Colour can influence moods – but what does the colour of vehicle say about the person behind the wheel – and should you be wary of those in red cars?
According to psychology expert Kendra Cherry, the various shades can have a wide range of effects, from boosting our moods to causing anxiety.
But could the colour of the products you purchase ever say something about your personality?
According to a Fox Business
article, a number of experts weighed in on whether or not the colour of your car might say something about who you are as an individual or the image you might be trying to project. The conclusions are that colour preferences can sometimes make a statement about how we want other people to perceive us; and other factors such as age and gender can also influence the colour choices we make.
- White: As many of our readers have suggested, the colour white can feel fresh and clean. "If you're driving a white vehicle, you like to present a fresh, young, modern face to the outside world," the Fox Business article guesses.
- Black: Our readers often describe black as a ‘powerful’ colour, which might be the reason why black is the most popular colour for luxury vehicles.
- Silver: It's the third most popular color for vehicles and linked to a sense of innovation and modernity.
- Red: Dreaming of a red vehicle? Environmental psychologists suggest that you might be a go-getter interested in projecting power, action, and confidence.
- Blue: People often describe blue as the colour of stability and safety. Driving a blue car or SUV might indicate that you are dependable and trustworthy.
- Yellow: According to the experts, driving a yellow vehicle might mean that you are a happy person in general and perhaps a bit more willing that the average person to take risks.
- Gray: The experts suggest that people who drive gray cars don't want to stand out and instead prefer something a bit more subtle.
Of course, the colour selections we make are often influenced by factors including price, selection, and other practical concerns. (continued.)