When it comes to dreaming in color or black and white, science is still divided. Some scientists believe that 80% of our dreams are in color. They believe that these dreams of color happen later in the sleep cycle while black and white dreams occur earlier in the sleep stage. Others believe we never dream in black and white and believe that it is biologically impossible.
The colors in dreams convey different ideas based on our cultural differences. Although, universal dreams occur in all cultures, they express different meanings. Symbolism, (that right brain activity), color and interpretation are ultimately best transcribed by the individual. Some of the folklore on the symbolism of color and dreams can be an interesting discovery. Below is a list of color and their interpretations.
*White- success, awakening of spirituality, higher self learning.
*Dark Purple- success in social affairs, psychic ability, clarity.
*Lavender- temporary unhappiness or dissapointment.
*Blue- freedom from worry, help from others.
*Green- travel or news, knowledge, understanding, learning, peace.
*Pink- success, softness, flowing love, lack of fear.
*Yellow- setback or struggle, and happiness or new beginnings.
*Orange- Increased awareness, an urge to hurry or delay.
*Red- rage, anxiety, increased self-esteem, warning, controlling.
*Brown- luck with money, abundance, fullness or confusion.
*Black- trouble or difficulties.
*Multicolored- increased sense of security.
Remember, this is a guideline. As in life and regards to our circumstances, “everythng is relative” ~one thing can only be looked at in relationship to something else. Several of the colors have dual meanings which makes the interpretation even more subjective. It is always a good idea to look at ideas or concepts in pairs. In the way they may relate or not, to one another. Keep an open mind. An open mind allows ideas and images to soar with freedom and may increase our understanding that much more!