What does your colour says about your personality?

The Colour Personality test

Psychologist disagrees among themselves as to the significance of colours in the human personality but, as in the Luscher test, above there seems to be a correlation between colour and personality. 

What colour is your bedroom? What colour is your flooring? Your preferences for certain colours is a very personal one and psychologists - as well as marketing researchers,  have studied at the best Universities and accredited online colleges to decipher the question of why certain colours appeal to certain people for years. These answers may lie in our attitudes towards life, as well as our emotional states.

 Now you can gain some insight on your inner struggles and problems with this highly effective colour test at the bottom of this article.


Blue is associated with wisdom, loyalty and royalty. Because it is representative of the sky and ocean, it has expansive properties, often making a room painted blue look larger than it really is.

Blue has been shown to have a calming effect on people, reducing both their blood pressure and heart rate. 

Some different shades of blue:

Sky Blue -expresses constancy, fidelity and love. Blue also promotes fantasy and imagination and is the favourite colour for baby boys rooms and clothing.

Azure Blue the favourite colour of people who are content with life, as long as it has some specific goals. People who prefer this colour have the attitude that "the journey is better than the destination" and they enjoy the quest so much that, if they achieve it, they quickly invent a new goal to pursue.

Dark Blue shows a lack of ability to communicate. The colour signifies repressed feelings and wearing it often indicates the presence of needless anxieties and a lack of trust for others.

Narcissist personality preference is blue-green. It may also indicate fastidiousness, sensitiveness and discrimination.  Such persons often have pronounced self-love and self-sufficiency they are the most difficult patient for the psychiatrist.

One of the most readable researchers on the psychological aspects of colours is Dr Max Lüscher. According to Lüscher colours are not objective but subjective.  Colour perception will depend on the person.  Lüscher method involves choosing eight colours in order of preference. The test is based on the arrangement of these eight and their relationship to each other.  If one chose honestly, it can be a hit to one's ego how some of these combinations work out in terms of personality assessment!


The psychological value of red is associated with fear, anger, danger, heightened awareness, and increased sexual energy. 

Variations of Red

Psychologically magenta is favoured by arbitrators who find it distressing to tolerate indecision in others. The individuals who favour this colour are good at holding in their feelings and they often appear shy, but they are remarkably patient.

People who favour crimson are strong and very determined individuals. They have strong goals and avoid strife with the motto "live and let live." The only time they will strike out at others in when their own personal freedom or goal is threatened.

A person who prefers scarlet is one who enjoys life to the fullest. These individuals usually live according to their own rules and often do not follow the traditional norms. They avoid boring people and always try to experience the maximum fun and excitement from any endeavour.

The Western culture has made pink a feminine colour, stressing vulnerability and child-like emotions. But pink also symbolizes the gentle side of human nature, health, abundance and youth.


Green is regarded as a great harmonizer, capable of creating a balance between positive and negative emotions. People who prefer green almost always are capable of seeing both sides of an issue, have a strong moral sense of right and wrong and tend to be idealistic.

Some green variations. 

Pale Green is associated with youthfulness, play and a touch of immaturity. People who prefer Pale Green often do not finish projects that they begin and have a lack of responsibility. They are often indecisive and procrastinate on the best action to pursue rather than doing anything truly constructive.

Jade is the most important colour in the Orient and wearing this stone is considered to bring good fortune. People who surround themselves with this colour are said to be enlightened and capable of understanding life from a higher philosophical point of view.

Olive Green -- People who wear this colour have usually had some emotional trauma in their life and are dealing with bitterness towards life. On the good side, people who prefer this colour will fully appreciate the hard times that affect other people and will have greater empathy than others.  Many veterans (especially from the Viet Nam War era) recall bitter memories associated with wearing their Olive Green uniforms. 

Emerald Green -- This is the traditional green worn by Irish to reflect on their culture and history. Even non-Irish associate the colour with the stereotypical camaraderie, partying and kinship of St. Patrick's Day celebrations. The colour is said to represent the vivid green of Ireland's landscape.

People who prefer dark green are possessive and usually self-obsessed, oblivious to the needs of others. These people usually have had some dark episode in their life which has turned them inward and they harbour resentment for something that they either did or wished they had done.

The Eight Colors by Luscher.

“Depth of Feeling” passive, concentric, tranquillity, calm, tenderness
“Elasticity of Will” passive, concentric, defensive, persistence, self-esteem/assertion, pride, control
“Force of Will” ex-centric, actively aggressive, competitive, action, desire, excitement, sexuality
“Spontaneity” ex-centric, active, projective, aspiring, expectancy, exhilaration
“Identification” unrealistic/ wishful fulfillment, charm,enchantment
Bodily senses, indicates the body’s condition
Nothingness, renunciation, surrender or relinquishment
Non-involvement and concealment

The healing power of colour by Betty Wood

By Hermann Rorschach (died 1922) - https://web.archive.org/web/20070820233339/http://ar.geocities.com/test_de_rorschach/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3594383