Is Your Favorite Color Related to Your Personality? 

Staff Writer: Hailey Heneghan 

Ever wonder why asking someone’s favorite color is always an icebreaker? Well, it’s quite simple, colors can tell a lot about someone’s personality. So, what does your favorite color say about you? Let’s find out! 

Starting off with one of the bolder colors, red. Now, people whose favorite color is red are often more willing to take risks, be more outgoing and assertive. There is research that shows that when someone wears red, they are seen as more attractive and according to university of the Cumberlands, “Research, presented by Andrew Elliot, suggests that athletes struggle when playing against teams decked out in red.” 

Red is often an attention attracting color, used in many brands and logos.  Photo Credit: Cindy Chung, verywell

Next, we have what is often considered to be red’s opposite, blue. About 30% of people in the United States prefer blue, they are often seen as trustworthy, calm, and loyal. They can often find calm in the chaos and are favored for high stress jobs, such as Heathcare workers, lawyers, and military officers. 

Do you wonder why blue is the most popular color? Photo Credit: Cindy Chung, verywell

Is your favorite color pink? Then you may be seen as very approachable, caring, or kind. You may also feel a strong need to feel loved sometimes. Pink can also be considered a calming color, according to, “One shade known as “drunk-tank pink” is sometimes used in prisons to calm inmates.” 

When you think of pink do you think of love? Photo Credit: Cindy Chung, verywell

Moving on to green, green lovers may be practical, down to earth, and finding balance or security might be one of the more important things to you right now. While green is commonly associated with envy it may be because you think too much about what others think of you. 

If you love green, do you enjoy nature? Photo Credit: Cindy Chung, verywell 

Yellow is often seen as a hyper and bright color. You may show a love of learning new things and might enjoy expressing yourself through your creativity and positivity. However, they are often underestimated considering the lack of people favoring yellow.  

Is the sun yellow? Photo Credit: Cindy Chung, verywell 

Next up is orange, people who love orange might feel a desire for companionship. Most orange lovers are younger in age, and they are often friendly and enthusiastic. 4% of women prefer orange while only 2% of men do. Fun fact: The fruit was named before the color.  

Or is the sun orange? Photo Credit: Cindy Chung, verywell 

Now we have what most consider to be the color of royalty, purple. These people can be quite creative and artistic. They can also be sensitive but that is only because they care so much. Purple is favored evenly among all age groups. You may be willing to help others with any of their problems, big or small.  

Purple dye used to be made from sea snails. Photo Credit: Cindy Chung, verywell 

The 8th color is black, people who like black often like to be in control and work independently. While they may not be the best for a group project, they know how to get work done efficiently when left alone. “In Great Britain’s English Midlands, a black cat is the ideal wedding gift; they’re believed to bring good luck and happiness to the bride.” according to 

Would you consider black cats to be bad luck? Photo Credit: Cindy Chung, verywell 

To most brown may be boring to some, but it can also be considered a color of constant stability. The people who prefer brown are often very dependable, even if they prefer to stay in isolation. They may be more of a feet on the ground and head out of the clouds kind of person.  

If you have a dog, what color is it? Photo Credit: Cindy Chung, verywell 

The people who favor white try to constantly declutter their lives and the things around them, often finding that they enjoy tedious detail-oriented work. Often you might enjoy embracing the logical side of yourself rather than the emotional side. Only about 2% of people claim white to be their favorite color. 

White has no hues, the only other color with no hues is black. Photo Credit: Cindy Chung, verywell 

So, what does it all mean? Is any of this true? Let’s look at what some students at our school have to say. Hadden Cobb, 9th grade, who favors orange says that he is “Kind, optimistic, forgiving, and a know it all.” Brayden Berry, 9th grade, whose favorite color is yellow says that he’s “Positive I guess.” Do you relate to your favorite color? 

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