Colors Of The World

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Colors make the world more enjoyable for us. Just think about it, how boring would it be to live in a world without color? Each color has some meaning in different parts of the world. So without further ado, let me introduce you to the different meanings of each shade in this world.

BLUE

Considered the safest color
denotes trust, security, authority
represents sadness depression ( hence the phrase - I have the blues )
used in amulets to ward of evil eye
Used to show divinity and joy in India

GREEN

luck, nature, freshness, spring, environmental awareness, wealth, inexperience, and jealousy
Also, in Indonesia, this color is forbidden ( I didn't know that )
national color of Mexico
In China, green hats for men are taboo because it signals that their wives have committed adultery!

RED

excitement, energy, passion, action, love, and danger in Western cultures
Furthermore, communism and revolution is denoted by red in Russia.
In Asian cultures, red is a very important color, it symbolizes good luck, joy, prosperity, celebration, happiness, and a long life
In India, red is associated with purity, sensuality, and spirituality.
Africa associates red with death, and in Nigeria, it represents aggression and vitality.
Lucky charm in Egypt and Good Fortune and Courage in Iran.

YELLOW

In Western cultures, yellow is associated with happiness, cheeriness, optimism, warmth, joy, and hope. Also, it means caution and cowardice.
In Germany, yellow means envy, but in Egypt, it means happiness and good fortune.

ORANGE

Orange represents autumn, harvest, warmth in Western cultures.
Another meaning, In Hinduism, saffron (a soft orange color) is considered auspicious and sacred.
In the Netherlands, orange is the color of the Dutch Royal family. It represents sexuality and fertility in Colombia.
In Eastern cultures, orange symbolizes love, happiness, humility, and good health. Buddhist monks’ robes are often orange.

PURPLE

This color is often said to be royalty, wealth. It  means spirituality, and nobility around the world.
Purple is also associated with piety and faith, and in Catholicism, penitence.
Also, in Brazil and Thailand, purple is the color of mourning. It’s also a color of honor

WHITE

In Western cultures, white symbolizes purity, elegance.
In addition, China, Korea, and some other Asian countries, white represents death, mourning.
Also, in Peru, white is associated with angels, good health, and time.

BLACK

It symbolizes sophistication and formality. But it also represents death, evil, mourning, magic, fierceness, illness, bad luck, and mystery.
Furthermore, in the Middle East, black can represent both rebirth and mourning.
Also, in Africa, it symbolizes age, maturity, and masculinity.
In addition to that, it is an auspicious colour during Makar Sankranti festival in India.

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Questions
  1. Whats your favorite color?
  2. What does it mean in your country?

29 Replies to “Colors Of The World”

  1. My favourite colours are red and black.

    It’s really interesting that the same colour means something else on different parts of world.
    Great thread ~

  2. I love the fact that white represents death in China and other asian countries. It signals to me this vast difference that can happen with perception. In the west we think purity, but not death. This also makes me think of iconography within the Catholic church. There is a specific use for each color in icons that adds so much more to the icon if you recognize what they signify.

  3. My favorite color is Purple, but purple has nothing to do with my country because my country is full of corrupt politicians that takes all the money from hardworking people of this country. so help me god, and also special mention to our telecoms. please, give us fast internet ty

  4. It is incredible that all these colors have so many different meanings. In my country, colors don’t really mean anything, they just look nice.

  5. Whats your favorite color?
    Blue
    What does it mean in your country?
    a kind of blue is turquoise which is “turk’s color” but blue is also in evil eye which represents foreigners

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