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Karlis

Do colours have specific symbolic meanings?

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Do certain colours have specific symbolic meanings?

Did certain colours have symbolic meanings in the past?

Do certain colours have symbolic importance today?

Two examples:

* Today Pink is for girls and Blue is for boys.

It is interesting that this did not come into fashion in the USA until the early 20th Century. What was the cause that reversed the symbolic meaning of these colours?

* Specific colours are important nationally; look at National Flags for instance.

Any thoughts on this?

Karlis

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Do certain colours have specific symbolic meanings?

Did certain colours have symbolic meanings in the past?

Do certain colours have symbolic importance today?

Two examples:

* Today Pink is for girls and Blue is for boys.

It is interesting that this did not come into fashion in the USA until the early 20th Century. What was the cause that reversed the symbolic meaning of these colours?

* Specific colours are important nationally; look at National Flags for instance.

Any thoughts on this?

Karlis

The symbolic meaning of colours will change through time, culture and circumstance. I imagine there will be big similarities between red and black through cultures though due to the universal blood/night connections.

Here's an article that says we're predisposed to like pink or blue depending on our gender http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/boys-like-blue-girls-like-pink--its-in-our-genes-462390.html

plus a good thread on Pink-or-bluegate. http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=238733

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All colors result in a pyschosomatic response in humans

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