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#MicroblogMondays 15: Favourite Colours

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I’m not really surprised with my score on the colour test because I already knew that colour affects me deeply.  I’m aware this will make me sound like the narrator of The Rosie Project, but I use a straw in my iced coffee every morning, and I have to choose very carefully because the colour of the straw affects me for the rest of the day.  For instance, I can only write if I’m using a blue or red straw, and only those shades of blue or red that come in that box.  The blue is hex code 3399CC and the red is hex code CC0000.

Yes… I know how this makes me sound.

There are colours that make me happy such as CC6633 and others that fill me with dread such as CCFF99.

So peruse the colour picker and let me know one colour that affects you emotionally: makes you happy, sad, fearful, etc.

P.S. The Wolvog and I like to whisper hex codes to each other, just luxuriating in the idea of various shades.


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1 JustHeather { 12.08.14 at 6:00 am }

Aaaaah! So many colors! Most shades of green will do for me, but at the moment, this one strikes me as good: #006600. Anything pink-y makes me want to run away. And for websites, I truly hate the ones where you can’t see the text from the background. For example, a light blue background with white text. I end up highlight the text just to read it, and not generally going back there often. Or the flip side, black background with neon/bright anything. O.M.G!!! I think my eyes have been burned out!

I love that website: w3schools! I use them whenever I need some html and I’m too lazy to remember it on my own. ๐Ÿ˜€ Very hand their tutorials are, because you can play on the left and immediately see the results on the right.

2 simple girl { 12.08.14 at 7:04 am }

Linking to Microblog Mondays for the first time.. Will checkout the color test…

3 Jen { 12.08.14 at 7:05 am }

#3366ff feels relaxing to me. I wonder if associating feelings with colours counts as a form of synaesthesia. One of my old friends perceived sounds as colours – she had perfect pitch and when we asked her how it worked she would say, “I know that note is B because I hear it as pink.” The human brain is a wonderful thing.

4 Queenie { 12.08.14 at 7:27 am }

The color picker itself stresses me out. So many choices, and so much pressure to find exactly the right shade!

5 Persnickety { 12.08.14 at 8:17 am }

0000FF – it’s the colour of website links, and a source of frustration. My documents sometimes reformat so that colour doesn’t show. Argh! Or when the links go wonky. Which is sad because it is a pretty colour.

6 earthandink { 12.08.14 at 8:59 am }

I love teal #008080. And most especially what they’re calling midnight blue and I usually think of as indigo: 000033. (I even like it’s hex number.) And I usually wear: #FFFFFF (Spent my 20s in New York City.)

Not crazy about lime green. Ugh.

7 earthandink { 12.08.14 at 9:01 am }

Also, check out this website for checking hex colours. Cooool.

8 Suzanna Catherine { 12.08.14 at 9:09 am }

I agree – so many colors and so many choices! My favorite is CCFFCC. It’s very relaxing to me; however, if I try to wear that color I simply look ill. On the other end of the spectrum, 336600, which I always think of as Olive Drab, and associate with a traumatic stay in a WWII-era army hospital at the age of 6. It makes my heart race and my breathing quicken.

I find it fascinating that some people associate colors with numbers and letters and sounds. My niece can do this. To her it’s nothing unusual and she has always claimed she thought everyone could it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m so clueless, I didn’t know what a hex code was. Now that I know, the fact that you and your son identify colors by their hex codes; well, that’s like having a secret language. Amazing!

Thanks for this post. I love being exposed to all these new ideas and concepts.

9 JB { 12.08.14 at 9:09 am }

#0000FF makes me very, very happy ๐Ÿ™‚

10 UmaS { 12.08.14 at 11:51 am }

Black is my all time fav color ๐Ÿ™‚
Those fluorescent shades are not my type !

11 Geochick { 12.08.14 at 12:07 pm }

#99FFCC Makes me feel serene. I imagine a white sandy Caribbean beach when I look at it. *sigh*

12 torthuil { 12.08.14 at 12:08 pm }

OOCCFF makes me happy….just love that shade. Maybe because it looks like perfect clear water?

13 Rachel { 12.08.14 at 1:29 pm }

00999 is lovely!

14 Rachael { 12.08.14 at 1:33 pm }

I think that color thing might be fun to try out! I am linking for the first time! Thanks to SoloMama for her own Microblog Monday. This will be fun if I remember to do it every week!

15 Keiko { 12.08.14 at 2:05 pm }

#fa4c35 makes me fearless. #d0981f makes me feel like a million bucks. #d0f5db makes me coy.

16 Turia { 12.08.14 at 2:16 pm }

The comments are stressing me out. I don’t think today is a good day for me to think of colours in terms of numbers and letters.

I like a nice green.

17 Mali { 12.08.14 at 2:26 pm }

Oops, Mel, I linked to last week’s post on A Separate Life. Sorry! (Don’t know if you can remove it?)

Cant do the colour test on my ipad so will try it later.

18 Amber { 12.08.14 at 2:30 pm }

I have always thought that yellow was a very happy color. When looking at the chart, the most brilliant yellow is #FFFOO.

19 Cristy { 12.08.14 at 3:11 pm }

I LOVE the fact that you and Wolvog whisper to one another in hex code. Would make eavesdropping such an interesting experience.

It’s been cooler here, but warmer this week, which brings in the grey. Hence my day can be summarized by #7A995C.

20 Reb { 12.08.14 at 4:09 pm }

I love deep shades of burgundy – like #731937. Something about it just makes me feel peaceful and also confident. It’s one of my favorite colors to wear, since I think it brings out the blue in my eyes.

I once lived in an apartment that had bright yellow walls in the living room, like #FFFF19. At first I thought I would hate it, but I actually ended up loving it. It was so bright and sunshiny, and it just made me happy. I actually miss it now!

21 Laurel Regan { 12.08.14 at 4:36 pm }

Too many choices! Probably why I always go for black. ๐Ÿ˜‰

22 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 12.08.14 at 5:06 pm }

I agree about CCFF99. Ick.

I haven’t taken the colour test (so, yes, you are superior to me). But it’s interesting that it would be an online test, since so much can vary based on your monitor. I’ll have to check it out!

23 Katie { 12.08.14 at 5:32 pm }

Green makes me happy! I like this one…#33CC33

24 Mrs T { 12.08.14 at 6:11 pm }

FFFF99 makes me wistful (color of the long-awaited baby room). FF99FF makes me calm like the smell lavender does. FF9900 makes me feel uncomfortable/awkward.

25 loribeth { 12.08.14 at 9:18 pm }

Blues, especially twilight blue (something like #254A6E or deeper) always has a calming effect on me. I don’t like certain shades of green or yellow. I LIKE pastels, but most of them don’t do anything for me, in terms of clothes. I find I look best in primary colours or autumn/jewel tones.

26 a { 12.08.14 at 9:37 pm }

I alternate between approximately 520052 (purple) and 006600 (green) at work most of the time.

27 Kimberly { 12.08.14 at 9:47 pm }

CC6633 (or burnt orange) is actually my favorite color. It brings me back to my wedding day, and that was an awesome day.

28 Mali { 12.08.14 at 11:34 pm }

You do make me laugh! I really like your blue and red choices for the straws (though drinking out of a red straw would feel odd to me), but I would switch the burnt orange and the green in terms of how they make me feel! I like the soft apple green. It feels very calming.

Colour preferences are influenced by so much though – I don’t like olive/yellow influenced greens because they look hideous on my skin complexion – they age me by 20+ years! My mother had a “thing” about green, and green was our school uniform, so I’ve never gone for it as a colour really, even though blue-based/emerald greens looks really good on me (and I have green eyes). I have however just (yesterday) ordered some new glasses, and they have a green frame – maybe a 20400. Argh! (I hope I’ve made the right decision.)

29 StacieT { 12.09.14 at 3:19 am }

669999 is a color that calms me, but im not sure that I like the hex for it!

30 No Baby Ruth { 12.09.14 at 3:50 am }

As someone above mentioned, the sheer quantity of CHOICES does stress me out a bit. That’s probably why I went straight to my comfort zone of yellow. For me it’s #FFFF30, the most perfect shade of yellow. And yellow never fails to make me smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is kind of unrelated, but I have a thing about picking nail polish colors when I get a pedicure. They have such great names that I am always torn between picking based on name and picking based on actual color…

And, finally, why the “u” in color?

31 JustHeather { 12.09.14 at 6:46 am }

U’s are used in British English. ๐Ÿ˜€ Colour, with a u is how I like spelling it…but most everything else should be spelt the American way, In my mind.

32 Lori Lavender Luz { 12.09.14 at 9:17 pm }

Surprise! #B894FF

33 It Is What It Is { 01.02.15 at 10:44 pm }

CC000 and 66oo33

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