Today at work some of the design team was passing around an email about color, and someone linked to a color survey done a while back. You can read the whole survey results here, but this section really stood out for me:
Here are the color names most disproportionately popular among women:
Okay, pretty flowery, certainly. Kind of an incense-bomb-set-off-in-a-Bed-Bath-&-Beyond vibe. Well, let’s take a look at the other list.
Here are the color names most disproportionately popular among men:
I … that’s not my typo in #5—the only actual color in the list really is a misspelling of “beige”. And keep in mind, this is based on the number of unique people who answered the color, not the number of times they typed it. This isn’t just the effect of a couple spammers. In fact, this is after the spam filter.
I weep for my gender.
Thought I’d share.