A few weeks ago I divulged that I certainly have a preference for blue. Much of my wardrobe consists of blue hued items, including a variety of shoes. I have a tendency to lean towards blue artwork and jewelry, and most of my purchases in general fall into this primary color category.
Perhaps it is because my eyes are a gleaming bright blue when highlighted by a similar color close to my face, and I’ve been complimented by the allure, or maybe it simply is because I am who I am, but blue seems to be my favorite color.
In assessing this preference, I began to wonder why we have favorites and what factors play a role in shaping them. Nature vs. nurture, I suppose. Do I innately prefer blue, really? Who knows.
And following that thought, I came across an assessment, of sorts, regarding personality and color preference when it comes to cars.
I must admit, scrolling through the slides, I uttered more than just a chuckle.
I’ve never been afforded the luxury of a brand new car, nor have I had the option to purchase a car with color in mind. My vehicle purchases have been about necessity and price. The color has come second, or third, or fourth…
Color has not been very important, but it is somewhere on the list. You won’t see me driving a tangerine or curry colored car any time soon, no matter what iVillage says it portrays in my personality.
However, my current car is a rich, sapphire blue. The irony of this being my favorite color and how I am described based on my vehicle hue really made me grin:
“Light-to-mid blue is always considered cool to the touch, cool to the eye,” says Eiseman. “Those who drive this shade like the coldness of it in the metal. And they’re the kind of people who have a calm demeanor to the point of really being unshakable. They’re very faithful. This is the kind of person that if it’s your friend, they’re going to be your friend forever.”
“The dark blues are much more confident,” Eiseman says. “The drivers like being credible, an authority figure.”
Go figure, I’m an authoritarian, so it seems.
With one degree in Psychology, perhaps I’ll pursue another more focused degree: The Psychology of COLOR.