Blinded By Color

What is your favorite color?

 

 

Please, answer this question now before reading any further.
Stop yourself~
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.

ColorThe effect produced on the eye and its associated nerves by light waves of different wavelength or frequency. Light transmitted from an object to the eye stimulates the different color cones of the retina, thus making possible perception of various colors in the object.

 
 

Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous.  

 
Yet, what does it all mean? 
Why are people more relaxed in green rooms? 
Why do weightlifters do their best in blue gyms?
I have wondered even why do I tend to use a blue ink or font when writing?
 
 
 
It is our instinctual choice of a color that tells us a lot about who we are; how we function and how others see us?  It can be yet another means to understanding our behavior and our personal traits; as well as our mental, emotional, spiritual, & even our physical states. It can be reflective of the way we choose to navigate in the world. Color can help guide us through our strengths and weaknesses, through our vulnerabilities, and through all our challenges we experience. 
 
Most all of us choose what the industry refers to as Personality Colors
Our personality color do not have to be one(s) that we wear all the time; but it is usually our favorite, the color that excites us the most, and makes us feel alive when we see it. That being said, we are often drawn to our personality color for clothing and home decorating. It is often a predominant color in our aura.
It is also the color that when our family & close friends think of us, or when asked what our favorite color is they are likely to instinctively know. 
So, ask loved ones what your favorite color is…..
What they share with you could be telling.  

Does everyone have a favorite color?

Many of us do have a favorable color, and most of us have had the same one since childhood. Or maybe a variance in hue or tint. 
 Some of us may change our color favorites one or more times during our life,  while others will have one color for their whole lifetime. 
Some us will prefer another color for a while, depending on our needs & moods at that time.
Yet we are likely to come back to our original favorite when those specific needs are met. 
When the color has served its purpose. 
If you are someone who doesn’t think you have a personality color, could you maybe reconsider? 
 Take a meander into your clothes closet/cupboard where you store you clothes you wear regularly. 
Peek around your home or office, reflect on the way you choose to decorate.
 See color? Of course you do.
Anything stand out?
Is there one, or are there more colors you consistently choose?  For my home, it has been a combo of forest green and a rich shade of maroon, yet I tend to wear blues, and earth-tones. I throw in some purple for sassy days. 
These choices will be the colors that reflect our personality, and our deepest needs & desires.
 Whether we like or dislike a color can be dependent on our own life experiences; our positive and negative associations to “our favorite color” as well as our need for the qualities of that color.

Dislike a Color?

The colors that we dislike are as telling about ourselves as the choices we like, most often reflecting where our weaknesses and vulnerabilities lie.
Our most disliked color could likely to relate to areas in our life that need to be given some attention; or past hurts that need to be healed.
If we feel a visceral dislike to a color there is  likely a reason.
 It can be helpful and a good idea to try to incorporate a small amount of the disliked colors into our life by using small amounts of the color in clothing, or in your home to help balance our energies. 
I have found for me rejecting whole color choices creates an imbalance in my life something I am uncomfortable with.
But what if we are color blind? 
A note on Color Blindness 
 It doesn’t mean a person who is color blind can’t see any color at all, like a black and white movie.
It does however mean having trouble seeing the difference between certain colors.
Being color blind can make it tricky to match your shirt and pants, but it’ s not a serious problem. People who are color blind can do normal stuff, even drive. Most color blind people can’t tell the difference between red or green, but they can learn to respond to the way the traffic signal lights up — because the red light is generally on top and green is on the bottom.

What does your (favorite) personality color say about you?

While you may not exhibit all the character traits of your personality color, you will find yourself somewhere in the descriptions I believe. You may also find you might exhibit some of the negative traits, particularly when you are stressed.

  • If you have two equally favorite colors, read the information on both to fully understand yourself and what motivates you.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indigo lovers have a need to feel in harmony and at one with the Universe and to be accepted by others as the aware and intuitive spiritual beings that they are.
  • 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 create and participate in humanitarian projects, helping others in need.
  • If your personality color is pink you have a deep need to be accepted and loved unconditionally.
  • 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.
  • If your favorite color is magenta, you are a non-conformist who sees life from a different point of view.
  • Lovers of brown have a deep need for a safe, secure, simple and comfortable existence with supportive family and friends.
  • Lovers of black have a need for power and control in order to protect their own emotional insecurities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If silver is your favorite, you are intuitive and insightful and have a strong connection with a higher spiritual guidance.
  • With a personality color gold, you radiate charisma, personality and individuality, making others feel relaxed and valued in your company.

Finally, have you changed your favorite color?

If you have changed your personality 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 navigate and process any new circumstances.
I prefer to make a practice out of surrounding myself with the colors I love, either by wearing them, or using them decoratively in my environment.
The color choices I make empower me to be true to myself.
It is the perfect expression of showing my true-colors, wouldn’t you say?
 
Now, inquiring minds now want to know:
What does any a particular pattern or motif we keep in our home or wear say about us?
 For instance I have a plethora of roses and elephants. 
I know I know… 
I’m just curious.
tjtaylor2013©

 

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29 thoughts on “Blinded By Color

    • So sorry Ruth how I by passed this comment from you is something I am scratching me head over…
      Red, eh?
      Its a color would say fits the you I have come to know through blogging and cyber-space. I think of you as blue too.

      ts a color, red that is that ironically had been only a part of my life in a brown not of red with maroon in my homes color scheme, (as it were) But when I turned 50 I began pouring on the bling in a sense.. and red became a regular color in my wardrobe. So today I would include red, but blue has always been more prominent in my wardrobe, and cars.

      So do you have a red car? No fair counting the farm rigs.. lol….

  1. I have gone the rainbow route: From blue to red to green and now purple. Reading about what SILVER is associated with makes me laugh. Bear with me before you burst out laughing. How apropos. By the time your hair turns silver…
    “◾If silver is your favorite, you are intuitive and insightful and have a strong connection with a higher spiritual guidance.”

    • The “Rainbow Route? I love that Tess! I am not laughing, because I think you make an excellent point. Now you have me wondering what the pattern of this color philosophy takes on as we mature. You have sparked a bit of a baffling question in my mind.
      I wonder if silver is a palatable color when a person is under 50.
      Or if black is becoming the color I am detesting more and more because I am beyond 50.
      Interesting my friend.
      I keep hoping the silver streaks in my hair is the way it will continue. I have always been rather smitten with silver hair, Maybe it is the intuitive connection to the spirituality of the person in silver hair.
      Good points you make. ~

  2. My Dear Lady Baroness,

    You color my world!

    I would like to think of myself as flexible but, maybe not!?

    As you can see from the colors I have chosen on my blog, blue would be my choice with indigo as the principle text color.

    I must work on my flexibility!

    As Always,
    Cordially,
    I Remain…..

    • Awe.. my Dearest Groovy,
      Ditto to that my dear friend, you say the most magical things,

      Blue groovy, if someone were to ask me what color you are I’d say blue in a heartbeat. I think there might be some silver in there to, mixed in. You are as genuine as the colors are true.

      Thank you my grooviest for making my Friday, you are a friend who I cherish always `

      My deepest fondness ~

  3. It’s interesting to know that colours have significance.
    I have always loved colours, yet funny enough, it may be rare to see me wear some colours that I admire on people.
    I admire pink on ladies, I also admire light blue and white combinations with pink. The silver colours on jewelries, gold, etc are fascinating. Orange, grey, purple and some other colours look good on the ladies. Yes, red is also very beautiful when used well.
    Funny enough, I wear more of white shirts, black trousers, black ties, belts and shoes with silver buckles, bands or zips. I love wearing brown combinations too. I often mix brown with shades of yellow, orange or other shades of brown. Green may feature occasionally in my dressing. Blue shows up a lot. Red is there in bright moments, sheds of purple, grey show up in my shirts too. I can’t tell my favourite colour, but I can’t get bored of wearing white/black mix, brown/brown blends and touches of everything occasionaly.
    Nice post, Toni.
    Welldone! 🙂

    • Well hello my dear friend Tee.
      So good to see you. I too find this interesting. I think about the colors in nature, how abundant the diversity is and it just makes sense to me that we are heavily influenced by the colors of the world. The impact they can have on us is astounding.
      . I think of a hot humid day and the thought of lying on a patch of cool green grass immediately lowers my temperature. That is kind of powerful,

      I think the color orange with browns and tans are some of the most handsome masculine color combo’s there are.
      I see very much the color orange and brown in the you I have come to know, and some blues to be sure,

      This color I cannot reconcile you with per these descriptions is black. you are not a black kind of personality in my mind. Hiding something Tee? lol..heehee.

      I love you for playing along. you are such an awesome friend. Thank you so much for your kind friendship and devotion. .

  4. I’m a greeny. Followed by some shades of blue. I think the green choice comes partly from having green eyes, and deep olive green tends to suit me. Not that I’ve got that many clothes in that colour, I’ve got more blues. I used to be a red clothes person when I was younger which probably figures, and my curtains are a deep terracotta – with green. My rugs tend to be warm colours. Furniture in the flat is green but that is because it was inherited from my mother. My sofas at the finca are blue. Ironically I’m wearing a green and white striped dress as I read this. Greens been the fave for a long time so I’m not planning on changing in a hurry.

    I did quite a bit on colour analysis at one point so I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks for another thoughtful piece.

    • Interesting ms, I am blue with green tendencies. I absolutely am in agreement with you about eye color and personal color choices, in that it was the same for me. Only blue.
      Another difference between us; Until I turned 50 I had only blues, browns & blacks Not much color to peak of at all. Maybe some brown=reds. After turning 50 I began adding red 7 purples to my wardrobe. I like the addition still today. My home though has remained the same color scheme for 40 plus yrs. My car always a deep green or dark blue.

      Creatures of ‘habits’ we all are in so many ways, I am find it great fun discovering some of the differences in all of us, and maybe why.
      I think I am an eccentric kind of personality and am fascinated by how others navigate through life. What is cultural influences, geographical, and what are familial. I always appreciate your include of family tidbits in your shares.

      Thanks for joining in ms. ~

      PS, do you know who Beth Hart is? Female vocalist. If not you might take a listen. She has an unmistakeable quality.

    • I am blue too, most definitely Interesting how we all can define the traits in ourselves through color. I was fascinated with this. Tank Terry so much for playing along. I adore group participation on blogs.

    • Hello PJ. I could hug you for playing along. So orange, eh?
      I am going out on the proverbial limb here and suggest you meet with a group of people on Wednesdays. Yes?
      I wonder f our personalities choose different colors always for different circumstances in our lives.

      Thanks so much PJ you are awesome!

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