Meaning of Colors

What impact do colors have on our mood, actions and living? Can they change the way we feel, and react to incident?

In the western world and Africa; colors are being used to pass information or to denote what goes on in a particular area. The Traffic control systems have been designated with colors – Information about many incident can clearly be passed via colors; be it death, wedding or accident.

Several ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Chinese, practiced chromotherapy, or the use of colors to heal. Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colourology and is still being used today as a holistic or alternative treatment.

Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion, because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God.

Yellow is always an attention getter. People lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more.

Color of innocence and purity. Brides, Doctors and Nurses wear white to imply Purity and sterility. White reflects light and is considered a summer color.

It is the color of love. The most emotionally intense color, that stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. If you are on Red clothing, it makes you gets noticed and makes you appear heavier.

The color of the sky, the ocean and for royalty, one of the most popular colors. It causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing.


Color of nature and currently the most popular decorating color. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in “green rooms” to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth.

The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication.

The color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar
to wood or leather.

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