Before we begin exploring more colors, let’s look at some color terms.
Hue: Another name for color
Tint: Mix of a color plus white
Shade: Mix of a color plus black
Value: The lightness or darkness of a color.
Every color has a tint, shade and value to it. In this story, we won’t get too specific, but might add some tints and shades to mix it up a bit.
Okay, let’s begin with the warm colors. These are the colors that tend to make us feel intensely, and have a strong emotional reaction. They are the red’s, oranges, and yellows. Let’s look at some of these, and their connotations when seen in dreams.
Orange. Associated with autumn, pumpkins, etc. In the Eastern part of the globe, orange is associated with religion, and the second chakra. This chakra deals with emotions and creativity.
Light orange. Same as orange, only less strong, less mature, more timid.
Dark orange. Greater maturity, more materialistic, less trusting.
Brownish-orange. “Burnt” out. Tendency to be lazy, self-indulgent, low morals. Could denote feeling “burned” emotionally.
Red-orange. Pride, lots of energy.
Yellow-range. Strong intellect, active mind, thoughtfulness.
Bright orange. Could mean feeling very balanced emotionally.
Peach. Combination of love and wisdom.
Pink. Love, joy, affection. This color symbolizes being in love.
Light pink: Young, immature love.
Deep pink: Mature love
Red. Energy, force, aggressiveness.
Light red: Less energy, less force, less aggression.
Deep red: More reserve, caution and maturity.
Dark red-brown: Anger, negative energy, old karma.
Burgundy: Prosperity, wealth, success
Orange-red: Outgoing, pride, energy
Pink-red violet: Passion, sex
Rose: Love energy, deep affection
Scarlet: Courage and loyalty
Wine (red-blue): Energy and devotion.
Gold.Associated with success, satisfaction, accomplishment, and the sun. Also, denotes masculine energy. Dreams of gold could represent spiritual rewards, great satisfaction, or spiritual renewal. Dreams about “golden threads” denote spiritual love and a loving connection.
Yellow. Yellow. Associated with the sun. Happiness. Conversely can be showing cowardice. Example: “Yellow belly.” Yellow can show happiness, as a sunny day, or the nauseating feeling of being unable to do the right thing.
So in interpreting our dreams, we can now combine our knowledge that dream symbols should not be read alone, but rather as relative to each other, with the following:
Colors are just as important in dreams as in waking life.
Next: Cool colors