Embrace “Hue” You Are – Secondary Colors

Margi Kyle

, Balanced Living

By Margi Kyle
Executive Director for We Make Color Easy – The Dewey Color System


The Primary Colors



In my first article on Primary Colors, yellow, blue, and red, represented our personalities. They equal your Motivators—what gets you up and going in the morning. We are now going to look at your Relationships. In this article, you will find out Hue You Are by selecting one of the Secondary Colors.


Take the Secondary Color test

For this color test, discard your personal color knowledge and preferences. This is not about what you love to wear or decorate with. This is what your eyes go to without thinking. Close your eyes, and let your brain rest for a moment. Open your eyes and look at the three colors below. Which color did you see first?



The secondary colors Green, Purple, and Orange. Which color did you see first?


Your results

The secondary colors of Green, Purple, or Orange determine your reasoning within your Relationships. They create bonds with the world around you.





Should you prefer green first, you are nurturing, concerned and comfortable. Your power is creating supportive environments. Your motivation is to understand who you are and what you want. You’re the perfect audience for others’ problems. They interpret your concerns as encouragement to talk about their lives. They feel you can see beyond outward appearances and truly understand who they are. Like fertile soil, you nurture people so their dreams can grow.







Should you prefer purple first, you are determined, dramatic and empowering. Your power is seeing new possibilities, ideas and strategies. Your motivation is to become more self-powered. Your search for personal power is certainly no secret. You are reflective and thoughtful. Others see you as witty, clever and full of pride, and they are right. You need to show off your stuff. You are strong-willed. You know exactly what you want from others.







Should you prefer orange first, you are bold, sentimental and dedicated. Your power is implementing change without disruption. Your motivation is to discover how things are made. You are dedicated to your job, hobbies, friends and family. Your realistic view of the world allows you to identify what is not important. You are a doer and have a sharp eye for spotting physical things that are not working.





There is no wrong color, personality or combination of Hue You Are, it is just who you are.

The most important thing you will learn from these color tests is who you are. When working in business or in personal life with a matching color or a different color, you can have a better understanding of how your relationships work. You can’t change others, but you can change and adjust yourself! Color test your family, friends and colleagues. You will be surprised at how much better you relate, once you know and understand Hue they are.



The next article in this series: Achromatic Colors – The Glue That Holds You Together!


Our next test – Achromatic Colors


Next Friday, look for the last article in this series on Achromatic Colors. Black, White, and Brown describe your hopes and fears.

Knowing “Hue” You Are will help your relate better with others.




Photo courtesy of Deborah Young Studio


For over 45 years, Margi Kyle, “The Color Doctor”, has built an astounding portfolio from the ever-important ‘Designer’s perspective’. Never idle, this Professional Interior Designer has contributed to this industry as an Interior Designer, Television Host, Mentor, Keynote Speaker, Educator, and Writer.  Margi has Taught Interior Design of over 45 years and is the executive director for We Make Color Easy, The Dewey Color System.





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