Q: How affected are we by the colors of things around us? I notice I’m drawn to wear bright fun colors some days and not others. Is there a science behind this? ………………...Jane, M
A: According to experts, our color preferences can help us understand our own personalities and motivations. We do seem to choose what we wear and how we decorate our surroundings based on our self image and how we relate to the world.
The following list was adapted from “The Healing Power of Color” by Betty Wood. Check it out and see if it reveals anything about your own personality. What’s your favorite color?
White : Symbol of purity and simplicity, having impossible ideals.
Red: Strength and vitality, vigorous, impulsive, zest for life, optimistic, ambitious, if quiet a need for warmth
Maroon: Likable, generous, battered but survived, matured
Pink: Gentler red, love and affection without passion, maternal, seeks protection, need to feel loved, charming, gentle
Orange: Luxury and pleasure, fun loving, lively social, fearless
Yellow: Happiness, wisdom, imagination, mentally adventurous, sense of humor, lofty ideals, prefer freedom of thought and action
Green: Harmony and balance, hope, renewal, peace, frank, open minded, self effacing modest and patient, refined
Blue: Soft, soothing, compassionate and caring, patient, persevering, conscientious, sensitive, self controlled, faithful, too cautious
Blue-Green: Exacting, discriminating, poised, attractive, sensitive, intellectual and refined, stable if detached, excellent taste
Turquoise: Complex, imaginative, original, drive themselves hard
Lavender: Creative, charming, witty, civilized, living on a higher plane, beautifully dressed, quest for noble causes
Purple: Witty, fastidious, highly individual, strong desire to be unique and different, temperamental, expansive, artistic, sensitive, unconventional, tolerant and dignified, have authority
Brown: Stamina, patience, solid, substantial, dependable, obstinate
Gray: Caution, compromise, work hard, suppress personality
Black: Dignified and impressive, not showy, mystery, hidden depth
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- Wednesday, 02 May 2012
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