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Favorite Color Meanings

Updated on July 3, 2014

Favorite Color Meanings: What Your Favorite Color Says About Your Personality

Here you'll learn what your favorite color says about your personality by understanding favorite color meanings.

There is an entire industry devoted to the psychology of color. Color psychology is used effectively every day in advertising and marketing. Money making information is presented in green, the color of money. Health and fitness information is presented in orange, the color of energy. Learning the meaning of colors will help you better understand yourself and how others perceive you.

Color really is such a personal thing. While one person may find a blue bedroom soothing and relaxing, another may find it sickening and disturbing. Some love red dining rooms, while others feel more comfortable with everything done in neutrals. What is your color personality? Read on to learn the favorite color meanings.

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Favorite Color Meanings - Here's what your favorite color says about your personality

  • BLACK: Strong and detail oriented.

  • BLUE: Cool, calming, emotional, and moody.

  • GREEN: Growth and life. Care givers and healers.

  • ORANGE: Energetic, adventurous, and outdoorsy

  • PINK: Girly and happy.

  • PURPLE: Spiritual and strive for self improvement.

  • RED: Strong and passionate.

  • YELLOW: Intelligent, educated, and a mind for business.

  • WHITE: Pure, crisp, and clean.

The Meaning of Black

Learn about the black personality

Is your favorite color black? Black is actually the absence of color, since it only absorbs light and doesn't reflect any for our eyes to detect. Black personalities want everything done in intricate detail. If a task needs completing, you want a black personality in charge. However, black personalities need leaders to tell them what must be done. Under guidance, they are able to accomplish a lot and solve very large, complex problems. They are extremely comfortable finding and correcting other's mistakes. Black personalities like puzzles and problem solving. They often intentionally seek out mistakes just so that they can correct them.

Black is a relief color, which means it's a comfort color for most people. Wearing black makes some people feel smaller, like they aren't as noticeable to others. Sometimes people wear black because they don't want to be touched. They feel that black clothing puts a barrier between themselves and others.

Popular ways to use the color black:

Graduation cap and gown.Little black dress.Black tie event.Mourning and funeral attire.

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The Meaning of Blue

Learn about the blue personality

Blue is an emotional color. If your favorite color is blue, you may keep to yourself and not trust others.

Pale shades of blue represent people who want everything in order. These are the type of people that have a place for everything and keep everything in its place. However, as blue moves to the deeper shades, it becomes more moody and expressive. People who prefer dark blues tend to make decisions based off their emotions. Another characteristic of people with deep blue personalities is that they tend to be co-dependent. When they are down, they want others to be down with them. Likewise, when they are happy they expect others to share in their good spirits.

Popular uses of the color blue:

To represent a baby boy.To represent cold, like on a water faucet.To illustrate water, air, or electricity on signs.Doctor scrubs.Image: vongvanvi /

The Meaning of Green

Learn about the green personality

Green, my personal favorite, is the color of healing, and as a result green personalities want to help every one. These people tend to choose a career in which they help others, such as the medical profession, teaching, or social services. Green personalities tend to keep their thoughts secret, but are great listeners. This trait makes them wonderful counselors.

Green personalities put others at ease immediately, making visitors feel right at home in their house. They take care of others and want harmony in every one's life. Green personalities make the best of friends because they are a joy to be around, are caring, and can keep a secret.

Greens are nurturers by choice. In order to feel good about themselves, they must be caring for someone or something (people, plants, or animals).

Popular uses of the color green:

Used in home décor to bring the outside in.Light greens are used for gender neutral baby gear, clothing, and décor.Green is used to represent growth and life.Image: winnond /

The Meaning of Orange

Learn about the orange personality

Orange personalities are nature lovers. They love sports and anything to do with the outdoors. They want to be a part of nature and trees, plants, and animals mean a lot to them. People view orange personalities as down to earth.

Oranges tend to support the underdog. They thrive on helping someone who needs assistance.

Orange personalities are more adventurous and impulsive than the average person and tend to be very aware of their surroundings.

Popular uses of the color orange:

Orange has become popular in kitchen appliances and décor.Used in home décor to create punches of energizing color.Bright orange used to represent Halloween.Burnt orange used to represent Thanksgiving.Image: Master isolated images /

The Meaning of Pink

Learn about the pink personality

Pink personalities are the type to dot their I's with little smiley faces. Pink people are optimistic and prefer to see the best in others.

Pink personalities quietly study the best way to approach problems before taking action. Ironically enough, pinks see the world through rose colored glasses.

Pink personalities tend to be shy, very intelligent, hard working people. They often wish they were more a part of the mainstream but are frightened of moving quickly. Pink personalities are pleasors. They take great care with what they do or say because they fear that others may see them in a negative light. They strive to make everyone happy.

Popular uses of the color pink:

Represent a baby girl.Used more often than any other color when directing a girl's room.The chosen marketing color for the Mattel Barbie.Image: Keattikorn /

The Meaning of Purple

Learn about the purple personality

Purple is the color of spirituality. Purple personalities are constantly trying to improve themselves, both spiritually and emotionally.

Purple personalities thrive on self education, so they tend to be avid readers. While pursuing what they think they should be, they search their own lives and the lives of others to find answers. Studying religion makes them feel as though they are accomplishing something larger than themselves.

Since they attempt to achieve perfection, they tend to struggle with themselves more than most because they are critical of themselves.

Popular uses of the color purple:

Has been used to represent royalty for centuries.The most feminine color after pink.Image: prozac1 /

The Meaning of Red

Learn about the red personality

As everyone knows, red is the color for passion. It is also the color of energy and vitality. An orange-red is dynamic and loves the outdoors. They are outgoing and like people. A blue-red is energetic and their emotions run high. They are quick with their emotions and may lose their temper right in front of you only to then simmer down just as quickly.

A true red personality is sensual and seductive. A little known fact is that men prefer to watch a women who is wearing red, even if she is not be the most attractive woman in the room.

Red is also the color of someone who wants power and be in control. Business people who want to stand out frequently wear red to meetings because it is powerful color. Red makes you feel more energetic or activated. Red is an attention grabbing color. This energetic personality craves attention and usually gets it!

Popular uses of the color red:

Women's apparel.Red represents Valentine's day.Used to grab a driver's attention with red lights and stop signs.Image: Salvatore Vuono /

The Meaning of Yellow

Learn about the yellow personality

Yellow personalities are business minded. They strive to attain success through anything that requires the use of their mental prowess. They also want other to know that they are well educated.

They tend to be good leaders. One distinct characteristic of a yellow personality is that they generally make up their mind in a methodical way. They must analyze every detail before making a final decision. They enjoy strategy games.

Yellow personalities may be a bit stubborn. As yellow moves toward a mustard shade, they feel they are the only ones making the right decisions. This can make others suspicious of their motives.

A true yellow personality makes wise decisions after considering all points of view. Yellowed personality women prefer to be in business rather than be mothers, but can do both well.

Yellows hide their emotions when they are under stress. They feel showing stress is a sign of weakness and vulnerability.

Yellow personalities keep to themselves and usually only have one or two good friends.

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The Meaning of White

Learn about the white personality

White personalities tend to appear shy at first. They wait patiently for others to notice them before sharing their thoughts and opinions.

Since white is the color associated with purity, virginal attitudes are common with white personalities. They feel pure regardless of what they do. The virtue of purity is often attributed to them by others as well, whether they deserve this characteristic or not. White personalities feel they are right in their belief structures; however, they are not sure they want to discuss those beliefs with others. The fact that they know they are right is enough for them.

Popular uses of the color white:

Used in traffic signs as a means to warn or caution drivers.Used a a gender neutral color for baby gear, clothing, and nursery décor.Image: healingdream /

Does Your Favorite Color Meanings Match You? - Does the favorite color meanings research finding match your personality?

Does the favorite color meanings research finding match your personality?

Yes! What's your favorite color and how does it represent you?

Yes! What's your favorite color and how does it represent you?

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      blue and green like my bff

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I love colors. But I like rainbow, pink, purple, yellow, orange, blue, green, black, white. Really I like all colors

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I like all the colors and have a very colorful personality.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Kind of because I like all the colors.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      my all favourite things alwayz match my personality

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Most of mine was right on. Some was right the opposite.

    • Metalpriest 4 years ago

      black....well, I am evil (haha,evil laughter)....

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    • MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      teal, because it is a sea to sky blue

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    • anonymous 4 years ago

      my favourite color is purple.

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    • anonymous 5 years ago

      my favorite color is purple.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      both colours (orange and green) i don't like people to look sad or angry and i do find myself a really down to earth person.

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    • anonymous 5 years ago

      my favorite color is green, and it describes me because i never like making people mad, and when they are i guess i am sort of like a counselor because i want to find out why they are mad and stop it where it is!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i guess so since i like green. its true about me. for example one time my friend didn't do their hmwk even if she didn't care i still made her do her hmwk. which helped her grade by a landslide and i also like how they say im their role model that makes me feel good inside to help people. thanks

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes it does, knowing help to inspire oneself too.

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    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes. All three of them. Which is odd because some of the characteristics you would think contradict, but they don't.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Black totally is me! I love that color. Only problem, how does pink have more than black!

    • printabledolls 5 years ago

      RED RED RED! thanks

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      yes because i like purple and i do have self

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      White. Definititely describes me. Shy at first fits me best~

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      It sure does, I'm a green through and through!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Green is my fav color, & it fits except that I am not in a healing profession. I am however a Mom, Grandma, daughter, aunt, so I guess I've done a little healing along the way. :o) Thanks for a nice lens.

    • sheedale 6 years ago

      I find it amazing how the color BLUE matches my personality!! COOL!

    No! What's your favorite color and how does it NOT represent you?

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Gray is my favorite color and it is not here.

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      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No. I like orange and I am a "houseplant". I love watching mysteries and science fiction and being with my husband and cats. Orange is warm and cozy.

      • WhitePineLane 5 years ago

        No - not really. My fave color is green, but I wouldn't really call myself a nurturer! (Except to my immediate family, of course).

      • dahlia369 5 years ago

        I like all the colors, like matching them and playing with them - and can never pick only one favorite. I guess my personality is a mix of all of them also... ;)

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          MaiAki 4 years ago

          This article was well written, thank you.

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          chocochipchip 4 years ago

          I think the meanings are predictable

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          MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

          Love learning about colors

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          wecomparebooks 4 years ago

          Cool lens! I love to learn what colors mean

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          Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

          I have always loved pink (but not vivid pinks) and my second favorite is turquoise. Some of the meanings are correct. There was a time in my life I much preferred black. I own a few black things but rarely wear them. Much prefer lighter colors. Hate orange except to eat!

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          DMVAgent 5 years ago

          I like this lens. Although my favorite color is grey. :)

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          Cassidy Wadsworth 5 years ago

          This lens is fantastic. I'm going to refer to it often. Thank you!

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          agoofyidea 5 years ago

          These are always interesting. I must like the lighter shade of blue since I am an organized person.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Enjoyed how fun your article was, thank you for the write up indeed ... *blessed!*

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Wow! Interesting topic to lens about.

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          Inkhand 5 years ago

          This lens provides a wonderful look into the meaning of colors.

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          WhitePineLane 5 years ago

          Interesting stuff! When I was a toddler, my parents worried about me because my favorite color was black! :-)

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I am amazed but you certainly hit the nail on the head with me!

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          RaintreeAnnie 5 years ago from UK

          Love reading about all the colours and their meanings.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Yes. It all seems logical and very interesting. The purple certainly fits my daughter. Great idea for a lens & nicely done!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Very excellent lens.

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          dahlia369 5 years ago

          Nicely done lens & fun resource. ***Angel blessed*** :)

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          NZHarris 6 years ago

          This is wonderful lens! my favorite color is orange and the description totally fits me! I do tend to root for the underdog!!

          Thanks for the good read!