My Favourite Colour

What's your favorite color?

My favorite colors purple. Just write your favorite color and why you like that color. There is no right or wrong answer. You do not need to write why if you do not know, but if you do know then write why. I like purple because its a pretty color and it also means royal.

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William Delaney eNotes educator| Certified Educator

A lot of psychologists have studied the psychological significance of color preferences. There are many sites on this subject that can be googled. The first one on the Google list if you type in "Psychological Significance of Colors" is "Meaning of Colors in Color Psychology." Many of the people who answered your question have specified that they favor purple. This is an excerpt from what that entry says about purple:

This color relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts.

Most of the people who responded to this question were females. Women seem much more sensitive to colors than men. Also a lot harder to satisfy. Personally I have found that colors bug me. In fairly recent years the clothing merchants have tried to get men more interested in choosing colors, but I have found it frustrating and annoying. If I buy a brown shirt then I can't wear it with a pair of blue pants, so I need a pair of brown pants. But then I can't wear brown pants with a black belt or black shoes. And of course if I wear brown pants I can't have a brown shirt of the same shade or I would like like a deliveryman in uniform; so I have to wear, like, brown pants with a tan shirt, or tan pants with a brown shirt. Women have to have several purses and many pairs of shoes, and it must take them a long time to be sure that everything matches everything else. But I think they like shopping and choosing clothes and even taking things home and bringing them back to the store if they decide they really don't like them.

I don't want to spend any time or mental energy choosing shirt, shoes, pants, jacket, etc., and then have to go through the same thing the next day. I have decided to wear nothing but brown and tan as well as anything that will go with brown and tan, such as shades of red or just plain white. I don't want to think about it. I would like to be able to pull things out of the drawer and the closet and put them on knowing that whatever I had would match.

I read that Alfred Hitchcock owned twelve black suits, twelve white shirts, and several identical black neckties and several identical pairs of black shoes. That sounds pretty extreme, but I can sympathize with him. Any time you see a photograph of him he is sure to be wearing a black suit with a white shirt and a black tie.

Mark Twain decided that he liked a white suit, so he had a tailor make up about a dozen identical white suits, and he is wearing all white in any picture of him you are likely to see. 

I have occasionally asked myself what my favorite color is. I still don't know. Green is a good color--for grass and trees. But I would never own a green car, or a purple one.

carol-davis eNotes educator| Certified Educator

My favorite colors have changed as I have aged.  When I was younger, I loved green. My appliances were all avocado green when they were popular in the 1970s.  I liked the color because it made me think of favorite things: beginning of spring, Christmas, and the color of my bridesmaids' dresses at my wedding.

For awhile, I loved red. My car was red, I loved red roses, I changed my clothes colors to shades of red, and I was given a ruby ring.  

In the last few years, I also have grown to love the color purple.  I have a room in my house that has one wall that is painted purple. On the wall are a selection of Auguste Renoir paintings.  I love it.  

Since I am now 65 years old, I have certainly changed my attitudes about a lot of things. After reading this fun poem about ladies growing older,   you will understand why we older ladies seem drawn to the colors red and purple.


When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple. 

Jenny Joseph
Thanks for a fun question!


Michael Ugulini eNotes educator| Certified Educator

My favorite colour is blue, in its various shades. I believe it is my favorite color because it is akin to the colour of the sky, which to me represents clear, breezy, spaciousness and a sense of freedom. I like all colours, but I do tend to gravitate to clothing styles and more that are predominantly blue. I also like blue as a colour when combined with other colours that complement it, such as yellow, and white. The colour blue also represents clear, clean water to me and brings up images of great tropical vacation destinations that I enjoy!

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

That's funny, because purple is my favorite color as well.  I don't really care that it's connected to royalty, I just like it.  I would say, though, that it has to be dark purple.  Light purple really doesn't appeal.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

My favorite color is green.  It might be because I read somewhere that green is supposed to be a healing color.  One way or another, green makes me feel happy.  The ironic thing is that I am allergic to grass!

laurto | Student

My favorite color is lime green. I remember the first time I saw. It was in the 5th grade and my friend had a folder of that color. I traded my folder (which was blue) for that one and its been a favorite of mine ever since. It makes me happy because it looks really cool.

atyourservice | Student

My favorite color is Pink!! I love pink, I dont even know why. I feel like it is a pretty color and it calms me.

udonbutterfly | Student

My favorite color is blue. I do not think I can say this for many colors but every single shade of blue is just beautiful and catches the eye. I love light blue and dark blue, navy blue and raspberry blue... Wait is that even a color? So what it has blue in so it must be beautiful haha. I just love blue!

taangerine | Student

I don't really have a favorite color, but since it is summer right now.. I really like wearing the color yellow. I also like to have a pop of color (like yellow) on rainy days because it makes me feel less gloomy. 

ik9744 | Student

Blue, because it was the first color I learned!

eli468 | Student

My favorite color really depends on my mood. When I am in a happy and relaxed mood I prefer cooler colors. My favorite cool color is "peacock blue."

When my mood is a bit darker, for example if I want to watch a horror movie or I'm listening to music that isn't all upbeat and happy, then I really like a deep red. It really depends on my mood.

jess1999 | Student

. My favorite color is sky blue / aqua blue . . Mostly I like this color because of its prettiness , but sky blue / aqua blue gives off a calming and relaxing feel . That is why I like the color sky blue / aqua blue . . 

mchandrea | Student

I like the color purple too! And teal would be my second favorite. I just find both cute and appealing. I have the habit of buying things within these colors but different hues.

Did you know that your favorite colors could say something about your personality? You could read about it here.

zumba96 | Student

My favorite color is blue and pink. i've had different color choices growing up and when I was in 4th grade my fave color was orange but a year before it was yellow. I dont know why but these colors are my favorite so far and they're light and happy colors that also represent me in a way

Also black because leather jackets....

I love blue and green I guess I really like and appreciate all colors but when it comes to clothing prefrences, those are some of my favorites. 

nicole8923 | Student

It's always hard for me to choose a favorite color, but if i had to it would be between purple and black :)

arrellbelle | Student

My favorite color is blue because blue can encompass a lot of emotions ! Blue can mean your calm/relaxed, sad/depressed, peaceful, and sometimes even authoritative. Blue is an extremely attractive color and it is one of the primary colors that make up all the other colors you see now ! Blue is an appealing color and doesn't necessary bother the eyes, in fact, studies show that when a person is eating food from a blue plate, it helps with losing weight because the color does not do anything to enhance the appealing qualities of the food you're eating!

Yojana_Thapa | Student

My favorite color is green because it looks so fresh. The trees are green. The color brings fresh mood. 

Jyotsana | Student

My favorite color is dark blue because I don't like bright colors and this color suits me and this is the best color.

kavya--kammana | Student

there are some colours in this universe which our human eye cannot see 

I like those colours because they are invisible to our brain but the reality is that we can not see them because they are just in front of of us........

yup..thats right....even though they r in front of us we are not able to see them.......but we r so lucky to see many other beautiful that case birds are so lucky....they could see more colours than us..........

luiji | Student

What I really like is black and white, then with a small splash of colour... it looks really awesome...

oxfbarra2 | Student

I like the colours black and white...I am not sure why but i think it is because they only has one shade and I am not that flexible either. They are also really pure colours - I find thecm pure at least...Most of my clothes are black but not in a gothic way, just in a nice way....

kmsrocks678 | Student

Wow So many people like the color purple! It is my favorite for many reasones. Such as, It does not rhyme with anything, It is the color that the joker wears, it is the color of royalty, and it is fun to say. Purple, purple, purple, purple, purple, purple, purple, purple, see what I mean?

luiji | Student

I don't actually like a particular colour, but I love different mixes of colours.

The pastel colours, when used together, look amazing... and I love clothes which are really bright.

I think colours are only good when they are complemented by other colours.

abadoodle | Student

I really like the color purple. But for two reasons:

  1. Purple is the color of royalty.
  2. My mom's favorite color was purple, and the color makes me think if her since she isn't around anymore.
suzannah304 | Student

I like all colours even black and white because colours make your life complete. Colours also shoow various emotions. I love colours each and every one of them.

kavya--kammana | Student

lavender is my fav color. it has something special quality. and when we say abt lavender flower it is so elagent and dresses with this colour also provides some pleasant effect. so i like it.

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