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It was so enjoyable reading all of your answers on the color psychology questionnaire! Some were surprising (Could orange be peaceful?; Could yellow be boring?), and others were pretty by-the-book, universally relatable (Red is passionate; Blue ranks as the top liked color; Gray is reminiscent of cloudy skies and seasonal depression).
I might use the data collected from this in future blog posts because, though there was not a huge sample of opinions (28 of you participated), there is still a lot that can be analyzed from it that can’t all be covered in this one post. I’d also love to do this again someday on a smaller scale (One color at a time…Sorry if 12 was too much all at once!) and with more participants.
I’m excited to share with you the results, as well as further color psychology research to complement our study (just a little)! Sorry that it took so much time–the last few months have been full of busy packing, unpacking and settling into my family’s new home, figuring out remotely working at home with my dad (and quitting not much later due to heavy anxiety), dealing with lots of sickness, exhaustion and depression, planning the future of this blog, and getting my Poshmark closet relaunched in effort to start making money again. It’s been nothing short of crazy. We’re still getting to know our new town and getting a feel for our new lives.
This is going to be a long post, so i recommend navigating first to your favorite and then your least favorite colors. Then you can continue to enjoy reading the results or bookmark to read later on.
Before We Begin:
–Information About Questionnaire
Color Questionnaire Results:
References and Additional Reading:
All quotes from “Participants” or “Respondents” (interchangeable meaning), as well as answers shown in charts, come from the thoughts and opinions submitted by readers to my Color Psychology Questionnaires.
Albee, Sarah: “The Color Purple.” Blog post. Sarah Albee Books. April 05, 2012.
Andrews, Evan: “Why Is Purple Considered the Color of Royalty?” Blog post. History.com. A&E Television Networks. July 15, 2015.
Archer, Sarah: “A Western Cultural History of Pink, from Madame De Pompadour to Pussy Hats.” Blog post. Hyperallergic. February 19, 2017.
Birren, Faber: “Color Psychology and Color Therapy”.
Centeno, Antonio: “5 Reasons All Men Should Wear Pink | The Real Masculine Color.” Blog post. Real Men Real Style. November 28, 2016.
Coscarelli, Alyssa: “The Fashion Week Trends That Will Show Up In Fast-Fashion.” Page 46. Blog post. Refinery29. February 28, 2017.
Eysenck, H.J.: “A Critical and Experimental Study of Colour Preferences”. American Journal of Psychology. July, 1941.
Hammond, Claudia: “Future – The ‘Pink vs Blue’ Gender Myth.” Online magazine. BBC. November 18, 2014.
Kandinsky, Wassily: “The Art of Spiritual Harmony”.
Ljungström, Maria: “Beige Färg = Boring ??? / BEIGE = BORING???” Blog post. Inredningsvis. December 29, 2015.
Maglaty, Jeanne: “When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?” Online magazine. Smithsonian.com. Smithsonian Institution, 07 Apr. 2011.
McKay, Brett and Kate: “Can Men Wear Pink?” Blog post. The Art of Manliness. July 26, 2016.
Nicholson, George: “How To Wear Pink for Men.” Blog Post. The Idle Man. May 09, 2017.
Shpancer, Noam: “Red Alert: Science Discovers The Color of Sexual Attraction.” Online magazine. Psychology Today. Sussex Publishers. January 10, 2013.