What are the colors of peace? What color brings peace of mind to a person? The answers to these questions and more is in this very post. Without further ado, here is the list of colors representing peace.
Blue As a Color of Peace
Blue is perhaps the color that is most strongly associated with peace. It is the color of tranquility, calm as well as loyalty, faithfulness and trustworthiness, the concepts all of which are more or less related to a person having peace of mind.
In Western culture, there is a specific reason why blue has become a symbol for peace . It is the color of the United Nations flag created in response to World War II (1939-1945). The UN flag features a blue background with a map of the world and olive branches (which are also symbols of peace).
Since blue is also the color of sky (heaven) and ocean, it is easy to be considered a color of peace.
In Christianity, it represents purity, humility and hope while it represents tranquility and faithfulness in Islam.
Blue is also considered the color of clarity, trust, loyalty and intelligence all of which are related to peace.
Green Representing Peace
In general, the color green symbolizes peace, purity, hope, fertility and life.
Often used in decorating rooms or spaces where people want to be calm and peaceful, the color green is known as the color of peace and serenity.
It is a color heavily associated with Islam, which is considered a religion of peace. Green is one of the colors that are worn by Muslims during Ramadan and it is also used in flags representing Muslim countries such as Iran and Afghanistan.
In Hinduism, green represents peace because it is the color of nature which helps to bring tranquility.
Rainbow Colors Signifying Equality and Peace
The rainbow is a symbol of peace and hope. A rainbow is a natural phenomenon that occurs when sunlight shines through rain, fog, or other forms of water vapor in the earth’s atmosphere.
It symbolizes hope being born after the storm, after darkness.
Rainbows are used in flags like the LGBT flag or the South African flag, to represent peace and equality for everyone.
The rainbow flag was first introduced by Gilbert Baker in 1978. Baker created it to represent the diversity and unity of the LGBTQ+ community.
Rainbow-colored flags have also been used by environmentalists to represent the diversity of life on earth and how humans should respect it.
Hippies also used them during the Vietnam War to show their peaceful protest against war and violence.
Pink, A Calming Color
Often associated with femininity and innocence, pink is a calming, soothing color that is believed to bring peace of mind and lower blood pressure levels.
White As a Color of Peace with a Religious Background
Also associated with femininity and yin energy, white is a color that symbolizes purity, innocence and peace. A big part of the peace symbolism behind the color white is based on its religious meanings.
The white dove is a symbol of peace also known as the symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christian faith.
It was used in traditional Christian art and sculpture, perhaps most notably as the bird that Noah sent out after the flood in the Bible’s Book of Genesis.
On a side note, white flags are also considered a sign of peace as they signify a willingness to cease hostilities for a truce in times of war.
This wraps up our post on colors of peace. If you enjoyed reading it, you should definitely check out our pieces on symbols of love here and symbols of friendship here. Or you might want to have a look at our article on Buddhist peace symbols here. Thanks for reading with us.