10 Pretty Colors I See In This Photo

The following list is arranged from my favorite to least favorite color. The interesting little facts I got from Wikipedia.com.

1. Purple. The British chocolate company Cadbury chose purple as it was Queen Victoria’s favourite color. The company trademarked the color purple for chocolates with registrations in 1995 and 2004. However, the validity of these trademarks is the matter of an ongoing legal dispute following objections by Nestlé.

Who knew chocolate companies are fighting over trademarks for a color? When I asked Sophia why she loves purple, she said it is the combination of her two favorites blue and pink! For me it is very elegant and cute. My phone and hand bag are purple.

2. Pink. According to public opinion surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, softness, childhood, the feminine, and the romantic. Although it did not have any strong negative associations in these surveys, few respondents chose pink as their favorite color. Pink was the favorite color of only two-percent of respondents, compared with forty-five-percent who chose blue. Pink was the least-favorite color of seventeen percent of respondents; the only color more disliked was brown, with twenty percent. There was a notable difference between men and women; three percent of women chose pink as their favorite color, compared with less than one percent of men.

Interesting… I would have guessed pink is more liked than what these numbers show. I mean, it is pretty popular with little girls, right? I do not remember it being my favorite when I was younger, but I am sure there were times when I was into pretty pink dresses for my Barbie doll, and pink headbands and clothes, too. Maybe it is something someone grows out of.

3. Blue. In the English language, blue often represents the human emotion of sadness, for example, “He was feeling blue”.

I have always been fascinated with the cloudy blue skies and the vast blue seas, but lately, I do associate more with feeling blue. I also like men who wears blue, though not as much as those who rocks pink.

4. White. White has long been the traditional color worn by brides at royal weddings, but the white wedding gown for ordinary people appeared in the 19th century. Before that time, most brides wore their best Sunday clothing, of whatever color. The white lace wedding gown of Queen Victoria in 1840 had a large impact on the color and fashion of wedding dresses in both Europe and America down to the present day.

I wonder if I would still get a chance to wear white on my wedding. It would have been nice to be born a royal, but I guess wearing a white wedding gown has got to be the closest I could get to feeling like one.

5. Red. While red is the color most associated with love, it also the color most frequently associated with hatred, anger, aggression and war. People who are angry are said to “see red.” Red is the color most commonly associated with passion and heat.

I am an avid fan of the make love not war campaign. When I see red, I see love and passion, things I am still hoping to find in my future.

6. Silver. The expression “every cloud has a silver lining” is used to point out that something good can often come out of even a bad situation. The expression “silver-tongued” refers to a person who possesses the power of fluent, persuasive, eloquent and/or witty speech. The expression “born with a silver spoon in his/her mouth” means someone is born into a wealthy or well to do family.

The silver lining to not being born with a silver spoon in my mouth is that I became resourceful and it helps that I am silver-tongued (somehow).

7. Gold. Outside chemistry, gold is mentioned in a variety of expressions, most often associated with intrinsic worth. Great human achievements are frequently rewarded with gold, in the form of gold medals, gold trophies and other decorations. Winners of athletic events and other graded competitions are usually awarded a gold medal. Many awards such as the Nobel Prize are made from gold as well. Other award statues and prizes are depicted in gold or are gold plated (such as the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Palme d’Or, and the British Academy Film Awards).

I really do not care for the color gold per se, aesthetically, I prefer white gold. I suppose what I like about gold is its association to high quality, top notch, the best of the best of anything.

8. Black. For women’s fashion, the defining moment was the invention of the simple black dress by Coco Chanel in 1926. Thereafter, a long black gown was used for formal occasions, while the simple black dress could be used for everything else. The designer Karl Lagerfeld, explaining why black was so popular, said: “Black is the color that goes with everything. If you’re wearing black, you’re on sure ground.” Skirts have gone up and down and fashions have changed, but the black dress has not lost its position as the essential element of a woman’s wardrobe. The fashion designer Christian Dior said, “elegance is a combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity,” and black exemplified elegance.

Black may seem bleak but yes, what I like about it the most is how it goes with everything. I have one pair of black shoes, and I do not need any other.

9. Yellow. Yellow is the most visible color from a distance, so it is often used for objects that need to be seen, such as fire engines, road maintenance equipment, school buses and taxicabs. It is also often used for warning signs, since yellow traditionally signals caution, rather than danger. Safety yellow is often used for safety and accident prevention information. A yellow light on a traffic signal means slow down, but not stop.

Yellow for me symbolizes the sun (and the life insurance company I represent). I am not fond this particular color, but sometimes when I am feeling blue, something yellow and bright does cheer me up.

10. Green. Green is often associated with jealousy and envy. The expression “green-eyed monster” was first used by William Shakespeare in Othello: “it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” Shakespeare also used it in the Merchant of Venice, speaking of “green-eyed jealousy.”

Green also represents nature and earth, and I am not sure how it came to be associated with jealousy and envy. I am fortunate I do not have these problems, really.

This is in response to another blogger’s post ( https://amanpan.com/2021/07/29/eugis-weekly-prompt-petals-july-29-2021/ ).

What is your favorite color and why?

#ToABetterSarah #RaisingSophia #FindingSarah

9 Comments

          1. I loved reading this post, Sarah, thank you.
            Colors are so important in ones life, just as you have explained.
            My favorite color is Red.
            For me it represents heat, fire, passion and warmth.

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