What’s your personality color? Here is a simple test for you: if you had to pick one favorite color what it would be? We are not talking about your clothes or paint for your living room. The question is: what color appeals to you the most? Don’t overthink this, answer this question spontaneously. It’s okay to have two or three favorite colors. Write that down; this is the key to your personality color.
While most people think that colors don’t have any impact on our choices, feelings and behaviors, a closer look into this matter proves exactly opposite. Would you paint your bedroom in yellow? Would you wear a bright green outfit to work? Most will say no, but if the above statement were true, then why not?
The issue is we all perceive colors quite differently and trying to figure out general rules is very hard. There are warm shades and cold shades to each color and you can feel differently about each version. In addition, we see some colors inappropriate for certain purposes despite the fact that we actually love them. For example, while you may absolutely love red it doesn’t mean you want to have red shoes and a red handbag. You may dislike brown, but when it comes to shoes and handbags, brown would be your color of choice.
As we said earlier, the same color can be perceived very differently by different people. Let’s take the color black, for example. There are people who love black. They find it classy, fashionable, even sexy. On the other hand, there are so many people who have bias against the black color. They associate it with mourning and sadness. What you think is cool and sexy is depressing to them.
Given the obvious impact of color on our choices, one would expect color psychology to be a well-studied subject, but it isn’t. Very little research has been done and most information you find on this subject has only anecdotal evidence, if any. And don’t let Hartman’s Color Code Personality Profile mislead you. While Hartman’s personality types are called “red”, “yellow”, “blue” and “white”, this has actually nothing to do with colors. They could be as well called something like “lion”, “pigeon”, “dolphin” and “monkey”. It’s just how Hartman chose to name his personality types, but it isn’t really about colors. We will look into Hartman’s color codes in the future, but for now it’s important that you understand that his color codes have nothing to do with color psychology.
After this important disclaimer, let’s look at what self-proclaimed color psychologists are saying. Once again, take this with a grain of salt. Any information on personality colors provided on this site is for entertainment purposes only and is not backed by any serious research unless otherwise noted. Having said that, we will do our best to gather best available information on each color, including quite reliable facts such as symbolic meanings of colors, which can and do affect your perception of colors.
So what about personality colors?
According to proponents of color psychology, your favorite color (or colors) define your personality color. Yep, it’s that simple! According to them, colors you choose say a lot about your physical, mental and emotional states. Similarly, colors you dislike tell a lot about your weaknesses and vulnerabilities. They do not recommend to avoid any color altogether, instead incorporating a little bit of everything is preferable.
For those who struggle to define their favorite color, it’s generally suggested to look for patterns in choices of clothing and decorative items. Oftentimes you will find a tendency to choose specific colors, which suggests that these are your personality colors. Moreover, a change of color preference is thought to be triggered by changing life circumstances. According to this theory, your new color preference may help you develop new qualities necessary to deal with your new circumstances.
Personality color and character traits
Color psychology fans say you might not exhibit all characteristics but you are likely to find some similarities. Well, we know what you are thinking! When you spill a whole list of personality traits and characteristics the reader is very likely to see some similarities. But that’s how the things are at the moment.
Here are general meanings of personality colors and we will look deeper into each of them in the future.
Having a personality color blue suggests a tendency to having a fixed set of principles and desire to live according to these principles. It is also a peaceful personality type.
According to color psychology, people with a strong preference for the color green strive for safety, security and acknowledgement. They need to love and be loved.
For the green color personality description click here.
People with this personality type are perfectionists and dreamers. Click here for the description of the yellow color personality type.
People with the orange personality type can be described as social butterflies. They sincerely love people and like to be around others. Click here for more.
“Brown” people enjoy simple life and it’s good friends and close relationships what makes them happy.
People with the black personality are independent and strong-willed. Click here to find more about the personality color black.
People with the white personality type are all about looking for simplicity, openness and purity. This is a very confident personality type. The white color personality type is described here.