The Meaning of Color

For Native Americans the color symbolism is generally as follows with some variation:

 

Red (Faith): Communication
Yellow (Love): Overcoming challenges through unconditional love
Blue (Intuition): Using intuition to teach and serve
Green (Will): Living willfully
Pink (Creativity): Working
White (Magnetism): Sharing
Purple (Wisdom): Gratitude/healing
Orange (Learning): Kinship
Gray (Honoring): Friendship
Brown (Knowing): Self-discipline
Rose (Seeing): Motivation
Black (Hearing) Harmony; listening
Crystal (Clarity): Wholeness
    

So, when planning Native American decoration or clothing design, keep these coloring schemes in mind. This is especially important since color can affect one attitude, mood, and disposition. Color can be calming, agitating, welcoming or distant so be sure you are seen in the best color possible.  

So, when planning Native American decoration or clothing design, keep these coloring schemes in mind. This is especially important since color can affect one attitude, mood, and disposition. Color can be calming, agitating, welcoming or distant so be sure you are seen in the best color possible.  

Article by CherokeeCloud

Written September 22, 2006