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Color Meaning for Visual Worship

By February 26, 2013 October 17th, 2016 No Comments

Every color holds emotion and can be leveraged in worship services and events to create more engaging environments and invoke feelings. Here is a list of different colors and their associated meaning.

Blue

  • Cool color
  • The most popular color in the world
  • Sky and sea
  • Heaven
  • Depth and stability
  • Trust, loyalty, wisdom and confidence
  • Calming
  • Grace and peace
  • River of life
  • Holy spirit

Yellow and Gold

  • Warm color
  • Sunny and bright
  • Cheeriness
  • Optimism
  • Fun and happy
  • Bright and lively
  • God’s kingship and glory
  • Refining fire and celebration

Red

  • Warm color
  • Consuming fire and heat
  • Energy, strength and power
  • Passion, desire and love
  • Blood of Christ
  • Emotionally intense
  • High visibility
  • Courage
  • Forgiveness and salvation

Orange

  • Warm color
  • Combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow
  • Joy and sunshine
  • Enthusiasm, creativity and encouragement
  • Very hot color and provokes heat
  • Not as aggressive as red
  • High visibility and can catch attention
  • Harvest and fruitfulness
  • Revival

Green

  • Cool color
  • Freshness and harmony
  • Revitalization and restoration
  • Healing, health and wellness
  • Eco friendly and natural
  • Growth, life and new beginnings
  • Prosperity

Purple

  • Cool color
  • Stability of blue and energy of red
  • Wealth, luxury and inheritance
  • Royalty and majesty
  • Authority
  • Power, nobility and independence
  • Creativity and mystery

Black

  • Absence of color
  • Power and authority
  • Darkness and death
  • Quietness
  • Stillness
  • Sin and bondage

White

  • Purity and beauty
  • Salvation and redemption
  • Surrender to God
  • Holy Spirt
  • Awakening

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