What do Colours represent in Christianity? The meaning of colors in the Bible with us.
In nature there are three primary colors – red, yellow and blue. They cannot be formed by mixing any other colors. These colors come from Earth itself.
colors have different meanings, connotations, and are used to symbolize different things in both the Old and New Testaments.
The color is linked with the roots of humankind. Adam, being formed from dust on the ground (Genesis 2:7), confirms this. In the Bible, the Hebrew word for red is Oudem. Its actual meaning is “red clay”. Many biblical names (Adam, Esau and Edom) are derived from this Hebrew word which means flesh. Thus, it is the root word for mankind as stated in the Bible.
But red is most usually associated with blood. There is a reference to animal sacrifices in Leviticus 17:11, which says, “For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.”
The color is also heavily associated with the blood of Jesus Christ, “and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross” (Colossians 1:20).
The second primary color is yellow. The counterpart of this color is also mentioned in God’s principle and in I Peter 1:7, God talks about trials and purging. (The trial of faith will be more precious than Gold and be tried with fire). Here the meaning is: yellow is associated with fire, which in turn, has always been associated with the purification process.
Gold was brought to baby Jesus as a gift (Matthew 2:11). In addition, New Jerusalem, as per Revelation 21:18-21, is made of pure gold.
Blue is the third primary color. It spiritually signifies the Healing Power of God. It is the most sublime subject and color which biblically represents the Word of God. The 15th Chapter of Numbers, verses 38-41 denote this biblical meaning of blue (fringe of the borders a ribband of blue).
The color is all about the power of God and heaven. Exodus 24:10 described the moment when Moses and others witnessed that the God of Israel had under his feet “something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as bright blue as the sky.”
God’s purity is mentioned in Daniel 7:9. “The Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool” Then there’s God’s throne in Revelation 20:11-15: “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it.”
White color is Bride of Christ, surrender, harvest, light, righteousness, conquest, victory, blessedness, joy, angels, saints, peace, completion, triumph.
Being the color of vegetation on earth, green symbolizes life. The first reference can be found in Genesis 1:30. Jesus told people to sit on the green grass as groups, according to Mark 6:39. Psalms 1:3 makes an allusion to the color’s connection with life, saying that “the leaf shall not wither.”
The color symbolizes priesthood and royalty. According to Exodus 26:1 and 28:15-33, both the tabernacle and Aaron’s garments were purple.
Bronze stands for strength and durability. As an alloy, it is hard and durable and was used to make the ten brazen lavers, which were basins for washing (Exodus 30:18) and the Molten Sea, a large basin for ablution of the priests in the temple Solomon built (1 Kings 7:23-26). In the Book of Revelation, Jesus’ feet are described as being like bronze (Revelation 1:15).
Brown is a symbol for earth, commonly associated with devotion (i.e. monks’ robes). And being the color of wood, it is very present in some of the holiest objects in the Bible, namely Noah’s Ark and the Cross.
Amber – Glory of God, judgment upon sin, endurance
Orange – Fire of God, deliverance, passionate praise
Pink – Right relationship with God
Scarlet – Royalty, fine linen for tabernacle
Gold – Glory, divinity, kingship, eternal deity, foundation, altar, beauty, precious, holiness, majesty, righteousness
Wine – New birth, multiply, overflow
Sapphire – Law, commandments, grace, the Holy Spirit, divine revelation
Turquoise – River of God, sanctification, healing, New Jerusalem
Silver – Word of God, purity, divinity, salvation, truth, atonement, redemption