Not every dream will be vibrant with color, in fact, not everyone even dreams in color (some dream in black and white). But most dreams will have variations of color; maybe shades of gray with a deep red rose or brilliant blue sky.
Dreams that are very vivid may have a different feel to them than your average dream, and they are usually more memorable. We may find ourselves thinking about them frequently throughout the day, and even sharing them with friends.
Sometimes itís just one aspect of the dream that is in color Ė or at least a color that stands out so much, we may not notice other color in the dream. I had a dream once I was having coffee with a friend. In the dream I was wearing a sky blue dress. When I would think about the dream, I would think mainly of the dress!
Itís important to recognize the power of color as a dream symbol. In real life, color can greatly affect and influence us. Studies have shown that color can affect learning, the ability to heal, and mood.
If you are dreaming in color, or particular colors seem to stand out, pay extra attention! The color may be trying to tell you something.
Black is often associated with mourning and despair, but can also represent confusion or the unknown! Worn as clothing, black is very fashionable, and may represent confidence, power, or wanting to fit in.
Red is the color of the root chakra, and represents stability and security. Itís also connected to passion and love. The color of blood, it may represent life force. It can also represent the masculine aspect of aggression.
Orange is the color of the second chakra (the sacral chakra), and represents creativity, cheerfulness, and sexuality.
Yellow is the color of the third chakra (the solar plexus), and represents gut feelings and intuitive abilities. The color of the sun and sunlight, yellow is brightness and cheer.
Green is the color of the fourth chakra (the heart chakra), and represents love and healing. Green can also represent jealousy, or envy.
Light blue, or sky blue, is the color of the fifth chakra (the throat chakra), and represents communication, and speaking our truth.
Indigo, or sapphire blue, is the color of the sixth chakra (the third eye), and represents thought and inner vision (psychic vision).
Violet, or purple, is the color of the seventh chakra (the crown chakra), and represents spirituality and a connection to universal energies.
White is the color of purity, spirituality, unity and wholeness. Angels are often seen as beings of white light, and dreamers may dream that they, themselves, are white light after theyíve experienced a spiritual awakening or healing.
As in any dream, itís important to ask yourself what you were feeling in the dream. If you dream you are wearing a black suit, yet feel desolate, the dream may be trying to tell you that something you are doing Ė out of a feeling of duty Ė is draining your energy. However, if you dream you are wearing a black suit, and feel enthusiastic and excited, the dream may mean you are about to start an exciting new business venture.
Color can be a very powerful tool when it comes to transformation, so pay attention to the color that appears in your dreams. Those blues and greens may be trying to steer you in a new direction.
Deanna talks a bit about dreaming in color in this video: