Here's what your favourite colour says about you

Colours are everywhere, from the blue of the sky to the brown of the earth and from the yellow of the sun to the green of the forests. Psychologists came

Here's what your favourite colour says about you
  • PublishedJanuary 3, 2022

Colours are everywhere, from the blue of the sky to the brown of the earth and from the yellow of the sun to the green of the forests. Psychologists came to the enlightenment that people’s favourite colours can tell others who they are. Here is what colour says about people who wear them.


Black is often taken seriously in the fashion world. According to research in psychology, black is viewed as an emblem of intelligence, sternness and most importantly power.

People with black as their preferred colour of dressing are full of ambition, purposefulness and sensitivity.  While wearing black, they can turn the attention off their appearance to their personality, as a person’s inner qualities are important to them.


The earth is brown. It is reliable, strong and stable, and so is the one who loves wearing brown. Brown represents people who are conservative, poised and collected.

They have enormous respect for their elders and have an appreciation for the traditional ways of living. Brown-lovers are in search of peace, stability and strength in their lives.


Psychologists link blue with confidence and calmness. It is a symbol of tranquillity, efficiency and trust. Many workers’ uniforms are blue. It is also often advisable to wear blue for a job interview as this will exemplify one’s collectedness.


Yellow is the colour of the sun. It represents happiness and laughter. According to studies, it increases the production of feel-good hormones in the brain thus improving one’s mood.

It is also said to speed up metabolism. Yellow increases concentration and attention and so it is used for billboards and road signs.

People who wear yellow are usually joyful and active. Those who wear yellow are bright dreamers and adventurers ready to explore and conquer.



Green represents nature. This colour is gentle. It sustains a good mood within you and your surroundings. Its kinship with nature causes a feeling of peace and contentment.

Those who chose green as their main colour of dressing, lead an active public life and are often financially stable. Additionally, they are caring, kind and soft-hearted.


The Colour Purple was, in the past, a sign of royalty and his societal status. It represented sophistication, wealth and extravagance. Only the rich could access shades of purple.

Nowadays purple indicates creativity, insight and love of art. People who prefer wearing purple are emotional, dreamy, passionate and love mysticism. They can be unpredictable sometimes.


This is the colour of passion. To impress is why this colour is often worn. It is a statement colour. It draws attention to somebody. It is associated with vibrance, energy, movement and excitement.

Men are easily attracted to women wearing a ruby tint as it is a stimulant for men. Those who often wear red are bright, easily excitable, slightly self-centred and also addiction-prone.


White is the colour of peace and purity. Moreover, it is a sign of freedom. White clothes are often worn for their apparent ‘perfection’ and as a symbol of transcendence.

White also marks a new beginning, and thus a common colour for wedding dresses. People who love wearing white are neat and organized in everything they do. They are also open to others and generally strive for goodness.

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Bright pink is the colour of a flirty girl but can also be seen in children’s wardrobes or on Barbie dolls. However, for those of more mature age, softer, more tender shades of pink are preferable as they represent ultimate femininity.

According to psychologists, people who love pink are romantic, optimistic and self-righteous. They are, also, people who appreciate kindness and comfort.



Orange always gives an atmosphere a fun party vibe, in addition to being a warm and opportunistic colour. It is also cheerful, creative and attractive.

Those who like to wear orange are optimistic, energetic and cheerful, lively, and are eager for change. Although they can be slightly flaky people, still they can be ambitious and prudent.

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