The meaning of Colors in dream | Dream interpretation
Your dreams may be crowded with colors, only for your conscious mind to forget them on waking.
This is one of the reasons why many people believe we only dream in black and white. Some people do only dream in black and white, but many of us also dream in color.
If you are one of those people who notice and appreciate colors in waking life, you are far more likely to notice them in your dreams. Yet because most of us regard color as being incidental to the action, we don’t pay attention to it in our dreams and tend not to remember it when awake. However, focusing more attention on the color aspect of your dreams may help lead to a richer, more accurate and fulfilling interpretation.
For example, let’s say you dream of a statue that falls from its place on the mantelpiece and crashes to the floor. Your interpretation would probably initially focus on the symbolism of the statue crashing, but if you also recalled that the statue was actually green in your dream, then another possible interpretation could be added using the color symbolism of green, which is typically associated with jealousy. So could your unconscious be warning you that your jealousy, or someone else’s jealousy, will lead to unhappiness if it remains unchecked?
Color is a vibrant part of symbolism. This is partly due to tradition and partly due to the vibratory frequency each individual color possesses. Research has been carried out to discover the effect of color on people, and it has been shown that working with color can impact your mood, your thoughts and even your behavior. The effect is so significant that psychologists use color testing for emotional intelligence reports. Not surprisingly then, the colors in your dreams can tell you a great deal about your emotional state. So, if an individual color, or collection of colors, dominates or features in your dream (such as wearing a color you never usually wear), its symbolism will be significant, as color always evokes a strong emotional reaction. Try to work out exactly what that color could represent, as it is likely your subconscious is trying to comment on something by using that particular color as a symbol. Since many colors have archetypal feelings and emotions attached to them, the approach taken by Jung is considered helpful. However, it may be—because of an experience you have had with it—that a particular color transcends a Jungian meaning Dream colors have symbolic associations attached to them but, as is the case for all dream images, their meaning can vary from person to person because you may have your own personal and special associations with that particular color. It’s important to bear these associations in mind. Ask yourself whether the color reminds you of anything or anyone: a specific person, a body part, a childhood toy or some other object? For example, the color red may remind you of the first bike you ever rode, which was red, or the bunch of red roses your partner gave you on your first date together.
In a nutshell, the message from your unconscious when color features in your dream may be connected to your personal association with that shade, or it may have archetypal significance. Take a look at this chapter for some clues to its symbolic meaning and to ascertain your personal association. In this context, it might help to think about how you would describe the color to someone who is blind. What personal feelings and thoughts arise when you think of red, blue or yellow, for example? Bear in mind that as well as human emotions, colors also emphasize and reflect positive or negative forces in your life; so when you are considering the implications of color in a dream, you also need to think about where they appear: on animals, trees, birds, people, yourself and so on. As with all dream interpretations, trust your gut reactions first and look for the associations that make sense to you.
You can expect in- creasing security and suc- cess in all your affairs if you dreamed of a mixture of bright colors. Individu- ally, or if one color stood out in your dream, the significance is as follows: Blue indicates liberation from worry and/or help from outside sources; Black is an unfavorable omen unless it featured in a funeral or other appropri- ate situation, in which case it forecasts difficulties to be overcome; Brown means money luck; bright Red is a warning to curb your temper; deep Red fore- casts unexpected good news; Green pertains to travel or news from a distance; Gray indicates a period of “marking time”; Lavender or Mauve foretells minor disappointment or transitory unhappiness; Orange suggests that an expected change in your situation will be delayed; Pink predicts unusually great success; Purple is a forerunner to happy social affairs; Yellow forecasts setbacks and struggles before improvement can be achieved; White is a certain promise of success in all that concerns you.
Dreams involving people of a color other than your own are generally lucky omens pertaining to money and/or business, unless the people were some exotic shade like green or blue, in which case the dream probably had a digestive origin and no significance.
It is good luck to dream of many bright colors.
The significance of each of the colors, arranged in the order of their luckiness, is as follows: Red: a long and vigorous life. Blue: peaceful and harmonious family relationships. Green; ability to make money. White: distinction in the community in which you live. Orange: you will own your own home. Purple; sufficient money for your needs. Yellow: jealousy will be shown toward you, Brown; accusations of dishonesty. Black: bad luck generally.
The shades and variations of colors have a bearing on their significance; the brighter they are, the more propitious.
Colors that appear in dreams express your inner impulses and that is why they complement the meaning. Psychologists often conduct a test of colors on their patients in order to determine their emotional status. An expert in feng shui also makes sure to have, at home, the color that attracts good fortune. However, depending on each individual the interpretation of each color varies, because every person has particular chromatic associations. The basic colors are YELLOW, BLUE, and RED. All other colors are the result of the combination of these three. Every color, as discussed below, has its own duality. Depending on the situation of the dreamer, the meaning is either. Red is the color of vital force, it represents passion and sexuality, but can also denote fury and blood. Orange is the refinement of passions, and is often associated with balance and healing. Yellow is associated with artistic inspiration, but there are cases in which it symbolizes cowardice. Green is the color of nature that brings hope and new life, although sometimes it expresses jealousy and envy. Blue is all the spiritual matters, it implies harmony and (like the sky) liberty; however, sometimes, it represents sadness. Purple is the color of royalty and spiritual knowledge. Black denotes depression and unconsciousness. Finally, white symbolizes purity.
For a medium, every living thing has an aura (an energy field around the body) of a particular color. In this sense, the oneiric meaning of colors is related to the spiritual value they are traditionally associated. So, red is sensuality; orange, purity; yellow, inspiration; green, recovery; blue, healing; purple, clairvoyance; black, disease; brown, stability; and white spirituality.
Most people dream in colors, but at times some stand out more than others. Colors are symbolic and their symbolism is part of culture. We communicate with color and relate ideas with them.
For example, a bride wears white and black is worn at funerals. Colors also represent energy.
The meaning that you give to the colors in your dreams depends on the meaning that you give to those colors in daily life.
If you “see red” when you are angry, then red symbolizes anger and not passion for you. Some generalizations have been made as to the meaning of colors in dreams. They are as follows. Black: depression, sadness, despair. Some believe it symbolizes hidden sexual desires. Blue: spirituality, optimism, positive thoughts, communication. Some believe that when you see it in your dreams, you may be in the presence of your spiritual guide. Green: money, jealousy, health concerns, love. Red: passion, sexuality, anger, warning. White: purity, transformation, cleanliness, dignity. See also: Pink, Yellow, Brown, Purple, Orange
(Black; Blond; Bluish-black; Green; Maroon; Purple; Red; Reddish-brown; White; Yellow) The color black in a dream means prosperity, happiness or sickness.
The color blond in a dream means war, sickness, piety, honor or a religious person. In a dream, the color blond also means contemptibleness, vileness, meanness or depravity. Black colored eyes in a dream represent a religious person.
A bluish-black colored eyes in a dream connote opposing one’s religion. Blue eyes in a dream entail religious innovations. Green eyes in a dream represent a religion that is different from all religions.
The color green in a dream also represents a good harvest or prosperity. Green in a dream also means youth or fear of wrongdoing. In a dream, the color blue represents distress, depression, enmity, or it could mean a calamity.
The color red in a dream denotes joy, celebration, spirituality or dominion. Red means the world or material gains. In a dream, the color maroon or a reddish-brown color signifies dignity, nobility, power or it could represent a wealthy woman.
The color purple in a dream represents a brilliant, skillful and a beautiful woman, or it could mean fragrance, instability, sickness, love and harmony. White in a dream also means beauty or it could represent elderly people.
A black flag in a dream means a man of knowledge, a white one representsjealousy, a yellow flag represents an epidemic disease and a green flag means a journey by land.
A black cloud in a dream represents a just judge while a white cloud represents a blessed, noble and true justice. Awhite thread in a dream represents the dawn and a black thread in a dream represents the night.
If one sees his cheeks radiant white in a dream, it means honor, bounty, or it could mean achieving a high rank in one’s community. Unknown white or green tents in a camp in a dream represent the graves of martyrs. Yellow represents strain, sickness, repentance, a son, or it could mean chivalry.
(Also see Flag; Garment)
Blue: Gypsies associate the color blue with the sky; dark blue with the night sky. They say that to have that color especially prominent in a dream indicates a desire to get out into the open, to get away Perhaps a need for a vacation.
Brown: The color of the earth.
A need to get down to your roots, or to the basics of your problems.
Green: The color of grass. When green is prominent in your dreams, it indicates growth and abundance.
Orange: The color for life and new beginnings (perhaps tied in with the sunrise).
Purple: A color of richness and luxury.
Red: The universal color for danger and excitement.
Yellow: Many Gypsy vardos are painted yellow. It’s a color for happiness, and for love and family togetherness.
Vision: Seeing bright colors (particularly in women’s dreams): emotions are churning. Colorful dreams are a promise of long life. Painting an object in bright colors: you are not quite honest with a friend. Coloring your face: others think your actions are foolish. Coloring a wagon: expect a surprise—pay attention to the colors (See the chapter on “Colors in Dreams”). Buying paint: you want more diversion in your life. Preparing the colors for a watercolor painting: you are facing an uncertain situation. Using oil paint: your life is going in the right direction.
Depth Psychology: The meaning of different colors in dreams is discussed in the chapter on “Colors in Dreams.” Colors are an indication of mental attitude, inner voice, and depth of emotion.
Many colors in a dream may depict energy, as colors are vibrations of light.
A single color seen in a dream can be interpreted only in the context of the dreamers relationship with that color. For example, the color red may be experienced as love, romance, and sex. For someone else, or in another dream, the color red may denote blood, death, and destruction. Black may mean evil, witches, and black cats, or sophistication and elegance.
To dream of colors represent feelings, enthusiasm, and verve. Determine the significance of the color and what aspects of your life this may represent.
To dream in color and then dream in black-and-white indicates that you are changing your outlook on about a situation or issue. You are starting to look at a situation from a more impartial position rather than making decisions from your heart.
Each color has a specific meaning that is important and should always be researched accordingly
Dreaming in color is often viewed as a particular phenomenon that sets a dream apart from others you have. There is an implication here that if a memorable dream is thought of as being vibrantly filled with color, other dreams must be in black and white by comparison. However, all dreams are likely to be experienced with various intensities of color, and the memory of vibrant color is just one more way the unconscious is speaking to you. Light is experienced as white, but if it is refracted into separate wavelengths, the naked eye can perceive the seven distinct bands of color that make it up.
Colors express qualities and attnbutes that may indicate your mood in a dream. Colors may add more detail to the attitudes and beliefs that are expressed in a dream. Thus, a woman wear.ng an orange T-shirt may be expressing a bold attitude. Whether it is the color of the clothing someone is wearing or the color of an object, each hue may reveal more specific information about the subject.
(See individual color entries.)