It is this instinctual choice of a colour that tells you a lot about yourself, how you function and how others see you.
It is the means to understanding your behaviour and your character traits as well as your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states.
It reflects the way you operate in the world, your strengths and weaknesses, your vulnerabilities, your deepest needs and your challenges at that time in your life, says colour psychologist, Karen Haller.
If your favourite colour is red, you are action oriented with a deep need for physical fulfilment and to experience life through the five senses.
Orange as your favourite colour means you have a great need to be with people, to socialize with them, and be accepted and respected as part of a group. You also have a need for challenges in your life, whether it is physical or social challenges.
Choosing yellow as your favourite means you have a deep need for logical order in your everyday life and to be able to express your individuality by using your logical mind to inspire and create new ideas.
If green is your favourite, you have a deep need to belong, to love and be loved, and to feel safe and secure. You need acceptance and acknowledgment for the everyday things you do for others – just a ‘thank you’ is sufficient.
Lovers of blue have a deep need to find inner peace and truth, to live their life according to their ideals and beliefs without having to change their inflexible viewpoint of life to satisfy others. It is a colour of trust and responsibility
Indigo lovers have a need to feel in harmony and at one with the Universe and to be accepted by others as the aware and intuitive spiritual beings that they are.
If purple or violet is your favourite colour, you have a deep need for emotional security and to create order and perfection in all areas of your life, including your spiritual life. You also have a deep need to initiate and participate in humanitarian projects, helping others in need.
If your personality colour is pink you have a deep need to be accepted and loved unconditionally. It is a colour of unconditional love and nurturing
If turquoise is your favourite colour, your deepest need is to create emotional balance in your life, to be able to express your hopes and dreams no matter how idealistic they may be and to make your own way in the world under your own terms.
If youre favourite colour is magenta (a colour that is variously defined as purplish-red), you are a non-conformist who sees life from a different point of view.
Lovers of brown have a deep need for a safe, secure, simple and comfortable existence with supportive family and friends.
Lovers of black have a need for power and control in order to protect their own emotional insecurities.
With personality colour white, your deepest need is for simplicity in your own life and to be independent and self-reliant so you do not need to depend on anyone else.
With gray as your favourite colour, you are the middle of the road type, cool, conserved, composed and reliable. You tend to conform just to keep the peace.
If silver is your favourite, you are intuitive and insightful and have a strong connection with a higher spiritual guidance.
According Haller, each colour has positive and negative psychological effects depending how they are used.