Physically speaking, color is an electromagnetic oscillation with a specific frequency, so it can act on the cell through the eye or the skin. But also through one’s own personal imagination – the ability of humans to visualize – color can develop its very specific effect.
Every color and every nuance of color has its own quality, its symbolism and effect. The brighter a color is, the more intangible, the more subtle or even – at the other extreme – watered down is its quality.
Thus, for example, muted dark red for anger and passion, radiant strong red for vitality and zest for action, bright red for enthusiasm and personal love ability, the brightest red tone – pink – stands for the transpersonal (supra-personal) love in and to all creation. Each color can be attributed positive (affirmative) and negative (negating) properties and effects.
The meaning that we give to a particular color necessarily depends on the particular culture to which we belong. Different cultures have different ideas about color symbolism and those beliefs survived until today. This is why it is important to look at color symbolism as something that is unique to each culture and religion.
Sometimes a color that has positive meaning in one culture can represent something completely different in another, so pay attention to that and do some research when it comes to color symbolism in your own culture.
The following description of the colors refers to the soul pictures. This list is not exhaustive. Colors strongly influence our subconscious. Feelings of color (balance, happy mood, fear) are beyond rational considerations.
The color-seeking person dreams in color, assigns colors to the world of imagination and reacts emotionally to colors in the environment. The human eye has the ability to perceive a very wide range of colors. Each color has its own effect on us.
Color symbolism attributes colors to a wide range of effects and properties. People can be guided by the color feeling, but should not underestimate the proven effect of colors. Everyone should bring variety into their lives, but not as a chaotic pile of color to go through the world.
Colors can be assigned to mental constitutions, actions and rituals. This clearly shows that colors play a very important role in psychology. The effects of color are used in the treatment of mental illnesses and depression, but also used in advertising for manipulation.
Color of the soul – Meaning
Most people develop a preference for a particular color. When using color symbolism, such preferences are shaped by life phases, mental states and individual personality.
On the one hand, people who surround themselves with red and orange love the warm and invigorating color spectrum and subconsciously want a strong excitement through the colors. Less emotionally charged is, for example, the design of an environment, the home or the preference for clothes for blue, high-contrast black and white, gray or silver.
Favorite colors are even preferred by children before they can name colors and have heard and understood about their effects and symbolism. A person is attracted to certain colors, sometimes a certain base color. The preferred color may change over the course of life, depending on how an attitude and lifestyle change.
We should give in to the subconscious tendency to the favorite color and surround ourselves with this color and prefer it also with the clothes. The positive result is reflected in our feelings and we notice how certain colors of our soul do well. Too much variety causes chaos for the eyes and mind. Each color should have both a counterpart in multicolor, but also transitions by color nuances.
Color symbolism and symbol colors
Since the assignment in the color symbolism is often heavily influenced by culture, the color symbolism should also be assigned to specific cultural areas. Therefore, the general spectrum of a symbol color can be very far-reaching.
- Symbol Color Red
RED as the color of the blood is the color of life. It symbolizes the deepest human passions – love and hate, courage and revenge. Their qualities are warm to hot, vibrant, restless, their effect is stimulating, stimulating to arousing, expansive. A refusal of red can be interpreted as an indication of a lack of vitality, zest for life and a weak sexual interest.
Purple (= red with a small amount of blue) represents the power of red and is also associated with the recognition of the color blue; Purple combines dimensions. It is the color of the spiritual ego, the recognition of the self beyond the earthly character.
Red symbolizes: love, eroticism, power, wealth, blood, fight, victory, warning color in case of danger, activity, dynamics, strength, assertiveness, energy, strong emotion, passion, vitality, possession, impatience, anger, rage, excitement, over activity.
- Symbol Color Green
GREEN is a color of balance and harmony, because it lays midway between the red and the violet end of the color spectrum and is therefore neither a “warm” nor a “cold” color. Green embodies the joyful energy and cheerfulness of the yellow as well as the inner peace and the depth of the blue.
Green corresponds to the moon and the element water. Green is the passive base that promotes any growth. It illustrates the safety that comes from the liquid nourishing element of water. Green stands for solidity, calm, neutrality. On the inner level, green inspires peace and harmony. Green strengthens exhausted nerves and heals over-excitability.
Green symbolizes: nature, hope, healing, growth, harmony, sympathy, change, security, healing abilities (light green), passivity, insecurity, fear, jealousy, stubbornness, happiness, balance, calm, but can also be associated with certain poisons.
- Symbol Color Blue
BLUE is the color of the well with the least sensual and the strongest mental color stimulus. Psychologically, blue is the color of introversion. Blue is the color of calm, of thought it. It contracts, so is the focus on the essentials. Blue is associated with the element Earth (star sign Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). Blue is the color of constancy and reason, as well as reason, here manifested the solid, secure, and bound. Focus on the essentials. Blue helps with mental fatigue, soothes impatient and over-excited people.
Blue symbolizes: security, loyalty, truth, knowledge, trust, peace, protection, delimitation, rest, security, dedication, depth, doubt, fatigue, inertia, immobility, non-improvisation – can, critical sobriety, longing, wanderlust, resistance, but also coldness and distance.
- Symbol Color Yellow
YELLOW is by its connection with the sun a very old symbol color. It is connected with the element air and stands for spirit and intellect. Yellow is movement, freedom, lightness. Yellow stands for information and communication in the broadest sense (telepathy, transmission of thoughts, and transmission of messages). Yellow also symbolizes the free spirit, the freethinker as well as the freedom par excellence. An aversion to yellow can point to an unconscious fear of looking deeper into oneself. Lack of yellow is an indication of a remarkable lack of mental openness, of fear of new things, of a lack of zest for life, to the point of depression.
Yellow symbolizes: light, will, knowledge, openness, lightness, agility, intellect, inspiration, knowledge, philosophy, mental skills, seeking the truth, recklessness, sloppiness, cognition, criticism, intolerance, sunlight, activity, but also envy and danger.
- Symbol Color Orange
ORANGE is a mixed color that includes both the energy of red and yellow. Here, vital (red) combines with spiritual (yellow) power, but without the strong sexual emphasis of red and the pure intellectuality of yellow. Orange is a mediator between real action (red) and free mind (yellow). Thought becomes action, but often communication without depth. Orange is the light, sociable, enjoyable side of life. Used in excess, orange can be loud, restless, superficial, banal and too bright.
Orange symbolizes: joie de vivre, energy enthusiasm, courage, vitality, happiness, creativity, optimism, love for the community, willpower, ambition, pride, jealousy, power claim.
- Symbol Color White
WHITE is not a color but contains all the colors in it. White is associated with light and brightness, with absolute spiritual clarity, but also with physical as well as spiritual innocence, purity, divine knowledge; Harmony, but also with absolute (mental as well as physical) emptiness. Excessive identification with white leaves no room for one’s own individuality, as it is lived in the illusion of purity or even holiness.
White symbolizes: purity, wisdom, distance, clarity, supernatural and darkness.
- Symbol Color Black
BLACK is a negatively charged symbol color for darkness, impenetrability, death, black magic, evil, fear, and threat, positive as contrast color (yin and yang).
- Symbol Color Purple
PURPLE is the highest light vibration. Through the combination of blue and red, two utmost contrasts of feeling unite: heaven and earth, spirit and body, divine and human. Violet embodies the unity of opposites and is therefore also a color of moderation and moderation. Violet is a healing color especially in terms of mental balance. The preference for violet shows a sensitive, but also elitist thinking human being as the danger of losing oneself in fantasy worlds, aloof spirituality that does not want to confront reality. Violet is the magical color of change to the point of magic.
Keywords: departure, change, purification, transformation, intuition, spirituality, delusion, magic, fantasies.