What Color Is Love?

In August of 2015 I invited people to submit the texts they never sent to their first love including the color their first love makes them think of. I wanted to find out what color people see love in. Over a year later with over 30,000 submissions I feel that I am beginning to answer that question.

THE

NUMBERS

Out of 24,670 submissions categorized by name and color

. . . 

2,496 are Light Blue

2,231 are Dark Blue

2,052 are Black

1,912 are Maroon

1,361 are Red

1,335 are Yellow

1,250 are White

1,195 are Light Grey

782 are Grey

766 are Blue

766 are Dark Green

742 are Light Purple

602 are Light Green

491 are Green

489 are Light Orange

455 are Pink

424 are Light Pink

415 are Purple

348 are Orange

240 are Brown

THE

NUMBERS

Out of 24,670 submissions categorized by name and color

. . . 

2,496 are Light Blue

2,231 are Dark Blue

2,052 are Black

1,912 are Maroon

1,361 are Red

1,335 are Yellow

1,250 are White

1,195 are Light Grey

782 are Grey

766 are Blue

766 are Dark Green

742 are Light Purple

602 are Light Green

491 are Green

489 are Light Orange

455 are Pink

424 are Light Pink

415 are Purple

348 are Orange

240 are Brown

These numbers have left me with many new questions . . .

WHY?

Why is there such a huge disparity between the number of different colors?

Why does Light Blue have more submissions than Brown, Orange, Green, Purple, Light Pink, Light Orange COMBINED?

Why does Light Blue and Dark Blue have more submissions than the bottom 10 colors COMBINED?

Why do most people associate their first love with a hue of the color Blue?

WHY?

Why is there such a huge disparity between the number of different colors?

Why does Light Blue have more submissions than Brown, Orange, Green, Purple, Light Pink, Light Orange COMBINED?

Why does Light Blue and Dark Blue have more submissions than the bottom 10 colors COMBINED?

Why do most people associate their first love with a hue of the color Blue?

DOES IT CHANGE

AROUND THE

WORLD?

Do people see love in different colors in different parts of the world?

DOES IT

CHANGE

AROUND THE

WORLD?

Do people see love in different colors in different parts of the world?

My large body of work The Unsent Project will continue to explore these questions. If you have any comments/insights regarding this feel free to shoot me an email at info@rorablue.com especially if you are knowledgeable about the psychology of love and/or color.