Color Symbolism
The use and selection of color when creating traditional pysanky is very important, as
each color has it's own meaning.  The following is a summary of colors commonly used
and what they mean.
White
Purity, innocence and birth.
Black and White
Mourning, respect to spirits.
Yellow
Symbol of light, purity, youth, happiness and hospitality. Sun, stars, moon.
Light Green
Purity, innocence and birth.  Spring, new growth and hope, breaking bondage, freshness and
wealth.
Blue
Good health, truth, and fidelity, sky, air
Orange
Strength and Endurance.
Pink
Success.
Red
Happiness, hope or passion.  The sun, happiness in life.
Red and White
Respect, protection from evil powers.
Dark Red
Harvest color, denotes the gathering of the fruit in the fall.
Royal Blue
Royal color, higher life and trust.
Brown
Mother earth and her gifts, also a color of the harvest. Earth, harvest, generosity
Dark Green
Bountifulness, hope and the victory of life after death.
Purple
Royalty, fasting, faith, patience and trust.
Black
Center of the earth, eternity, darkest time before dawn, absolute.
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