Colored Pencils That Reveal Your Inner Qualities
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The School of Life has launched a unique set of pencils that aim to help reveal your inner qualities. The Psychology of Colour Pencil Set features 12 pencils that each come with an explanation of the color’s meaning.


Just like musical notes on a piano, colors fuel our emotions. Every color is connected subconsciously to a past experience, like a certain blue might remind you of a sweater your late grandfather might have worn. Other, more obvious colors tend to have more universal meanings and exploring the associations we have with those colors can give you insight into yourself.


Colors included: Yellow (Hope), Orange (Vitality), Light Red (Adventure), Dark Red (Power), Violet (Ambiguity), Light Blue (Clarity), Dark Blue (Discipline), Light Green (Sanity), Dark Green (Realism), Light Brown (Mellowness), Dark Brown (Dignity), and Black (Authority). Lengthier explanations are found in the definition booklet that comes with the set.


Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.