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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Favorite Colors



I have been thinking a lot lately about favorite colors, probably in large part because my daughter, at 2 and a half, is constantly talking about what her favorite color is (and it changes every time she tells me).

It occurred to me that I have never really had a solid favorite- I like so many colors. Whereas I know lots of people who have a favorite color for life. It got me curious about how many people have a favorite color for life, and what the most popular favorite colors are. I didn't exactly find the answer to my question, but I did find a few clues...

I did some research on which colors are the most popular... For women, blue tops the charts, with purple in second. For men, blue is also the favorite, with a whopping 57% choosing blue. Least favorite colors- for women it's orange, for men it's purple. (Pink wasn't a choice.) This article had some other interesting data as well about what ages like what colors best- not surprisingly, children like bright colors like yellow and orange more than adults, who perceive them as cheap or tacky-looking. So obviously from that you can conclude, a lot of people DO change their favorite color at some point in life. If you want to see the full article- Color Assignment- preferences

I also came across this interpretation of what your favorite color says about you, from PsychologyToday.com. Mostly for fun but there seems to be some truth to it as well. Full article from Psychology.com

Black People who choose black as their favorite color are often artistic and sensitive.  While these people aren't introverts, they are careful with the details of their lives and do not share easily with others.

White People who like white are often organized and logical and don't have a great deal of clutter in their lives.

Red Those who love red live life to the fullest and are tenacious and determined in their endeavors.

Blue If blue is your favorite color you love harmony, are reliable, sensitive and always make an effort to think of others.  You like to keep thinks clean and tidy and feel that stability is the most important aspect in life.

Green Those who love the color green are often affectionate, loyal and frank.  Green lovers are also aware of what others think of them and consider their reputation very important. 

Yellow You enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others.  Finding happiness comes easy to you and others would compare you to sunshine.

Purple You are artistic and unique.  You have a great respect for people but at times can be arrogant.

Brown You are a good friend and try your hardest to be reliable and dependable.  Flashy objects are not something you desire; you just want a stable life.

**So my question for you is....
1)Do you have just one favorite color?
2)Has it always been your favorite? Is it your favorite "for life", to have and to hold, to love and cherish...etc?