Thursday, December 04, 2008

Colors and their meanings

the color red
Found a really interesting story about colors of the year over at The Artist's Muse: "What Color is the Coming Year?"

It's definitely worth the read...

Included in the story was a "synopsis of the meanings ascribed to the colors often used in Christian religious icons" which I have included below for future reference... I think it's interesting to know what the colors might mean to others, especially our favorite color.


* Gold symbolizes divine light.

* Blues are associated with heaven, mystery and the mystical life.

* Red is linked with heat, passion, love, beauty, life.

* Orange-red, associated with fire, suggests fervor and spiritual purification.

* Purple & crimson are associated with royalty and the divine. It is the symbol of supreme power.

* White is associated with the divine world, purity, innocence, and is sometimes used with what Orthodoxy calls "the uncreated light."

* Green represents the earth's vegetation, fertility, youth, hope and freshness, and martyrdom.

• Brown is affiliated with poverty, humility, bare earth, dust, inert matter and all that is transient and perishable.


As you might have guessed, my favorite color is red.

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