Does the color of your Windows Phone say anything about you?
Does your color preference in Windows Phones uncover a personality trait? Whether it is a white Samsung Focus 2 or a cyan Nokia Lumia 900, does your choice of colors reflect more than a fashion statement? There is some school of thought that the choice of color isn't a conscious effort but rather a sub-conscious choice. Color psychologist Angela Wright states,
So how do the color choices break down? Here's what the color psychologist has to say.
Cyan - The Thinker: The cyan blue is a happy color that conveys an intellectual and considered nature. It is a balanced color that is inspiring. The blue helps to focus your thoughts and clear your mind.
White - The Sophisticate: White gives off an impression of a sophisticated smartphone aficionado with high standards.
Fuchsia - The Angry Lady: Fuchsia leans towards the sensitivities of female owners. According to Wright, “It’s a very strong statement on the aggressive side of femininity. So this phone is one for the ladies, the sympathizers and perhaps those who’re a bit scared of feminists and want to integrate themselves.”
Black - The Protector: Black comes across as confident and sophisticated but experts say it is more often used as a security blanket. Black is all colors totally absorbed so it creates protection. It's not a reflection of a dark personality but may represent a safe choice for smartphone users.
So is the expert hitting close to the mark? Do you choose the color of your Windows Phone to suit your tastes or is it a sub-conscious decision that is driven by our personalities and character? I'm partial to black because of its conservative appearance and I guess in many ways, its a safe choice.
Who knows... maybe the color psychologists are right?
Source: Conversations Nokia Via: Windows Team Blog (opens in new tab)
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By Jez Corden
I do have a black case for it when I need to be more presentable at work, but I also use the green "Bumper" too, so really, I have no idea what is going on in my sub-conscious.
To further confuse things, I was really hoping for a green version of the Lumia 900.
Anyway, my black HTC Trophy reveals that i am too practical to switch from Verizon to ATT, no matter how much I may want to...
I had a case for my phone, but my friends, who have an iPhone or Android phone, told me to take it off because they liked seeing the color. I picked the citrus lime only to get an exciting color to match how I feel about WP7.
My wife got the bright magenta because she liked it over the others offered. Also, she found it girly.
Still, interesting article nonetheless. ;)