19 thoughts on “What Are YOUR Colours (and what do they say about you)?

  1. Hi Lorraine,

    Ah..glad I finally made it – just been an overwhelming week 🙂

    What a lovely and colorful post about colors, and I loved that infographic, which I’ve seen earlier too. I think it explains it all so well. I think all the colors are so beautiful and each one of them has a meaning and you can relate to them, just as you mentioned above.

    My favorite is deep red or maroon, sea green perhaps, shades of pink and peach – there just isn’t any one I would say, because I wear so many colored clothes, and love using them too, or perhaps I used to paint long back, so I can relate to that color palette too 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend 🙂
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      You make me laugh, Harleena, listening to you try and choose just one or two colours to call your favourite!

      What did you used to paint? Do you still paint? (I can’t imagine you do; when would you have the time?)

  2. Adrienne says

    Hey Lorraine,

    I’ll be honest with you, I don’t believe in the stuff behind the colors. Like telling me I’m a certain way because of a color I like. Although I might have some of those traits I don’t really believe in all of that.

    Seeing a color doesn’t make me feel one thing or the other. I either like the look of it or I don’t. So although people “claim” that having read headlines captivate people more I don’t feel that myself. I do what’s recommended but I don’t really care what the color of it is. If it says what will draw me in it could be the worst color in the world and that wouldn’t matter to me. Just like what the restaurant suggested that red stimulates the appetite. That has nothing to do with my darn appetite. LOL!!!

    Now blue is my favorite color, always has been and you can probably tell by my blog too. I do love blue but I wear a lot of black. It’s not that it’s a great color but every darn time I go shopping the clothes I find that I like only come in black. What’s up with that anyway. I’ll go out of my way to try and find something I like that’s not in black but I fail miserably. My family laughs at me so for our last reunion I promised myself I would not wear black but the shirt I ended up getting did have black in it but it wasn’t the dominant color thank goodness. We do look better in black but I get so tired of it.

    Okay, that’s my thoughts anyway girl but you really did do your research on this one. Great job and it’s interesting none the less.

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      Adrienne, I completely agree with you about colours not affecting your appetite! I love food and will eat almost anything regardless of what colours are around me or what colours restaurants use to try to induce me to eat. I don’t think that there is any colour that would get me to eat more. I wish there was a colour to get me to eat less, though. I would probably look at it all the time! (If only losing weight were that easy…)

  3. says

    Boy you did your research on colors. Colors also affect how you dress. Have you ever been in a bad mood and then when you took off your clothes for the night you think to yourself, boy I hated that color. My favorite color is blue which is trust. So on my website I have used the colors red for energy and blue for trust. Both colors fit my personality.
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      Arleen, I’ll admit that this took me a while to assemble, but I am happy I did it! I think colours are a great way to express ourselves (in addition to writing – and wording well – of course!) and I get what you are saying about bad moods as I tend to wear a lot of black and other dark clothing when I am depressed. Sometimes, however, I am conscious of this and so make efforts to select brighter clothing in the hopes that my mood will be lightened – to match my shirt!

      I wonder why Facebook chose blue to be its colour? Perhaps it is Mark Zuckerberg’s favourite colour, too. 😉

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      Did you know that the colour purple is said to be the colour of sexual frustration? Purple is my sister’s favourite colour, too. I like pinks and purples as well. My childhood bedroom was pink.

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      Donna, my Nana’s bathroom was yellow, and it was pretty, so I can imagine your kitchen looks nice, too. Sometimes it’s that accents that “make” a room; she had a really nice yellow rug in it that was fluffy and soft.

      I don’t really like any kind of neon colours, including greens, although I do remember that there was a time when they were really popular. But it was just a fad.

      Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Doreen Pendgracs says

    Interesting post, Lorraine.

    I love colour, too. My primary/favourite is orange, with turquoise being a close second. It’s interesting to note that the word “communicator” is used to describe both, and that as a Gemini, I am a born communicator. and lo and behold, my career is that of a writer, so I guess I’m on the right path!

    I have a fascinating book about the world of colour that you might like to investigate called “Colour Energy” by Inger Naess. I bought it at a wellness store, as the premise of the book is that we have quite a spiritual connection to specific colours. Check it out!
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      Doreen, it sounds like you love colours as much as I do! (Although, my least favourite is orange.) Your book sounds interesting, too. I think there is something to spirituality and colours, just as there is something to numerology. But that’s a discussion for another day. 😉

      I’m glad you’re on the right path, too! 🙂

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      I’m green, too, Yvonne, when it comes to other things – like getting my first book out there. 😉

      One of my favourite colours is emerald green (not quite teal or turquoise). I tend to wear lighter colours in the warmer months, too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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      Thanks, Chris! I was up all night creating it. I had a post scheduled for today, but had to push it back two weeks, as the author whose book I will be/am reviewing is currently travelling in Europe and won’t be available to respond to comments. My post for next week is already scheduled, too. I didn’t have any other posts completed yet, as I’ve been doing some blog maintenance and also have been slacking a bit lately. 🙁

      I hope you found something in this post useful. 🙂

  5. This post is fascinating, and I learned a few things (for example, that a number of restaurants use the color “red” to stimulate appetite). This is very well done, and it’s a great use of graphics as communication tools.

    • says

      Adam, thank you very much for the compliments on this post!

      I’m pleased to hear that you learned something new. 🙂

      I am just starting to experiment with infographics in my blog posts, and I think I may have overdone it a bit with this post, but I know not everyone reads every word so my goal was to reach as many people as possible.

      I hope you shared this post, too! 😉

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