Does language affect color? We shall see…

So the goal of this project was to see if language affects color perception. In order to test this, I asked various students at LJA who speak a language other than English to read a list of words in their other language and to tell me the first color that pops into their head after reading it. I wanted to see if language changes the way people have various connotations about words.

It was interesting to see so many overlaps of colors, for 3 out of 5 words had at least two people saying the same color. However, that also means a vast majority of the people had different connotations of the word. Thus, it could be followed that perhaps language does influence how a person views a word.