appreciation, and admiration. It also represents sweetness and a desire for innocence.
White is the most pure, most innocent color. It’s cleanliness, perfection, wholeness. This is the color of new beginnings, of clean slates. It’s neat and pristine, which I think is just great! It also goes with everything, in case you were wondering.
Too much white can represent coldness and emptiness.
If you’re wearing white, it might be a hot day and you don’t want to show your sweat. You might also be just wearing it because it’s something simple and easy to wear. OR MAYBE you have a subconscious or conscious desire for purity and cleanliness.
Black is a mysterious and hidden color. It radiates authority, but not friendliness. To quote this color psychology website, black is “is protection from external emotional stress.” It’s intimidating, unemotional, and unapproachable. People who love black are typically conservative and serious. It could also be a sexual, seductive color.
If you’re wearing black, it could mean a lot of things. Maybe you want to feel authoritative! If that’s your goal, then good. But make sure you are aware that you could also be scaring people away. Maybe you want to block people off from your emotions. You could also be attempting to look seductive or sexy. Which is it?
Just a tip, brown and black are not a good color combination. But you probably knew that…
Gray is a compromising color. It’s a compromise between black and white, stable and secure. Gray is a calm, composed color. It’s very predictable and dependable, sometimes even boring. This color is detached and indecisive, not a color of leadership. Gray tones down brighter colors, and illuminates softer colors. Without other colors, gray can be depressing.
If you’re wearing gray, you’re probably feeling very dependable. You may be looking for stability and security, something predictable. You’re wearing a very classic and elegant color, so rock it!
Brown is an earthy color. It’s very serious, with a sense of duty and responsibility. Brown is a comfortable color, symbolizing comfort and security in all aspects of life: In the home, food, and companionship. Brown is friendly, honest, and genuine. Unfortunately, brown is related frugal, materialistic, and predictable.
If you’re wearing brown, hopefully you’re pairing it with an exciting color, to add an earthy and natural feel. That’s always cute! BUT don’t pair brown with black, because that’s just never a good idea.