As an artist I found color correspondences on this site to be so USEFUL, except they’re missing so much! The more I dug the more it seemed that way across the board. I didn’t feel for my practice that bright red and dark red evoked the same reaction, so I opted to make my own correspondence list.
Every color on this doc was carefully selected to be representative of that “group” of colors, ie. bright pink or neon blue, with each color including an hex code that best sums up that color group. Color correspondences were taken not only from pre-existing materials, but from research (still ongoing) surrounding that color. This includes areas the color is found in nature, art or the world, as well as emotional responses evoked in myself. Found Here (My Correspondences Doc, which includes many sources used for colors!)
For my practice this list is used across candles, fiber and art.
Pastel Pink - ffd2da: for compassion, nurturing, love, youth, good health in children Pink - f3c3ca: for compassion, vitality, nurturing, femininity, friendship, affection, protection for children, mercy Bright Pink - f4468d: for youth, joy, social/interpersonal success, high energy Bright Red - ff0000: for anger, vitality, ego, survival, war, danger, impulse Red - bb0f0f: for passion, lust, health, strength, love, mercy, stubbornness Dark Red - 5d0707: for lust, anger, conflict, obsession, courage, burning Maroon - 800000: for passion, lust, drama, courage Wine - 7d1920: for lust, conflict, vigor, desire, relationships, creativity Peach - ffdab9: for vitality, peace, sweet natures/intentions, creativity Salmon - f96b46: for fertility, survival, healing of emotions
Pastel Orange - f8a654: for success, rhythm, phases, intellectual matters, overcoming addiction, fun, kindness Copper - b87333: for money, business success, career goals Orange - ffa500: for creativity, joy, ambition, intellectual matters, business, vitality, enthusiasm, encouragement, celebration, changes, fire Blood Orange - fa7415: for good self and emotional expression, joy, adaptability, fun, transitions, warmth Neon Orange - ff9933: for joy, safety, warnings, action, unexpected/large expenses, vitality, technology Dark Orange - db6414: for ambition, action, justice, technology, warnings, distractions, fire Burnt Orange - b34a00: for legal matters, business goals/decisions, disassociation, deceit, aging, wisdom, transitions, burning, warmth
Pastel Yellow - ffff75: for happiness, memory, learning, persuasion, inspiration, mornings, new beginnings Yellow - ffff4c: for intellect, happiness, pleasure, imagination, sun, learning, inspiration, air, communication Neon Yellow - ffff00: for annoyances, sun, masculinity, lack of control Dark Yellow - fbca1a: for intellect, memory, learning, monetary success, travel, communication Gold - ffdf00: for pleasure, luxury, success, persuasion, ego, masculinity, attraction, prosperity, narrow mindedness, sun
Pastel Green - c4fb7a: for emotional/physical healing, manifestation, fertility, freshness Lime Green - 9cd707: for luck, ending frustration, manifestation, envy Green - 008000: for growth, luck, jealousy, earth, plants, fertility, freshness, nature, insight, clarity Dark Green - 113006: for prosperity, growth, earth, forests, acceptance, nature Olive Green - 535629: for money, greed, obstacles, earth Neon Green - a3f930: for obstacles, jealousy, toxicity, obnoxious obstacles, envy, high energy Seafoam Green - 8ae19a: for fertility, creativity, calmness, acceptance
Pastel Blue - ccf5f5: for peace, spirituality, tranquility, awareness, cold nature, cleansing, birth, creativity Blue Grey/Slate - 497090: for tranquility, awareness, clouded judgement, cold nature, nightmares Blue - 0000ff: for peace, water, wisdom, protection, communication, good fortune, failed technology, creativity Navy Blue - 000035: for depression, wisdom, dream manipulation, logic, nightmares, order/structure, ambition Neon Blue/Cyan - 00ffff: for anxiety, clarity, good fortune, Sky Blue - 4cdcdc: for peace, protection, communication, air, beauty, searching/seeking Teal - 008080: for spirituality, water, forgiveness, cleansing, calm, creativity
Pastel Purple - d8c8ec: for spirituality, tension, meditation, hidden knowledge Lavender - cc99cc: for spirituality, insight, clarity, intuition, sleep/restful sleep Purple - 800080: for knowledge, royalty/government, independence, intoxication Indigo - 4b0082: for dignity, divination, ambition, overcoming depression, contacting spirits Deep Purple - 291129: for royalty, for personal power, intoxication Bruise - 583d6c: for tension, depression, pain, lack of ambition, grief Magenta - ff00ff: for driving away evil, anxiety, sleeplessness, spiritual power
Browns - Greys - Neutrals
Cream - f6f5b4: for sweetness, living things, weakness emotionally/physically Sepia - 704214: for remembering, forgetting, concentration, unclean/dirty, construction Burnt Umber - 9e3817: for growth, warmth, grounding, home, animals, trees Brown - 5b200d: for animals, earth, dirt, growth, stability, grounding Dark Brown - 211306: for grounding, old things, old growth, forests, mountains, stability Grey - 808080: for neutrality, security, loneliness, removing negativity, a fogged mind/ memories, balance, contemplation Warm Grey - 9f885c: for lawful neutral, glamour, stillness, contemplation Cool Grey - 899692: for chaotic neutral, clouding decisions, hiding truths, restraint Silver - c0c0c0: for the feminine, moon, communication, intuition, divine, lying, victory Black - 000000: for removing negativity, protection, wisdom, learning, depression, death, loss, mourning, transforming, banishing White - ffffff: for purity, blessing, innocence, light, truth, children, hidden evils/dangers, drama, cleansing, rage/fury
Time brought our hearts together where mountains witness—
how—the sun rises,
and how oceans feel when it sets.
Series of paths—
where—our feet crossed,
to the place our minds seemed
peaceful and lost.
Your hands tightly holding mine,
as I keep to look forward
of what was beyond.
Darling, I beg you not to lose hope,
for this climb is much wonderful
to be taken as an adventure.
Breathe the air that I breathe
and wait for the moon to watch—
how—our souls bloom.
The night sky will show us its stars,
as we lay down in silence
with love in our eyes.
Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star. It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago. Maybe the star doesn’t even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun