Color is always subjective. It can be nothing else because we each process it in a different way. But the symbolism of color is also fascinatingly homogenous when nature paints with it. Bright colors can denote poison; greys and blacks are mysterious and sometimes sad; pinks and reds suggest sex. Although we might often think of the blue sky as being a natural color, finding something that is actually blue in nature is very rare. Green speaks to us of health, peace, and nourishment, perhaps because most of our food is green at some point.
Colors are a primary metaphor spoken to us by the natural environment to give us clues about the other life forms and chemicals that share our world. Colors speak volumes without saying a word. The next time you are considering what to eat think about the color of what you are eating. What does it say? Take a good, long look at that bright yellow Kraft cheese and consider how Mother Nature might color real cheese.
Color meanings in Dreams:
Beige represents the basics, the essentials and the barest form. It may also indicate your neutral or unbiased position in some matter.
Black symbolizes the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, rejection, hate or malice. The color invites you to delve deeper in your unconscious in order to gain a better understanding of yourself. It also signifies a lack of love and lack of support. More positively, black represents potential and possibilities. It is like a clean or blank slate.
If the feeling in the dream is one of joy, then blackness could imply hidden spirituality and divine qualities.
To dream in black and white, suggests that you need to be more objective in formulating your decisions. You may be a little too unyielding in your thought process and thus need to find some sort of balance between two opposing views. Consider the views and opinions of others. Alternatively, black and white dreams is a sign of depression or sadness. You may feel that there is not enough excitement in your life.
Blue represents truth, wisdom, heaven, eternity, devotion, tranquility, loyalty and openness. Perhaps you are expressing a desire to get away. The presence of this color in your dream, may symbolize your spiritual guide and your optimism of the future. You have clarity of mind. Alternatively, the color blue may also be a metaphor for “being blue” and feeling sad.
If you are wearing light blue in your dream, then it symbolizes your creativity. You like to pace yourself in whatever you are doing.
Brown denotes worldliness, practicality, domestic bliss, physical comfort, conservatism, and a materialistic character. Brown also represents the ground and earth. You need to get back to your roots.
To see the color burgundy in your dream symbolizes wealth, success, and prosperity. It is indicative of your potential power.
To see the color fawn in your dream symbolizes kindness and a gentle heart.
The color fuchsia represents mediation and your connection to your spirituality. You are letting go of old attitudes and welcoming a new change. This color is also associated with emotional stability.
The golden color reflects a spiritual reward, richness, refinement and enhancement of your surroundings. It also signifies your determination and unyielding nature.
Gray indicates fear, fright, depression, ill health, ambivalence and confusion. You may feel emotionally distant, isolated, or detached. Alternatively, the color gray symbolizes your individualism.
Green signifies a positive change, good health, growth, fertility, healing, hope, vigor, vitality, peace, and serenity. The appearance of the color may also be a way of telling you to “go ahead”. Alternatively,green is a metaphor for a lack of experience in some task.
To “be green” means that you are environmentally conscious. Green is also symbolic of your strive to gain recognition and establish your independence. Money, wealth and jealousy are often associated with this color.
Dark green indicates materialism, cheating, deceit, and/or difficulties with sharing. You need to balance your masculine and feminine attributes.
The appearance of hot pink color in your dream, represents sex and lust.
Indigo implies spirituality and divine protection. It may also mean deceit.
The color ivory, signifies your superiority over others. Alternatively, ivory symbolizes tainted purity. Something or someone is not as perfect as you had thought.
Magenta represents kindness and compassion. You are ready to come out of some dark time.
The color maroon is symbolic of courage, bravery, heroism, and strength.
To see the color mauve in your dream, indicates that you need to clear you mind of negative thoughts and think more positively.
Navy blue represents conformity and a lack of individuality.
The olive green color symbolizes natural wisdom and Zen. You need to achieve peace in your environment.
Orange denotes hope, friendliness, courtesy, generosity, liveliness, sociability, and an out-going nature. It also represents a stimulation of the senses. You feel alive! You may want to expand your horizons and look into new interests.
Peach is the color of innocent love intermixed with wisdom. It also implies your caring nature and how you tend to the needs of others. Alternatively, the dream may imply that things are “peachy” for you.
Pink represents love, joy, sweetness, happiness, affection and kindness. Being in love or healing through love is also implied with this color. Alternatively, the color implies immaturity or weakness, especially when it comes to love.
If you dislike the color pink, then it may stem from issues of dependency or problems with your parents.
Purple is indicative of devotion, healing abilities, loving, kindness, and compassion. It is also the colorof royalty, high rank, justice, wealth and dignity.
Red is an indication of raw energy, force, vigor, intense passion, aggression, power, courage, impulsiveness and passion. The color red has deep emotional and spiritual connotations. Consider the phrase “seeing red” to denote anger. Alternatively, the color red in your dream indicates a lack of energy. You are feeling tired or lethargic.
Red is also the color of danger, violence, blood, shame, rejection, sexual impulses and urges. Perhaps you need to stop and think about your actions.
Silver represents justice and purity. It is symbolic of some protective energy.
The color teal signifies trustworthiness, devotion and healing. It is also indicative of spiritual guidance and teacher.
Turquoise is symbolic of healing power, karma and natural energy. It is often associated with the sun, fire, and male power.
If you have negative feelings toward this color, then it indicates that you are shutting off your emotions and not letting people in. You fear change.
Violet denotes high spirituality, religious aspiration, purification, affection, gentleness, charm, and peacefulness. You have a sense of intuitive understanding and special intimacy.
White represents purity, perfection, peace, innocence, dignity, cleanliness, awareness, and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life. Alternatively, white refers to a clean, blank slate. Or it may refer to a cover-up. In Eastern cultures, white is associated with death and mourning.
The color yellow has both positive and negative connotations. If the dream is a pleasant one, then thecolor yellow is symbolic of intellect, energy, agility, happiness, harmony, and wisdom. On the other hand, if the dream is an unpleasant one, then the color represents deceit, disgrace, betrayal, cowardice and sickness. You have a fear or an inability to make a decision or to take action. Your desire to please others is at the risk of sacrificing your own needs and happiness. As a result, you are experiencing many setbacks.
To dream of a yellow room suggests that you need to use your mind. You are feeling mentally stimulated.
Now consider this:
Inner-goddess Detox Salad
2 cups loosely packed fresh kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
2 cups loosely packed baby spinach, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 cup shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
10 raw, unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
3 strawberries, sliced
1 large carrot, peeled & sliced
1/4 cup blueberries
1/3 cucumber, peeled, seeded & sliced
1/4 cup raspberries
Olive oil based salad dressing
- Massage kale in a large bowl for 1-2 minutes, or until broken down and tender. Combine with spinach and cabbage, then turn out onto a plate.
- Top with remaining ingredients, then drizzle with a good, olive-oil based salad dressing.