A box of crayons can bring joy to children. Color is an unspoken language that’s fascinating and mysterious. It communicates ideas, feelings and thoughts in a way that words can’t; it speaks directly to our subconscious and conscious minds. The influence of color on our well-being and moods can positively impact our spiritual growth.
Human emotion, behavior and reaction are influenced by color. The subconscious influence of color on emotions and how people react to food, products and experiences can be profoundly influenced by it.
These color meanings are from where?
Some associations are more recent than others. However, millions of years of physical conditioning have created certain associations between colors and things or emotions. Your interiors and environments will be more successful if you use color symbolism and meanings.
Other colors have had cultural meanings over time. These meanings have been accepted by society, such as blue for boys and pink for girls in Western cultures. (Recently, this has gone further, adding more colors to their respective genders).
These are some things that can impact the meaning of colors:
Cultural differences: Black is the color for mourning in Western countries. In some East Asian countries like India, however, it’s white. In China, red is a sign of good fortune. However, in South Africa, it’s the color for mourning.
Shades: While color can have a general meaning, lighter shades can differ from darker shades. Natural, muted colors will also be different from artificial neon colors. Pay attention to the associations between the various shades and tones.
Color Combinations: If you are looking at multiple colors, you should know how they affect the overall meaning. They can complement, make them pop, blend, or fight against each other. It is important to consider their respective meanings and the effect you wish to have with your combination.
These are some general ideas about colors:
VIOLET / PURPLE
Purple stands for luxury, mystery, and spirituality
Purple is a fascinating color. It’s warm and cool and combines the energy and passion of red with blue’s calm and serenity. Purple is a prestigious color that is associated with royalty. Purple dye was once very expensive and could only be afforded by wealthy rulers.
Indigo can be used for spiritual wisdom, introspection and intuition.
Indigo is a deep midnight blue. It’s a mixture of violet and deep blue and has both characteristics. Indigo is often associated with our deepest thoughts, spiritual wisdom, and, most importantly, our deepest feelings. Indigo blue is a color that promotes communication, meditation, and peace. Indigo, the color of intuition and perception, is useful in opening the third eye.
Blue stands for calm, trust, and intelligence.
Blue symbolizes tranquility. It is easy to see how soothing and symbolic blue symbolizes harmony and trust. It is also known for its energy and calmness, making it a popular choice.
Green is a color that represents nature and good fortune. It symbolizes health, youth, renewal and good luck.
The universally-associated color green is grass, plants, trees, and nature. It is also associated with growth and renewal. Another association is “getting green light”, which refers to taking action. The US associates green, especially dark green, with money. This is a sign of stability and prosperity.
Yellow stands for joy, hope, and spontaneity.
Yellow is the color for sunshine, smiley faces, and sunflowers. It is a cheerful, vibrant color full of optimism and hope. It is another color that grabs attention. Like red and orange, it can also be used as a caution sign.
Orange stands for creativity, youth, and enthusiasm
As a secondary color, Orange combines the warmth of red and the joy and playfulness of yellow. It creates warning signs such as traffic cones and high-visibility clothing. It is a vibrant color that brings out the energy and can be associated with health and vitality.