What does your favorite color say about you?

Red Flower

Now that my website is mostly moved over to my new site and my blog is ‘attached’ to it, I am dedicating myself to blogging weekly.  Sometimes it might be a link to a great article, a quote, or a full-on blog about something I think is interesting, inspirational, fun, etc.  Most often it will be something that will help you find balance, trust your intuition, go with the flow, and discover what feeds your soul.

Recently someone I am in an online community with, Andrea Hiltbrunner of DreAm*heArt*sMart*ArT and from Switzerland, posed a ‘challenge’ to post about certain themes on certain dates and then asks us to share her page and in return she’ll share our page.  What a wonderful idea.  I love online community building!

This week’s theme is  C O L O R.  Which made me think of so many things: artists, chakras, my favorite color, beauty, black,  white, foliage, the sky, rainbows, ROYgBIV, and color meanings.

In my research, I found a fabulous website that called ‘Color Matters’, a site that includes some not-so-typical color symbolisms and factoids.  For example:  did you know:

Red is the most popular color used on flags in the world ~ approximately 77% of all flags include the color red?  The color orange is the middle traffic light color in France?  That blue is the most commonly used color in corporate identity?

And the Color Matter’s website conducted a Global Color Survey of 130,000 people around the world and here are the results of color associations:

Happy - Yellow
Pure – White
Good Luck – Green
Good-tasting – Red
Dignity – Dark Blue
High Technology – Silver
Sexiness - Red
Mourning – Black
Expensive – Gold
Inexpensive – Brown
Powerful – Red
Dependable – Blue
High Quality - Gold
Nausea – Muted Yellow
Deity – White
Bad Luck - Black
Favorite Color - Blue
Least Favorite Color – Dark Yellow

So, why is the photo associated with this post a red flower?  Yep, you guessed – red is my favorite color.  What does that mean?  Oh, I could read various descriptions about what it means, but like the personality tests that indicates I am an ESTJ  on the Myers-Brigg (take the test here) and an 8 (though I just took the test again – 6 and 8 were equal) on the Enneagram chart (take an introductory test here), some of it fits and some of it –not so much.  And as I say when I lead yoga teacher training and when I coach individuals . . . take what resonates for you and leave the rest behind.

Have fun exploring colors, the Myers-Brigg, and the Enneagram.

Make an amazing day!

xo
~Maureen

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11 Responses to “What does your favorite color say about you?”

  1. Sand July 8, 2013 2:36 pm #

    Lovely – thanks for the links :) Have shared this on Twitter.

    • mmillernh July 8, 2013 8:03 pm #

      Thanks for sharing, super kind of you!
      xo

  2. suzi poland July 8, 2013 4:45 pm #

    Hi Maureen, what an informative post about the emotional effects of Colour. Nice to meet you via Andrea’s Challenge, here is a link to my post http://suzipoland.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/colour.html :D

    • mmillernh July 8, 2013 7:50 pm #

      Nice to meet you too, Suzi. I look forward to your next post.

  3. Andrea July 8, 2013 7:14 pm #

    Hi Maureen, thank you for joining my Blogchallenge. As you saw I love red and orange in these days. I like your post very much as we share the same colour. Let’s be powerful! See you in two weeks with the topic of priorities. Love, Andrea

    • mmillernh July 8, 2013 7:50 pm #

      So much fun, Andrea… I want to think of something creative like this to do with my community. xo

  4. charlotte July 8, 2013 7:39 pm #

    Hi Maureen,
    My favorite color changes from time to time. I think it is bc of the ´place´ where I am at in that moment of my life. I used to love black, mud green and brown. Now it´s aqua green, mosterd and fuchia. Can you tell from my site? :-) http://smartcreativemompreneur.com/wordpress/as-long-as-they-are-happy/ Looking forward to reading your BlogChallenge blog :-)
    Charlotte

    • mmillernh July 8, 2013 7:52 pm #

      Yes, I can tell from your site that you love color, so what a perfect challenge. Hope you enjoyed all the information on this post about what colors mean!
      xo

  5. Andrea July 8, 2013 7:48 pm #

    I just forgot my link. Here it is: http://www.dreamheart-smartart.ch/2013/07/08/blogchallenge-on-monday-colour-colourful/
    Andrea

  6. milly July 10, 2013 5:53 pm #

    Hi Maureen,
    I love a blog that teaches me interesting facts about one of my fave things in life : ) And it turns out I’m a 1 – who knew?! : )

    http://www.millymoon.com/1/post/2013/07/touch-in-color.html

  7. angielski Szczecin August 4, 2013 2:15 pm #

    Thanx for a very interesting site. What else may I get that type of info written in such an ideal way? I have a challenge that I am simply now working on, and I’ve been at the look out for such information.

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