Combination of Color

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?

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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5 Responses to Combination of Color

  1. We are all multi-faceted, Angie. The more you talk to people, the more you see that there are things about them you never would have guessed.
    I don’t know who wrote that list, but there is not one negative element and there are plenty of negatives in this world. It seems really odd to throw ‘turquoise’ in there and no other blends, (except red and white to make pink.) Red generally means ‘control’, hence the “power ties” back in the 1980s (or before?), so I cannot imagine gray meaning power. In fact, gray generally was submissive.
    So be your own colors, Angie. My default clothing colors don’t define me; I just don’t look good in some of my favorites.

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  2. Jeff Salter says:

    I agree that most people would be represented by several of those colors / categories.
    In certain fiction and movies, however, we often see characters portrayed as extremes: where all their wardrobe and every item in their house /office is one specific color. In real life, I think that would be pretty tedious… also quite OCD.
    It’s funny, though, how so many “alpha” guys drive red cars or trucks. LOL

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  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I agree with Tonette – it’s odd that there are no negative traits on the chart. I guess we could use it to categorize our heroes, but not our villains!

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  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I think most people would be represented by more than one color. It’s hard to narrow the field down.

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