View Full Version : Favourite Colour and does it mean anything?
05-26-2000, 09:19 AM
I have a tie between three colours: brown, green, and clear. I always have to explain clear to people when I say that one though. Clear is the only colour that takes on all the properties of the colours around it yet maintains a distinctly separate property that is uniquely itself. Clear is awesome.
On the same line, do you guys believe that your favourite colour can be an accurate reflection of your personality? I heard that browns were warm and loving, greens were youthful and exuberant, blacks liked the more profane, yellows are virginal, pinks are naive, etc. Tell me some thoughts.
05-26-2000, 02:18 PM
That's what Mom always told me. Also, I'm a "Moon child" which sounds better than A Cancer. All associated with "calm" in legend.
I do like your choice of brown and green, though.
I always have prefered brown ink (sepia, the original old-fashioned natural squid-ink color).
And green for marking changes.
This matches old parchment documents I saved and loved as a kid, where the blacks and blues of old inks would age to medium browns and greens. I mean "calm" browns and greens.
And as I kid I did like disappearing inks (lemon juice- heat to read) , so there's your Clear.
05-26-2000, 03:19 PM
My favorite colors are purple, black and brown. I don't know if they mean anything. I do know as far as my clothing is concerned I usually go through color "phases".
What that means is for a few months at a time I tend to buy the same or similar color clothing, shoes/makeup and accessories, etc. It just makes getting dressed easier when you have a bunch of stuff that can be mixed and matched and still coordinate. I have gone through a brown phase, a silver/gray phase, a purple phase, black is always a staple, a green phase, you get the idea. Currently I am not in a color phase, as I have sufficiently built my wardrobe to the point where I can have quite a range of color. White is hot right now, though.
05-26-2000, 03:28 PM
I am definitely a purple person. Wear it every
day of my life.
Purple is a very strong color. No matter what
other color you add to it, it stays purple
(magnetha, lavendar, lilac, puce, etc.) There's
more shades of purple than any other color.
People purple are very strong and definite
05-26-2000, 03:34 PM
My favorite color for most of my adult life is celery green. Its so beautiful, but so hard to find clothes in it.
Am I youthful and exhuberant? Maybe.
But I DO believe people are like their favorite colors: reds are energetic, blues calm, purples mystic, yellows weird(kidding).
05-26-2000, 03:59 PM
The main thing is, if you don't know your favorite color, you might get cast into the Gorge of Eternal Peril. (You knew somebody was going to say that.) Other than that, I'm not sure that it means much.
I used to wear a lot of earthtones; now I wear black jeans more days than not. I went through great changes during the earthtone period, which lasted nearly two decades; I'm still much the same person I was a few years before I started moving away from that. So it doesn't seem to mean much in my life. I don't know whether that makes me the rule or the exception.
05-26-2000, 04:02 PM
I like a certain shade of dark cyan, sort of a greenish blue colour. There's no particular reason; it just looks cool. Black is good and relaxing to look at, but I don't wear it because it gets dirty too easily. Actually, I don't have any cyan clothing either. Hm.
05-26-2000, 08:41 PM
my favorite color is silver. it is reflective of other colors while remainig its own color at the same time.
05-26-2000, 10:08 PM
I'm a big fan of blue. All sorts of blues, depending on my mood. And the color of hemitite... its some wierd black/silver/steel color that just seems to bothe reflect and swallow everything around it. I wear a lot of both actually. Most of my daily jewelry and some of my dress up stuff is hemitite and about two-thirds of my wardrobe is various blues. Like right now, I'm wearing my navy blue felt jacket, dark blue jeans, and a softish paleish blue tank top with my hemitite ring, necklace and earrings.
Devil In Disguise
05-26-2000, 10:54 PM
I like red because it is the color of flames.
05-26-2000, 10:58 PM
Not the really hot ones, Devil. Or several that are in lower oxygen content environs. Nevermind...
05-27-2000, 01:28 AM
I usually like darker colors.
My favorite is vivid, yet towards the dark side blue. It's hard to describe really. I also generally like all shades of blue, however. I also like dark dark forest green. Bright green is kind of ugly to me, but forest green looks nice.
The only bright color I really like is red. It has to be towards the yellow side, kind of like Chinese red (Vermillion), or the really vivid hot candy apple reds.
05-27-2000, 01:23 PM
My newspaper just had an article today that mentioned (but didn't explain) that people's favorite color is determined in part by religion, geographical region, and socioeconomic group.
05-27-2000, 01:24 PM
By the way, my favorite color is green. The same article said that I'm hopeful and green represents growth.
05-27-2000, 01:30 PM
Clear is a great way to put it. I have clear stickers for everything. Return address, mailing labels, I even print window rainbow with clear mailing label stock and a color inkjet. And I make Christmas stickers to seal envelopes.
05-27-2000, 01:34 PM
I am nuts for Candy Apple Red, or metal-with-clear-red-over-it like on some(not all) cola cans
05-27-2000, 05:32 PM
I like most dark colors, but especially the dark blues and greens. I tend towards darker greens (my favorite is hunter green), darker blues (think navy blue), and black. I think I like the darker colors because I'm somewhat prone to headaches caused by light, making me somewhat photophobic (especially if I have a headache) and drawn towards dark colors. One of the most relaxing images I can imagine is a few thick cushions on a floor, some Mozart playing (a stack of CDs nearby, with everything from classical to World Music to Rolling Stones), a dim light on to read by, and perhaps a small laptop nearby with a printer (as much to write as to go online). Pretty minimalist, but I don't ask much.
mega the roo
05-27-2000, 07:42 PM
I usually answer with Rainbow, but I'll try to be more specific.
I used to have a thing for green and brown, but the brown seemed to drop off and in be replaced by red, blue, orange and yellow.
But if I had to pick one it would probably be red . . . and silver.
05-27-2000, 10:27 PM
My two favorite colors are purple and teal. What does it show? That I have good taste.
05-27-2000, 10:36 PM
Green and Purple.
Dunno what that means, but, hells....
They look gooood.
05-28-2000, 03:36 PM
My favorite color is orange, especially tangerine-orange. I don't know what it means, but I do know that it's hard to find clothing in that color. I had to have my orange prom dress made for me in high school. Also, I've always wanted to paint my bedroom that color, but I'm afraid it might be overpowering.
05-28-2000, 04:02 PM
I'm a big fan of dark grey myself.
I do believe there was a whole pop-psych theory based on ranking what colors you liked to determine your personality characteristics. I read a book on it and tried it, it was slightly less accurate than my astrological profile. I forget the actual name of this method...though I do recall that it sounded german.
05-31-2000, 06:06 PM
It depends; are you wearing it, driving it, or decorating with it?
Decorating? One of my favourite themes is oak, forest green and brass.
Vehicles? dark champagne, medium red, and then, for my MG, Vermillion (it actually looks like a mellow orange).
Clothing? Blues, greens and khakis. Occasionally something bright to liven things up.
06-02-2000, 01:40 AM
I've always liked red and black. No particular reason. I wear mostly black and blue, since I'm lazy and don't have any inclination to color co-ordinate and red looks bad on me. I've got a rather pale complexion.
06-02-2000, 06:32 PM
My favorite "in general" color is gray; any shade of gray. Don't know what that signifies, if anything, but it always appears serene to me. Cloud gray, silver, dark gray; all of 'em.
For clothing, gray (natch), black, that spiffy darkish clear royal blue, and dark garnet red. I have a lot of taupe and khaki stuff, mainly because they're neutral enough to coordinate w/ those colors. I've grown to like the dark red mainly because it looks good on me: fair skin, dark eyes and hair. A pale blush pink looks really good on me, too, but it still isn't one of my favorites. I buy it only if the cut and style are very tailored and unfussy.
I have no idea what any of this might signify, other than a stodgy approach to colors.
06-02-2000, 06:56 PM
Easy analysis, Color in your World [Faber Birren], analysis based on what color you like/don't like.
Extensive analysis, "Luscher color Test"
06-03-2000, 04:12 PM
My favorite color is red, because it showcases the elegance of a fiery personality. Its vibrant, radiant tone reminds one of a sharply honest person, frank and without guile. All other colors fill me with ennui.
...well, not really. I just think it looks pretty.
So, the answers to your questions are red, and no, respectively.
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