I sometimes wonder what colors mean throughout the world. Are there colors that some cultures do not like to use because they may have negative connotations? Are there some colors that are good luck? What are meanings that are given to colors at a global level?
Blue: Western culture = soothing, trust; Eastern culture = immortality; in the Middle East = protection; peaceful feelings
Red: Western culture = stop, love, excitement; In India = color of purity; China = symbol of celebration and luck; exciting
Green: Western culture = peaceful feelings, environmental awareness, go; Eastern culture = life, high-tech
Yellow: Western culture = hope, hazards; Eastern culture = sacred, imperial; optimism, energy
Orange: Western culture = autumn, harvest; India = sacred
Purple: Westen culture = royalty; Brazil = mourning; Eastern culture = nobility, reincarnation, mourning
Pink: Western culture = feminine, feeling loved and protected; also causes feelings of lethargy; Eastern culture = trust
White: Western culture = peace, purity; Eastern culture = mourning, death; Egypt = status
Black: Western culture = mourning, death, formality; China = trust, high quality; Thailand = evil, unhappiness, bad luck
Grey: Western culture = poverty, plainness; Papua New Guinea = mourning
Brown: Western culture = earthy healthy; Eastern culture = mourning
Silver: Western culture = stylish, money
Gold: worldwide = money, success, high quality
ok, there must be many more meanings to these colors. Can you please help me add to this list?
My favorite color is green, so what does that say about me? What is your favorite color?