Pop Quizzes

She’s A Little Bit Country, I’m A Little Bit Scandinavian Classic

How About Orange always finds the best online quizzes. I think we owe Jessica for just about all of the fun, not-so-scientific peeks into our psyches that we’ve shared with you. Her latest find comes from Ikea’s business web site (which I believe is new, unless you know otherwise).

Just like the last one, this “Find Your Style” quiz  uses a series of images (color swatches, fabrics, Ikea displays) to help determine your perfect combination of styles. And- spoiler alert- this Scandinavian-based company tends to think a lot of styles include at least a bit of “Scandinavian” design. In fact, my style is called “Scandinavian Classic” and Sherry is “Scandinavian Natural.” I guess that should come as no surprise to us considering how much Ikea furniture we’ve owned in our lifetime. Here’s mine:


Sherry and I were actually surprised that our results appeared to be so similar (our selections were actually pretty different). It does say I’m slightly more Scandinavian (I am the blond one) and that Sherry’s slightly more “country” than me (although she’d argue that “cottage” is the new term for “country”). Here’s hers:


And here’s the 9-question quiz. As usual, we’d love to hear your results. Especially if you somehow managed to evade the Scandinavian descriptor. Although something tells me that might not be possible…

Screen grabs courtesy of Ikea



What’s Your Creative Type?

We spotted another fun little quiz on How About Orange this week. This one uses a few visual questions to determine what type of creative person you are. Feel like taking it for a spin?

Well we did, and we thought the results, while primarily entertaining, were relatively accurate for both of us. I’m definitely the more right brained half of the marriage, and the quiz appropriately deemed me a “Realist.” I do like to express myself with an “ordered and structured approach,” and technology does “help me create work that really has an impact” and (although a little too poetic for my tastes), I’d agree that I like my world “drenched in beauty.”


Sherry, on the other hand, was dubbed a “Bright Spark” creative thinker. The description basically confirmed what I already know about her – after all, her degree is in an artistic field and we met when she worked in a creative department. In particular, I thought “you grab any opportunity to record bright ideas as they strike” (there’s a reason she’s got a pen and pad next to the bed) and “you have plenty of new projects up your sleeve” were especially accurate. Just last night she was talking about five different projects around the house that she’d love to tackle this spring. In fact, I think I owe her “bright spark” for most of the work we’ve gotten done around our house for the past two and a half years.


So what about you guys? In the mood for a pop quiz? Take it here – it only takes 2 or 3 minutes – and let us know what creative type you are. We’re dying to see if yours are semi-accurate too.