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What Does Blue & Gold Say About Foxborough?

Patch consulted a color theorist to find out what the town's colors say about Foxborough.

Ever wonder what your favorite color says about you? How about the town's colors?

Foxborough has proudly been blue and gold for years. But what do those colors say about the town?

According to Kate Smith, a color expert with Sensational Color Pro, colors can say a lot about a person, product, or company. Using Smith's pyschology of colors theory, Foxborough Patch applies it to the town's choice of colors for the high school, youth sports and, well, just about everything!

Foxborough: Blue and Gold

BLUE—Known as "the overwhelming favorite color," according to Smith.

"Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed," she says. "The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming. ... Blue is the least "gender specific" color, having equal appeal to both men and women."

Gold—Complimenting Foxborough's trustworthy, dependable and committed characteristics, is gold, a shade of yellow that carries the promise of a positive future, according to Smith.

The color gold can "instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts."

The conclusion: Foxborough prides itself in being a trustworthy, dependable, and committed community that strives for a positive future. We are consistent, calm, intelligent and generally happy with a spark of creativity

What do you think, Foxborough? Do our town's colors really show our true colors? Tell us in the comments!

With Thanksgiving being Thursday, we have the Foxborough-Mansfield rivalry on the brain and decided to see how Mansfield views themselves through the town's colors – green and white.

Green– The color "occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye than most colors and is second only to blue as a favorite color," according to Smith.

"Green is the pervasive color in the natural world, making it an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere. The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology."

However, there is an "institutional" side to green, smith says, associated with illness and government-issued green cards, that conjures up negative emotions, as do the "slimy" or "bilious" greens.

White–This color projects purity, cleanliness, and neutrality, according to Smith.

"Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally wear white gowns, and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home," Smith says.

The conclusion: Mansfield thinks it's pure, peaceful, tranquil and refreshing.

Well, we don't know about all of that but we do know green is second to blue in terms of popularity, which sounds more like it!

To learn more about color symbolism and the psychology of color, click here!

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