Do you know a lot about color theory? It’s something I’m learning about as I’m trying to get better at design, and it’s really fascinating. Seeing how colors are formed and how they relate to each other makes me appreciate them so much more. I’ve always been afraid to use a lot of color in my life, and I’d like to be more adventurous with colors.
I recently learnt that there are three different types of colors: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) are base colors that can’t be formed by mixing colors. Secondary colors (orange, green, and purple) can be made from primary colors. And tertiary colors ( Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green and yellow-green) are made by mixing two secondary colors or a primary and secondary color.
I love thinking about colors and personality, so to group colors a whole new way immediately got me thinking of a new quiz. And the fact that each type of color depends on how much it has been blended with other colors seemed like a clear personality crossover to me. Primary colors have got to be a bit more bold and dominant, while tertiary colors are probably a lot more multifaceted!
Do you like gummy bears? They were some of my favorite candy growing up. I liked gummy bears and gummy worms and even gummy root beer bottles. I had nails of steel from all that gelatin I was eating. Over time I lost my taste for gummy candy, although I wouldn’t turn a piece down if it were offered to me. (And I’m still waiting for someone to make a good gummy candy alternative for vegetarians and vegans. Let me know if there is such a thing!)
One gummy thing I am obsessed with as an adult is gummy vitamins. I know it’s a little babyish to take them this way, but they taste great! There’s no risk of choking on a pill (not like that’s a big risk anyway!), and I take my vitamins every day now that they taste like candy. I even have some gummy vitamins that look just like gummy bears, which reminded me… I need to write a gummy bear quiz!
As you may know, most Blogthings quiz ideas come from my own inspirations. I tend to write best when I’ve thought of the idea myself. It’s not ideal, but it’s how I work. Occasionally, though, a quiz idea someone else has come up with really inspires me. That’s how it went with this week’s quiz – even though I wrote it years after it was first submitted.
I had a lot of fun writing What Color Gummy Bear Are You? I love the whimsy of a candy quiz, and I was able to play around with both color and flavor psychology a bit. What you get in return is an outcome that is half food, half color quiz 🙂 Give it a whirl, and let me know what you think.
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Did you know that birthday quizzes are some of the most popular quizzes on Blogthings. It’s true! I really enjoy writing them too, because I know how special our birthdays are to us. I try to mix things up a little and write birthday quizzes that are both astrology and non-astrology based. Luckily, there are lots of areas to draw from when considering birthdays, and I’ve had a lot of fun flexing my creativity with these quizzes.
For example, I recently ran across a wheel of birth colors in a book I was browsing through. I found the concept intriguing. Instead of basing birth colors on astrology, they were simply based on when someone is born and what color is traditionally associated with that time. The author then went to talk about the personality characteristics that each color represented. I thought, “This would be a really cool topic for a quiz!”
Anyway, I did some more research on this birth color theory, and came up with What’s Your Birth Color? I think color aficionados will enjoy this test, as well as anyone who feels a bit dissatisfied or unmatched with their astrological sign and / or gemstone. I found that my birth color (Indigo) was an interesting complement to my normal star sign (Aquarius). I liked that my birth color seemed to represent, a calmer, more mature version of myself.
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Happy Saturday! I hope you’re having an awesome day. If you’re like 99% of the population, you enjoy Saturdays more than weekdays. There’s nothing like a day of leisure (or even catching up on chores) to lift the spirits. Believe it or not, it took me a long time to come around to Saturdays. I like to work, and being faced with a bunch of unscheduled time is a bit daunting to me. On the other hand, if I schedule my Saturdays too much, then I don’t feel rested on Monday. Over the years, I’ve learned to lean into Saturdays – with lots of reading, gardening, and daydreaming. Now they’re my favorite days.
It’s still amazing to me how different each day can feel, even if I’m doing the same thing. Growing up, I used to feel like “Tomorrow is another day” and “Sleep on it” were clichés. It turns out, the clichés are right. Each day is a different “color,” figuratively speaking. Noticing the small day to day changes in my own mood and attitude led me to write What Color Day Are You Having?
I encourage you to take What Color Day Are You Having? from time to time to check in with yourself. It is a good quiz for seeing what kind of day you’re having … as well as for spotting general trend in your daily mood. For example, I tend to have a blue or red day when I’m working. On work days, I let my self get into supercharged mode. When I’m in my off time, I’m more likely to have a violet or green day. That means I’ve finally found relaxation and balance.
What about you? What Color Day Are You Having? I’m curious to know what color your Saturdays are. Comment below and let me know what you got. Also, feel free to come back on a different day (like Monday) to see how the color compares.
Today I feel really drawn to the color red. I’m not exactly sure why, but I think it’s because I could use a pick me up of sorts. It’s been unusually gray in my neck of the woods, and I’m dying for a bit more color in my life. And there’s no color that is brighter, bolder, and more dramatic than red… at least in my book. When I got dressed today, I threw on a deep red sweater, and I think I’m going to give my nails a deep red color later tonight. Do you ever feel like you crave red?
One of my favorite things about red is each shade is so different and evocative of a particular feel. Scarlet is so bold, intense, and daring. Coral is more mellow, easygoing, and natural. Rose is hopeful, sweet, and romantic. Maroon is deep, dark, and mysterious. I love every shade of red, and sometimes I even wish I had the guts for a bold red hair color.
For now, I’ll just dream of all of red’s delicious possibilities with this quiz: What Color Red Are You? If you’re like me and love red, you’ll love this quiz. It’s a true celebration of the multifaceted nature of red. Even if you don’t love red (Who are you red haters? Let me know!), I think you’ll find it to be an interesting quiz nonetheless.
Take What Color Red Are You? and let me know what you get. Also, let me know what your favorite shade of red is. I suppose if you had to push me to pick one, I would pick coral. It’s my go to lip color, and I enjoy coral in nature. I’m attracted to the drama of deep reds, but I think something lighter is probably more my style.
Have you ever noticed how much outlook impacts our lives? Two people can be at the exact same event, have the same experience, and come away with very different impressions of how things went. I find this fascinating, and I think it goes much past a optimist vs pessimist mentality – although that is a huge part of it.
Over the years, I’ve noticed how much more I’ve enjoy life by tweaking my outlook a bit. I try to be in the moment, and not think too much about the past or future. I also try to practice gratitude and keep my expectations low. It’s all about enjoying the moment as much as I can. I am not perfect with it by any means (sooooo not perfect!), but it’s something I’m working on.
The funny thing with having the right outlook is that you can “fake it until you make it.” If you remember that things go better when you’re positive, you can sometimes trick yourself into thinking you’re in a good mood even when you’re having the crummiest day. Have you ever tried that? Sometimes that’s all it takes to snap me out of whatever funk I happen to be in.
What about you? Do you feel like your outlook tinges your life with a certain vibe? Take my quiz, What Color Glasses Do You See the World Through? to find out. Hopefully this quiz will give you a little insight about how the world comes through to you.
What do you think? Comment below, and let me know what you get on What Color Glasses Do You See the World Through? I’m also interested to know what sort of lens you think it’s best to see the world through. Should you be skeptical? Trusting? Expecting the best? Expecting the worst?
Is it strange to say that I imagine my thoughts as a particular color? I can’t help it… I assign a color to everything! I think there is some truth to thoughts having colors, at least metaphorically speaking. When people are angry, we are said to be “seeing red.” And feeling down is also referred to as “feeling blue.”
This blog post predates the Taylor Swift song, “Red,” but I had to come back and edit to say that this is exactly what I was talking about. She talks about how being with a guy was red, losing him was blue, and missing him was dark gray. I suppose one could argue that these aren’t exactly thoughts, but I think it goes along nicely with that I’m trying to do with this quiz.
I personally see my thoughts at sunshine yellow or sky blue when I’m hyper. When I’m focused, my thoughts are a nice gray, like the cloudy days I like to work under. When I’m optimistic, my thoughts are green… the kind of green you find in nature When I’m feeling dark, my thoughts are (obviously) black. When I’m sad, I actually imagine my thoughts as bright white – so intense that they are overwhelming me.
Anyway, my habit of coloring my thoughts led me to write this new quiz: What Color Are Your Thoughts? This is a great quiz to take periodically to see what color your thoughts are taking these days. I know my result changes over time, and even sometimes over the course of the day. You may find the same thing for you.
The outcomes are based a bit on color psychology studies, although I threw a bit of intuition in there as well. Let me know what you thought of What Color Are Your Thoughts? as well as what you got. Is your result accurate? Do you ever imagine your thoughts a particular color?