When it comes to shape, color, and pattern preference, every feline is different. What do I mean by this? Cats do see colors, but very differently than us. The colors your cat sees are duller and not as bright. Certain colors pop out a lot more for them than others. Bright green and orange are two examples of colors that pop more. Blacks and whites also appear to make things seem larger and more inviting than other color combinations as well. As for shapes, cats are naturally drawn to the sphere because of the way their eyes detect them. This is why many cat toys are balls. You may be wondering what your cat prefers when it comes to color, shape, and pattern. This can be easily learned through watching their natural behavior.
Behavior With Toys
When it comes to toys, every cat has a favorite toy. My cat, Twiggy, for example, loves the small Hartz brightly colored mice. Other cats may prefer balls or mice, some like noisy ones, others like quiet ones. For Twiggy, he tend to go after the bright pink and green mice before the rest. This is telling me that he is more drawn to pinks and greens over the other colors. The shape, while not a circle or sphere, lets me know he likes odd shapes over symmetrical ones.
Behavior With Rooms
Cats will naturally prefer one room in the house over most others. This can be because of the windows, the sound, the color, or the objects in the room. Pay attention to where your cat prefers to sleep and what he/she enjoys sleeping on the most. Some cats will be more drawn to duller rooms, ones in black, white, and neutral, while others will prefer your brighter colored rooms.
Behavior With Clothing
Did you know certain clothing items you wear can affect your cat’s mood? When you know what his/her favorite colors are, wearing them more around your cat will give them a more relaxed feel. Certain patterns and shapes of clothing also makes this very.
Colors to check with your cat : Orange, Red, Pink, Green, Black, White/Grey
Shapes to check with your cat : Spheres, Squares, Misshapen Items, Arrow/Feather Shapes
Patterns to check with your cat : Leopard, Zebra/Tiger, Zig-Zag, Polka Dot, Swirls. Stripes
Color Combinations : White + Black, Red + White, Green + Black, Pink + Orange/Green