What’s Your Favourite Colour?

Colours tell a lot about someone’s personality. So in an effort to learn a bit more about my favourite designers and bloggers I started a 1-question mass interview to ask them what their favourite colour is. Although the colours they chose are very different these 40 creative minds have one thing in common. They are at the top of their game and I respect them deeply for their contributions to the design community. So please visit their websites/blogs and discover outstanding articles, free high quality resources and gorgeous designs.
As a bonus I made an A2 poster containing all the favourite colours with the respective names for you to download as pdf for free. All you need to do is take it to your local print shop or simply use your inkjet at home to print it.

The Cool:

Cool colours are generally associated with feelings of calmness, stability, harmony, trust and wisdom.

cool colours

Full Name Site Colour
James White signalnoise.com #0e2545
Calvin Lee mayhemstudios.com #003399
Vitaly Friedman smashingmagazine.com #006bbd
Matt Cronin spoonfeddesign.com #00a2eb
Eli Burford designblurb.com #0066ff
Tom Ross psdfan.com #015987
Angie Bowen arbent.net #01689b
Walter Apai webdesignerdepot.com #0781c1
Chad Mueller inspiredology.com #0099ff
Rob Barrett rob-barrett.com #0099ff
David Leggett tutorial9.net #00aeef
Brian Yerkes BrianYerkes.com #28858d
Aaron Irizarry thisisaaronslife.com #6799cc
Nick Pagano thinkdesignblog.com #23a4de
Sabine Reinhart patterrific.com #87d6f6
Kyle Steed kylesteed.com #83def9
Franz Jeitz fudgegraphics.com #6a7d5e
Andrew Taylor additivedesigns.com #33cc66
Andrew Kelsall andrewkelsall.com/ #525915
Henry Jones webdesignledger.com #98b22e
Fabien Barral fabienbarral.com #b1d300

The Warm:

Warm colours are generally associated with feelings of love, energy, enthusiasm, joy and strength.

warm colours

Full Name Site Colour
Chris Spooner blog.spoongraphics.co.uk #8a654b
Andrew Houle myinkblog.com #fdd831
Danny Outlaw outlawdesignblog.com #f07818
Niki Brown thedesignoblog.com #c45f1c
Brian Hoff www.thedesigncubicle.com #ef3825
Adelle Charles fuelyourcreativity.com #b10f0f
Jon Phillips spyrestudios.com #990000
Graham Smith imjustcreative.com #7e000c
Brian Lovin elitebydesign.com #a22424
Liam McKay www.wefunction.com #dc0f52
AJ Troxell phiredesign.net #ff91c5

The Neutral:

Neutral colours are generally associated with feelings of elegance, sophistication, authority, modernity and reliabilty.

neutral colours

Full Name Site Colour
Jacob Cass justcreativedesign.com #ffffff
Max Stanworth designshard.com #e6e6e6
David Calavitta stopdropanddesign.com #cccccc
Tim Mercer digital-artist-toolbox.com #212121
Fabio Sasso abduzeedo.com #111111
Andy Sowards andysowards.com/blog #070707
Selene M. Bowlby idesignstudios/blog #070707
Grant Friedman colorburned.com #000000

The Poster:

favourite colour poster preview

contains 1 .pdf file – 175 Kb

Final Thoughts:

If you want to know more about your favourite bloggers and designer I highly recommend reading “Music of Design: What do you listen to?” on Outlaw Design Blog. Danny Outlaw asked a handful of popular designers (including me) to share with him what type of music gets their creative juices flowing and what they listen to while designing. The results are quite surprising and range from classical to metal tunes.

For those of you who are interested in the meaning of colours I recommend reading “Color in Web Design: Color Symbology“.

Finally I want to thank everyone who participated in this project. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Written by Franz Jeitz

Franz Jeitz is a freelance designer and owner of Fudgegraphics. Originally from Luxembourg he now lives in London. Franz loves design, music and is a tea enthusiast. Follow him on Twitter.

Join the Discussion:

67 Awesome Responses so far
  1. It’s interesting! nice survey?

  2. this is very cool.

    my favorite colors are: #9ed2f1 and #999999

  3. Really nice idea and nice way to show off the colours.

    Mine is probably dark red – #990000.

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  4. #12bef0

  5. Nice idea but what’s best about this post is the PDF that you produced, good idea.

    My favorite color currently is: #00ADEE

    A close second: #FFFFFF
    And third: #000000


    – Niamh (@nredmond)

    Niamh Redmond´s last blog post..“How to create a great web design CV & Résumé” as featured in Smashing Magazine

  6. Super cool idea, thanks for sharing. But what I want to know is why no one seemed to be in the purple range?

    Jessica Mahoney´s last blog post..Patriotic Freebie Collection

  7. Very interesting read, didn’t know my favorite color(s) said so much about me. My favorite colors are deep reds, like #550000 and different variations.

  8. Thanks a lot for this very detailed article. I’ve just finished creating a new website using WordPress.http://colorfashion.co.cc/ I had to do quite a few hacks to make it perfect. This article will definitely help me for my next site.

  9. bom post

  10. Amazing that LILAC is no where to be seen, the colour of equanimity, of transformation of creativity… All boys I suppose…? Hihi

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