# Do You Associate Numbers With Colors?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chuck C, Nov 13, 2002.

1. ### Chuck C Cinematographer

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All my life, whenever I think of a number, I picture an associative color. For example, to me, 7 is yellow and 8 is green. I bring this up b/c I wonder if other people are the same. Maybe you associate colors with letters? If so, let's hear what ya got.

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

(1 being white)

2. ### Philip_G Producer

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nope, no way I could remember all that.
ever take that test where they show you a name of a color, like BLUE, but the BLUE text is the color green and they want you to say the color, not the word? tough stuff

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Um...no.

4. ### Jed M Cinematographer

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I always saw 7 as green. Don't know why, but thats the extent of my lunacy (as far as that goes).

5. ### McPaul Screenwriter

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So Ralph Wiggum was right! 2 + 2 = RED!

6. ### Gabe D Cinematographer

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1=yellow
2=blue
3=red
4=purple
5=orange
6=green
7=dark reddish color
8=black

also...

9=yellow stripe
10=blue stripe
11=red stripe
12=purple stripe
13=orange stripe
14=green stripe
15=dark reddish color stripe

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Gabe...

8. ### KyleS Screenwriter

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Wow very cool but I cant say that I do this. At what age did you start to remember or associate the colors with the numbers? I know that you say forever but since you were a little child? The reason that I am asking is that was it a certain set of toys or something that you always played with? It seems that with all the children's toys that are out there that they each have different colors with each number. Just inquiring minds wanting to know.
KyleS

9. ### AllanN Supporting Actor

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1 White Orange
2 Orange
3 White Green
4 Blue
5 White Blue
6 Green
7 White Brown
8 Brown

10. ### Jared_B Supporting Actor

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No, I tend to assiciate numbers with their numeric values only.

11. ### Ross Williams Supporting Actor

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I think somebody watched a little too much Sesame Street as a kid.

12. ### Chuck C Cinematographer

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Am I picking up some sarcasm here? Allan is referring to cat5 cable! correct order too

13. ### BrianW Cinematographer

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I don't associate colors with numeric digits (unless, like Gabe, I'm working on a circuit), but I associate tastes with irrational numbers.

Pi is my favorite!

14. ### Leila Dougan Screenwriter

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Chuck/Allan, I associate those numbers with those colors too. . .must because I work with that stuff everyday

15. ### Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

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Check out this site
Sythesthesia
It belongs to the daughter of a friend of a friend of mine. Anyways she has this disorder and didn't realize what it was til she was in her 20s. I like this quote from one of her pages:

16. ### Randy Rathbun Auditioning

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Sounds like synesthesia to me too. Here is the website one of my friends put up. She has it big time. It is quite cool to be talking to her and all of a sudden she starts complaining about the colors of stuff.
Oh, I see Keith already did it. Hey keith!

17. ### jeff lam Screenwriter

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0=black
1=brown
2=red
3=orange
4=yellow
5=green
6=blue
7=violet
8=grey
9=white

Resistor color codes. Although I never just out of the blue think of a color when I think of a number. That's kind of weird.

18. ### Chuck C Cinematographer

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Wow! I definitely have sythesthesia...it just so happens that one of the authors of the websites provided is a professor at my university. I e-mailed him about my craziness. I guess it happens in females 71% of the time, so I am in the minority. I also associate colors with letters, but not as strong as with numbers. weird.

19. ### Graeme Clark Cinematographer

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Only if I'm doing a Paint by Number painting.

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