The Meaning of Colors

Sarafina P., Entertainment Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story


Have you learned about colors? Perhaps in kindergarten? You probably learned to identify the colors and how to spell their names, but have you ever learned what colors actually mean? Colors can represent many different things. For example: Red may express anger or frustration, Green can represents nature, Yellow is often used to show happiness, blue often represents water or sky, purple is used to show fantasy, black is often used to represent evil, white  can be used for innocence, and orange is often used for sunshine.


But colors mean more than one thing.  According to, red is the color of blood and fire so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination, as well as desire, passion, and love. Green is the color of nature, growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Yellow is associated with sunshine, joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. Blue is the color of the sky and the sea, also trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence,intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.Black means power, elegance, formality, death, evil,and mystery. White stands for light, goodness, innocence, purity, safety, cleanness, and faith.  Purple stands for stability, royalty, power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. Orange stands for the tropics, sunshine, and joy.


This color wheel shows shades of green, orange, yellow, blue, red, and purple.


What is the use of colors?

Well… Colors. We use them for describing things or people. Colors really help police officers because they use them to describe a person that might have commited a crime. For example the color of their hair, skin, and clothing.

Why did people name, for example why is pink called pink?

The only logical reason colors have their name is because of a fruit, plant, or other pink object that was around 5,000 to 10,000 to even 100,000 years ago! Not man-made

Why do people say black is a shade?

Black is a shade and a color because white is a color and if white gets darker and darker and darker it eventually makes black. Same with gray. But if you add white to black it gets lighter.

What gives people color blindness and what is it?

Colorblindness is where you can only see black, gray, and white. Color blindness is a genetic condition caused by a difference in how one or more of the light-sensiti

found in the retina of the eye respond to certain colors.  These cells, called cones, sense wavelengths of light, and enable the retina to distinguish between colors.


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

6 Responses to “The Meaning of Colors”

  1. Sarafina P on April 16th, 2018 10:29 am

    I thought this article was a really good way to inform people on what the use of colors is and why we use them. I hope everyone enjoyed my article.

  2. Harkins on April 16th, 2018 10:41 am

    Interesting! Blue is my favorite color and it seems to represent a lot of things I appreciate. I feel most at peace when I’m on or by the water and when the sky is at its brightest. I think the character traits of blue are in line what I find important.

  3. Aubrey K on April 16th, 2018 10:44 am

    Great this article is amazing Blue is my favorite color.

  4. Taylor on April 26th, 2018 1:31 pm

    I love this article blue is my favorite color

  5. Wyatt on September 12th, 2018 1:26 pm


  6. Wyatt on September 12th, 2018 1:27 pm

    good gooooooooooood

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.

The Meaning of Colors