The Meaning of Colors in Dreams

God often speaks through dreams. Job 33:14 says, “for God, does speak now one way, now another though no one perceives it in a dream and a vision of the night when deep sleep falls upon people as they slumber in their beds, so he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride, to preserve them, from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword.”

Dreams are an active part of everyone’s life. It’s not just limited to believers. However, the difference for the believer is that they can have greater access to the interpretation, through number one, the Holy Spirit. Joseph said to the baker and the cupbearer in Genesis 40:8,  “Do not interpretations belong to God?” We could have every dream book in the world, but without the help of the Holy Spirit, we will fail in our interpretation.

And number two, we have the word. The Bible is our handbook for life. It is God’s love letter to us. It is also rich with symbolism and metaphors that God uses to communicate with his people, and the colors are no different. Throughout scripture, color has been used to symbolize many things from rainbows to silver bowls, and now there are many colors in our world and I believe that we’re going to see even more in heaven. And just like all other, symbols, all the meanings of color can have a positive, negative, or personal meaning, depending on the context of the dream.

So let’s talk today about some common dream colors, and their possible meaning, remember colors, like other symbols can have a positive or a negative meaning it all connects to the context of the dream.

Red. – Red is a capturing color. It is often used to warn us of danger, and in the Bible, it represents the blood of Jesus, in the positive red can represent wisdom, anointing power, and new birth in the negative, it can represent anger and war.

Blue. – Blue is often a common color. Just look up at the sky and you’ll see. In the positive blue can represent revelation and communion. But in the negative, it can represent depression and anxiety.

Yellow. – Yellow can be seen as a form of gold, which is representative of the purification process.  In the positive yellow represents hope. But in the negative, it can represent fear and intellectual pride.

Green. – Green is a mixture of both blue and yellow.  And is often a symbol of growth and life in the positive. It does represent growth prosperity and unconscious. In the negative, it can represent envy, jealousy, and pride.

Purple. –  Purple is often associated with the color of royalty, especially in biblical times when very expensive to make purple garments. In the positive, it represents royalty, authority, and wealth, but in the negative, it can represent false authority or corruption of wealth. 

Orange. – Orange can be associated with the fire of God. In the positive, orange can represent perseverance and change, but in the negative, it is often a sign of stubbornness.

White. – White is often associated with purity as in the bride of Christ. In the positive, white, represent righteousness and holiness, but in the negative, it can represent a religious spirit or disease.

Gold.  – Gold often represents the glory of God. And in the positive, it represents purity, glory, and holiness, but in the negative, it can represent idolatry and defilement.

How about silver?  In the positive silver can represent, redemption and grace but in the negative, it can represent legalism.

Pink. – Pink in the positive, can represent a childlikeness. But in the negative, it can represent a child’s shyness.

Gray.  – Gray is often associated with gray hair in the positive. It represents maturity honor and wisdom, but in the negative, it can represent weakness.

Black. – Black is often the color of death. In the positive, it can represent death to self, and in the negative, it can represent darkness and mourning.

That’s a list of several colors and their variations that you may find in a dream remember, all symbols can also have a personal meaning, personal meanings are just that they are personal to you. They could be personal to your culture, like red and green are usually Christmas colors in America, white is for wedding dresses in America, but not in other parts of the world. It could also be personal to you. Hot pink is my favorite color and yellow makes me so happy and it could be related to something personal in your life. Like, brown could mean one thing in your dream if that’s not the color of your house or something, completely different if brown is the color of your house.

I remember, one time I was standing with a bunch of ladies from church. And one of them was telling her dream and part of the dream had an orange clock and immediately another woman cut her off and said, oh no, that’s not good. Orange is a negative color and I think you’re running out of time and my heart broke. As I watch this woman’s face, grow, frightened, and try to frantically figure out what could possibly be going wrong or what she could be doing wrong or running out of time for, the problem is that wasn’t the meaning at all. And based on the context of her dream, remember context is key, the orange clock was God telling her to persevere because it was going to take time.

Do not let the symbol determine the dream’s meaning, Symbols simply support the context of the dream. My friend, if you are struggling in your faith, or you want to grow in your faith. I want to invite you to grab a copy of our free 5-day Moutain- Moving Faith Devotional.

Remember all things are possible with God. 

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