It gets to my turn and the money is still on the table. My brother squints at me and says, “Mike, name 20 colors, your time starts now!” I think to myself ‘easy-peasy.’ After 3 minutes I shamelessly couldn’t mention 20 colors, our friend begs for the same question. She goes on to list over 20 colors, but not before us saying no to riddling her the same question. She mentions colors I never knew existed e.g. champagne. My brother and I play this game every once in a while, and it helps exercise our brains.
Long story short—that day I discovered that females can identify a whole range of colors, male counterparts may only see as one.
This infographic gives insights on male-female color perception/identification, preferences. The infographic titled ‘True Colors’ is put together by web analytics company KISSmetrics and it collates relevant data from numerous research, studies and polls on how different genders relate with colors.
Here are the top three points from this infographic on color perception that I loved:
- Although 57% men and 35% women identified blue as their favourite color, 0% male and 23% women identified Purple as their favourite colors. Ladies love their Purple.
- 22% of men identified Purple and Orange as their least favourite color: 27% men also said they hated brown while 33% female, 20% female for Orange and brown respectively. Yellow and Orange were identified as “cheap” or “inexpensive” colors.
- An average guy is most likely to identify about 7 colors but ladies can identify more than 20 colors.
I can definitely relate to this infographic, how about you?
Also, why is Pink not on the favourite or least favourite color selection!?