Colours and their meanings

Colours and their meanings

What is your favourite colour?  Do you have one?

My darling grandson Ethan who is almost 3 years old started singing the rainbow song to me last week. You know the one: ‘red & yellow & pink & green, purple & orange & blue…..’ We were reading a book about colours and one page had the rainbow and so he sang the song he has been learning.

A rainbow to me means happiness as it is so brightly coloured.  So when the prompt over at Denyse Whelan Blogs was ‘My favourite colour’ I had trouble actually finding one colour to choose as a favourite.

Colour to me is life.

It suggests vibrancy, happiness and love but it can also be sombre, sadness and dark.  After much thought, I came to the conclusion that  I don’t really have a favourite stand out colour.

When I started to think about colours I wondered about their meaning.  I found several articles about the subject of Colour Psychology .  The meaning of colours and also how Colour Psychology can be used in marketing and branding.

Colours and their Meanings

I’ve selected images of flowers which are magnificent examples of colour and beauty for us to enjoy and an explanation of what each colour means.

Red

Colours and their meanings

Colours and their meanings

Fiery, passionate and love.  Who doesn’t love receiving red roses?  I also read that it can increase blood pressure, respiration rate and enhance the human metabolism. It is a very emotional colour.

 

Yellow

Colours and their meanings

Colours and their meaning

This colour makes me feel happy and daffodils or sunflowers always make my spirits lift. I wasn’t surprised to learn that Yellow represents ‘sunshine’ and is associated with joy and happiness.

Pink

Colours and their meaning

Colours and their meaning

Don’t you love the pinkish hues at sunrise?  This beautiful flower has different shades of pink. This colour although sometimes can seem ‘girly’ and frivolous actually represents romance, love and friendship.  It also represents feminine qualities.

Green

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When I think of green I think of nature.   Green represents growth, freshness, fertility, safety and harmony.

Purple

Colours and their meaning

Colours and their meaning

 

This colour is the colour of nobles and royalty.  it Is usually associated with royalty, power and luxury.   However, it is also associated with wisdom, dignity and creativity.

Orange

Colours and their meaning

Colours and their meanings

I love orange as it is bright and cheerful.  Being a combination of red and yellow this colour represents enthusiasm, determination, success and encouragement.

Blue

Colours and their meaning

Colours and their meaning

Don’t you just love looking at a clear perfect blue sky?  I love the white daisy against the startling blue sky in this image. The colour blue is associated with truth, wisdom, loyalty, faith and intelligence.  It has a calming affect which is beneficial to the mind and body.

Rainbows give a feeling of hope.  What is at the end of your rainbow?

Do you have a favourite colour?

 

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38 thoughts on “Colours and their meanings

  1. Marsha Ingrao

    Your colors are so vibrant. It is hard to choose when we see such brilliance. Aren’t we just too fortunate to be able to see? Wow! Have you read the book, The Day the Crayons Quit? So adorable! “Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. …” Amazon

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I love all colours depending on what mood I’m in. It was difficult to choose just one as a favourite. I haven’t read the Day the Crayons Quit sounds fun. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by, Marsha. x

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      What a lovely reply Leanne. I think there are so many beautiful colours and shades it is difficult to select just one. I noticed you are a ‘Red’ girl – ooh fiery and passionate!!!

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  2. inthegoodbooksblog

    I don’t have a favourite colour, I find it way too difficult to choose just one as they represent different things at different times in my life.

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  3. Alana

    My favorite is a range – pink to red to purple. I guess that’s why so many flowers in my house, or garden, are those colors. It’s strange, in a way, because when I was growing up, blue was my fave.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh your house sounds beautiful with all the flowers. I love those colours too but my favourite depends on my mood I guess. Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by. x

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  4. Denyse

    Found it. For some reason I thought this would be your Monday linky post! This is lovely Sue. As you already know I LOVE colours. Nature does it so well. We can barely touch that success with colour replication. Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Yes I actually published on Sunday so I would have it ready for your link up. I have my Autumn one ready. I really enjoyed your post on colours and the blue hues. You are right about Nature we just can’t replicate the intensity can we? Have a lovely week Denyse.

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  5. nessville

    You’ve just reminded me how many different shades and hues there are of one colour. I’ve never thought of myself as much of a pink person, but pink sunsets – divine! Thanks for the lift.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I know too many to just choose one favourite I believe. Pink sunsets are gorgeous and I’m so pleased you felt good reading the post. Have a beautiful day.

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  6. Bren Pace

    Fabulous post, Sue! I love colors. The brighter they are, the more they boost me. My fav colors used to be pink and purple. However, 20 years later, I like hot pink and teal. Wonder what that says about me?

    Love the images!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I love teal as well Bren. There are just too many colours and shades to just have one favourite I think. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post, I found it interesting to learn what each of the colours meant. Hot pink sounds like fun and laughter to me!

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  7. Kat @anaussieinsf

    Your grandson sounds like such a little cutie! I’m a big fan of bright colours as well – they make me feel happy! Which is why I don’t particularly enjoy buying winter clothes because they’re usually in dull colours. I can never choose one favourite colour, I love blue and red and yellow and orange. #lifethisweek

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      My grandson is the light of my life Kat and I look forward to each Wednesday when we spend the day together. Since I’ve retired and I don’t need the ‘corporate look’, I tend to wear bright colours. It is amazing how many people comment favourably when I wear my bright orange or hot pink summer tops. As I said I don’t have a favourite colour it just depends on my mood. Have a beautiful and colourful day!

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  8. Linda Hobden

    My favourite colour is green. I’m attracted to paintings, textiles in tones of orange/coral/red. Fashion wise I go for red on an evening out although my wardrobe is full of tones of blue; make up wise I’m attracted to nudes and dusky pink tones … overall, I love colour, the brighter the better. 😊

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I’m with you Linda – the brighter the better. I have some bright tops and everytime I wear them people comment on how good it makes them feel seeing some colour 🙂

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  9. Shopgirl Anonymous

    I wrote a speech in college on the power of colors in design! 🙂 Fun to visit back the different meanings, i had forgotten many of them. Purple is definitely my favorite color!!!…except for when it’s green.

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  10. Grammy Dee

    Love this! Glad to know that yellow represents sunshine and is associated with joy and happiness. Sums it up perfectly for me since joy is my word, I love the warm sunshine, and yellow just emits happiness as well as my blog’s sunflower theme! Thank you Sue for sharing this post at Wednesday AIM Link Party at Grammy’s Grid. I shared it on social media. Hope you get lots of traffic!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Yellow is such a joyful colour isn’t it! I love sunflowers and daffodils they always make me smile. Thanks for sharing and promoting it is much appreciated. Have a beautiful day!

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  11. Mandibelle16

    Color psychology is really fascinating. I took a class on it for a interior design certificate. What’s interesting is how different people can see colours differently so for instance I may see more of an orange red will you see it more as a purple-red (more pink). Men for sure see colours differently but women as well. I love the Blue of the flowers you chose. Blue or Purple I’d say are my favorite colours — very spiritual and regal and calming. Trustworthy. Great blog piece I enjoyed it.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Hi Mandi thanks so much for your comment. I really found your thoughts on how different people see colours differently very interesting. I hadn’t thought about that. So pleased you enjoyed the post and thanks for stopping by. Have a beautiful and colourful weekend!

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  12. Melissa Ruddy

    I love your interpretation of a rainbows. They do give hope. They are encompassing all the feelings that each color evokes. Personally, I am always drawn to greens. But in my clothing I tend towards browns, reds and pinks. Maybe be love certain colors more in certain forms? Like the brilliant blue of the Caribbean ocean or the velvety red of a rose.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh I felt like I was in the Caribbean Melissa! I think if we really think about it we surely must have more than one favourite colour. There are so many beautiful colours and as you say in different forms they appeal more. Have a great week!

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