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Take a fun personality quiz; you just may be surprised at the results!

What Colors Are Right for You?

by Leatrice Eiseman

Knowing which shades suit your personality can revitalize your decorating style. Find out how.

Some of your favorite colors are:
1 of 8 questions

Option A

Royal blue, turquoise, beach glass green, vibrant rose and violet

Option B

Coral, caramel, hot pink, cranberry and peacock

Option C

“Ice creamy” — I like many shades, but prefer subtle over bright

Option D

Navy, taupe, gray and black — basics with an occasional shot of red

You find yourself drawn to jewelry in shades like:
2 of 8 questions

Option A

Ruby, emerald, aquamarine, amethyst — the jewel tones

Option B

Amber, earth red, deep sea coral, topaz, peridot — the mineral tones

Option C

Opal, jade, cameo pink and pearl with an iridescent pastel peach or rose finish — my tastes lean more toward understated

Option D

Natural pearl — I don’t often wear jewelry, but when I do, I opt for a simple strand of pearls

When you choose artwork, you prefer:
3 of 8 questions

Option A

A sparkling seascape

Option B

An inviting landscape

Option C

A color photo of a sunlit field dotted with flowers

Option D

Simple black-and-white photos

You describe your dream room as:
4 of 8 questions

Option A

A cool, clean atmosphere, with touches of vibrant color

Option B

A warm, welcoming space created by many earth tones

Option C

A soft, nurturing environment filled with intimate pastels

Option D

An interior with classic colors that won’t change with time and trends

If money were no object and you could purchase the world's finest textiles to decorate your home, you would choose:
5 of 8 questions

Option A

The smooth, cheerful fabrics of Provence in the South of France

Option B

Knobby textures and intricately woven pieces from an artist’s studio in Santa Fe

Option C

Soft, light angora and featherweight woolens from a weaver’s loom in New Zealand

Option D

Simple linens or combed cottons from a textile mill in Scotland

Imagine colors as they appear at different times of day. What description reaches out to you as especially appealing?
6 of 8 questions

Option A

The dewy fresh colors of dawn shining over water

Option B

The glowing radiance of a desert sunset

Option C

A placid blue sky of midday

Option D

The intensely deep hues of a moonlit night

What natural elements best express the colors you are drawn to?
7 of 8 questions

Option A

Air and water — I prefer primarily cool tones that are transparent, frosty, cleansing, calming and pure

Option B

Fire and earth — I prefer warm tones that are active, mellow, spicy or exotic

Option C

I identify with all natural elements, but in softer, less intense tones

Option D

Rock, stone, pebbles and sand — these dependable, steadfast shades help me feel grounded

Others describe you as:
8 of 8 questions

Option A

A true blue friend — calm and collected but capable of some drama and sparkle when needed

Option B

A ball of laughs who’s open to new adventures — lively, active and animated

Option C

An incurable romantic — approachable and upbeat

Option D

A good mediator — unaffected, natural, fair and well-balanced