Colors & their meanings….

I found this interesting while researching some tips. I want to share this with our “brides to be” just a small idea to know that choosing their colors for their wedding is very important, sometimes they choose a color which maybe they have no clue what its meaning is or if “she” really wants this color or not. I guess every bride to be needs to grab a list like this one to keep on hand.

 

Red Excitement, energy, passion, desire, speed, strength, power, heat, love, aggression, danger, fire, blood, war, violence, aggression, all things intense and passionate.

 

Yellow Joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, imagination, hope, sunshine, summer, gold, philosophy, dishonesty, cowardice, betrayal, jealousy, covetousness, deceit, illness, hazard.

 

Blue Peace, tranquility, calm, stability, harmony, unity, trust, truth, confidence, conservatism, security, cleanliness, order, loyalty, sky, water, cold, technology, depression, appetite suppressant.

 

Orange Energy, balance, warmth, enthusiasm, vibrant, expansive, flamboyant, demanding of attention.

 

Green Nature, environment, healthy, good luck, renewal, youth, vigor, spring, generosity, fertility, jealousy, inexperience, envy, misfortune.

 

Purple Royalty, spirituality, nobility, spirituality, ceremony, mysterious, transformation, wisdom, enlightenment, cruelty, arrogance, mourning.

 

Gray Security, reliability, intelligence, staid, modesty, dignity, maturity, solid, conservative, practical, old age, sadness, boring.

 

Brown Earth, hearth, home, outdoors, reliability, comfort, endurance, stability, simplicity, and comfort.

 

White Reverence, purity, simplicity, cleanliness, peace, humility, precision, innocence, youth, birth, winter, snow, good, sterility, marriage (Western cultures), death (Eastern cultures), cold, clinical, sterile.

 

Black Power, sexuality, sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery, fear, evil, anonymity, unhappiness, depth, style, evil, sadness, remorse, anger, underground, good technical color, mourning, death (Western cultures).

There are various cultures who understand the need of colors in their own special manner. Lets see how:

 

Red China – symbol of celebration and luck, used in many cultural ceremonies that range from funerals to weddings.

India – color of purity (used in wedding outfits).

United States – Christmas color when combined with green, Valentines Day when combined with pink, indicates stop (danger) at traffic lights.

Eastern cultures – signifies joy when combined with white.

 

YellowAsia – sacred, imperial.

Western cultures – joy, happiness.

 

Blue China – associated with immortality.

Colombia – associated with soap.

Hindus – the color of Krishna.

Jews – holiness.

Middle East – protective color.

* Note: Blue is often considered to be the safest global color.

 

Orange Ireland – religious significance (Protestant).

United States – inexpensive goods, Halloween (with black).

 

Green China – studies indicate this is not a good color choice for packaging, green hats mean a man’s wife is cheating on him.

France – studies indicate this is not a good color choice for packaging.

India – the color of Islam.

Ireland – religious significance (Catholic).

Some tropical countries – associated with danger

United States – indicates go (safe) at traffic lights, environmental awareness, St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas color (red and green).

 

Purple Western cultures – royalty.

 

Brown Colombia – discourages sales.

 

White Eastern cultures – mourning, death.

Japan – white carnations signify death.

United States – purity (used in weddings).

 

Black Western cultures – mourning, death.

 

Saffron Hindu – sacred color. (orangish peach color)

 

Pastels Korea – trust. United States – spring, Easter; pale blue (baby blue) stands for an infant boy; pale pink stands for an infant girl.

 

I hope you enjoy this list and can be of much use,.