Thursday 13: The symbolism of colors

Today is about color. Don’t take my word on all the things that colors symbolize, I collected this from various websites and some were contradicting each other. I had the idea for this TT because of the Idée Labs that creates these images based on your color input from millions of pictures on flickr. Explore it, there are other search options as well, it’s fun!

Yellow

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represents…

…age/aging, warmth, cowardice, caution, happiness, slow, sunshine, summer, the Orient, electricity, liberalism/libertarianism, Easter, wisdom, joy, happiness, Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

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represents…

desire, warning, fire, flaming, Halloween, power, healing, vitality

 

 

 

 

 

 

RedMagical Snap - 2009.04.30 22.07 - 001_Bildgröße ändern
represents…

aggression, blood, stop, courage, guilt, energy, passion, anger, hell, hatred, fire, socialism, sacrifice, sin, violence, negativity, danger, warning, communism, blushing, honor, leadership, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, love, prosperity & joy (China), Tuesday, Mars

 

 

 

 

Pink
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represents…

girls, love, health, breast cancer awareness, fairies, Valentine’s Day, homosexuality, bisexuality, spring, Easter, romance

 

 

 

 

 

Purple

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represents…

royalty, imperialism, nobility, Easter, upper class, good judgment, peace of mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Light blue

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represents…

good imagination, creativity, a practical approach to life, health, healing, tranquility, understanding, softness, Friday

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Blue

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represents…

ice, water, sky, sadness, winter, royalty, boys, cold, calm, conservatism (universally), capitalism, communication, knowledge, power, integrity, seriousness, Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

Green

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represents…

nature, growth, hope, youth, health, Islam, spring, envy, fertility, self-respect, well-being, learning, growth, harmony, Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

Brown

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represents…

nature, earth, soil, skin, classicism, ancient philosophy, knowledge, maple leaf, peace, repressed personality, laziness, stability, Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

Grey

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represents…

boredom, reality, seriousness, neutrality, dullness, mediocrity, undefinedness, contentment, sorrow, security, maturity, dependability

 

 

 

 

 

Black

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represents…

darkness, secrecy, and mystery; silence and concealment; death (including execution) and bereavement; (with orange) Halloween; end, chaos, and lack; evil, bad luck, and crime; conversely, elegance, , elegance

 

 

 

 

 
White

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represents…

purity, lack, snow, ice, heaven, peace, life, clean, light, nothing, frost, good, air, innocence, kindness, Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multicolor, just for the fun of it

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Images all done with the help of Multicolr Search Lab

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6 Comments Write a comment

  1. It’s funny….that explains it tho, for me. I used to not particularly like yellow for me, personally. Now I read that it is about age/aging. I’m aging mighty quickly these days and I have found in the last few years, I’m now liking yellow. Hmmmmmmm. Interesting.

    Happy Thirteening!

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  2. Awesome. Colors are powerful things, indeed. This brings two things to mind: da Blob, the Wii game, and a cool book called Auralia’s Colors, written by a guy named Jeffrey Overstreet. And a song on the latest Metallica song.

    I never claimed to be able to count. Only to be inspired by things!

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