This week we have been asked what color we think describes us and why that color? I have never really looked into the meanings of colors or what each color represents. Of course, I have my favorite colors. I absolutely love the color green it reminds me of spring and summer. The deep green color of the leaves and grass after it rains is a particularly favorite shade. What does the color green represent though? I looked up the meanings of colors on coloring-meanings.com. According to this website green represents health and harmony. It says that it is a color that refreshes and revitalizes. This color is said to balance our emotions. Green brings about a feeling of being safe and secure. So, before I can really answer this question, I need to look at the symbolism of each color.
Red symbolizes strength, action, passion, and energy.
Orange symbolizes enthusiasm, youth, optimism, and emotion.
Yellow symbolizes happiness, optimism, positivity, and intellect.
Green symbolizes health, harmony, safety, and growth.
Turquoise symbolizes compassion, calmness, clarity, and communication.
Blue represents trust, security, loyalty, and responsibility.
Purple symbolizes mystery, royalty, spirituality, and imagination.
Pink represents love, playfulness, compassion, and femininity.
Brown represents reliability, stability, honesty, and comfort.
Black represents sophistication, protection, power, and elegance.
Gray symbolizes compromise, control, and practicality.
White represents cleanliness, purity, innocence, and perfection.
Based on the colors and their representations above while green is my favorite color it is not a color that I feel would represent me. I suppose out of the colors listed above I am most closely represented by two colors really. Though perhaps I am a rainbow of colors, I could easily pick qualities from several colors. I’ll pick two for the purpose of today’s post. Purple and turquoise. Purple is because I am always coming up with new ideas that I want to try. It doesn’t matter if it is something I want to sew, a party or event that I wish to host, a new dish or dessert that I want to try out. Then there is the spirituality of the color. I am not where I should be in my Christian life but I am trying to work on it. I thoroughly enjoy going to church and start my days out with reading the Bible. This is something that I find has helped to calm me and enrich my life. Turquoise would represent me for the compassion and communication. Compassion for others is something that I think we as people should all strive for. Helping others is something that we should strive to do. Sometimes just listening to someone is a great act of compassion.
I think everyone is a mix of colors. Isn’t it strange that my favorite color is not one that I feel truly represents me? From the colors and their meanings above, which do you think is closest to your personality?