REVEALING YOUR COLORFUL POOLSCAPE PERSONALITY

By
Real Estate Agent with MOVE HOME REALTY CalBRE#1422725

 

More and more pools no longer have to stand on their own . It is becoming more popular in Southern California to enhance the enjoyment and ambience of the pool setting with creative thought out décor which reflects or  reveals the pools owner and taste. One intriguing means of accomplishing this is the use of colorful poolscape design.

Over  the last 60 some odd years many studies have been conducted with regards to color and ones personality.  I myself have conducted my own personal study and found that often the effect of the color goes hand in glove with the object. For instance;

    Piles of GREEN paper ( as in money)  -  excited, hopeful, independent, balanced

On the other hand,

Piles of GREEN  peas        ( needing hulled) - listless, lack of spontaneity, distracted,

RED liquid  ( as in mercury going up and pool is accessible) - eager, athletic, sexy, playful

On the other fin,

RED liquid (as in my blood leaking out) - frantic, erratic, unreliable, dead

BROWN (as in chocolate) - joyful, consumed, good - natured, cheerful, gluttonous

At the other end,

BROWN ( as in smelly) - apathetic, non-committal, aloof, avoidance

However, if you want a more formal analysis let me refer below to Barbara Richardson's ( director of color marketing services for the Color Design Studio, part of ICI Paints, in Strongsville, Ohio) summary  as found on the Fuller Obrien Web site,  http://www.fullerobrien.com/NUSFOB/colorfeatures/colorpsychology.jsp

Color Psychology

Red

•·   If you like the color red, you are impulsive, possibly athletic, sexy and quick to speak your mind, regardless of the consequences.

•·   You need to be well informed and involved, sometimes wishing to be the center of attention. Though you are given to emotional ups and downs, you passionately believe that life is meant to be happy and exciting.

•·   Most always optimistic and stimulating, people who prefer this color are animated leaders and want to experience the fullness of living.

 

 

 

Orange

 

•·   If orange is your favorite color you are adventurous, good-natured and determined... work and play are done with intensity.

•·   You tend to be social, friendly, charming and hate to be alone... therefore, you are blessed with many friends... yet, that one solitary mate may elude you.

•·   Success in business comes naturally to this gregarious and agreeable individual.

 

Yellow

•·  If your favorite color is yellow, this indicates that you have a yearning for the new and the modern... and that you look forward to the future.

•·  You are inclined to be intellectual, idealistic, spiritual and highly imaginative. Yellow is the color of the curious, creative and artistic individual.

•·  As yellow is warm and luminous, you also have a cheerful disposition, an expectation of greater happiness and tend to find the ‘joy' in almost every encounter.

 

 

 

Green

 

•·  If green is your favorite color, this indicates stability, balance and persistence. When you start something, you finish it.

•·  You are a good citizen, a respectable neighbor and a concerned parent, always doing the right thing. You tend to be frank, moral and sensitive to social etiquette.

•·  Very intelligent, you understand new ideas; however you do not wish to take risks. Your reputation is highly important to you.

 

Blue

•·  If you like the color blue, you have a basic need for a calm, harmonious and tension-free existence.

•·  You are capable, conservative, trusting and strive to be cool and confident. Always a conscientious worker, you have a highly developed sense of responsibility.

•·  Basically a gentle and sensitive person, you form strong attachments and are the most trustworthy of friends.

 

 

 

Violet

 

•·  Should you like violet, you may believe that you are set apart and unique from others, you enjoy being creative and glamorous.

•·   You are highly sensitive and observant, always looking for beautiful surroundings, and would prefer a world of fantasy to that of reality.

•·  It is very likely that you are highly artistically talented, but hand in hand with that is the fact that you may be quite temperamental.

 

Pink

•·  Pink is welcomed by the affectionate and concerned individual. Gently, you offer love, attention and nurturing to those in distress and needing guidance.

•·  Romantic and demure, pink recalls a time of youth, affection and refinement. This individual may wish to wrap themselves in a world of dreams, protected from the harshness of reality.

•· Talent abounds in this individual; however, they are never over ambitious. Their nature is gentle, subtle, thoughtful and serene.

 

 

 

Teal

 

•·  If you prefer the color teal, you are generally a sensitive individual who has cultivated a sophisticated sense of fashion.

•·  Exacting and meticulous regarding details leads to your excellent taste and reveals a character of discriminating style.

•·   Trusting and optimistic, your views for the future are of high hope and constant faith. You are charming, sensitive and refined.

 

Brown

•·  Should you take comfort in brown... this may signify that you are a conscientious, dependable and steady individual. Your character is one of reliability, duty and responsibility.

•·   Inner security and harmony are goals to which you aspire; however, you sometimes conceal real emotions, wishing to remain in control.

•·   Your serious nature illustrates that you place value on honesty, quality, comfort and home. A strong need for security and a sense of belonging is very important to this individual

 

 

 

White

 

•·  The individual who chooses white as a favorite color prefers simplicity and the innocence of their youth.

•·   This person seeks perfection, constant enlightenment in all philosophies and searches for happiness.

•·   You are inclined to be a bit critical and fussy which makes you a cautious buyer and a shrewd investor...this person strives for all that is best.

 

Black

•·  Those who prefer black may be conventional and conservative or would like to be considered serious, sophisticated and dignified.

•·  You carry yourself with dignity and you are inclined to conceal your real personality and emotions from others.

•·  This individual may welcome prestige and an air of mystery to surround them.

 

 

 

Swimming pool with fiber optic lighting.  Fire pit in foreground at right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Poolscape Personality is Purple !

Comments (16)

Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Wendy:

This is really a great post. My favorite color when I was young was RED but as I have gotten older I find myself liking blue as in Caribean blue. I need a beach home.

Apr 09, 2008 01:46 AM
Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging

Wendy,

Congratulations on a great post.  I find this information interesting in how color regulates mood and feeling.  This is so true.  I myself love a lot of colors, but mostly prefer YELLOW.  So I found it interesting to the association of color and personality. I use color in a lot of my stagings, as apposed to just neutral tones.  Color does add excitment, and definately can change the feel of any room.  I love the picture of the purple pool at the end of your article.  Wish that was my back yard!

Apr 09, 2008 03:58 AM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
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Windy - This is so interesting.  Many of the personality traits apply to me for each color and I have several favorite colors.  Does this mean I have multiple personalities?  That would explain a lot!   Sybill
Apr 09, 2008 04:44 AM
Audrey June-Forshey
RE/MAX Realty Services - Darnestown, MD
GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
Windy, Love that kind of stuff.  What happens when you like all of the colors?  I guess that is why I am such a mess!  Would love to have a pool?  Maybe sometime soon, great photos!
Apr 09, 2008 10:35 AM
Susan Davis
Austin, TX
Excellence Advocate

Very cool post! I like the breakdown of what the colors mean! Thanks for posting!

 

Susan 

Apr 09, 2008 12:02 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

   ALAN K: I wear red a lot and I have a red car. I too LOVE carribean blue and my goal someday would to own a beach home in the U.S. Thank you taking the time for your comment.

Apr 09, 2008 06:24 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

  Michelle P: Thank you for stopping by. I know color in staging really makes a difference in a home. I love studying the model homes in how color is used. I wish I could get this post to the home stagers. I think they would be interested in this post too!  When I have my pool lights on at night I put on hold the purple color.

Apr 09, 2008 06:30 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

 

  VIRGINIA H: Ha! Ha!  How did you know I would understand SYBILL? We are mentally alike (Uh Oh). What are your favorite colors? You didn't say. Thanks again for stopping by.  

Apr 09, 2008 06:41 PM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
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Uh Oh is right!  Red is my favorite, blue is next.  I am wearing a red and blue striped shirt that is at least 15 years old.  I don't get out much.  What the neck are you doing up so late on a school night?
Apr 09, 2008 06:49 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

   AUDREY J.H.: Thank you for your interest in my personality test on color. What are your top 3 choices?

What color would you light up your pool?  (when you get one). I love the pictures too!

Apr 09, 2008 06:49 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

  VIRGINIA: Is that shirt the 1 you were in the July 4th parade 15 yrs ago? I need to nominate you to the show on cable * WHAT NOT TO WEAR * (tee hee)  Blue is a cool color: see your COOL!  Red is Hot color:  Your Hot blooded (foreigner song 1980's)  I am in the night owl group. After 11p it's the only time I can get ont the computer without being disturbed by everyone.

Apr 09, 2008 07:03 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

   SUSAN D:Thank you for reading my post. I am glad you liked the personality breakdown of colors.

I appreciate your kind word.

Apr 09, 2008 07:08 PM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
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Windy - I must be cool - my daughter's friends call me "dog".
Apr 09, 2008 07:08 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

  Ok Virginia, your last comment is totally lost on me. What is cool about being a dog? 

Apr 11, 2008 07:43 PM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
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Windy - I didn't know what to think, this friend of my daughter's said "Hey, dog" to me when she came over.  My daughter said " no, mom, she thinks you are cool."  Like, "What up dog" to your friends.  I was kidding you actually - I don't like to be a "cool" mom.  I tell my daughters, your friends can think you are cool.  I like it better when they think I am a B____.  That way, I know I am doing my job.  LOL

Do you sleep? 

Apr 11, 2008 07:58 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

 VIRGINIA: Oh I get it now. Randy on American Idol always says " What's up dog" So yeah your cool!

Apr 12, 2008 06:44 PM