Color Symbolism

 

Color Symbolism White symbolizes Purity, virginity, innocence and virtue.  The color Yellow signifies renewal, hope, light and purity. Color Symbolism: Orange symbolizes courage, endurance and strength representing fire and flame - Green symbolizes nature, fertility, hope and bountifulness. - The color Red is thought to symbolize fire and is associated with power and importance. - Black symbolizes death, fear and ignorance and was also used to indicate authority and power. - Brown is said to signify the earth, poverty and humility - Blue is thought to represent hope, good health and the state of servitude

A comprehensive guide to Color Symbolism. Discover facts and information about a huge selection of different colors.

Color is an extremely easy way to identify something immediately regardless of language or culture and each color has its own deep significance. Color is often used to represent good fortune or bad luck. Why is black used as a symbol of death whereas the color Green represents new life?

Colors are often mentioned in everyday language and literary terms to portray a persons feelings or emotions, being "green with envy" or "feeling blue" are familiar terms to describe jealously and feeling down.

Colors - Symbolism
One of the the easiest ways to identify something immediately regardless of language or culture is through colour. A baby dressed in pink is an obvious sign that the gender of the infant is female despite the language or country. A red road sign warns us of danger even if we might not recognise the symbol instantly. A country or sports team use colors to identify themselves through their flag and its colours. Colours are often mentioned in everyday language as well as literary terms to portray a persons feelings or emotions, being "green with envy" or "in a black mood" are familiar terms to describe jealously and feeling down.

Colors - Symbolism - Meaning
Wealth is also often referred to by colours, being "in the red" refers to being in debt or overdrawn whereas "in the black" is a positive term used to describe being in credit or having money. In banking and finance terms, black is a positive color whereas when describing a person's mood, a "black mood" is a bad mood and "seeing red" also describes someone who is angry. Politics are another area where colour symbolism is used. The color green is often used to represent an independent or neutral party or to refer to a political group that is linked to the environment. The color red has been used to symbolise the communist party. The following quote from the 17th century poem by 17th century written by Samuel Butler entitled 'Hudibras' illustrates how colour is used to represent religious views:

"For his Religion, it was fit, To match his learning and his wit; 'Twas Presbyterian true blue;".

What is Color Symbolism?
Color is a vital component of many different symbols and many colors have deep symbolism. They are used to depict emotions, personality and feelings and many colors have mystical properties associated with them. The rainbow consists of seven colors. The number seven also has mystical properties, there are several other groups of seven, for example the number of musical notes or the number of 'Chakra's in the body. The 'Chakra's' are believed to be the centre of life force or energy and consist of seven points in the body from the base of the spine to the top of the head.
 

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Colors - Symbolism - Interpretation
The significance and symbolism of an individual color can vary greatly depending on the culture and traditions of a particular person. Colors that are considered lucky in one culture can have a completely different meaning in another! For example, traditionally the symbolism of red is associated with love, passion and romance. In many eastern countries such as China and Asian countries such as India; brides wear red wedding dresses to bring them good luck. However, in some western cultures it is considered unlucky for the bridal bouquet to contain a combination of red and white flowers as they are thought to be a symbol of blood and bandages!
The color green is another example of how the symbolism of Individual colors can have very different meanings depending on the country. In Ancient Egypt people were scared of cats with green eyes. However in most other cultures the color green is associated with nature, life and peace. In fact in Islam, green is the most important color. It is the color of Mohammed's coat and signifies paradise.

Color Symbolism - Dreams
The study and interpretation of dreams is called Oneirology, the term comes from the Greek word 'oneiros' which means dream. It is thought that dreams have two meanings: a general meaning where the dream is told as a symbolic story and an individual meaning, which is specific to the dreamer. The following interpretation of colors in dreams is taken from the book entitled "10,000 Dreams" interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller:

  • Symbolism: White symbolizes Purity, virginity, innocence and virtue. To walk with a person wearing white, proclaims that person's illness or distress, unless it be a young woman or child, then you will have pleasing surroundings for a season at least

  • Symbolism: Yellow signifies renewal, hope, light and purity. When taken as an off-white color symbolizes degradation or cowardice. To see yellow clothes, foretells approaching gaieties and financial progress. You will be fortunate if you dream of yellow

  • Symbolism: Orange symbolizes courage, endurance and strength representing fire and flame

  • Symbolism: The symbolism of the colour Green is related to nature, fertility, hope and bountifulness. It also symbolizes freedom from bondage. To see green clothes, is a hopeful sign of prosperity and happiness

  • Symbolism: Red is thought to symbolize fire and is associated with power and importance. To dream of crimson clothes, foretells that you will escape formidable enemies by a timely change in your expressed intention

  • Symbolism: Black symbolizes death, fear and ignorance and was also used to indicate authority and power. To see yourself, or others, dressed in black, indicates quarrels, disappointments, and disagreeable companions; or, if it refers to business, the business will fall short of expectations

  • Symbolism: Brown is said to signify the earth, poverty and humility

  • Symbolism: The symbolism of Blue is hope, good health and the state of servitude. To dream of blue apparel, signifies carrying forward to victory your aspirations, through energetic, insistent efforts. Friends will loyally support you

  • Symbolism: Purple is always associated with royalty, indeed the the symbolic meaning of the color purple was for penitence and mourning

Color Symbolism - Blue
Is it good luck to dream of the color blue? Find out in our useful dream explanation. Why do English brides wear 'something blue' on their wedding day? Discover a selection of interesting and educational facts about the color blue!

Color Symbolism - Color Green
The color green is symbolic to a wide range of cultures and religions. Find out why green is important in Islam. Why is green associated with St Patrick's day and the Irish people? A great selection of educational facts and information on the symbolism of the color green.

Color Symbolism - Black
Did you know that the color black is universally recognised as the color of mourning, evil and violence? It is also the color of demons and witches! Find out all you need to know about the symbolism of black. A selection of interesting and educational facts, shades of black and dream interpretation! All you need to know about the color black. A useful, free resource on color symbolism.

Color Symbolism - Yellow
The symbolism of the color yellow is open to interpretation. Some cultures see yellow as a symbol of light and the sun while in other cultures is represents envy, disgrace and betrayal! Find out why! A Selection of facts about the symbolism of the color yellow.

Color Symbolism - Purple
Find out all about the color purple and its symbolism. Did you know that in Thailand the color purple is worn by widows to symbolise that they are in mourning? Lots of useful facts about the color purple. What does it mean if someone dreams of the color purple? We have also included information on dream interpretation!

Color Symbolism - Red
Why is the color red is often used to symbolism passion and power? Discover a variety of facts and interesting information about the symbolism of the color red. What are the different shades of red? What are the HTML codes for the different shades of red? Lots of useful information and educational facts about the symbolism of the color red.

Color Symbolism - Orange
What is the significance of Orange? Find out interesting facts about the symbolism of orange, for example, did you know that Buddhist monks wear orange robes, an outwardly sign of humility? Lots of useful information about orange symbolism.

Color Symbolism - Feng Shui Colors
Find out about Feng Shui Colors. Discover the symbols relating to the elements and why 'Chi' is so important. Interesting information and facts about this ancient Chinese art.

Color Symbolism - Pink
What is the significance of the color Pink? Why do most people believe that the color pink represents females? Find out interesting facts about the symbolism of the color pink. Why is the slip used to inform employees in America that they will soon be unemployed referred to as a "pink slip"? Find out the answer to this question and many more about the symbolism of the color pink.

Color Symbolism - Meanings and Symbolism
What do each of the individual colors mean? What does it mean if we dream about a particular color? Discover a selection of useful and educational facts about the meaning and symbolism of specific colors, a useful resource for everyone!

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