Color symbolism are concepts that are commonly associated with a color in a particular culture. The following are common types of color symbolism.
PoliticsThe color of a national flag, political party or movement.
HolidaysColors associated with a holiday such as red & green for Christmas and orange & black for Halloween.
Corporate ColorsThe corporate or brand colors of a large firm may achieve widespread recognition.
UniformsUniforms such as blue for police.
TraditionTraditions such white for bridal dresses and black for funerals.
SuperstitionsSuperstitions such as the association of the color red with luck in Chinese culture.
SportsTeam colors and school colors.
SubcultureSubcultures such as the tendency for punks, goths and heavy metal fans to wear black.
SafetyThe use of highly visible colors for safety. For example, red is commonly used to highlight a danger.People naturally perceive red, yellow & orange as hot and green & blue as cool. This is due to the natural elements of light, greenery and water and is considered cross-cultural.
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