I make jewelry, paint, sketch, crochet and knit, etc. In each thing I make, each color that I put in it relates to something that is going on in my life, and thus produces the creativity. I very rarely stick with 'proper' colors/color mixes - for example, I made a necklace today with beads of about 10 different colors. I recently painted a picture that had red wings in it. The multi-colored necklace was my beginning to look at how scattered my life currently is - and each bead represented some different activity or relationship. The red wings had to do with loving protection of a woman who has mentored me.
Does anyone else do this? Do certain colors have meanings that are consistent in your mind? Or do certain colors have certain associations at different moments, depending on what you're expressing?