7 Colors of the Rainbow and What They Symbolize ...

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When I was little I would get so excited when the sun would come out while it was still raining, because I knew there was a very good chance that a rainbow would come out and I would get to see all the colors of the rainbow.

I was lucky enough to live in the mountains when I was younger, where the rainbows were particularly beautiful.

They would look like they were coming out from behind the mountain.

Because I loved rainbows so much, I learned that they have religious and mythological significance, which fascinates me.

Interestingly, even the colors of the rainbow symbolize different things, including emotions.

1. Red

Red

Red is one of the most energizing colors of the rainbow.

Red can excite people and motivate them to take action.

It can also bring people confidence because it is associated with strong will.

While red is associated with energy and confidence, red is most often associated with passion and love.

This is why you see so much red on Valentineโ€™s Day.

Although red is the color of passion and love, this is not why Chinese brides have traditionally worn red.2

In China red is considered a good luck color and it is thought that it will bring good luck to a marriage.

Knowing what a positive color red is, you may be tempted to add more red in your life.

However, if you do want to add more red you should be careful because too much red can cause irritation and provoke anger.

2. Orange

Orange

Orange is a very warm and happy color.

It is symbolic of optimism, friendship, adventure, and good communication, and it can bring out enthusiasm, rejuvenation, courage, and vitality.

Interestingly, each shade of orange has a different meaning.

Peach, for instance, represents communication and good manners, and golden orange symbolizes vitality and self-control.

Burnt orange has more negative associations as it is symbolic for pride, tension, and aggression.

Dark orange is known to bring out overconfidence and ambition.

For the more positive effects of orange, you should stick with the lighter shades of orange.

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