Archetypes: Color

Friday, September 3

An archetype is a universal symbol. Whether on accident or on purpose, every story holds traces of archetypes. Colors are especially potent. They can represent emotion and ideas.

Clear/Transparent: Open, nothing hidden, no secrets, no privacy, pure. (For example, Snow White's casket.)

Pink: Spring, gratitude, femininity, innocence. (Valentine's Day)

Blue: confidence, stability, harmony, cleanliness, wisdom, trust, nobility, eternity.

Gray: Lifelessness, humidity, boredom, decay, neutral, dullness.

Red: Violence, passion, excitement, danger.

Green: Life, growth, intelligence, youth, nature, wealth.

Black: Mystery, death, evil. (Black riders/Ring Wraiths, dementors, Voldemort, ect.)

White: Purity, rebirth, wholesome. (Unicorns)

Yellow: Enlightenment. (Certain sects of Buddhist monks wear only yellow)

Purple: Royalty, personal growth. (In ancient Egypt, only royalty could wear the color purple.)

17 comment(s):

Shaynie Saturday, September 04, 2010  

That's fascinating! My favorite color is green; I liked what it said about green. :)

Anonymous,  Thursday, May 12, 2011  

No wonder my favorite color is pink.

Tanager Glen Friday, November 30, 2012  

Um. What about Brown? Or Orange?

Anonymous,  Saturday, June 08, 2013  

YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
but a lot of people say that yellow stands for cowardice. :(

Anonymous,  Wednesday, January 08, 2014  

Green also is death and decay.
White is death.
Black is chaos also.

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