The Meaning of Colors in Dreams

Color, like everything else in your dream is there

  1. To Heal You
  2. To Guide You
  3. As an Expression of Your Reaction to the Subject Matter of the dream

Healing and Guidance is blocked by:

  • Limiting the Color to a thin stripe
  • Polluting the Color by darkening it
  • Adding negative colors such as black or gray

This section covers the main colors and color combinations. Where appropriate, the keyword or phrase for the color is underlined. If a particular color is not listed then combine the meanings of the colors which constitute it. Keywords are indicated in red and where appropriate the associated chakra is indicated in purple.

For dreams regarding health problems refer to the Color Healing Chart

White Perfection

Meaning: Hope, faith, purity, perfection, confidence, enlightenment.

When mixed or associated with other colors it purifies and refines the meaning of that color.

White alone can indicate a proud, rigid, judgmental immaturity - a ‘should be’, controlling attitude.

Soft or pearl white can indicate the gift of prophesy.

Black Fear

Meaning: Negativity, i.e. fear, anxiety, hatred, resentment, guilt, depression (no hope / faith).

When mixed or associated with other colors it adulterates their meaning e.g. darker shades of red, blue yellow, etc..

Black and White indicates Intolerance, simplistic extremism - ‘If something is not good it must be evil’

Red Passion Base

Meaning: Joy, sexuality, aggression, animal passion, fun.

Shade of red is important

  • Scarlet: lust
  • Maroon: frigidity

Red and black: anger,

Red and white: need for joy and hope - especially if worn or brought by a healing agent

Orange Drive / Ambition Sacral

Meaning: Drive, ambition, (mix of yellow and red).

Energizing color, especially in career dreams. Orange and Black: Career.

Also used to heal the digestive / elimination system.

Yellow Intellect Solar Plexus

Meaning: Mental activity, intellect. Ability to rationalize.

If brought by healing agent it means the dreamer has difficulty rationalizing. Muddy or mustard yellow has the same meaning.

If guide wears or brings pure bright yellow, i.e. Yellow (intellect) plus White (Enlightenment) then dreamer has an intuitive or enlightened intellect.

Yellow may represent dreamer’s usual reaction to the subject matter.

Green Sharing / Balance Heart

Meaning: Adaptability, Need for healing, harmony, balance, reconciliation (within self or self with others).

Dark green, battle dress green or green and black represent difficulties with sharing (jealousy, rivalry). Need to balance male and female aspects. Look for trouble with the heart.

Balance and healing for the heart, circulatory systems and emotions by becoming more giving, generous and emotionally ‘open’.

If the green is worn or brought by guide (esp. if pink or peach also appears) then the dreamer has counseling skills (click here for more). Also indicated by Books, Newspapers, Library.

Pink Unconditional Love Heart

Meaning: Love (mix of red and white), need for unconditional love, usually mother love or love for mother,

This usually means that the dreamer did not bond with mother or mother did not give unconditional love at birth.

Blue Philosophy Throat

Meaning: Spirituality, religion, art, culture, philosophy, attitude to life itself.

Dark blue (blue + black): Negative philosophy of life. e.g. superstition or fearful form of religion. When fear (black) is mixed with blue (fear pollutes attitude to life).

Light Blue (blue + white): Hope / faith. Healing agents will often appear wearing this color.

If guide appears wearing blue and silver or gold then you are expected to regard intuition (silver) or healing (gold) as spiritual.

Purple Spiritual Leader / Teacher Crown

Meaning: Nobility of purpose, spiritual leadership, spiritual teaching, regal, power, authority in spiritual matters e.g. bishops wear purple.

Shade of purple is important

  • Mauve: endurance
  • Lilac: responsibility
  • Indigo: clairvoyance (Brow Chakra)
Peach Empathy

If guide wears or brings peach or pink and green it means that the dreamer has the potential to be a counselor (having empathy and harmony).

Cream Acceptance

Meaning: Acceptance, tolerance, a growing maturity or a need for tolerance.

Grey Uncommitted

Meaning: Uncommitted, uncertain - ‘grey area’. Mental denial of emotion, depression.

Brown Practicality

Meaning: Earthy, practical, of the earth.

Dark or dull brown: unenlightened or depressing earthiness of denial of spirit, negative materiality.

Silver Intuition

Indicates that the dreamer has the Spiritual Gift of Intuition.

Gold Spiritual Healing

Indicates that the dreamer has a Spiritual Healing gift (click here for more).


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