The Prismacolor Challenge: What’s Your Color Personality?

OK, so we all know that adult coloring books are a thing right now. The sudden trend has caused retailers across America to scramble to get coloring supplies in their stores to catch the wave. The big question is why has everyone suddenly caught colored pencil fever? The unanimous answer seems to be this: Stress relief.

Studies show that coloring is a great stress reliever because it forces the mind to slow down and relax. It also trains your brain to focus and serves as a low investment creative outlet. Then there’s the flip side of coloring. Colors are therapeutic and the colors we gravitate towards can tell us a lot about who we are and our personalities. Colors can evoke both positive and negative emotions or associations that can sometimes be contradictory. For example, red symbolizes danger (negativity) but is also the universal color for love (passion). #Beyonce!

We gave four of our staff members the exact same coloring page so they could take the Prismacolor Challenge. After one week of coloring, lets see if they think adult coloring is really all it’s cracked up to be and uncover their hidden color personalities!

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Prismacolor Challenge : What's Your Color Personality?

Michelle

Purple: Spiritual, Ambitious, Difficult, Moody.

Pink: Playful, Compassionate, Weak, Immature.

Green: Determined, Growth, Jealousy, Calculating.

What did you think about the results?: While I don’t think all of these traits completely match me, I do see some similarities. I am definitely a playful kid at heart and was determined to finished my coloring project in one sitting!  Like everyone else, I have my good and bad days, so seeing moody as one of my negative traits didn’t surprised me. All in all, this was a super fun project.

Your coloring experience:  At first, I was a little overwhelmed with all of the color options, but I decided to just jump right in. I tend to appreciate symmetry in art, so I stuck to an color pattern. Those mini circles were the absolute worst to color. Scribbling in non-stop circular motions made my hands cramp, but all that was on my mind was, “I can do this– I’m almost done!” Four hours later, and my piece was finally completed! I would definitely color again, but would love to try new mediums like Prismacolor markers!

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Phillip

Orange: Courage, Confidence, Ignorance, Sluggish.

Purple: Spiritual, Ambitious, Difficult, Moody.

What do you think about the results?: I think that those descriptions are pretty spot on. I can see how orange translates into courage – and that ignorance and slowness are on the other end of the spectrum. I feel like the longer I color, the more material becomes available to map out what patterns and color choices emerge. Since I wanted this drawing to pop, I chose purple and orange to do that.  Was I feeling moody and ignorant doing it? Or more spiritual and courageous? Hahaha! I’m not saying.

Your coloring experience.: Coloring was really very fun and calming. Choosing what color and what pattern to create was a kind of low-level fun that was exciting but mostly relaxing. The things that were bothering me during the day sort of just disappeared. It was also easier to make important decisions with clarity after coloring. If that’s not an endorsement of colored pencils I don’t know what is! I would definitely do it again.

Prismacolor Challenge : What's Your Color Personality?
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Prismacolor Challenge : What's Your Color Personality?

Anastasia

Black: Dramatic, Classy, Mysterious, Mischief.

Pink: Playful, Compassionate, Weak, Immature.

Yellow: Energetic, Creative, Irresponsible, Unstable.

What do you think about the results?: Wow, the results are surprisingly accurate! I can be mischievous, but in a playful way. And I wouldn’t be in marketing if I wasn’t creative. I also try to keep it classy.

Your coloring experience?: It started out relaxing and simple, but then I was anxious about the color scheme matching throughout the page. It ended up stressing me out and I would get irritated for accidentally going over the lines. Or maybe I’m just being dramatic. I would color again if I needed to gracefully pass time, like waiting for a flight delay or before going to bed.

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Jessica

Purple: Spiritual, Ambitious, Difficult, Moody.

Green: Determined, Growth, Jealousy, Calculating.

Orange: Courage, Confidence, Ignorance, Sluggish.

What did you think about the results?: I think it’s a pretty accurate depiction of who I am, even some of the negative stuff. Everyone is multidimensional and contradictory to some degree. I am definitely ambitious and determined, especially in my career but I also have a tendency to be sluggish when I’m uninspired. The only point I don’t agree with is jealousy, which definitely isn’t me at all. It was interesting to see how my color choices reflected bits and pieces of me.

Your coloring experience:  It completely stressed me out at first, but that’s because my approach was all wrong. I wanted to finish the whole page in one evening. I gave up somewhere around 1am due to a combination of delirium and hand cramps. The next night I decided to only color as much as I felt like coloring and boy what a difference! Coloring suddenly became enjoyable. If you can approach coloring without any expectations or deadlines, it can be really fun! I would definitely do it again especially while my daughter is also coloring!

Prismacolor Challenge : What's Your Color Personality?
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Well, there you have it! If you are a fan of coloring, take Shoplet’s Prismacolor Challenge to see what your color personality is! All you have to do is figure out which color in your piece tends to be most dominant on the page and match that color to the chart below! Let us know your results and if you agree or not!

Prismacolor Challenge : What's Your Color Personality?
  • Cindy Dawkins

    I love Adult coloring books. It sure is a stress reliever. Markers or gel pens can really make the pictues pop.