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Why Is Your Favorite Color Your Favorite Color?

Psychology of Color - Segmation Digital Art GameYou probably have a favorite color, but chances are you rarely stop to think about why you are drawn to this particular hue.

For years, psychologists have been claiming that people are drawn to choice shades for particular reasons. This means that, whether you know it or not, there is good reason why your favorite color is your favorite color.

What is Your Favorite Color?

It is likely that your preference stems from personal tastes and the culture that surrounds you. After all, we develop color affinities at young ages. For instance, to make conversation with a child, it is common to ask, “What is your favorite color?” Therefore, it makes sense to think that these hues have an influence on our personalities as we age too. According to some psychologists and color experts, our favorite colors reflect parts of our personalities, but how?

One artist who correlates colors with personality traits is Oliver Munday. His color maps recently made their way into a highly anticipated book on color, ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color (Bloomsbury 2013).

Color Maps of Your Favorite Colors

The color maps explore long held truths about colors as well as historical events and phenomenon related to specific colors. Like, did you know the yellow pencil can be traced back to Ch’ing dynasty in China? At the time, yellow was the “exclusive imperial color for the country” (Huffingtonpost.com).

Take a look at Munday’s color map of black. “Miserable Ecstasy” and “The Vast and The Minute” it says in bold. Nobody needs to ask why these sayings are associated with the shade because they make perfect sense. As the color map enfolds them into historical events and phenomenon, like “The curious science of ink” and “Glossy vs. matte blacks,” readers begin to learn facts about their favorite color and become enlightened as to why they prefer certain shades.

Emotional Connections to Color

To some, it is fascinating to learn that the reason our favorite colors are our favorite colors are rooted in history. However, most of us understand that there are emotional reasons why we connect with certain shades. Empower-Yourself-With-Color-Psychology.com lays out what your favorite color says about you on an emotional level. Click on the link to find out what your favorite hue reveals.

If you’ve never stopped to think about why your favorite color is your favorite color, take time to explore this thought today. Use the resources and links provided in this post to identify the historical significance and emotional ties you have to your choice hue.

We live in a colorful world. Learning about your favorite color may enlighten you.

Read more Segmation blog posts about color psychology:

The Psychology of Color

Colors Change What is Beautiful

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Choose Your Wedding Colors in 4 Simple Steps

Decorating with color can make a celebration come to life. This is especially true when it comes to weddings.

Picking wedding colors is a process that needs close attention. Add a touch of charm to a black and white affair, and infuse your event with liveliness.

For those who want their weddings to be full of colorful joy and personality, consider following these four simple steps.

1.    Identify your Favorite Color

Do you have a favorite color? What about colors? These appealing shades may symbolize emotions (i.e. yellow = happy). Or, perhaps it is a shade that looks good with your skin tone and hair color. If you have trouble pinpointing the hues you love, take a look around. What colors do you decorate with? What does your cell phone case look like? What colors are repeated throughout your wardrobe? Your favorite colors are all around you. Take notice.

2.    Look at the Location

Wedding venues either have lots of character or are blank canvases. Nevertheless, it is important to recognize color pallets in the reception hall and ceremony spaces. Do you notice an established color pattern that you want to repeat? Is there a color that may clash with the theme you have in mind? Depending on the look of the venue or venues, this may have a strong influence on your color choice.

3.    Consider the Date

Depending on the time of year your wedding takes place, you may have to consider seasonal colors. For instance, in fall, outdoor colors tend to be vibrant shades of red, orange and gold. Therefore, it may be wise to compliment these colors when planning your wedding. It will add charm to the occasion and fit the overall mood that nature sets.

4.    Choose the Best Flowers

Once you acknowledge seasonal colors, it may be a good time to shop for flowers. Look for blooms that are relevant with the season. This adds to the ambiance and can save you money, as it is costly to import flowers that are not in season.

Choosing a theme for your wedding is more involved than declaring your favorite color. Like all aspects of wedding planning, there is a lot to consider. By taking your location, date, flowers, and your favorite colors into account, arriving at your final decision should be easy. Ultimately, choose colors that compliment you and will delight your guests.

Read more Segmation blog posts about wedding colors and décor:

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