Meaning of Colors In Dreams

Colors in dreams play an important role helping you better decode the dream. They come across as moods or feelings attached to symbols that are in the dream. Bright colors would translate differently from dark or dismal colors. How we feel on the inside brings us closer to our emotions and how we feel at the present moment.

Colors in our dreams may in fact be correlated with our CHAKRAS; our own inner energy system that might imply it is either inactive or balanced.

Black Dream Meaning

Black is the mysterious, the unknown the shadow side of the dreamer. Black is the darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the complete opposite to white. Your deep and darkest feelings and secrets are blind to you. One might need light (vision) for them to see.

Depending the context of the dream it can be translated differently. It is often a color associated with loneliness, delusion, submission, mourning, and depression. It can often signify the unknown or yin in Chinese culture, as the feminine side.

It would relate to the moon, contracting, submission, stillness and passive. Black in terms of death could be a positive symbol as the old dies and the new begins.

Translated in terms of psychology it has both power and control.  Ability to cling on to information rather than giving out to others. Black has the ability to absorb negative energy.

When teenagers wear black clothes it signifies a transition from teenage to adulthood. This change is the ending of the old and in the with new. Black can be linked to sexual seduction, as in the women who wears black lingerie to seduce the male. In religious stand point the priest wearing a black robe is in submission to the higher power.

  • dark
  • shadow
  • mysterious
  • depression
  • yang
  • feminine

White Dream Meaning 

White is the complete opposite of black. The yang is considered by the Chinese as the active male principle of the universe, characterized as male and creative and associated with heaven, heat, and light. White symbolize protection, knowledge, higher consciousness and clearly.

White is know as spiritual protection around your aura so no negative energies can penetrate.

As a psychological standpoint, white has always symbolized as purity and perfection. As one gets married they wear white to show their innocence and wholeness. The new opening of ones own mind body and soul. Aspects of the unconscious become conscious. White as a dream symbol might imply the ending of a cycle in your life. A change of job or higher conscious transition.

  • pure
  • clean or innocent
  • yang
  • protection

Blue Dream Meaning

Often seen as a calm, often tranquil comforting color. Blue represents a cleansing, creativity and loyalty in us. In our dreams blue is usually connected to the water which represents our emotions. It can also be associated with spirituality, heaven and sky.

Depending the lightness or darkness of the color can show a deeper meaning to where you see it. It can also be associated with a boy if one might be pregnant. Often times in our dreams blue will be interpreted by a low energy, sadness and depression.

Blue in the Indian culture represents the throat chakra. This connects you to the divine and is associated with the heavens above. In the Buddhist culture it is linked to mindfulness. The ability to be in the present moment by removing all the clutter from the mind.

  • sad feeling blue
  • sky
  • loyalty
  • water/emotions

Brown Dream Meaning 

This is the color of earth, we would often see this color outside in nature. This is a symbol of grounding, like dirt and trees that are firmly planted in the ground. In a spiritual sense one energies must be grounded in to the earth for balance – a connection with the feminine energy.

A symbol of trust, friendship and the root/grounding/mother nature. A craving to explore the outdoors, escaping from the city life. Relating to the protection and support of the family unit, with a keen sense of duty and responsibility, brown takes its obligations seriously.

It encourages a strong need for security and a sense of belonging, with family and friends being of utmost importance.

Purple Dream Meaning 

Dating back to ancient Egyptian times, the color purple was referred to as royalty, and a connection with the Gods. Purple was used as a rare dye that was only made by the Phoenicians in the city of Tyre, modern day Lebanon. Only the high class and kings were able to afford this color.

In modern times it is used for bravery, known as the purple heart.  In our dreams it’s considered a symbol of nobility, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, strength, mystery, and magic. Purple is the most powerful visible wavelength of electromagnetic energy.

Relating to the Crown Chakra this symbol represents healing from above and with the world. It is often associated with the divine and higher consciousness. The color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment will often see this color.

  • transformation
  • creativity
  • spiritual awareness
  • protection
  • wisdom

Orange Dream Meaning

The combination of both red and yellow. This fun warm color can be linked to the sun, healing, and enjoyment. Orange as a chakra imply s openness and connection to the world around them. In a spiritual sense it would represent grounding, compassion, high energy, and emotional balance.

The darker the orange might appear as a sign of deep passion or the possibility of energies being unbalanced. In a psychological stand point, the color orange increases the oxygen supply to the brain and generates mental activity. This can be linked to more creativity and being more social.

Red Dream Meaning

Dating back to our primitive ancestors, red is a color of blood, survival and fire. The energy of primal life force, our deep passions, our love, and what drives us.  In today’s world red has been known as a magical and religious color. It has been known when you are driving to STOP.

In essence red in dreams is a symbol of sexuality on a unconscious level, such as love and sex being positive, and anger and hate on the negative.

The ancient Chinese would consider red to be good luck, where the Indian think of red as grounding. This is where you need to ground all your energies to the earth as it is the 1st chakra.

If your root is block then your whole bodies energy field be out of sorts.  If off balance you will experience anger and rage, frustration,resentment, anxiety and depression.

Grey Dream Meaning 

Often a color we see as neutral color. If one is indecisive or on the fence about a situation then gray can imply that feeling. This is a mixture of black and white, the yin and yang mixed up. If one is feeling in a low, depressed mood than this color can appear. You might be feeling to be away from people and society.

  • depression
  • on the fence

 Green Dream Meaning

This color represents nature, peace and tranquility. This is a positive color if it appears in your dream signifying healing and faith. Green has always been the indication to move forward in life as you drive along your life path.

Alternatively green connects one to money or even the environment. From a psychology perspective, it is the great balance of the heart and the emotions, creating a connection between head and the heart.

The green chakra represents the heart, when it is open love can enter from the divine source. The energy is very powerful that allows you to give and receive love and for your lower energy chakras to open up.

  • nature
  • grounding
  • greed
  • heart

Yellow Dream Meaning

The color yellow is linked to knowledge. Though it has both a positive and negative translation depending the context of your dream. If yellow is used as negative in your dream then it suggest cowardliness and indecision. On a positive side it can mean logic, happiness and hope.

Yellow is also linked to the solar plexus which is below the heart. It is related to talk, strength and sunshine.