Do you have a certain color pop up when you think of the number 5? Or maybe you relate objects to certain colors? Between 5 and 15% of adults have synesthesia (where you associate certain things with colors or even taste them.) The most common form of synesthesia is chromesthesia. Chromesthesia is a neurological condition where the brain sees colors in sounds. This type of synesthesia only affects 1 in 3,000 people.

HomeAdvisor decided to do a study on this. They took people with chromesthesia and had them listen to playlists of a certain genre of music. They told Bored Panda: “During the past two months we worked with two ‘chromesthetes’ to create unique color palettes that jumped at them when they listened to 10 different music genres.” The participants then expressed what colors they saw while listening. HomeAdvisor then took those colors and applied them to a living room space. Each living room is very different and gives off very specific energy. Which one is your favorite? Maybe you’re that 1 in 3,000 and can tell us what colors you see listening to these songs?

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Rock room

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“You can’t help but think Ozzy Osbourne would be pleased by the extravagantly named colors that Under The Graveyard planted in our listeners’ minds: Tortilla, Tawny, and Champagne for Rachel, and ‘Artichoke with shadow accents, and small hits of crimson,’ for Michael.

‘Different instruments carry their own color,’ says Rachel, ‘blending with the hue of the notes being played on them and with the way each artist plays that note. But these colors also have a sort of texture, like metallic, wet, velvets, speckled or smatterings of paint on a screen. The smoother the vocals, the more petal-like the sound.’

Our rock-inspired living room has a stark, polarized palette that a local painting pro can help you achieve at home. Perhaps this represents the simple, homogenous sonic palette of the genre: punchy drums, wailing guitars and gruff voices.”

Here are the songs that were played for the participants: High Hopes (Panic! At The Disco), Orphans (Coldplay), Under The Graveyard (Ozzy Osbourne), The Hype (twenty one pilots), I Think I‘m OKAY (Machine Gun Kelly X YUNGBLOOD & Travis Barker).

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If you want to listen to the playlist yourself, click here to go to Spotify.

Country room

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“Find a painting professional to help you mimic the look of this country room, featuring a palette of Cream, Laguna-yellow, Redwood, and Tortilla, the country room looks kind of like you’d expect a country room to look.

Is there something fundamentally ‘brown’ about guitars and sad men in ten-gallon hats, or have our participants absorbed the cultural association of country music with wooden ranches and chestnut horses?”

Here are the songs for this room: 10,000 Hours (Dan + Shay feat Justin Bieber), Even Though I’m Leaving (Luke Combs), One Man Band (Old Dominion), One Thing Right (Marshmello & Kane Brown), The Bones (Maren Morris & Hozier).

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If you want to listen to the playlist yourself, click here to go to Spotify.

Pop room

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“Do you see Circles by Post Malone when you look at our pop-palette living room? It’s in there somewhere! Circles evoked the colors of Navy, Abalone, and Cream for Michael. Rachel, on the other hand, describes experiencing an array of colors for this song: Maya blue and Jade green; Gold, Byzantine, and Tea.

Overall, the pop palette is a harmonic balance between prime colors, pastels, and metallic hues—reflecting the clear, ordered accessibility of chart-ready pop hits.”

Here are the songs the participants listened to: Circles (Post Malone), Trampoline (SHAED), Someone You Loved (Lewis Capaldi), Only Human (Jonas Brothers), Beautiful People (Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid).

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If you want to listen to the playlist yourself, click here to go to Spotify.

R&B room

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“Most of the genre palettes our participants described were fairly unified. The R&B room is so harmonious that the colors might have been chosen by a professional interior designer.

The palette of Champagne, Charcoal, Cream, Lime, Pearl River, and Prussian seems to speak of the genre’s refined, bassy arrangements and mellow moods; our R&B living room is equally set for party mode or something a little more chilled!”

These are the songs the participants listened to: Jerry Sprunger (Tory Lanez & T-Pain), Playing Games (Summer Walker & Bryson Tiller), Heat (Chris Brown feat. Gunna), None Of Your Concern (Jhene Aiko & Big Sean), Juicy (Doja Cat & Tyga).

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If you want to listen to the playlist yourself, click here to go to Spotify.

Rap room

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“Rap music conjured the most diverse range of colors of any genre in the minds of our participants. From Cream to Fire, Pearl River to Hot Pink, the colors cover the spectrum in both hue and intensity. To make these colors work harmoniously in your home, you may want to get in touch with an interior decorator.

Perhaps this is because rap music utilizes so many different samples beneath the lyrics. Old soul tunes, children’s music, or songs from other contemporary genres all form part of rap’s musical palette. The rap room is designed for those who listen to the details and savor hip-hop’s eclectic nature.”

The songs the participants were listening to: Truth Hurts (Lizzo), Panini (Lil Nas X), Highest In The Room (Travis Scott), Hot (Young Thug, feat Travis Scott & Gunna), Ran$om (Lil Tecca).

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If you want to listen to the playlist yourself, click here to go to Spotify.