“What is your favourite colour? “ A simple question faced by all at some day or the other. The momentum of responses might be: quick, pondered over, or “I don’t have one”. The world is full of colours. We can just choose a single colour and think nothing of it.
In due course, I learnt that there are some reasoning related to psychology of colour favourites. (Well, I am not here to speak on that).
I always believed that all of us had one till there was a discussion on this. During the discussion:
Some came up with a quick response, including me, because we were very clear with the rationale for our selection of colour. I believe each individual associates every activity of selection based on their preference. Well, I am eager to shout out that my favourite colour is Green and the reason for selection is: I feel energetic, relaxed, and lucky with shades of green.
People pondered over their favourite colour when they felt that they love more than a single one. “I need to think. I love yellow and black”. But still, they might be drawn to one over the other.
I also got this kind of reaction from a few. “I love all colours, I don’t have such a favourite colour”. Can we conclude that their best-loved colour can be found out by examining the shades in their wardrobe?
From my experience over these years, I have felt there are a few colours which people prefer over others like blue, black, red, and some which never come to the scene like white, purple, yellow. On a slight research, I also found that people relate themselves with their favourite colour.
But I did see a wrong perspective about identifying an individual’s preferred colour.
Why do we buy commodities of blue shades for boys and shades of pink for girls? What comes to my mind suddenly is Kinder Joy for e.g. Blue for Boys and Pink for Girls. Isn’t that a bad idea? If it’s for the toy that’s inside, why don’t kids play with any kind of toy they receive?
If you ask kids about their favourite colour, do we get a genuine response? They normally come up with multiple colours that come to their mind. “I love pink, violet, red”; “Today I love red, yesterday I loved green and black.” So, why not buy a brown colour shirt and gift a boy?
I think it’s time we hear from people about their individual choices rather than coming up with our own outlook.