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My favourite colour - the results

During the 'Eye for Colour' exhibition at World Museum in 2006, we asked you what your favourite colour was and why? We had over 2600 favourites.

Thanks to all those who took the time to let us know, below is a graph showing the most popular colours. You can click the link next to each colour to read the reasons why people chose it.

Red (11.05 %)
Deep Pink (5.59 %)
Blue (5.05 %)
Yellow (4.36 %)
Hot Pink (3.73 %)
Medium Violet Red (2.91 %)
Medium Blue (2.73 %)
Black (2.73 %)
Deep Sky Blue (2.55 %)
Firebrick (2.00 %)
Crimson (1.86 %)
Orchid (1.86 %)
Dark Blue (1.82 %)
Violet (1.77 %)
Fuchsia (1.73 %)
Purple (1.73 %)
Dark Violet (1.59 %)
Pink (1.36 %)
Dark Orange (1.36 %)
Medium Purple (1.32 %)
Lime (1.27 %)
Dodger Blue (1.27 %)
Pale Violet Red (1.23 %)
Midnight Blue (1.23 %)
Forest Green (1.09 %)
Gold (1.05 %)
Plum (1.05 %)
Orange (1.00 %)
Indigo (1.00 %)
Aqua (1.00 %)
Light Sky Blue (1.00 %)
Orange Red (0.95 %)
Medium Orchid (0.86 %)
Lawn Green (0.86 %)
Royal Blue (0.86 %)
Magenta (0.82 %)
Turquoise (0.82 %)
Lime Green (0.82 %)
Green (0.82 %)
Light Pink (0.77 %)
Green Yellow (0.77 %)
White (0.73 %)
Dark Green (0.73 %)
Dark Orchid (0.68 %)
Dark Red (0.68 %)
Dark Turquoise (0.68 %)
Blue Violet (0.68 %)
Sky Blue (0.64 %)
Cyan (0.59 %)
Medium Slate Blue (0.59 %)
Thistle (0.50 %)
Dark Magenta (0.50 %)
Aquamarine (0.50 %)
Spring Green (0.50 %)
Maroon (0.45 %)
Light Coral (0.41 %)
Saddle Brown (0.41 %)
Medium Turquoise (0.41 %)
Light Sea Green (0.41 %)
Light Cyan (0.36 %)
Medium Spring Green (0.36 %)
Slate Blue (0.32 %)
Powder Blue (0.32 %)
Dark Slate Blue (0.32 %)
Cornflower Blue (0.32 %)
Goldenrod (0.27 %)
Dark Goldenrod (0.27 %)
Sienna (0.27 %)
Pale Green (0.27 %)
Teal (0.27 %)
Lavender (0.23 %)
Chocolate (0.23 %)
Pale Turquoise (0.23 %)
Brown (0.23 %)
Chartreuse (0.23 %)
Dark Olive Green (0.23 %)
Medium Sea Green (0.23 %)
Dark Slate Grey (0.23 %)
Sea Green (0.23 %)
Snow (0.18 %)
Misty Rose (0.18 %)
Sandy Brown (0.18 %)
Khaki (0.18 %)
Pale Goldenrod (0.18 %)
Yellow Green (0.18 %)
Light Green (0.18 %)
Olive Drab (0.18 %)
Light Yellow (0.14 %)
Ghost White (0.14 %)
Azure (0.14 %)
Cadet Blue (0.14 %)
Lemon Chiffon (0.09 %)
Cornsilk (0.09 %)
Lavender Blush (0.09 %)
Bisque (0.09 %)
Coral (0.09 %)
Tomato (0.09 %)
Light Grey (0.09 %)
Peru (0.09 %)
Dark Sea Green (0.09 %)
Dim Grey (0.09 %)
Medium Aquamarine (0.09 %)
Dark Cyan (0.09 %)
Sea Shell (0.05 %)
Peach Puff (0.05 %)
Light Salmon (0.05 %)
Light GoldenrodYellow (0.05 %)
Antique White (0.05 %)
Beige (0.05 %)
Wheat (0.05 %)
Honeydew (0.05 %)
Dark Salmon (0.05 %)
Burlywood (0.05 %)
Gainsboro (0.05 %)
Silver (0.05 %)
Dark Khaki (0.05 %)
Rosy Brown (0.05 %)
Dark Grey (0.05 %)
Gray (0.05 %)
Olive (0.05 %)
Light Slate Grey (0.05 %)
Slate Grey (0.05 %)
Steel Blue (0.05 %)
Light Blue (0.05 %)
Alice Blue (0.05 %)
Ivory (0.00 %)
Floral White (0.00 %)
Papaya Whip (0.00 %)
Blanched Almond (0.00 %)
Moccasin (0.00 %)
Old Lace (0.00 %)
Linen (0.00 %)
Salmon (0.00 %)
Mint Cream (0.00 %)
White Smoke (0.00 %)
Tan (0.00 %)
Indian Red (0.00 %)
Light Steel Blue (0.00 %)