What is your color personality??
"Color is not just color, but mood,
temperature and structure."
- Van Day Truex
 
We all have certain colors that we are attracted to and make us feel a certain way. If you look around your home, what color stands out the most?  The following article by 
Sarah Stebbins, Real Simple outlines what your paint color choices say about you.
 
Look around the rooms in your home and you'll probably pick up on a theme (or two). Perhaps you're gazing out at a sea of blues and greens-or a spectrum of sunset shades. "Paint color is an expression of your personality," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color. "We branch out occasionally, but most of us have a proclivity for certain types of shades." Read on to discover the meaning behind your favorites and tips for creating looks everyone can live with.
 
Warm Shades.  Associated with sunshine and roaring fires, yellow and orange (and close cousins peach and pink) have a cheerful, welcoming personality. And most likely, so do you. "People who use warm tones tend to be friendly and nurturing-they love having others over," says Eiseman. Because of their brightness, warm shades appear to spring forward, literally making a room feel more intimate; cool hues, on the other hand, seem to recede, expanding a space.
 
Cool Hues.  "Most reactions to color come about because of what's around us in nature," says Eiseman. So there are certain universal truths. In studies, people tend to associate pale to medium blues, lavenders, and greens with the sky, a body of water or wide-open field-elements we perceive as being tranquil and soothing. And because mild, cool shades have a lower intensity than warm or bright ones, they are literally easier on the eyes, says Ron Reed, assistant professor of interior design at Texas State University in San Marcos and author of Color + Design: Transforming Interior SpaceIf you are drawn to blues and their brethren, you probably view your home as an oasis of calm in a hectic world. You may also be a bit of an introvert. (And we don't mean that disparagingly-check out the bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking for a celebration of the introspective among us.)
 
Jewel Tones.  Colors that seem plucked from the red carpet on Oscar night-ruby, emerald, sapphire, amethyst, topaz-lend instant va-va-voom. Like the celebrities who turn heads in those hues, you are probably outgoing, confident and creative. "People who choose these colors want to feel inspired by their environments; they thrive on the stimulation," says Ashcraft. The brilliant, concentrated colors are wonderful at minimizing flaws: They can make a room without much architectural interest feel glamorous, create intimacy in an imposing space and play up the coziness in a small room, says Reed.
 
Neutrals.  Like rocks along the coast or monuments of marble or granite, gray, brown, beige, and ivory have a feeling of permanence and a crisp, classic look. If this appeals to you, you are probably even-keeled and practical, and not interested in re-painting your rooms every few years because you've tired of the shades, says Eiseman. You may also be in on a trade secret: Earthy walls allow you to use more color in your accessories and furnishings. "It's really smart if you're a color person to do a neutral backdrop and let your bright art and objects shine," says Ashcraft. For full article, click here.
 
To further explore what your color choices say about you, click on "What Color is Your Personality." You may find that there are colors that accentuate your personality more than you thought.