What does your favorite color mean?

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Everyone has a favorite color. But your favorite color tells more than just what color clothes you prefer - each color reveals your personality
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What does your favorite color say about you?

Most people, for whatever reason, have a favorite color but few know what their preference says about them. Read on to find out what your favorite color means.


The sunniest color in the spectrum, yellow has long been associated with good cheer and happiness. Those who love yellow are often creative, artistic, social people who have dramatic imaginations and a love to create. Studies show that stores with yellow décor experience less theft than stores painted other colors and that yellow improves the thought process of small children. It is interesting to note however, that other studies suggest that babies who sleep in yellow rooms cry more and sleep less. This may be due to the stimulating effect the color has so it may be logical to paint your infants' bedroom a less "inspiring" color.


Orange is to red as Betty is to Veronica, often the color that gets the least attention, overshadowed by the brilliance of its peers, red and yellow. Associated with Thanksgiving, fall, spice and warmth, orange is the only color named after an object. It is believed that lovers of orange are social creatures who get along with almost everyone. Orange fans hate being alone and many believe that wearing something orange, or sitting in an orange room or on an orange couch will cheer you up if you're feeling grumpy.


Bright and dramatic, red is the color of love, joy and bravery. Rooms that are painted red are often warm and cheery while people who wear red are often energetic, optimistic individuals who love attention and being in the spotlight. Those who love red live life to the fullest and are tenacious and determined in their endeavors.


Pink is associated with gentleness, softness and calm. Those who choose pink as their favorite color are often calm and sensitive and care about other feelings. Pink lovers are also generally sympathetic and compassionate and dislike controversy of any kind.


Green is calming, the color of fresh beginnings and new life. Studies show that the color green increases well being, calmness and restful emotions. 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. If green is your favorite color, chances are you're emotional, caring, and aware of those around you.


Blue is serene and tranquil, the color of peace and contentment. Thanks to its calming effects, blue is the color of choice for the many hospital nurseries and studies show that when sitting in a blue room, most people report feeling quiet and settled. If blue is your favorite color you love harmony, are capable, reliable, and sensitive and always make an effort to think of others.


Rich and vibrant, purple is often associated with royalty and riches. Purple is believed to help people be creative and if purple is your preference chances are you're artistic and unique. Many "eccentric" personalities prefer purple to any other color and it is often the favorite color of teenage girls.


The color black is often associated with power and sophistication and is often chosen for business wear, such as suits. Black is also the color of mystery and invokes a sense of the unknown. 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 preferring to wait until they are comfortable to share their feelings.


Brown is the color of stability and reliability. Associated with all things organic, studies show that when asked what their favorite color is, men pick brown over any other color. Brown gives off a feeling of connection with the earth and all that is natural.


What does your favorite color mean, if your chosen hue is grey? Grey is solid and timeless, a neutral color that invokes comfort and stability. While gray is one of the favorite colors when it comes to clothing, people rarely choose it as their favorite color thanks to its association with gray skies, depression and all things muted.


The color white as the color of innocence, purity and cleanliness. People who like white are often organized and logical and don't have a great deal of clutter, either tangible or psychological, in their lives. People who prefer white to other colors are usually the type to get things done in a timely fashion.

Discovering the answer to the question, what does your favorite color mean tells a great deal about your preferences and personality.

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