Did you know that different colors mean different things? It’s true! Take a look at this graph of color meanings and see if you agree:
These are, of course, standard meanings. The REAL meaning comes from asking your child what prompted them to use a certain color in their art. It may be totally different than what the “standard” meaning defines.
Art therapists use colors to help children express their feelings through colors. Many things affect color choices, including culture and even what is available at the time the child is creating their picture.
Your child may or may not be expressing emotions or meanings with their color choices, but just for fun, take a look at their next work of art from http://educationalcoloringpages.com/ and see if any of their choices seem to reflect the meanings on our chart. Ask them why they chose a certain color and what it means to them. You might be surprised by their answers!
Here is a game to check out your color profile:
You have a strong personality that likes to take risks if the rewards are worth it. You don’t like being told what to do and prefer to take matters into your own hands.
Preferring a more casual appearance, you are more comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt than in a suit. You don’t like over dressing for any occasion, although you never look scruffy.
Variety is the spice of life! You are comfortable in any crowd or situation, and always come away with new friends.
Business often takes priority to social occasions. You are aggressive in business, but tend to take the backseat when it comes to your personal life.
You are a no-nonsense, practical person. You make sure that you are there when your friends need you, and like to solve their problems for them.