Colors have specific meanings in our life. Whenever you move into a new house or apartment, you think about the wall color. Why? Cause, painting a room the wrong color can affect our emotions negatively to the point that you don’t want to be in that room at all.
Our homes are our domicile. It’s where you kick off your shoes and leave all the day’s worries outside. Every room should be inviting even if you work from home.
Colors also have huge significance in our worship to God. Before we moved to Oregon and begun attending church services, I had never seen flag worship done in service before. AT first, I thought it was odd until I learned more about it.
At the time one of my dearest friends led that ministry and I looked forward to seeing her off to the side waiving the flags as I was singing on the worship team.
I asked her how she went about knowing what flags to wave in the praise part of the service and she told me she prayed about what colored flags to bring out for every Sunday service. She carefully handles them as we sung and when she waved the flags.
And in the Bible, many times the praise and worshippers went out first with the flags and dancing and singing and even before a battle. Read 2 Chronicles 20 about the singers that went out when King Jehoshaphat was facing a huge battle.
Here’s some examples of how colors were used in praise:
Glory of God
Ezek. 1:4, 8:2
Righteous Judgment; Death; Death of old self; Famine; Mourning; Evil; Humiliation; Affliction; Calamity
Primordial color of creation; Sign of humiliation
Lam. 4:8, Rev. 6:5, Jer. 8:21
Christ the Cleanser
1 John 4:7
Hope; Healing; Grace; Freedom; Holy Spirit & Anointing; Heavenlies; Holy Ground, reminds us of where God is and how large He is, Holy; Revelation
Power & Might
Truth; Holy Spirit; Reward
Exodus 24:10, Num. 15:38
Judgment upon sin; Fires of testing
Man as we are; Earth; Humility
The Red Earth; Selfish; Covetous Sin
Copper & Gold (Washing by the Word) turns Pink; Righteousness; Right standing
Blood Atonement; Sacrifice; Consuming fire
Isaiah 1:18, Lev. 14:52, Joshua 2:18-21
Overcoming Bride of Christ; Sanctification; Salt of the Earth
Tribe of Reuben (“to see a son”)
Praise; Growth; New beginnings; Eternal life; Prosperity; Vigor; Freshness; Resting in God
Psalm 52:8, Isaiah 43:18-21
Power; His Deity; Glory; Presence of God
Emblem of eternal deity (kingliness); refined by fire
Acts 17:29, Rev. 21:18-23
Holy Spirit; Reward; Divine Revelation
Cleansing Work of the Holy Spirit; Blessings of God; Angel Wings
Praise; Spiritual Warfare/Intercession; Relationship/Companionship with God
Psalm 150, Eph. 6:10-20
Pink (My favorite color!)
Right relationship; Power; Healing
Color of Messiah (red for blood or judgment and white for righteousness or purity)
Psalm 140:13, Mt. 13:43
Kingship; Royalty; Majesty
Fear of the Lord
Jesus as Mediator.
Rev. 19:11-16, John 19:2, Judges 8:26
We use colors in how we express ourselves, from clothing to electronic gadgets to even the car we drive. In art and photography, color is vital to how the artist or photographer feels and what message they want to convey to their audience in the final piece.
For home decor, I love light, airy neutral colors like: whites, creams, off-white, tan, gold, brown, gray and touches of black too. I also like pastel colors like rose gold, pale pink, mint and seafoam. When I come into any room, I want to fill happy. Those colors are my jam for sure!
God made everything in the world with colors. It’s amazing when you stop and take a look at the Master’s hand at work. Flowers come to my mind; all the colors of the petals and none are exactly the same.
The pink rose signifies elegance, femininity, appreciation and I actually like pink roses more than red.