Color matters. It has long been proved that there’s a link between colors and our emotions. Not everything in life is black and white — especially not love.
The question is, if someone asked you what the color of love is, what would you answer? With what color would you associate love and everything it entails? Probably red, right?
If you think about it a little longer, love actually comes in different colors and each one of them is associated with different stages and feelings.
Let's dive right into what those colors are and what each one of them represents.
Love Is Red
You probably already guessed this one. Throughout history, red was thought to be the color of love. Red is the most intense color and one packed with emotion. It stands for passion, desire, lust, heat, longing, and romance. Picture Valentine’s Day, lingerie, hearts, roses. Whenever we think of love, we think of red.
Love Is Blue
Love also wears the blue color. I always associate the color blue with the sea and the sky. The sight of both of them can make you feel calm and serene. Every time you’re near the sea or look up at the sky, your soul magically fills with peace. Likewise, love has a soothing effect on people. Nothing can be more soothing than being around a person you love. You feel relaxed and restored.
Love Is White
White stands for purity and innocence. And there are so many innocent forms of love. Just think about your first love. Your first kiss. Two children being in love with each other. The kind of love we give an animal. The kind of love grandparents have for their grandchildren. In other words, love wears the color yellow in its purest form.
Love Is Green
Love has another, darker, greener side. For me, the color green is linked with jealousy. When you’re in love, you can’t help but succumb to jealousy from time to time. Love can be selfish. You can catch yourself wanting the other person to be completely yours. Demanding their full attention and time.
You feel jealous when someone competes for their attention — be it their parents or their friends. And nothing compares to how intense the feeling of jealousy can get when someone flirts with your partner in front of you.
Love Is Yellow
Ever heard of the term “lovesick"? When we feel sick, we are usually told that our face looks yellowish. And that’s why this color is linked with sickness. And believe me, love can make you sick. Love can make you nauseous and sweaty, anxious, and stressed.
It can make you lose your sleep and your appetite. That usually happens when the object of your attention doesn’t reciprocate your feelings, has you wondering about the latter, or betrays you.
Love Is Black
Oh, black. The dark color of love. Black is associated with sadness, grief, or depression. Unfortunately, love can have you feeling all of these things. The loss of someone you love is one of the worst things that can happen in life.
Death, breakups, abandonment. We all had to deal — or will have to deal — with at least one of them at one point or another. There’s nothing you can do about it. Sometimes with love, comes pain.
As the following popular quote goes:
“Love is inconvenient. Love is untidy. Love is relentless, ruthless, and rapacious. Done well, it’s hilarious, playful, and redemptive.”
― Regina Barreca
Love is powerful, scary, complicated, and exciting. It has no labels and each person has their own idea about what its essence is. Above all, love is colorful. It wears different colors and takes different forms.