k1385325color Color and MeaningMaking a clothing purchase, a color scheme selection for a party or event, or a choice of which colored flowers to plant in the garden or bring into one’s house, should be based upon personal preference instead of what fashion and society norms dictate as to what are fashionable and trendy. Color choice, when chosen because we personally love that particular color, reflects something about our personalities.

So what colors do you love? What does your color choice say about you?

“Red is the warmest of all colors. Red is the color most chosen by extroverts and one of the top picks of males. On the negative side red can mean temper or anger. In China, red is the color of prosperity and joy. Brides wear red and front doors are often painted red. Red roses symbolize passionate love. Red is associated with fiery heat and warmth. It can also mean danger (burning). Red is the color of blood, and as such has strong symbolism as life and vitality. It brings focus to the essence of life and living with emphasis on survival. Red is also the color of passion and lust.

Green is the color of nature, fertility, and life. Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well-being. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe color; if you don’t know what color to use anywhere, use green. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. You should eat raw, green foods for good health. Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, and desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green.

The shade of yellow determines the meaning. Pure, bright and sunny yellow is the easiest color to see. People who are blind to other colors can usually see yellow. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy. Always use yellow note pads. Yellow symbolizes wisdom. Yellow means joy and happiness. People of high intellect favor yellow. Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love. Like the energy of a bright sunny day, yellow brings clarity and awareness. The shade of yellow determines its effect: Yellow-green can mean deceit, and creates a disoriented feeling. Orange-yellow imparts a sense of establishment. Clean, light yellow clears the mind, making it active and alert.”

All of the colors from brown to violet have meanings and symbolize something about each of us. How interesting!

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