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What your favorite color says about you (and more!)

We all have favorite colors, but have you ever wondered what your favorite color says about you? Color psychology is a relatively new field of study that investigates how different colors influence our behaviors, attitudes, and outlooks. With that said, we did a little research and we’re here to share how your favorite color may reflect different aspects of your personality, chakra alignment, and even how you interact in relationships. Remember that some of this will resonate and some won’t, so take what relates and leave the rest.



Black

How it makes us feel.

It is often said that black is a mixture of all colors. Black is known to evoke feelings of power, control, authority, discipline, and elegance. It also symbolizes privacy and is used to radiate authority, create an element of mystery, and embody strength, stability, and groundedness. Black is known to be a sophisticated color that embodies style and uncompromising quality.


What it says about you.

Black is also associated with death and rebirth, which may also mean that you are clear and direct when making decisions and closing one chapter to begin another. Negative associations with the color black are that it may symbolize the darkness of spirit, oppression, and heaviness.


Chakras and zodiacs.

Black is often linked to the sign of Scorpio, as they are known to have a dark and mysterious element to them.


While the root chakra is red, some also say that if black had to be linked to a chakra it would be the root chakra.


Blue

How it makes us feel.

Blue is the color of the sky on a sunny day, likewise, it makes us feel a sense of freedom, self-expression trustworthiness, joy, and knowledge. Blue may be used to inspire a sense of trust, stimulate productivity, and give a suggestion of accuracy and precision. Blue tends to inspire reflection while making us feel an element of safety and confidence in ourselves and our environment.


What it says about you.

People whose favorite color is blue are said to value truth and peace. As it is associated with the throat chakra (see below) it is often said that individuals who like blue have the tendency to “speak the truth in love.” These individuals are reliable, encouraging, confident, and fairly even-tempered (at least when their life is in balance). Some negative associations for individuals who identify with the color blue include being cold, aloof, or having a lack of emotion.


Chakras and zodiacs.

Blue is associated with the throat chakra. When in alignment, we are able to communicate clearly, confidently, and freely. When the throat chakra is out of alignment, we may have issues of self-expression, communication, or even issues associated with oral or dental health.


As far as the signs go, blue is associated with the sign of Aquarius. This comes as no surprise as Aquarius is known as the water bearer.


Brown

How it makes us feel.

Brown brings about feelings of stability, reliability, comfort, and honesty. Brown can make us feel warm and cozy while having the tendency to neutralize emotions with its natural essence. Brown is associated with simplicity, subtlety, depth, and seriousness.


What it says about you.

Individuals whose favorite color is brown are likely to be reliable, solid in relationships, and possess a depth of personality. When out of alignment, brown may suggest a lack of humor or sophistication.


Chakras and zodiacs.

Brown is associated with Virgo, which is an Earth sign. This makes sense as brown is the color of soil and represents security and stability, which are core traits of earth signs.


Gray

How it makes us feel.

Gray is often associated with neutrality or untapped emotions, giving us the feeling of practicality, formality, and quietness. The color blue may bring about feelings of suppressed energy and may be used to communicate maturity and composure.


What it says about you.

Those who like the color gray may be perceived as having a modern or chic style, and being overall pretty stylish. They are likely known to hold themselves together while in public, not conveying too much emotion–happy or sad. Those who like gray may also be perceived to have a high degree of intelligence and lead balanced lives.


Chakras and zodiacs.

We love the color, but there aren’t any zodiac or chakra associations with the color gray.


Green

How it makes us feel.

While darker green evokes feelings of safety, stability, harmony, balance, and reliability, light green is associated with feelings of growth, harmony, fertility, and dependability. While light green may be used to embody the essence of restored energy, growth, and nurturing energy, darker greens may be used to make bring about relaxation, revitalization, and balanced energy.


What it says about you.

While green is typically synonymous with either money or naturality, it actually has other meanings when it comes to favorite color associations. Generally speaking, individuals with a predilection for green are viewed as being loyal, well-composed, independent, and balanced in nature. They are known by their friends to be a safe haven. Light green represents rebirth and renewal. A negative association with the color green includes being “green with envy.” It may also symbolize sickness and boredom.


Chakras and zodiacs.

Taurus is the primary zodiac sign represented by the color green. Green is the color of life and growth, just as Taurus is known as the sign of progress. Also of note is the water sign Pisces which is associated with light green, the color of much aquatic life. Light green may enhance the healing and empathic energy that Pisces is known for.


Orange

How it makes us feel.

Orange is a warm color that makes us feel fun with a burst of energy, friendliness, creativity, and optimism. The color orange may be used to stimulate the senses into action, communicate feelings of fun and freedom, and also enthusiasm.


What it says about you.

Individuals who like the color orange are likely to be positive and energetic in nature with an enthusiasm for life. These individuals are also said to have a warm and caring nature with healthy social lives. On a not-so-positive note, orange is also associated with characteristics of frivolity, immaturity, and frustration.


Chakras and zodiacs.

Orange is the color of the sacral chakra, the chakra that is associated with sensuality, creativity, and sexual energy. Orange is not associated with any of the zodiac signs, but the closest association would be with Leo, which is associated with the color gold, or Aries which is associated with red.


Pink

How it makes us feel.

Pink embodies the traits of passion and compassion, love, playfulness, and imagination. Pink can be used to motivate action, encourage creativity, increase internal energy, and create a sense of fascination and wonder.


What it says about you.

Pink is a soothing, light-hearted, and friendly color, and those whose favorite color is pink are said to have those traits as well. Individuals who like pink are also said to be virtuous, hopeful, and affectionate. These individuals tend to be passionate communicators with caring and gentle personalities at their core. On the other hand, pink is also associated with an unwillingness to take matters seriously, tending to want to keep matters on the lighthearted and comfortable side of things. It is also associated with innocence that airs on the side of naivete.


Chakras and zodiacs.

Libras are associated with the colors light pink and light blue. When together, these colors give you the vision of a gorgeous sunrise on a summer day with a soft wind, kind of like the personality of a Libra.


Purple (or Violet)

How it makes us feel.

Purple is a color that symbolizes prosperity and royalty and evokes feelings of compassion, serenity, mystery, imagination, sensitivity, and spirituality. Purple can be used to inspire creativity, and create an impression of wealth.


What it says about you.

Those who like color are said to be ambitious and self-motivated, and have a taste for the finer things in life, with a solid sense of self-worth, individuality, and power. These individuals tend to have a giving spirit and are born humanitarians. Some less-than-deal characteristics associated with individuals whose favorite color is purple include over-indulgence in decadence, introversion, and the tendency to suppress one’s feelings.


Chakras and zodiacs.

The crown chakra is purple and governs intuition and a connection with divine wisdom and your subconscious mind. The zodiac sign associated with the color purple is Sagittarius. Given that Sagittarius is associated with enlightenment the connection makes perfect sense.


Red

How it makes us feel.

Red is known to be an intense color of passion that attracts attention and evokes feelings of passion, energy, and love. Red is also associated with feelings of anger and aggression, cue the phrase “I saw red.” Red is used to create a sense of urgency, draw attention to a particular matter, and signal the need for caution.


What it says about you.

Individuals whose favorite color is red tend to possess a bold nature and are full of energy, vitality, and a passion for life. These individuals are strong in nature and are able to draw excitement out of others. Downsides of individuals who like red include the tendency to be aggressive or drawn to danger. They may also be defiant in nature and have the tendency to go against the tide.


Chakras and zodiacs.

Our root chakra (or base chakra) is red. This chakra is associated with groundedness, survival and safety, and our most basic human needs. Red is the color of the fire sign Aries. Aries are known to be passionate, fiery, and natural attention magnets, just like the color red.


White

How it makes us feel.

White is a clean color associated with clarity, purity, simplicity, goodness, and hygiene. White can be used to clear the mind, create a sense of balance, and symbolizes a blank slate and an opportunity for a new beginning. White makes us feel calm, free, logical, independent, and full of hope.


What it says about you.

Individuals who like white tend to be bright, independent, and generally open to new opportunities. They tend to have a natural and fresh air about them, a peaceful nature, and easy-going personalities. On the other hand, these individuals may also be said to be quiet, distant, and sometimes disengaged.


Chakras and zodiacs.

As discussed earlier, the crown chakra is associated with red, but it is also white. Located at the top of our heads, this chakra is associated with our connection with spirituality, higher powers, and unconditional love. White and silver are linked to the sign of Cancer.


Yellow

How it makes us feel.

Yellow makes us feel enthusiastic, positive, and ready to take action in the spirit of spontaneity. Yellow may be used to put us in a positive mood, stimulate awareness, energize us, and create feelings of calm and serenity.


What it says about you.

Individuals who love yellow are typically cheerful, intelligent, creative, and spontaneous. They are also known to have warm spirits, expressive personalities, and a general love for life and fun. On the opposite end of things, those who like yellow may possess characteristics of emotional fragility, anxiety, and irrational behavior when upset.


Chakras and zodiacs.

Yellow is associated with the solar plexus chakra, which is linked to our breath, energy, and confidence. Yellow is the color of Gemini, a sign known for its exciting and ever-changing energy.


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