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Meaning of color


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Color's associations, meaning (worldwide), facts, examples, etc...

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  • Passion: Red Sports Car Anger & Violence: Bullfighting Blood: well, blood. Devil: Evil Danger: Stop signs, traffic signals Love: rose, heart. Importance: Red Carpet.
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    • 2. RED
    • 3. “Painters use red like spice” - Derek Jarman
    • 4. Passion Anger Violence BloodASSOCIA Devil TIONS Danger Love Importance Seduction Poison
    • 5. Increases enthusiasmPHYSICA Stimulates energy L Can increase blood pressure, heartbeat and pulse Encourages action and confidenceEFFECTS Can make you feel hungry
    • 6. China: Good luck and fortune. Celebration of New Year. Jamaica: Someone who’s drunk is ‘red’. AROUND England: Phone booths and double decker buses are national icons.THE GLOBE India: Red mark on the forehead is for good luck. South Asia: Brides wear red. Russia: Communist Revolution.
    • 7. The longest wavelength of light is red. Bees can’t see the color red. Red flowers are usually pollinated by birds, butterflies, bats and wind.INTERESTIN You will find red color used for packaging in food items or in fast G FACTS food chains, because of its ability to make you feel hungry. Red is a color that means ‘severe’ in the color-coded system established by presidential order to alert law enforcement agencies about a terrorist threat in the U.S.
    • 9. YELLOW
    • 10. “What a horrible thing yellow is” -Edgar Degas
    • 11. Happiness IntellectASSOCIA Caution TIONS Cowardice Youth Energy
    • 12. PHYSICA Stimulates mental processes Stimulates the nervous system L Activates memoryEFFECTS Encourages communication
    • 13. USA: Taxis and School Buses are yellow. France: Symbolizes jealousy AROUND Greece: Symbolizes sadness.THE GLOBE India: Color of the Vaisya cast (farmers). Worn to celebrate the Spring Festival. (Basant) Christianity: Representative of “Greed”
    • 14. The happiest color of the spectrum. A yellow flag is used to indicate a penalty in football.INTERESTIN G FACTS Yellow is a color that means ‘elevated’ in the color-coded system established by presidential order to alert law enforcement agencies about a terrorist threat in the U.S.
    • 16. BLUE
    • 17. “If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue.” -Paul Gauguin
    • 18. Calm Peace TranquilityASSOCIA Sadness TIONS Knowledge Trustworthy Dependable Cold/Uncaring
    • 19. PHYSICA Calms and sedates L Cools you down Makes you sleepyEFFECTS
    • 20. Iran: Blue, blue-green and green are sacred and represent heaven. AROUND Greece: Ward off evil India: Paintings of Krishna often depict him having blue skin.THE GLOBE Islam: Many blue mosques throughout the world. Christianity: Catholic religion associates blue with Virgin Mary.
    • 21. Favored color choice of toothpastes and tooth brushes. Owls are the only birds that can see blue.INTERESTIN Mosquitos are attracted to blue, twice as much as to any G FACTS other color. The blue ribbon is widely recognized as a symbol of child abuse awareness.
    • 23. ORANGE
    • 24. “Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.” -Wassily Kandinsky
    • 25. Creativity Invigoration UniqueASSOCIA Energy TIONS Autumn Change Health Vitality
    • 26. PHYSICA Stimulates activity L Stimulates appetite Encourages socializationEFFECTS
    • 27. Netherlands: National color. AROUND China and Japan: Symbolizes happiness and love.THE GLOBE Christianity: Representative of “Gluttony”.
    • 29. GREEN
    • 30. “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” -Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    • 31. Fertility Healing Success GrowthASSOCIA Ecology TIONS Nature Peace Envy Affluence
    • 32. PHYSICA Soothes Relaxes mentally, as well as physically L Helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxietyEFFECTS Offers a sense of renewal and harmony
    • 33. Used around the globe to represent safety and ecology. Ireland: Emblematic color, represents St. Patricks. AROUND Japan: Represented as the color of eternal life. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia: The flags of these two countries are theTHE GLOBE only ones in a single color. Islam: Green represents the dome of The Prophet (SAW)’s mosque.
    • 34. Green was the favorite color of George Washington, the first president of United States.INTERESTIN G FACTS Green is the color used in night vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive to and is able to discern most shades of green.
    • 36. PURPLE
    • 37. “I think it pisses off God if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” -Alice Walker
    • 38. Royalty Wisdom SpiritualityASSOCIA Imagination TIONS Luxury Mystic Elegance
    • 39. PHYSICA Uplifts Calms the mind and nerves L Offers a sense of spiritualityEFFECTS Encourages creativity
    • 40. Thailand: Worn by widows mourning their husband’s death. Japan: Signifies wealth and position. AROUND Iran: Purple is a color of what is to come. A sun or moon that looksTHE GLOBE purple during an eclipse is considered bad luck for the year to come. Christianity: Purple represents “Pride”
    • 41. Purple was the color of the first dye made by man. Purple represents the planet Jupiter.INTERESTIN Leonardo Da Vinci believed that the power of meditation G FACTS increases ten times when done in a purple light. Purple is the color of the highest valued poker chip = 5,000$
    • 43. BLACK
    • 44. “People can have a car painted in any color – so long as its black.” -Henry Ford
    • 45. Power Elegance FormalityASSOCIA Death TIONS Mystery Mourning Fear Secrecy
    • 46. PHYSICA Makes one feel undistinguished L Provides a feel of emptiness Provides a sense of mysteryEFFECTS
    • 47. West: Color of mourning. England: Taxi cabs are black. AROUND Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Italy: Widows wear black for the rest of their lives. Other family members also wear black for anTHE GLOBE extended period of time. Christianity: Priests and nuns attire are black.
    • 48. A black cat crossing one’s path is considered bad luck in many cultures, except in England, where spotting a black cat is considered good luck. Black implies weight. People will think that a black box weighs more than a white one.INTERESTIN G FACTS Musicians in an orchestra concert wear black so as not to draw attention away from the stage performers. Black is regarded as sophisticated in fashion that the term, “the new black” is often used to describe and give merit to a color trend.
    • 50. WHITE
    • 51. “God paints in many colors, but He never paints so gorgeously, as when He paints in white.” -G.K Chesterton
    • 52. Perfection PurityASSOCIA Clean Virtue TIONS Health Winter Wedding
    • 53. PHYSICA Aids mental clarity Encourages us to clear clutter and obstacles L Evokes purification of thoughts or actionsEFFECTS Enables fresh beginnings
    • 54. Worn by brides in the western world and in Japan. AROUND THE GLOBE Color of mourning in Japan and some parts of Africa. & A white flag is universally recognized as a symbol of truce.INTERESTIN The ancient Greeks used to wear white to bed to ensure G FACTS pleasant dreams.