For fun: What do colors say about you?

Katherine - posted on 11/14/2010 ( 83 moms have responded )

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Orange
What it represents: OK, orange is not exactly the easiest color to wear and it’s not the most common favorite color, but guess what? Orange is as sensual as it gets. Orange is a mellowed red — and it takes primal, lusty urges and mellows them with a softer vibe. Orange is the color of early attractions, emotional responses, and inner magnetism. Oh, and one other thing: orange is also close to gold, the color of success and wealth.

Understanding people who love it: Someone who likes orange is alive with feelings, the ability to nurture, and can intuit a path to success. If your favorite color is orange, you don’t have an “off” switch when it comes to passion. This is all good stuff, but there’s nothing casual about the connections this kind of person usually forges.

Yellow
What it represents: Yellow is the color of the sun, vitality, power and ego... but it’s not a great indicator of romance. Watch out for self-centered, “me first” energy when someone prefers yellow to the rest of the rainbow.

Understanding people who love it: If yellow is your favorite color, temper your use of the word “I” when you’re interested in someone else. You can come across as too ego-centric otherwise. Now, if you’re dating someone whose favorite hue is yellow, make sure to jump in and share stories about yourself, since this person may not give you much room.

Green
What it represents: Here is the heart of the matter: green is the color of love. (It’s no coincidence that we make our money in the same color...) Green is the color of life and abundance — leaves, grass, plants — it’s all about growing, expanding, and living. So why don’t we give ferns instead of roses on Valentine’s Day? Because green is about expansive, humanistic love and acceptance, not bodice-ripping romance. What’s more, green is a nice-person color, a “do-gooder, be-gooder” kind of color. This person has a warm heart. Passion is probably in there somewhere, buried under their integrity and honor.

Understanding people who love it: If you love green, you put the greater good before your own good — but try a little selfish behavior once in a while.

Blue
What it represents: Blue is a color of clarity, communications and charm. And regardless of the shade, this hue says: “I like to be understood.” On the downside, under stress, a “blue” person can send mixed messages, have trouble making up their mind, or just space out during conversations.

Understanding people who love it: If blue is your favorite color, you never run out of anything to say — expression is your strong suit. And if you’re dating a “blue” person? The same holds true; you should always know where you stand.

Purple
What it represents: Purple evokes the energy of illusion, imagination and fantasy. Or should we say purrrrple? Purple tends to inspire coyness, romance, flirtation and teasing — it builds anticipation with a dash of playfulness. The downside of purple is unrealistic expectations. Is it easier to live in your fantasy world than the real world? Some purple-lovers prefer it.

Understanding people who love it: If you love purple, you can be an imaginative romantic or prefer imaginary romance, depending on how you feel.

White
What it represents: White is light — the combination of all colors. White symbolizes purity (the traditional bridal dress, the christening gown) and spirituality. There’s a simplicity to it, too.

Understanding people who love it: People who love white are probably clean and orderly. While white isn’t the sexiest color, it is certainly healthy.

Black
What it represents: Like white, black is a combination of all colors, but instead of purity, it represents the unknown, the unseen — mystery. Black basically holds back information... but there’s no denying that it has strong associations in our culture with “the dark side” and evil.

Understanding people who love it: If your favorite color is black, you are more hush-hush than high-strung in nature. The silence of this color lets others fill in the blanks. Black says, “I’m not telling you anything.” People who love black can be tough nuts to crack, but quite possibly worth the effort.

I wear a lot of black. Oh great.

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Minnie - posted on 11/16/2010

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Too cool.



Loureen: No, it doesn't work the other way around. The letters and numbers themselves have colors, but there's no association when I just see other items and objects that have those colors.



Toni: Are you asking if I associate a personality with a name color? I don't. Cathy's name is yellows, oranges and reds, so it's 'warm' to me. Like the sun, lol.



Krista would be a confused personality, I guess. Hehee. But I just see the colors. That's it.

Minnie - posted on 11/16/2010

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Yeah the tea/dinner thing was totally confusing me. Marinated tea? LOL.



My good 'ol days sound pretty dull compared to some of you other ladies'!



OK kids are napping here goes for all you weirdoes:



a: red

b: brown

c: yellow

d: grey

e: blue

f: mmm....dark purpilish with a little green tint, lol

g: dark purpely-olive-brown

h: orange

i: white

j: dark brown

k: periwinkle

l: lavender

m: redish-violet

n: marigold sort of color

o: white

p: pink

q: greyish blue

r: raisin (brownish purple with maybe a little red thrown in)

s: raspberry

t: mustardy color

u: light green

v: a bit lighter shade than u

w: navy blue

x: black

y: brick clay red

z: orange, a little browner than 'h'



Don't start talking to me in code though, it doesn't work the other way around! :P



Before you even ask:



1: white

2: blue

3: green

4: red

5: magenta

6: very light blue

7: brownish orange

8: olive brown

9: same raisin color as 'r'

0: white

Minnie - posted on 11/15/2010

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No, just when I see letters or think of words I see the colors. It doesn't work the other way around.

It's hard to explain how it appears for me. I definitely can physically SEE with my eyes that the letters I am typing are black. But sort of super-imposed over that they are colored.

Jenn - posted on 11/15/2010

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I guess I'm a loner on this one- I'm an orange! If you could see all of my profile pics on FB, in a lot of them I'm wearing an orange shirt. My winter coat is orange. I have an orange dress. I have orange sunglasses. I love orange and it looks good on me. Oh, I have orange lip gloss too LOL!!

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Krista - posted on 11/16/2010

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Periwinkle, raisin, white, raspberry, mustardy, and red.

Jaysus...my name looks like the couch we had back in '76...

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So Lisa, do you associate names with the colours you see so someone who has lots of blue toned letters are cool/ cold people and people like Cathy who have orangey tones are warm people?

Sorry I know you are really being interogated by us all, but it is really interesting :-)

Charlie - posted on 11/16/2010

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Lisa do you ever see a combination of colours that spell a word ?

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Yeah Dana I am British but depends on my mood and how formal the food is as to what I call it, somtimes I have breakfast, dinner and tea and other times I have breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Your tea sounded yummy Lisa, I like tofu and meat substitte products - I often end up eating the vege options at meals because I am a chicken and turkey girl and can only eat other meats in big pot cooking like chillis because I think a meat on its own tastes gross. Oh hubby made me a yummy chicken curry for tea last night.

Lisa you are indeed very cool. I would defo do a alphabet list of colours we are all very excitable. lol

Isobel - posted on 11/15/2010

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ahhh...the good old days...back when the wallpaper knew how to dance ;)

Charlie - posted on 11/15/2010

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Yeah i saw a rainbow snakeskin wall blinding me for about six hours of intense light tripping i also saw a huge black cat and put it down to acid until a few locals a week later told me there IS a huge escaped black roaming the mountains escaped from a circus years ago EEEEK.

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LMFAO! I never saw color in sound but I did see carpet crawling up the walls and bugs in my food when I dropped acid one night!

Haha, good times ---- NOT SO MUCH!

Dana - posted on 11/15/2010

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Haha, I was just going to say that Hendrix saw sounds in colors, not sure about letters in colors...



And I just made a roast in the slow cooker this weekend. Love my slow cooker aka lazy cooker. ;)

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It would make sense though, the way he was so in tune with his guitar and could do things with it that no one had dreamed of at the time.

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LOL Loureen, I'm not doubting that Jimi Hendrix had that ability...but I do also think some of it may have been the acid lol

Charlie - posted on 11/15/2010

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@Joy
that is like Jimi Hedrix he saw colours in sound according to the doco .

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DMak, we had beef stew in the slow cooker last week. Yummy!

Lisa, you might as well do the whole alphabet or you'll be up all night doing the entire community's names! That's an awesome gift you have!

Minnie - posted on 11/15/2010

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Seeing colors in sound would be amazing! I think mine is pretty boring, lol.



Oooh- four thousandth post!



(red-white-white-white) ;P

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I saw a documentary a few months ago about this girl who saw colors in sound. Kinda the same thing as you I would imagine. She said she lives in a beautiful world :) I'm sorry....I don't wanna make you feel like you're on display or anything. Thanks for answering my question!

Charlie - posted on 11/15/2010

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In a documentary i watched about it Jimi Hendrix also had this ability .

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I'm a blue and black girl but I also LOVE deep reds. The only color I won't wear EVER is yellow. I just don't like it at all. It's too.....sunshiny and happy lol

And Lisa, I'm intrigued. I've never heard of that before and I'm gonna go look it up. I mean, if I held up a piece of blue paper, do you actually see a letter or does something in your brain just say "whatever letter blue is"? That seems like it would be a lot of work but I think it's cool as hell! Gonna go read now...

Minnie - posted on 11/15/2010

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Krista- neither. It's who I am.

What do you think, ladies, want a whole color for alphabet so you can type in code ;)?

Krista - posted on 11/15/2010

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Lisa, that is just the coolest thing ever. Does it ever become a pain in the ass, or does it just make the world a lot prettier to you?

Oh, and speaking of pain in the asses...what do you see in my name?

September - posted on 11/15/2010

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No Lisa I'm not bored yet! :) I think you're SUPER cool!!! So what's a name like September look like? :) How neat!!! :)

September - posted on 11/15/2010

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My favorite color is green :) I wear a lot of different colors and don't really stick to just one.

Minnie - posted on 11/15/2010

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How about we make a separate "What color does Lisa see my name?" thread?



Meg: Red-violet, blue, dark olive brown



Loureen: Lavender, white, light green, blue, blue, marigold-y



Are you guys bored of this yet?

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Dinner...I made some Shrimp and corn chowder and planned on having fresh green beans to go along with it. But my MIL decided to take our daughter for the night, so we'll probably go out to eat. Haven't do that in a while and I've been craving Greek and Lebanese! And sweet tea is the best. It's a staple in our home.

Dana - posted on 11/15/2010

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Okay I have to ask because my sister asked me to. Lisa, can you tell me how you see the name, Meg? If you don't mind. :)

Minnie - posted on 11/15/2010

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I just do, lol. It's not like it's part of the screen the way my brain registers it.

Rosie - posted on 11/15/2010

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i love greens-very interesting. does seem to describe me good though.
and dana, tea is gross, lol!

Dana - posted on 11/15/2010

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That actually sounds good.



We're having an easy dinner tonight, grilled cheese (with sweet potato puree snuck inside) and sweet potato fries. I didn't mean to be eating so much sweet potato, it just worked out that way.



Btw, has anyone had Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice tea? It's heavenly, I'm making some right now. :D

Minnie - posted on 11/15/2010

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What's everyone else planning for dinner? Provided that dinner is soon...

Minnie - posted on 11/15/2010

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Marinated tea? :D



I suppose kombucha would count as marinated tea :)



We're having baked tofu, roasted brussels sprouts, braised carrots roasted beets and couscous.



But I don't think that's yummy to everyone here, lol. I always hesitate to say Tooooffffuuuu because I usually get cringing, haha.

Minnie - posted on 11/15/2010

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LOLOLOL

T is a mustardy color, more orange than yellow.
O is white
N is yes, a marigold color
I is white also- r is raisin, the best I can describe a purpley -brown

I am bored too. Waiting for dinner to marinate and the kids are sorting seashells.

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I have a few favourite colours, pink, red, orange, yellow and green and some shades of blue. Overall if I had to choose one it would be pink, what does that say about me any idea?

Lisa I really am bored, I have been working the colour of my name out from the names you gave us :-)

I am guessing

T-? not sure maybe blue
O- White
N- Marigold
I- Raisen

Am I right?

See I do mean it when I say I'm bored and really really sad. How cool though to see colours where there are not colours, makes life prettier :-)

Joanna - posted on 11/15/2010

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My 2 favorite colors (and I wear them the most too) are blue and green. Green is wayore fitting of me though - blue, not so much.

Dana - posted on 11/15/2010

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At least Dana :) and I are the same colors! I was going to ask too, until I saw that. :D

Minnie - posted on 11/15/2010

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Ok Ok, just TWO more! I need to eat lunch- I'm starving:

Katherine: periwinkle-red-oh, dijon-mustardy color-orange-blue-raisin-marigold-blue

Sara: Raspberry-red-raisiny color-red

The hardest part is articulating the color into words...

That's IT! Lol.

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