How the Color White Affects Us Physically

  • Aids mental clarity
  • Encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles
  • Evokes purification of thoughts or actions
  • Enables fresh beginnings

Color White Meaning Around the World

  • White is the traditional color worn by brides in the western world, as well as in Japan.
  • White is a color of mourning in China and parts of Africa.
  • It was the custom for the Queens of France to wear deuil blanc or “white mourning”
  • White was the color of deepest mourning among medieval European queens was white rather than black. This tradition survived in Spain until the end of the fifteenth century.
  • In Chinese culture, colors corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions, and the four seasons. White was associated with metal, west, and autumn.
  • A white flag is universally recognized as a symbol of truce.
  • The Japanese have six distinct terms to define whiteness.
  • The ancient Greeks wore white to bed to ensure pleasant dreams


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