W for White


White is my all time favorite color. I’m sure it would be for so many others. So I did some reading as to why out of so many colors, I get attracted to white, I came across some interesting stuff!

White as a color depicts clean, pure and neutral state of things. A white picket fence around a house depicts a safe and a happy home.

The color affects us immensely as it is shown to aid mental clarity, clears clutter and evokes good thoughts and enables fresh starts.  The color meaning of white is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion.

In color psychology white is the color of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean, so to speak. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon. While white isn’t stimulating to the senses, it opens the way for the creation of anything the mind can conceive.

White contains an equal balance of all the colors of the spectrum, representing both the positive and negative aspects of all colors. Its basic feature is equality, implying fairness and impartiality, neutrality and independence. It is interesting to note that babies come into the world with a perfect balance of white, ready to imprint their lives with all the colors of the spectrum from all their life experiences.

The color white is cleanliness personified, the ultimate in purity! This is why it is traditionally worn by western brides, and the reason why doctors wear white jackets.

White offers purification of emotions and, ultimately, our spirit, refreshing and strengthening our entire energy system.

There are very few negative connotations to white, like in the west, too much white can be cold, isolating and empty. It indicates a feeling of detachment or offers very little stimulation for the senses.

In some other cultures it is related to death and mourning and ultimately means the beginning of another life, moving forward to a new life, so the color psychology meaning of new beginnings still holds.

White may indicate the completion of a cycle in your life – you may find you have a desire for white clothing or white in your surroundings at a time when you are moving in a new direction in your life – like moving house, or a an overseas trip or when seeking a new relationship or a new career.

White is pristine and immaculate. No wonder my wardrobe consists of lot of white!



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alok Singhal
    May 19, 2016 @ 17:39:49

    I actually wanted to add the negative aspect of White that we hold in India (of death) till you brought it up. But happy to have read so many interpretations of white…to me, it looks too monotonous 🙂


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