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OtterBox Activation at Play/Ground 2019

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Source: Craig Barritt / Getty Images for POPSUGAR

We've partnered with OtterBox to reveal what your favorite hue really says about you — and show you the easiest way to express your identity.

"What's your favorite color?" is a question that most of us have been fielding since kindergarten. The color you gravitate toward then became the color of the walls in your childhood bedroom, your birthday party theme, your prom dress, your phone case, and so on.

Your favorite color likely isn't random, either. Even if you don't realize it, the color you love can reveal a lot about your personality and overall vibe. The OtterBox activation at POPSUGAR Play/Ground gave visitors an opportunity to find out exactly what their favorite colors mean through aura readings and quickly became one of the most popular spots in the Mall of the Future. Visitors could step inside a photo booth to take an aura photo, then have the colors in their aura read.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 22: A view of the Otterbox booth during POPSUGAR Play/ground at Pier 94 on June 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for POPSUGAR and Reed Exhibitions )

Afterward, they could pick up a complimentary OtterBox Otter + Pop Symmetry case that matched their reading and customize it with gems, decals, and stickers. The activation also included a sequin wall, where they could write their name or a mantra that reminded them of their reading. Quite a vibe!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 22: A view of the Otterbox booth during POPSUGAR Play/ground at Pier 94 on June 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for POPSUGAR and Reed Exhibitions )

Even if you weren't able to get your aura read at Play/Ground, you can still learn a lot from the symbolic meaning behind each hue. Maybe your love for turquoise corresponds with your dreamy personality or your obsession with orange dovetails with your creativity. Read on to find out what your favorite color says about your personality and shop the perfect OtterBox case to match.

Red and Pink

In aura reading, the color red symbolizes strength, passion, and willpower. People with red auras tend to be natural-born leaders and value practicality. A pink aura, on the other hand, indicates a loving, supportive, and sweet personality. You have a big heart and a relaxed demeanor that others are drawn to. If your ideal pink is really more of a magenta, that suggests you're an explorer at heart with a strong sense of adventure.

Orange and Yellow

An orange aura indicates that you're creative and charismatic. While you value your independence, you also enjoy collaborating with your peers, especially on your passion projects. In both auras and life, the color yellow represents optimism and enthusiasm. People with yellow auras tend to be playful, positive, and open-minded and love freedom and variety.

Green and Blue

These hues bring to mind verdant meadows, serene lakes, and wild oceans — nature's beauty at its finest. A green aura indicates that you're determined, focused, and goal-oriented — so you can also be ambitious, competitive, and a perfectionist. On the other hand, people with blue auras are naturally positive, calm, and imaginative. But what about a combination of the two colors, like teal or turquoise? People with turquoise auras typically have a high awareness for different vibes and a strong sense of inner purity.


The color purple is often associated with playfulness and happiness, and people with purple-hued auras tend to be unconventional visionaries. Purple auras also indicate a judgment-free zone — nothing is off limits with these people.


A bright white aura symbolizes the ability to tune into a higher consciousness and cosmic wisdom. People with white auras tend to have an intense energy and strong sense of destiny.