Color Chart

 

~ By Vicky Galo & Janet Bristow, 1998

Copyright ©2014

 

www.shawlministry.com 

 

This is a basic list of colors and some of the attributes associated with them.  It might be helpful to use

it as a guideline when you’re selecting a color for a particular person for whom you’re knitting a Prayer Shawl.

 

 

RED - love, passion, respect, energy, enthusiasm, courage, understanding, motivation, strength, warmth, vigor

 

MAROON – bravery, strength,

 

MAGENTA – spirituality, meditation, imagination, release, new beginnings

 

PINK - friendship, compassion, sensitivity, generosity, warm-heartedness, nurturing, soothing, admiration, gratitude, appreciation

         

ORANGE - thoughtfulness, vitality, attraction, creativity, energy, enthusiasm, warmth

 

PEACH – innocence, empathy, harmony, warmth, peace

    

YELLOW - wisdom, learning, optimism, intuition, faith, well-being, friendship, energizing, happiness, sociability

 

GREEN - earth, healing, prosperity, fertility, clarity, sympathy, hope, renewal, health, balance

                 confidence, abundance, growth, life; this color is mentally and physically relaxing

 

AQUA – courage, balance, harmony, stability, soothing

 

TURQUOISE – happy, relaxing, refreshing, rejuvenating

 

BLUE - water, healing, meditation, tranquility, honesty, loyalty, communication, peace,

              sincerity, wisdom, spirituality, faith, self-esteem, universal color, cool & calming

 

TEAL – trustworthy, devotion

 

INDIGO - wisdom, insight, instinct, integration, integrity, spiritual nature

 

VIOLET - Spirit, spirituality, intuition, truth, memory, nostalgia, humility,

                   comfort during grief or mourning, peaceful

 

PURPLE - power, leadership, royalty, truth, justice, temperance, spirituality, wisdom

                

BROWN – wholesome, honesty, steadfastness, simplicity, friendliness, dependability, down-to-earth, stability

 

BEIGE – optimism, simplicity, calming

 

BLACK – Self confidence, strength, protection, absorbs negativity, mature wisdom

 

WHITE- Spirit, innocence, protection, peace, purity, virtue, gentleness, perfection,

   illumination, reverence, humility

 

GOLD - masculine energy, enlightenment

 

SILVER - feminine energy, intuition, flexibility

 

GRAY – strength, balance, reliable

 

Many of you have written to us asking for help selecting colors for people with certain diseases or in difficult situations.  We’ve done an internet search and selected these colors based on the most popular ribbons and bracelets sold to promote awareness for these causes.  We hope you find them helpful.

Pink - Breast Cancer, Uterine Cancer
Red - Heart Disease, DUI Awareness (MADD), HIV/AIDS

Cranberry - Fibromyalgia

Gray - Diabetes, Asthma, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor, Melanoma

Pearl or Cream - Lung Cancer, Mulitple Sclerosis

Yellow - Testicular Cancer, Deployed Soldiers, Liver Cancer & Liver Disease, Bladder Cancer, Sarcoma
Blue - Arthritis, Colon Cancer

Purple - Alzheimer's Disease, Animal Abuse, Cancer Survivor, Children with Disabilities, Crohn's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Domestic Violence, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Pancreatic Cancer, All Cancers

Purple & Blue – Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lavender – Caregiver appreciation, Epilepsy, Foster Care

Orange - Hunger Awareness, Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis
Teal - Ovarian Cancer, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Sexual Violence, Substance Abuse
White - Peace, Bone Disease & Bone Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Lung Cancer

Teal and White - Cervical Cancer
Black - POW-MIA, Mourning

Blue & Yellow – Downs Syndrome

Blue Red Yellow & Teal– (primary colors) Autism

Green – Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Kidney Cancer, Mental Health, Cerebral Palsy, Lymphoma

Turquoise – Addiction Recovery

Light Blue – Chronic Illness, Thyroid Disease, Men’s Health, Prostate Cancer

Burgundy – Disabled Adults, Headaches, Hospice Care, Meningitis, Sickle Cell Anemia

Gold & Silver  – Hearing Disorders

Red & Yellow - HIV

Pink and Blue – Children's causes: miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDs, prevention of child abuse

Red, White and Blue - Support of our Military, 911 Remembrance, Boy Scouts

Rainbow - Gay Pride, GBLT & Support for Equal Rights

 

 

 

 

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