Color My World.


The Luscher color test is a psychological test invented by Dr. Max Luscher (1969) in Basel, Switzerland. He believed that sensory perception of color is objective and universally shared by all, but that COLOR PREFERENCES are subjective, and that this allows subjective states to be measured objectively using test colors.

Luscher believed that because the color selections are guided in an unconscious manner, they reveal the person as they really are, not as they perceive themselves or would like to be perceived.

Below is the link to this very short test. It should take 2 minutes or less. (Disregard the advertisement at the top of the page.) The beauty of this test is that you can take it throughout your life. As your life situations change you will see that they coincide with new color preferences.

I’ve taken this test many times throughout my life and it always astounds me just how accurate it is. It was popular in the early 70’s when everyone was dabbling in amateur psychology. Maybe why I went on to become a therapist?

A few things to remember:

1. choose colors by your gut, the ones that attract you rather than, “This would be a good color to paint my bathroom.”

2. The colors are slightly off and weird but this is for a reason. They’re not your “normal”  colors. Just choose them in order of your initial response.

3. Follow the directions exactly for best results.

Good luck! Let me know how it works for you…