My fourth survey is about month-color. I got 51 responses, and a lot of very interesting data!

You can download the raw data (from both this survey and the weekday-color one) in an Excel spreadsheet format here.

As you look at the graphs below, you might notice the fact that the color of the month usually correlates to what season it’s in. For example, both January and December are startlingly blue—perhaps because blue is often thought to be the color of winter?

january

Very, very blue—which, as I said above, is often thought to be the color of winter.

february

A lot of pink for February. Perhaps that represents the fact that Valentine’s Day is in February?

march

March is very green, probably relating to the fact that March is in spring. Spring is a very “green” time—all the plants are beginning to grow leaves. And there’s a color called “spring green”….

april

April is associated mostly with warm colors. Is April a warm month? I guess, but it’s usually thought of as being a rainy month. Although, the high amounts of yellow and red could be due to the fact that yellow and red are the colors most commonly associated with the letter “A”….

may

May = very red, pink, warm colors. May is warm, so that makes sense. There’s also the saying “April showers bring May flowers”… perhaps warm colors = flowers??

june

June is surprisingly varied. You’d think it would be more yellow/orange, for summer. And while there’s a fair amount of yellow, there’s also a fair amount of many other colors….

july

July is a lot more blue than I’d expect. Like June, it’s varied. There are also a lot of primary colors, it seems… now why would that be?

august

August has tons of warm colors! Mostly red/orange. Maybe because of the letter “A”, but probably because August is a really hot month!

september

In September, we get into autumn, so the colors become more autumn-y: brown, yellow, orange, etc, like the colors of the leaves.

october

The colors for October are pretty crazy. TONS of orange/brown, probably for fall. What about the black? Maybe for Halloween/Día de los Muertos—they’re death-related, and death is usually thought of as black. Or maybe because the letter “O” is usually black or white.

november

With November we continue the trend of autumn colors. Also a substantial amount of grey—perhaps related to fall or winter?

december

Very, very blue—which, as I said above, is often thought to be the color of winter.

That concludes my study on the colors of months—I think the results are pretty significant, and this would be an interesting topic to dive into more!

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