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!


Magical Snap - 2009.04.30 22.09 - 004_Bildgröße ändern


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








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







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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





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







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







  Light blue

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






Dark Blue

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







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







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







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







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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






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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!

    Susan Helene Gottfried’s latest blog post..Only the Good: Newberry Medals!


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