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What do different cultures associate with different colors? NOTE: Download this presentation so that the clues will come up, and then the answers, on each slide. The animation isn't working quite ...

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  • Color Symbolism by Culture Barbara B. Nixon, Ph.D. (ABD) Information in this presentation is taken from Jennifer Kyrnin's “Color Symbolism Chart by Culture” available at http://webdesign.about.com/od/color/a/bl_colorculture.htm
  • What do colors “mean”?  As the following slides come up, guess what color is being described
  • Red  China: Good luck, celebration, summoning  Cherokees: Success, triumph  India: Purity  South Africa: Color of mourning  Russia: Bolsheviks and Communism  Eastern: Worn by brides  Western: Excitement, danger, love, passion, stop, Christmas (with green)  View slide
  • Orange  Ireland: Religious (Protestants)  Western: Halloween (with black), creativity, autumn  View slide
  • Yellow  China: Nourishing  Egypt: Color of mourning  Japan: Courage  India: Merchants  Western: Hope, hazards, coward 
  • Green  China: This color hat indicates a man’s wife is cheating on him, exorcism  India: Islam  Ireland: Symbol of the entire country  Western: Spring, new birth, go, Saint Patrick’s Day, Christmas (with red) 
  • Blue  Cherokees: Defeat, trouble  Iran: Color of heaven and spirituality  Western: Depression, sadness, conservative, corporate, “something ___” bridal tradition 
  • Purple  Thailand: Color of mourning (widows)  Western: Royalty 
  • White  Japan: This color carnation symbolizes death  Eastern: Funerals  Western: Brides, angels, good guys, hospitals, doctors, peace (___dove) 
  • Black  China: Color for young boys  Western: Funerals, death, Halloween (with orange), bad guys, rebellion 