Our feelings, our perceptions and our spiritual and physical well-being are greatly affected by color. It’s essential to understand the significance behind color. Color is a non-verbal type of communication. It is not a static energy and its meaning can change with any individual from one day to the next; it all depends on the energy they express at that point in time.
For instance, let’s take the red color. Red is the color of passion and drama. This color is the most attractive and linked with powerful feelings like love and anger. Red is the color that is widely used to mean risk, bravery, strength, and energy. Red is interesting, lively and stimulating. Red lovers are enthusiastic about life.
With the color’s varying meanings and expressions, is it safe to say that red is really the color of love? Let’s find that out.
The color of passion, desire, lust, and sexuality is red. It is also the color of the planet Mars, the Roman god of war, the symbol of male energy supremacy, strength, rage, anger, and action. According to Jennifer Bourn of BournCreative.com, the color red is such a forceful color that packs with emotion sweeping from passionate, intense love to fury and violence. These represent both Cupid and the devil.
From a religious point of view, red signifies life, vigor, physical strength, stability and security, and the physical nature of man—the basis of the most primal physical and emotional survival.
If we see love as a physical need for survival, which is actually sexually based or demonstrating absence of self-love (inner-love), love as a product of desire and need, then red is its corresponding color. It produces an ego-oscillating fear-based love, restricted by expectations. In an extremely spiritual sense, true love is neither need nor lust, but our natural essence, a pure state of equilibrium, peace and relationship with God, and God Himself.
If we had to choose a more suitable color for universal love, unconditional love, white would be their best spiritual choice. White is the “color” of everything, the representative of divine presence and spirit, purity and infinity, for love is all there is. When you look at the spectrum of colors, white encompasses all these colors.
From the healing perspective, green is the complement of red, for green soothes raging passion and anger and pacifies emotions. Green is the color of equilibrium and harmony, a balance between emotions (the heart) and intuition (the mind). Meanwhile, orange is associated with joy, encouragement, and stimulation while yellow is associated with happiness, intellect, and energy. Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, and heaven and purple indicates power, nobility, and ambition. Combine all these colors and you will get a white color. Mathematically speaking, white is like the sum of all these colors and when these colors combine, it means they complement each other. They never compete. That is how love works: people complement each other. When people love, they complete each other and never compete. Neither one stands out nor the other backs down. They just simply go together.