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Color Meanings

Color is a gift from God – they are His colors! At Dyed4you Ministries, we love color, and we work with it regularly in the silks we create. Some interpretations of color are clearly stated in scripture (red/blue/purple meaning tabernacle from Exodus 26:31), while others are only implied (brown and gray meaning humility from dust and ashes) or naturally derived (green meaning flourishing from the grass and trees or blue meaning refreshing from water). The Holy Spirit also gives revelation as to the symbolic meaning of colors (lavender meaning intimacy or blue meaning prophetic). 

Over the years, we’ve compiled an extensive list for use in our silk letters (Which you can find examples of on our blog at Dyed4youMinistries.com). Please keep in mind this list was compiled and continues to be maintained and expanded with meanings relating to our prophetically-dyed silks (as opposed to dream interpretation or some other use). When working with color in relation to light, white is the compilation of all colors and black is the absence of color, but – when working with dye – black is all the colors and therefore therefore takes on a different inherent meaning. 

Additionally, our color meanings in the silks tend to be positive in nature, but an exhaustive list of color meanings would include both positive and negative meanings. Ours does not. If you are using this color chart for dream interpretation or other uses where both positive and negative meanings are needed, you may also want to reference another color chart. That said, in our full list we cover more specific colors than most charts do, which makes it useful. To see our full list (which is updated regularly), visit HisColors.com and if you find this chart (or our one online) helpful, we hope you’ll drop us a note and let us know! Bless you as you seek Him 🙂

Special thanks to In His Shadow Creations for their color list which helped us as we got started!

Note: A printed version of this color chart is available in our Dyed4you Readymade store. It doesn’t include the full list – both because of its length and because it is continuously being updated – but it makes a great quick reference card.

Or if you are looking for something lovely to display, our friends at Fire and Colour have a gorgeous set of color meaning cards – you can see how I displayed mine below (my frames came from ArtToFrame).

color cards from Fire and Colour in a frame from ArtToFrame

For more info on how God speaks through color, visit this post on our blog, or to see how we use these color meanings in our silk letters, visit our Dyed4you Ministries blog in the Silk Words category to see some examples of letters.

Quick Reference

To help you find a color more quickly, we’ve split the colors into the following sections:

 

Neutrals


Black / Raven

  • presence of God (Psalm 18:11)
  • death to self
  • hiding place
  • shadow of His wings
  • shadow of the Almighty
  • humility
  • essence of God
  • the eye of God (pupil)
  • multifaceted
  • deep
  • deep calls unto deep
  • thunder
  • intercession
  • judgment / justice
  • mystery
  • brooding of Holy Spirit 

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White

  • purity / pure
  • innocence
  • holiness
  • righteousness
  • sanctification
  • triumph
  • victory
  • pure-hearted bride
  • bride
  • the bride of Christ
  • priestly garments
  • light
  • cleansing of Holy Spirit 
  • blessings of God
  • right standing
  • garment of praise
  • surrender
  • salvation
  • joy
  • festive rejoicing
  • saints
  • peace
  • overcoming
  • childlike faith or trust
  • mercy

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Gray

  • strength
  • humility
  • dove’s eyes
  • living stones
  • armor
  • armor of God
  • sword of truth rightly dividing
  • cloud of His presence

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Dark Gray

  • strength
  • protection
  • humility
  • fear of the Lord
  • repentance
  • crowned with humility

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Pearl (shimmer)

  • pearl of great price
  • purity
  • holiness
  • angelic presence
  • hosts of heaven
  • blessings of God’s truth
  • light of Christ
  • the purity of God’s voice

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Silver (shimmer)

  • redemption
  • word of God
  • freedom
  • strength
  • atonement
  • freedom to create
  • breath of life
  • divinity
  • righteousness
  • strengthened faith
  • wisdom / wisdom of Solomon
  • purity
  • strength
  • armor of God

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Reds


Red Wine

  • new wine
  • the cup of the new covenant
  • covenant of grace
  • blessings
  • rejoicing
  • blood of Jesus
  • bride of Christ
  • surrender
  • the fellowship of Christ’s suffering
  • cleansing justification
  • Christ’s love

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China Red

  • atonement
  • sacrifice
  • consuming fire
  • war, courage
  • blood of Jesus
  • covenant of grace
  • cleansing justification
  • love
  • life
  • redemption
  • person of Jesus
  • the Cross
  • sacrificial love
  • raging passion

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Earthy Red

  • broken
  • surrender
  • worth dying for
  • apple of His eye
  • precious
  • contrite heart
  • poured out
  • His blood poured out on the earth

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Cranberry

  • no flaw in you (Song 4:7)
  • flawless (Song 4:7)
  • seal / sealed
  • worth the ultimate price (John 15:13)
  • of great worth and value

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Cherry Cordial

  • God’s love
  • depth of God’s love

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Ox Blood

  • sacrifice
  • living sacrifice
  • atonement
  • cleansing justification
  • love
  • redemption
  • power in the Blood
  • the Cross

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Maroon

  • spilled blood
  • beloved
  • love song
  • divine impartation

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Burgundy

  • the blood
  • brought with a price
  • belonging to the Lord

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Coral

  • going deep with God
  • deep passion
  • heart of flesh
  • deep things of God
  • deep things of the heart
  • deep abiding joy

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Peach

  • heart of flesh
  • penitant heart
  • contrite heart
  • tender heart
  • gentle
  • soft

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Ruby

  • passion
  • spilled blood 
  • being of immeasurable worth 
  • worth the ultimate sacrifice
  • power in the Blood 
  • Jesus (Yeshua) 
  • abiding love 
  • belonging to the Lord
  • Christ and His deep love for us
  • break every chain
  • Bloodline

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Dark Red

  • spilled blood 
  • power in the Blood 
  • intense warfare
  • the depths of God’s love
  • all-sufficient sacrifice

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Purples/Pinks


Fuchsia

  • passion
  • blazing passion
  • joy
  • right relationships
  • compassion
  • heart of flesh
  • passion for Jesus
  • the Bridegroom’s heart
  • koinonia (fellowship)
  • ripe fruit
  • deep place of the heart

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Pale Pink / Bubble Gum

  • tender loving care
  • compassion
  • heart of flesh
  • precious
  • kindness
  • tender
  • new life

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Baby Pink

  • the Father’s heavenly care over the lilies of the field-His children
  • Jesus loves me-this I know!
  • heart of flesh
  • tender love
  • sweet fragrance

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Pink

  • Messiah, Rose of Sharon
  • the Father’s heavenly care over the lilies of the field-His children
  • Jesus loves me-this I know!
  • right relationships
  • compassion
  • heart of flesh
  • passion for Jesus
  • the Bridegroom’s heart
  • koinonia (fellowship)
  • romance

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Dusty Rose / Mauve

  • promise
  • peace
  • the Father’s heavenly care over the lilies of the field-His children

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Blackberry

  • richness/fullness
  • prosperity 
  • wealth 
  • bearing fruit
  • regrowth after pruning
  • bearing increased fruit after pruning
  • good fruit
  • double portion

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Magenta / Amethyst

  • the promises of God
  • abundance
  • child of the Almighty
  • divine provision
  • merry heart
  • passion
  • redemption (blood and forgiveness under the cover of Royalty)
  • majesty
  • taste and see

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Wisteria

  • gentleness
  • selah
  • intimacy
  • transparency
  • incense
  • sweet fragrance

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Lavender

  • peace
  • rest
  • intimate / intimacy
  • transparency
  • fragrance
  • intercession
  • the beauty of being known
  • sitting at His feet

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Lilac

  • resting
  • peace
  • selah
  • intimate/intimacy
  • new creation of intimacy
  • shalom (the peace that surpasses all expectations)

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Plum

  • richness
  • abundance
  • abundance of fruit
  • infilling of the Holy Spirit  
  • inheritance
  • intimacy
  • royalty
  • promises of God
  • justice

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Purple

  • royalty
  • kingship
  • kingliness
  • majesty
  • the Father
  • Abba
  • wealth
  • power
  • kingdom authority / divine authority
  • intercession
  • child of God
  • reigning in majesty
  • songs of deliverance
  • mediator
  • penitence
  • the Name of God
  • dominion
  • sonship
  • the promises of God
  • abundance
  • inheritance 
  • fruit of the vine
  • abiding
  • sovereign

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Violet

  • inheritance
  • intimacy
  • intimacy as a child of God
  • rest
  • refined prophetic inheritance
  • faithful and true
  • mind of Christ

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Imperial Purple

  • royalty
  • kingdom authority
  • abundance
  • inheritance
  • extended scepter
  • majesty

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Indigo

  • deliverance
  • authority in warfare
  • free indeed
  • covering
  • hidden
  • private
  • songs of deliverance

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Purple Halo (shimmer)

  • double portion
  • royalty
  • redemption
  • favor

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Blues


Royal Blue

  • truth (Spirit & Truth)
  • righteousness
  • prophetic
  • revelation knowledge
  • priesthood
  • overcomer
  • the word of God
  • messiah
  • shalom
  • tehowm (the deep – Psalm 42:7)
  • presence of God

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Electric Blue

  • intense fire
  • intensity
  • explosion
  • prophetic revelation
  • two-edged sword
  • release 
  • intense feeling

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Peacock Blue

  • fullness of His word
  • overcomer
  • the water of His word
  • fullness of His flow
  • shalom (the peace that surpasses all expectations)
  • immersed in the word of God

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Deep Dark Blue

  • tehowm (the deep – Psalm 42:7)
  • the Father
  • prophetic
  • revelation
  • deep mysteries
  • presence of God (Psalm 18:11)
  • strength
  • YHVH Sabaoth (LORD of Hosts)
  • revelation in God’s presence

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Cobalt Blue

  • authority
  • heavenly
  • prophetic
  • Holy Spirit
  • grace
  • revelation knowledge
  • seated with the Lord in heavenly places
  • overcomer
  • the word of God
  • washing
  • righteousness of God
  • steadfast

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Light Blue

  • heavenly
  • Holy Spirit
  • grace
  • healing
  • divinity
  • seated with the Lord in heavenly places
  • overcomer
  • life-giving flow of the Holy Spirit
  • washing
  • open heaven
  • Spirit blow
  • wind
  • wind of the Holy Spirit
  • breath of God
  • encouraged faith
  • wind of heaven
  • wisdom from above

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Storm / Slate

  • removal of hindrances 
  • cleansing
  • firm foundation
  • steadfast

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Midnight Sea

  • tehowm (the deep – Psalm 42:7)
  • cleansing
  • the deep mysteries of God
  • washed in His promises
  • darkness making way for the light

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Turquoise

  • warfare
  • river of God
  • river of life
  • sanctification
  • healing
  • life-giving flow of the Holy Spirit
  • the New Jerusalem
  • Jealous God
  • willingness to fight for you
  • mikvah (washed and made clean)

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Light Turquoise

  • rain
  • water-like flow of the Spirit
  • healing
  • life-giving flow of the Holy Spirit
  • sanctification
  • river of life
  • flourishing
  • watered
  • watered in the water of the Word
  • still waters (place of peace)
  • raging waters cannot quench His love

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Sky Blue

  • open heaven
  • seated with the Lord in heavenly places
  • revelation knowledge
  • saturated
  • wind of heaven
  • spiritual realm
  • grace

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Baby Blue

  • heavenly
  • bride
  • divinity
  • seated with the Lord in heavenly places
  • wind of the Spirit
  • flowing prophetic revelation

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Greens


Green

  • flourishing
  • new life
  • freshness
  • new beginning
  • vigor
  • prosperity
  • praise
  • hope
  • eternal life
  • restoration
  • health
  • healing
  • God’s holy seed
  • harvest
  • sowing and reaping

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Emerald Green

  • prosperity
  • restoration
  • healing
  • flourishing
  • praise
  • birth
  • life
  • fruitful faith
  • crown of heaven

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Candy Apple Green

  • joy
  • praise
  • hope
  • flourishing life
  • standing in awe of the Creator

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Kelly Green (Shamrock)

  • hope
  • fresh
  • life
  • new beginning

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Evergreen

  • healing

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Dark Teal

  • increase
  • abundance
  • fertile / fertile ground
  • reward
  • intercession

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Cayman Island Green

  • fresh flow
  • rivers of Living Water
  • freshness
  • vigor
  • praise
  • flourishing
  • mercy
  • river of life flowing from His throne

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Seafoam / Sea Glass / Jade

  • mercy
  • mercy (His mercies are new every morning)
  • flourishing
  • new life
  • freshness
  • new beginning
  • restoration
  • compassion
  • grace
  • bathing in the warmth of His love
  • increased flow

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Olive Green

  • fresh oil
  • freshness
  • prosperity
  • restoration
  • healing
  • oil of anointing

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Khaki / Light Olive

  • fresh oil
  • peace
  • grafted in

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Green Jasper

  • realized promises (definition of “realized” by Merriam-Webster is “to bring into concrete existence”)
  • obedience
  • precious / priceless 
  • enthroned One
  • presence of the throne room
  • foundational 
  • favored

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Dark Chartreuse

  • freshness
  • prosperity
  • restoration
  • healing
  • God’s holy seed
  • life

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Chartreuse Green

  • flourishing
  • new life
  • new beginning
  • freshness
  • praise
  • hope

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Spring Green

  • restoration
  • happiness
  • flourishing
  • life
  • new life
  • new beginning
  • freshness

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Sage

  • gentle restoration
  • peace
  • fullness of joy

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Pea Green

  • encouragement
  • serenity
  • hope
  • new life

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Green Halo

  • double portion 
  • new life

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Browns


Brown

  • man
  • earth
  • humility
  • crowned in humility
  • contrite heart
  • harvest
  • clay

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Mahogany

  • warrior’s heart – praise in the mouth and sword in the hand (Psalm 149:3-7)
  • unity
  • God’s love
  • depth of God’s love
  • poured out

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Golden Brown

  • humility
  • blessing
  • poured out
  • beauty for ashes
  • harvest

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Dark Amber

  • glory of God
  • the Father’s heavenly care
  • fiery passion
  • flaming throne of God
  • fiery presence of God
  • the temple of God
  • wisdom
  • glory of His presence

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Harvest Brown

  • harvest
  • harvest season
  • beauty for ashes
  • blessing
  • sowing and reaping

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Sand / Camel

  • carried by God
  • feet shall not slip
  • steadfast
  • steadfastness of God

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Cream / Off-White

  • milk and honey
  • praise offering
  • sweet aroma of praise/worship
  • sweet incense
  • innocence
  • childlike faith

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Bronze (shimmer)

  • fires of testing
  • strength
  • beauty of the Lord

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Copper (shimmer)

  • fires of testing
  • fiery
  • giving it all up to the Lord
  • submission to God
  • the fire of God

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Yellows/Golds/Oranges


Gold (shimmer)

  • blessing
  • more blessing than you can contain
  • wealth
  • refining fire
  • refined in the fire
  • glory
  • purification
  • righteousness
  • divine light
  • beauty for ashes
  • keys
  • the spark of first love
  • throne room of Heaven
  • authority
  • honor
  • mercy
  • glory and power of God

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Gold

  • blessing
  • deity
  • wealth
  • kingliness
  • refining fire
  • the Godhead
  • glory
  • honor
  • purification
  • divinity
  • majesty
  • righteousness
  • divine light
  • mercy
  • authority
  • discernment
  • throne room of Heaven

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Soft Gold

  • blessing
  • blessings of God
  • honor
  • mercy
  • authority
  • beauty for ashes
  • discernment
  • radiant glory
  • throne room of Heaven
  • oil of anointing
  • fresh anointing
  • light of His glory

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Orange

  • praise
  • warfare
  • passion
  • fiery passion
  • power
  • fire
  • courage
  • strength
  • harvest season
  • fruitfulness
  • joy
  • Lion of Judah

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Deep Orange

  • passion
  • power
  • fire
  • joy
  • strength
  • fruitfulness

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Harvest Orange

  • harvest season
  • fruitfulness
  • fullness
  • ripe
  • intrinsic passion (Merriam-Webster definition for intrinsic “belonging to the essential nature of a thing : occurring as a natural part of something”)

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Fire

  • Holy Spirit fire
  • fire of testing
  • tried by fire
  • fierce passion
  • flaming throne of God
  • vulnerability

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Golden Yellow

  • counsel of God
  • light
  • joy
  • joyful praise
  • glory revealed
  • praise
  • courtship with God
  • pursuit with intention
  • awaken
  • faithful Companion
  • casting out darkness
  • anointing
  • oil

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Yellow / Lemon

  • counsel of God
  • light
  • joy
  • celebration
  • strength (capacity) for life 
  • casting out darkness

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Pale Yellow

  • joy
  • divine light
  • awaken
  • gentle touch
  • kiss of the dawn
  • warmth
  • glory revealed
  • divine awakening
  • Spirit of understanding 
  • discernment

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Color Combinations / Blends


Rainbow

  • seal of God
  • hope
  • covenant
  • promise
  • God’s faithfulness to His word
  • promises of God
  • faithful and true
  • faithfulness

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Red / Blue / Purple

  • tabernacle

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Multi-colored

  • jubilee
  • all nations
  • all tribes
  • apostolic
  • favor

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Red / Orange / Yellow

  • fire and the Holy Spirit

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Bronze / Brass / Copper

  • fires of testing

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Brown / Gray

  • repentance and humility

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For more info on how God speaks through color, visit this post on the Dyed4you Blog

Color Meanings

I got an email today from someone who was a bit confused because she’d been to a number of color sites (including Dyed4you’s color chart) and found differences in meanings. It’s understandable how that could seem confusing!  And since searches for “biblical colors meaning” and “prophetic color meanings” are some of the top searches that bring people to Dyed4you, I thought it was a good topic to address 🙂 Continue reading