Meaning of Color in Origami

Origami cranes and flowers have been traditional gifts of friendship and love for thousands of years. Over those years, certain colors have come to carry certain meanings. Here are the emotions and feelings that each color traditionally represents.

In addition to these cultural meanings, you can also choose colors that have special significance to you personally - your favorite color, your birthmonth color, your astrological color, or your family colors.

Red Origami Red
Red is the traditional color for roses and Valentine's Day. Red represents strong love, passion and desire. Studies show that a woman in a red dress becomes a focal point in a room! This is a very powerful color.
Red origami photos

Dark Crimson
Dark crimson stands for inner beauty and inner strength. It represents soul mates - a connection without words.
Crimson origami photos

pink Origami Pink
Pink represents happiness, tenderness, best friends and sweethearts. Pink is the fresh blush on a maiden's cheeks.
Pink origami photos

Orange Origami Orange
Orange is a rich color of enthusiasm and energy. Orange is the lush autumn foliage and the warmth of a fire.
Orange origami photos

yellow Origami Yellow
Yellow stands for freedom and joy. Yellow is the perfect color to spur creativity - to celebrate the beginning of a new project or the complettion of a successful one. Yellow is the bright welcome of sunshine.
Yellow origami photos

green Origami Green
Green is the traditional color of healing - it represents living things growing healthily and with strength. It is the color of harmony and finding balance. Green is the color of luck and wealth. It is of course the modern color for St. Patrick's Day! It is the color of grassy meadows and lush forests.
Green origami photos

blue Origami Blue
Blue represents honor and faith. A trustworthy friend or lover is "true blue". Blue is also the color of meaningful spirituality. It represents a bond of the spirit. In traditional celtic times, blue was the color of Ireland. It is the color of the sea and of the open sky.
Blue origami photos

purple Origami Purple
Purple is the traditional color of nobility and courtly love. This is the color of knights and maidens, of princes and princesses. It represents elegance and wine. Amethyst is the stone for birthdays and anniversaries in February.
Purple origami photos

white Origami White
White represents the hope for the future, a fresh start, innocence and purity. White has been the traditional color for brides since the Victorian era. In many cultures white represents a joyous eternity.
White origami photos

White and Red
A combination of red and white represent unity, of two people who care for each other standing together. It combines together the red of love with the white of eternity.
White and Red origami photos

silver Origami Silver
Silver stands for elegance. Silver has been treasured by people for thousands of years. Silver is the traditional color for the 25th anniversary.
Silver origami photos

Gold Origami Gold
Gold represents a love and loyalty which is eternal. Wedding bands are made from gold, and a high compliment is to say someone has "a heart of gold". Gold is the traditional color for the 50th anniversary.
Gold origami photos

ivory Origami Ivory
Ivory stands for luxury and tradition. It represents a quiet, steady, warm caring.
Ivory origami photos

Brown and Beige
Brown and beige colors represent grounding, being down to earth and dependable. This is the trust and loyalty of a true friend.
Brown origami photos

Tea is a light brown color representing remembrance and fond memories.
Tea origami photos

Black is a classic formal color, the color of black tie dinners and tuxedos. It is the color of strength and stability.
Black origami photos

History of Origami
The Crane - Symbol of Honor and Loyalty
The Meaning and History of Origami
1,000 Cranes at a Wedding
1,000 Cranes for World Peace - Sadako Sasaki
Commonly Used Origami Terms
Meaning of Color in Origami Cranes
Feng Shui and Color
Feng Shui and Earth Wind Fire Water
Christianity in Japan - Weddings and Christmas Origami
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