Color psychology tells us that our instinctive color preferences reveal the deepest parts of our personalities.
To discover your personality color, ask yourself:
What is my favorite color?
Answer this question first before reading any further.
Don’t think about it, be spontaneous with your answer; accept the first color that comes into your mind and don’t analyze your choice.
It is this instinctual choice of a color that tells you a lot about yourself, how you function and how others see you.
It is the means to understanding your behavior and your character traits as well as your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states.
It reflects the way you operate in the world, your strengths and weaknesses, your vulnerabilities, your deepest needs and your challenges at that time in your life.
Is It a Color I Always Wear?
Your personality color does not have to be one you wear all the time; it is usually your favorite, the color that excites you the most and makes you feel alive when you see it. That being said, you are often drawn to your personality color for clothing and home decorating. It is often a predominant color in your aura.
What if I Like More Than One Color?
If you have two or more equally favorite colors, read the information on each one to fully understand yourself and what motivates you. You will find that you relate to parts of each color profile.
Dislike of a Color
The colors you dislike can tell you a lot about yourself as well, often reflecting your weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
Your most disliked color will relate to areas in your life that need to be given attention or past hurts that need to be healed. Think back to your childhood or any earlier time in your life where you may have developed a dislike of the color. There is always a connection!
Rejecting whole colors can create imbalances in your life so it is a good idea to try to incorporate a small amount of your disliked colors into your life by using them in clothing or underwear or in your home or work environment, to help balance your energies.
Does Everyone Have a Favorite Color?
Most of us do and many of us have had the same one since childhood. Some will change this color once or more times during their lifetime while others will have one color for their whole lifetime. Some will prefer another color for a while, depending on their needs at that time, but will come back to their original favorite when those specific needs are met.
For those of you who don’t think you have a personality color, look at the clothes you wear and the way you choose to decorate your home or office. Are there one or more colors you consistently choose? Then these will be the colors that reflect your personality and your deepest needs. Whether you like or dislike a color can be dependent on your own life experiences and your positive and negative associations to the color as well as your need for the qualities of that color.
Surround yourself with the colors you love, either by wearing them or using them decoratively in your environment. They will empower you to be true to yourself, to show your true colors.
Always use a small amount of other colors with your favorites to keep your energies and behavior balanced. (empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com)
Have You Changed Your Favorite Color?
If you have changed your personality color, or favorite color, try to identify the circumstances surrounding your life at that time as your new favorite will reflect qualities you need to attract into your life to help you deal with those circumstances.
Yellow is the color of the “great communicators.” Journalists and media people-press,radio,television and entertainment-all embody yellow. They are people with no shortage of words. Yellow are sunny and willing.People feel good around yellows, who are always full of fun broadcast a general feeling of well-being. Those under the influence of yellow exhibit style and sophistication.
Choosing yellow as your favorite means you have a deep need for logical order in your everyday life and to be able to express your individuality by using your logical mind to inspire and create new ideas.
Yellow: The color of happiness, wisdom and imagination, Yellow is chosen by the mentally adventurous, searching for novelty and self-fulfillment. Yellow usually goes with a sunny and shrewd personality, with a good business head and a strong sense of humor. It is the color of intellectuality and all things to do with the mind. Yellow folks are usually clear and precise thinkers who have a good opinion of their own mental capacities and who have lofty ideals. They may at times tend to shun responsibility, preferring freedom of thought and action.
An idealist, green has a strong social conscience. Green people are often quick to help others, even when this is at their own expense. The green character is dependable, diplomatic, and tactful. The search for balance, harmony, stability, and a settled way of life are particularly green traits!
Green: The color of harmony and balance, Green symbolizes hope, renewal and peace, and is usually liked by the gentle and sincere. Greens are generally frank, community-minded people, fairly sociable but preferring peace at any price. Green people can be too self-effacing, modest and patient, so they may get exploited by others. They are usually refined, civilized and reputable.
If green is your favorite, you have a deep need to belong, to love and be loved, and to feel safe and secure. You need acceptance and acknowledgment for the everyday things you do for others – just a ‘thank you’ is sufficient.
Turquoise: Complex, imaginative and original, Turquoise people drive themselves hard and may be in a state of turmoil under their outwardly cool exterior.
The turquoise personality appears extremely calm, and very balanced, but there is fire burning beneath that cool exterior.They represent serenity and tranquility. Turquoise say what they feel rather than what is appropriate. They are exquisitely perceptive. They are lovers of antiques and usually acquire some bargains. They are self-sufficient and when they want to be, extremely ambitious.
If turquoise is your favorite color your deepest need is to create emotional balance in your life, to be able to express your hopes and dreams no matter how idealistic they may be and to make your own way in the world under your own terms.
Blue or Royal Blue
Blue: Soft, soothing, compassionate and caring, Blue is the color of deliberation and introspection, conservatism and duty. Patient, persevering, conscientious, sensitive and self-controlled, Blues like to be admired for their steady character and wisdom. They are faithful, but are often worriers with somewhat inflexible beliefs and can be too cautious, and suspicious of flamboyant behavior.
Blue personalities embody the saying ” still waters run deep.” They are deep thinkers and wont leap without much forethought. Blues posses a tranquil spirit, yet it is peace with a purpose: their thinking is quiet. Integrity, honor , and sincerity are blue traits. They are highly inventive, and are often drawn to poetry, philosophy and writing as professions.
Lovers of blue have a deep need to find inner peace and truth, to live their life according to their ideals and beliefs without having to change their inflexible viewpoint of life to satisfy others.
Within the black personality lies something dormant or buried, just as the black winter contains the seeds for next spring. At the heart of black lies discipline, which in turn brings about freedom and liberation. Black people are capable of overcoming extreme restrictions. Black personalities are artistic, idealists, and are people or promise.
Lovers of black have a need for power and control in order to protect their own emotional insecurities.
Dignified and impressive without being showy, Black people want to give the appearance of mystery, but their preference may also indicate a suppression of desires and worldly aims, suggesting hidden depths and inner longings.
The gray personality is optimistic, and knows the best is yet to come. The gray personality is always desperate to leave their present situation. Grays tenacity is as firm as a rock, constantly striving for a harmonious stability. Gray people will never rush into a project or falsely commit to any situation. Grays prefer to live a quiet, respectable life so that they can have space.
With gray as your favorite color, you are the middle of the road type, cool, conserved, composed and reliable. You tend to conform just to keep the peace.
The color of caution and compromise, diligent Grays search for composure and peace and often work hard without reward. Older Grays like life to run on an even keel with few ups and downs. Young Grays may be withdrawing from life and suppressing their personalities. Grays often have good business ability and tend to work too much.
Purple: Purples are highly individual, fastidious, witty and sensitive, with a strong desire to be unique and different. Temperamental, expansive and artistic, a Purple person may become aloof and sarcastic when misunderstood. If you chose Purple, you tend to be unconventional, tolerant and dignified, likely to achieve positions of authority.
Lavender: This is often chosen by a person who lives “on a higher plane,” who never notices anything sordid and who is always impeccably and beautifully dressed. Lavender people may be on a continual quest for culture and the refined things of life, high and noble causes but without the necessity of getting their hands dirty. A Lavender person is usually creative, charming, witty and civilized.
Purples are often rulers. Spiritual mastery is also under purple: those who strive for enlightened perfection do so under its influence. Also found here are the visionaries, working with the highest levels of thought , and seeing and hearing without using physical sense. Those under purple use its psychic perception on an everyday basis. They can be seen as mysterious and powerful.
If purple or violet is your favorite color, you have a deep need for emotional security and to create order and perfection in all areas of your life, including your spiritual life. You also have a deep need to initiate and participate in humanitarian projects, helping others in need.
The red character is full of the spirit of physical life, the will to live. Red personalities are filled with adrenaline, determination, fire, and drive. Possessed of tireless energy, they embody courage, liberation, tenacity, confidence, passion and excitement.
Red: The color of strength, health, and vitality, Red is often the color chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive—or someone who would like to be! It goes with an ambitious nature but those who choose it can be abrupt at times, determined to get all they can out of life, quick to judge people and take sides. Red people are usually optimistic and can’t stand monotony; they are rather restless and not at all introspective, so they may be unaware of their own shortcomings. They find it hard to be objective and may blame others for any mishaps. Quiet people with a preference for red may feel the need for the warmth, strength and life-giving qualities of the color, or they blanket their true feelings under a sober exterior. Red is usually chosen by people with open and uncomplicated natures, with a zest for life.
If your favorite color is red, you are action oriented with a deep need for physical fulfillment and to experience life through the five senses.
Pink represents spiritual beauty and upliftment, universal love, compassion, and the fulfillment of potential. Pink signifies the true love that we all search for, constant, faithful and forgiving.
Pink: This color embodies the gentler qualities of Red, symbolizing love and affection without passion. Women who prefer Pink tend to be maternal. Pink desires protection, special treatment and a sheltered life. Pink people require affection and like to feel loved and secure, perhaps wanting to appear delicate and fragile. Pink people tend to be charming and gentle, if a trifle indefinite.
If your personality color is pink you have a deep need to be accepted and loved unconditionally.
Orange people are self-reliant, practical, genial, tolerant, and warmhearted. Positive optimism is a particularly orange trait. The orange character is friendly and may be the life and soul of the party. At the same time they are great supporters of the community. Orange people are usually good cooks and sportsmen.
Orange: This color of luxury and pleasure appeals to the flamboyant and fun-loving person who likes a lively social round. Orange people may be inclined to dramatize a bit, and people notice them, but they are generally good-natured and popular. They can be a little fickle and vacillating, but on the whole they try hard to be agreeable. Orange is the color of youth, strength, fearlessness, curiosity and restlessness.
If orange is your favorite color, you have a great need to be with people, to socialize with them, and be accepted and respected as part of a group. You also have a need for challenges in your life, whether it is physical or social challenges.
Brown people are models of reliability and solidarity. They are the salt of the earth: down-to-earth, capable, and as safe as houses. They go about life with a quiet assurance, but there is still a touch of red fire in brown, which can surprise occasionally. Browns are deep thinking and studios, they understand that there is more to life than one can see.
Brown: A Brown person has stamina and patience, tending to be very solid and substantial, conscientious, dependable, steady and conservative. Browns are not impulsive, and may be inarticulate and tactless but they love responsibility and are reliable and kindly. If you chose Brown, watch out for a tendency to be obstinate and inflexible.
Lovers of brownhave a deep need for a safe, secure, simple and comfortable existence with supportive family and friends.
White’s fundamental characteristic is equality: all colors are equal with white. Whit personalities have faith derived from reason, and a tranquility that conjures hope. They embody fairness and unity and strive toward purity of spirit.
White: Symbolic of purity, innocence and naivete, white has strong connotations of youth and purity. If you are an older person, your preference for white could indicate a desire for perfection and impossible ideals, maybe an attempt to recapture lost youth and freshness. It may also symbolize a desire for simplicity or the simple life.
If white is your personality color, your deepest need is for simplicity in your own life and to be independent and self-reliant so you do not need to depend on anyone else.
Gold personalities have a purity that speaks simply: i am. They do not seek, because they have already found. They have access to deep inner knowledge, to their own soul experience from all that’s past. Most importantly, they know themselves.
With a personality color gold, you radiate charisma, personality and individuality, making others feel relaxed and valued in your company.
There is a constant yearning in silver people for spiritual harmony-silver is the thread of cosmic and intelligence. Silver characters have quick and intelligent minds. Silvers never stand about- they are constantly changing like the waxing and waning of the moon. Silver’s lives always remain in a fluid state. The are lovers of the sea and have a great quality of endurance.
With a personality color gold, you radiate charisma, personality and individuality, making others feel relaxed and valued in your company.
Harsh experience has probably matured the Maroon person into someone likable and generous. It is often a favorite color of someone who has been battered by life but has come through. It indicates a well-disciplined Red personality—one who has had difficult experiences and has not come through unmarked but who has grown and matured in the process.
Exacting, discriminating, poised and attractive, the Blue-Green person tends to be sensitive, intellectual and refined, persevering and stable if rather detached. Blue-Greens have excellent taste, and are usually courteous and charming, capable but often refusing help or guidance.
If your favorite color is magenta, you are a non-conformist who sees life from a different point of view.