Almost everyone has a favorite color. Even if you don’t think you have one, you’re probably still more naturally drawn to some colors more than others. We all have our preferences — that’s just how human beings roll.
If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite color says about you, then this article is for you. The psychology of color is a study in how the colors we prefer play a hand in our personalities and behavioral traits, and it’s a real thing. This isn’t to suggest that your favorite color defines you, or any of us for that matter, but if it gives you an, “OMG! That’s totally me!” moment.
If Your Favorite Color Is Orange
Those who adore orange want to be the center of attention, tend to be flamboyant in nature, and are not likely to have too many serious thoughts. They’re friendly, and people like that — until the overdose of flamboyancy kicks in, when friends tend to run.
If Your Favorite Color Is Yellow
It takes a certain type of personality to prefer yellow to all the other colors. It involves a level of optimism that most people over the age of 10 just don’t have. Because of this optimism, and the idealism that comes along with it, people who love yellow sometimes come off as whacky or aloof, but that’s just because the moody folks are straight-up jealous.
If Your Favorite Color Is Green
Although you might think loving green means you love nature, according to color psychology, those who love green desperately want to feel secure in both their finances and relationships. To them, how they are viewed by others is their greatest concern, and they really want to be seen as successful, wealthy, and an important person in their social circles. They’re also social butterflies and are probably on a diet as we speak.
If Your Favorite Color Is Red
Studies have also found that both genders are more attracted to a person in red than any other color. Although scientists aren’t exactly sure why, they think it may have to do with the fact that when someone blushes they turn red and there’s some sort of animalistic, sexual attraction there. People whose favorite color is red are usually aware of the effect it has, and are extroverted and confident enough to take advantage of it.
If Your Favorite Color Is Black Or White
Like Angelina Jolie, those who call black their favorite color tends to be complicated realists with a need for control. Their realistic view of the world keeps their pessimism and moodiness in check, while their simple approach to always keeping things dark and dreary makes them appear far more sophisticated than they might actually be.
Those who favor white want to convince others (and themselves) of a purity they likely just don’t have. They’re also really meticulous in their appearance, unlike the rest of us who would never be able to keep our whites white.
If Your Favorite Color Is Blue
Blue, the color of the ocean, is often associated with feelings of serenity, so those who love it are often able to find peace and tranquility in places where others do not. People who love to wear blue are said to be easy to get along with reliable, and, for lack of a better word, lovable.
If Your Favorite Color Is Pink
Those who favor pink do so because it’s an escape from the reality of impending adulthood. They’re childlike in the way they interact with others, and hope to be able to pull off red, pink’s older sister, when they finally grow up ― failing to realize they’ve been an adult for a long time now.
If Your Favorite Color Is Purple
People who are drawn to purple are sort of hippy-like in the way they impractically tackle the world with their utopian ideals. They tend to favor mysticism to reality and prefer to see the world through violet-colored glasses in a way that can be difficult for those around them. It’s probably best that they set up a Tarot card reading shop stat, and just get it over with already.