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Colors of love - color coded messages of love

Updated on March 18, 2012

what color is love

Does love have colours ? I asked myself and the answer was obvious, “It is red.” When I look at nature, I think love has myriads of colors and a few special ones. The season of love spring has greens, whites, pinks, purples, gold, reds and you name it is there. Are all of them the colours of love? Do colours have significance? Do they say something about the person who chooses them? Apparently, psychology has the answers. The way color affects us has both a biochemical reaction and a psychological reaction. The wavelength of light that each color emits is different. Each wavelength stimulates the different parts of the brain causing different reactions in the individual. Each color has been found to elicit a unique emotional reaction to it and that is perhaps why love has colors, because love is deeply seated in emotions.

How we perceive color also affects the way we perceive things and react to them. We would find that the very colour of the clothes people wear either attracts us to them or puts us off. Certain food colors make the food appear more palatable and appealing than it really is. Think blue Pasta, I am not so sure that you would want to grab a plate of well cooked, well flavored, pasta because of it offending color.


Colors of love - messages of love

The very thought of love could conjure up images of hearts in red and pinks, laces and ribbons of gold. However, colours could also be culture specific. The one color may not have the same significance everywhere.

Red : Think of the color red and you think of roses, love and blood all in one go. Red is the color of passion, the very life and vitality of the human blood. Red is the warmest color and reminds you of life, the warmth of the sun, fire, vitality, power and passion. It also signifies war, danger, evil, emergency etc. This color that could evoke a wide spectrum of emotions. Colors could be used to bring a balance in the relationship. If the person is already very temperamental it could be good to use colors like blue, green and white to bring a certain calmness into the atmosphere. A restrained person could do well will reds and warm oranges, yellows and gold. In some Eastern cultures red is the color that brides wear to signify love and long life of prosperity.
To understand people who love red, they love attention, and like to be the centre of every event. They are fast movers, passionate but need your attention all the time. They love taking risks and are confident people. Nevertheless, be prepared to give all your time and attention to such a person. Gift of red flowers or gifts signifies fiery passion, get ready for a some passionate loving.

Pink is a lighter variation of the red, a combination of white and red. Pink stands for love, peace and gentleness. Pink usually waters down anger and passion. People who naturally prefer pink are gentle, peace loving, kind and warm. This color has been associated with the feminine gender, babies, candies, sugar and spice and all things nice. There are shades and shades of pink, which could get closer to red and so does their emotional states and approach to life.
Pink stands for romance, charm, tenderness and dreaminess. This colour is often combined with others harmoniously. Think pink, if these are the qualities that you would be looking for in a partner. A gift of pink flowers promises romance, love and tenderness.


Purple - is the color of royalty, mystery and spirituality. This color is a combination of two colors from the opposite end of the spectrum and stands for balance. Blue the cool color combines with red to make the mystery purple. Purple lovers are seekers and have a deep side to them, love, creativity and magical qualities are part of their mystic nature. These people are dreamers and could get moody if they are more inclined to the blue side and more romantic if inclined to the red side of the color. Pink and purple make a wonderful combination and most pink lovers use these colors in tandem. Purple also stands for orchids, lavenders, and lilacs, which are considered precious in some communities. Purple has to be used with caution as this is a strong color. A gift of purple means attraction, love at first sight, and this may be the beginning of a deep relationship.

Yellows are great colors for love in friendship. Yellow is one of the hardest colors to see, it could be these harsh on the eyes when it is very bright. It stirs up emotions of anger and makes people a little hasty. Light yellows are harmonizing colors and signify sunshine, warmth, breeziness and fun. These are fun people to hang out with; however they could be quick to anger. A gift of yellow flowers means platonic relationship.

Orange - is a combination of yellow and red, there is a balance in the passion, warmth and fieriness of this person. This vibrant color symbolises enthusiasm and desire. This is a color to show admiration, nevertheless it could also hold the message of passion and love. Orange gifts means the person is attracted, there is a spark nevertheless the person is still unsure.

It is good to know if your expectations and personality clashes with the one you love.. I would like to indicate that all this information could only be assumptions at its best. There are not enough studies to prove anything comprehensively, although Jung did find a good use for colour psychology in therapy. Love is an attitude that you cultivate employing your higher qualities like faithfulness, tenderness, caring and self-giving.


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      sofs 5 years ago

      Lesley, Red, you must be a passionate woman! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, I appreciate that very much. Have a beautiful day. God Bless!

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Dear Ruby, Wow! you must be the coolest cumber around.. I love white too, but not over pink and lilac... Thank you for stopping by and encouraging me on.. I appreciate that very much. Have a lovely day.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi sofs, a delightful hub and I am asking myself now how I feel about colours and love.

      I think of love as being bold and strong, so I would chooose red!

      Thank you and voted up.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Lovely piece Sophie. I guess colors do affect us more than i thought. My favorite color is green and white, funny that i would love white since i had to wear it everyday at the hospital. Thank's for the tips..Smiles my friend..

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Haha Tim, You've been reading about the colors of love? LOL :) Yes, strong colors could elicit negative reactions too.. Pinks and lilacs are my eternal favorites.. and they seem to suit me very well. Have a wonderful day my friend and God Bless!

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Pannonica, Thank you so much for stopping by, your comment is truly appreciated. Have beautiful day!

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Paradise7, Thank you so much for your kind comment and I am with you.. it is pink for me! Have a wonderful weekend! God Bless!

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      timorous 5 years ago from Me to You

      Interesting hub, sofs. Colours DO affect our emotions..absolutely. Sometimes in subtle ways, especially if they're softer, pastel shades. Whereas really strong, vibrant colours can elicit very strong emotions, sometimes negatively. Thanks for the info.

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      Pannonica 5 years ago

      Beautiful hub, your writing style just seems perfect for this subject. It certainly made me question how I feel about colors and love. Thank you, really enjoyed it.

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      Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Excellent interpretation of the colors of love! I associated love with gentleness; therefore pink over red, as well.