In this blog post, I want to tell you more about the symbolism and significance of my favorite color of all, one loaded with meaning – white color.
The symbolism of The White Color
When people think of a white color first association usually is purity, joy, freshness, well-being. In many different cultures and countries, white has a special purpose, but its general symbolism is lightness. White has a purpose in parts of everyday life, even those you would overlook. For example, it is useful in product advertising and marketing because when used as a background, it makes the product stand out. In medicine, there is a reason we see doctors and surgeons in white lab coats: it makes them recognizable for their skills and expertise and invokes a sense of cleanliness.
There are endless associations and interpretations of white color all around the world. One might think of white as an aristocratic color. It instills a sense of wealth and sophistication. White also signifies innocence, which is why in many cultures, a white dress is worn on the wedding day, although I am personally a supporter of the alternative. White implies the opportunity for new beginnings – on the color wheel, white color always appears first. It is a fresh start and the chance for something spotless and immaculate.
Another interpretation of white is progress. For this reason, I always advise wearing at least one piece of clothing that is white, especially if a person is about to make new decisions or in times someone needs to keep the energy up and remain focused. One of the less known facts is that white color negates fatigue and lack of stamina. We all have those days when our energy is at a minimum when tiredness is visible on our faces, and yet we still have so much to do and overcome. On these days, I suggest an overall white look with very simple and minimalist makeup. You will find yourself armed against our greatest daily enemy: tiredness.
White color inspires courage and confidence. White opens us up to new aspirations and goals. However, due to its neutrality, I think that white should always be combined with another color, which will not only add an appealing contrast but will also make it more stylish.
White In Fashion
In terms of fashion, white color is mostly worn during the summer, although in my opinion, it should be worn during the entire year and not confined to just one season. It is true that it is not the easiest color for wearing because it “gets dirty” quickly, but on the other hand black, green, blue clothes also get dirty and that doesn’t stop us from wearing them, right?
As you know from reading my blogs, I am a firm believer that our personality and inner state are always connected to the external behaviors that we demonstrate. With this in mind, I suggest that you look at the changes that are happening to you and around you that you may not be entirely aware of. Take a closer look and ask how these changes correlate with your current state of mind and then your colors and clothing. We bring our mood with us wherever we go, and the symbolism of colors is always there to describe us a little to those we meet.
While researching colors and their healing effect on us, I was reminded many times of non-verbal communication, because how we feel on the inside expresses on the outside not just through clothing, but also through colors. It might not happen every day, but you should find comfort by allowing some white in on those days that you feel like you need a boost.
I will admit that this color sometimes requires courage to wear, but my attitude towards fashion is that sometimes we find ourselves wanting a break from the already established trends. It is important to try something new because maybe you are ready for a change without really knowing. And that’s why I suggest beginning your journey and growth with white.