1. What color do people usually choose when decorating their houses?
People tend to go with more neutral colours150 like white, tan151, or grey when decorating their house. Choosing neutral colours allows for timeless flexibility152 when it comes to redecorating, matching walls to furniture, and feeling at home. If the colour was too outlandish and strong153, it would quickly get tiring to look at, and only specific items would match with it. Besides, neutral colours are much easier on the eyes154, and everyone generally agrees that they look good.
2. Do men and women have different preferences for colors?，
Generally, I do think that men and women have different colour preferences. Men usually like “manlier” colours155 like blue, green, and brown, and women like more feminine colours156 like pink, purple, and red because that is what we were taught to like at a young age. Humans labeled and defined certain colours as feminine and masculine157, and I think its effects are still seen today. For example, in fashion, menswear tends to use more masculine colours. The use of pinks or purple in menswear makes the outfit subconsciously158 look more feminine.
3. Do people’s preferences for colors change with age?
I think that they do. I mean, everyone changes with age, and that includes personality and the way a person thinks. As a result, I don’t think it’s far-fetched to say that159 a person’s colour preferences also change with age. For example, a girl might be obsessed with bright colors like pink when she’s younger, and then when she grows up, she might be in love with grey or black. I suppose that it’s a natural process of life to outgrow your preferences160, because it shows that you’ve lived through many different experiences.
4. Do you think the color of a company’s dress code represents the image of the company?
Yes, the colour of a company5 s dress code can play a part in representing the image of the company. I don’t think it’s the sole, defining characteristic161 of the company, but yes, there is some influence there. Companies that have darker colours in their dress code tend to give off a cooler, more refined and professional vibe162. Companies with bright, neon163, or bold colours in their dress code are usually associated with a laid-back image164.
150 neutral colours:中性色调
152 timeless flexibility:永远有灵活性，意为（不管以后如何装修等，这样的颜色）什么时候都很搭
153 too outlandish and strong:太稀奇古怪和太浓厚（的颜色）
154 much easier on the eyes:看起来更舒服
155 “manlier” colours:更“爷们儿”的颜色
156 more feminine colours:更女性化的颜色
159 it’s far-fetchedto say that:这么说比较牵强，勉强（注意文中用的是否定形式）
160 outgrow your preferences:逐渐长大而改变喜好
161 the sole, defining characteristic:唯一的，决定性的特征
162 more refined and professional vibe:更高雅更专业的氛围
164 laid-back image:悠闲，闲散的形象