Colors evoke but also reflect our emotions. A preference for a particular one can reveal a lot about your true nature. So what does your favorite color say about your personality? Find out here!
It’s not just difficult but also impossible to imagine life without colors. Colors make nature come alive, and all the trees, butterflies, marvelous landscapes seem beautiful. But colors also have their own meanings.
Colors evoke certain emotions in all of us, and they even have characteristics of their own. Having an affinity towards a color tells a lot about you as a person. The relationship between color and personality characteristics or traits is complex. And yet, it’s amazing how much your favorite color can reveal about your personality and nature.
What Does Your Favorite Color Say about Your Personality?
Does your favorite color match your personality? If you want to know about yourself and others, here’s my favorite color personality test. Maybe it’ll reveal hidden secrets about you and someone you like!
White represents purity, clarity, simplicity and minimalism. People whose favorite color is white are naturally inclined towards a simplistic lifestyle. This means that they either like to live simply or think simply. It could also mean having uncomplicated thoughts, or appreciating calm. They are peace-loving and have a balanced mind.
If you like this color, you value discipline and are a person of principles. You like to be straight-forward and appreciate clarity of thoughts. You are also patient and take pride in your hard-work.
- Person of principles
- Balanced mind
Blue is the color that represents deep waters and high skies. It is also a cool color and represents infinity and wisdom. These representations have also been made in pop culture, such as in Harry Potter series, blue is the color of Ravenclaw, the house of wisdom and creative thinking.
So what does it mean if your favorite color is blue? People who like blue are naturally talented and intelligent. They love learning new things. However, instead of being proud about it, they are humble and want to improve further. They tend to be soft-hearted and emotional. If you like blue, you can understand deep thoughts and complex concepts, which also makes you a good theorist or observer of social dynamics.
- Sometimes naïve
- Very intelligent
Brown is the color of the earth, and is closely associated with the ground and a raw lifestyle. However, due to this, brown also represents strength and reliability, just like the ground.
Those who love brown as their favorite color are reliable people, who like to be the strength for others. They can make do in any situation, and aren’t afraid of being in uncomfortable situations if the need arises. However, they are usually not very social and appreciate isolation. In fact, brown color is often associated with gloom and loneliness.
- Confused mind
- You repeat the same mistakes unintentionally
The color of passion and freedom, red is a bold choice and yet, it is often the preferred color among children, too, who like being playful. Anyway, so what does it mean if your favorite color is red? Let’s find out!
Surely, if you like red, you have a fearless personality. You are a passionate person who likes to do things their own way. Whatever you do, you put your heart and soul in it and aren’t afraid of failure either. Those who like red are also popular and admired. You are fierce and like to go after what you want with all gusto. However, it also sometimes makes people short-tempered or impulsive.
Red also represents love. So what does your favorite color say about you sexually? Well, preferring red means that you’re sexually open-minded and yet are a passionate lover.
- Great will power
Yellow is considered the color of all things bright and beautiful. The color of butterflies, flowers and sun – yellow represents brightness and cheer.
If you like yellow color, you are a cheerful and friendly person. You like making new friends and your sociable nature makes sure that you can make new buddies in no time. You like to try new things for fun, and have many hobbies. You believe in enjoying every minute of your life.
- Social & agreeable
- Fun & adventure-loving
Green is the color of nature; it’s the unofficial zen-color. The color of peace and calm, green represents life and natural beauty.
Those who have dark green as their favorite color are hard-working and success comes to them because of how diligent and focused they are. You like being busy and are very thorough with your work. You don’t give up easily, and prefer to take things slow and steady. If you like this color, you find it easy to tackle whatever obstacles life suddenly throws at you.
Another color of nature, light green however, represents new life in trees (fresh leaves) and therefore represents growth, life and freedom.
If your favorite color is light green, it means that you are full of unconventional ideas. Even though you have a free nature, sometimes it means that you lose control over your thoughts. Your expressive face portrays every emotion that is going on in your mind. Light-green-lovers have a frank personality. They are enthusiastic and like to be proactive to get what they want.
- Full of fresh ideas
Here’s another color of brightness and cheer. Yet with its warm deeper tones, orange represents depth and introspection.
Orange is often the favorite color of creative people like poets and writers. If you love orange, you have an imaginative and inventive personality. You are also optimistic and mostly agreeable. However, you are still humble and are courteous, both towards your friends and the new people in your life.
Purple is a beautiful color that represents profundity and maturity. However, it’s also a color that represents mystery and beauty both.
Wanna know what it means if your favorite color is purple? It means you have a secretive and mysterious personality. You don’t easily give up your secrets, and like it that way. You only divulge your opinions when asked, otherwise you tend to keep them to yourself. Those who like purple are also often misunderstood. Even though you may be extroverted, it’s really difficult to get to know the real you.
- Opinionated but don’t discuss them unless asked
- Sometimes misunderstood
- Extroverted but not always close to everyone
Pink is mostly associated with femininity and softness. However, it also represents many other things that are often overlooked. The color pink denotes glamour and naïvetés too.
What colors reveal about your personality can be tricky in case of pink. If you like pink, people often think of you as naïve and childish. This is because you are credulous and have a soft nature. However, while you are playful, you are also full of wit and wisdom. You are well-behaved and sincere. Those who love pink tend to be attracted to luxuries and glamour. They are also very tidy, and like to keep their space clean.
- Luxury & glamour-loving
Gold represents the riches and all things expensive. It’s a royal color that shines and makes everything around it fade by comparison.
Those who like gold love a luxurious life, and are charming. However, they can also tend to be superficial at times. This can change as they mature and over time, they can appreciate wisdom and simpler pleasures of life.
If you like gold, you are also a person who values traditions. You like brilliant ideas and are very choosy with friends, only spending time with those who match your brilliance.
- Love luxuries
- Sometimes superficial, but tend to mature
- Picky with friends
The color grey represents many things. The color of plain-ness, it represents simplicity and calm. Yet, the color of steel and iron, it also stands for strength and unyielding power.
If grey is your favorite color, you are unpretentious and like to keep things simple, even if others consider it boring. You don’t mind discipline, and order in your life, or even ordering the same thing off the menu every time! You like to work hard and smart, and have a result-oriented personality. You can be strong when you need to, and others can rely on you.
Black – the color of infinite darkness and depth. Black is misunderstood, as people often think it stands for despair and sorrow. However, darkness balances light, and so it is an important part of our lives. What does it mean if black is your favorite color?
Those who prefer black as their favorite color have an opposing nature. They can be pessimistic and yet can give others advice about hope. Sadness may prevail their mind and soul even though it is less expressed. Those who love black appreciate thoughts with deep meanings and like to be mysterious too.
- Opposing nature
- Sometimes sad but don’t slow it
So I hope my color personality test revealed some truth about you and your special someone. What’s your favorite color? And has it changed since your childhood? If so, what was it before? (Mine was pink when I was a teen, but now it’s blue.) Let me know what it is and what it means in the comments below! You can also share your thoughts by tweeting me @shilpa1ahuja!
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]