Dream dictionary

Dream Symbol: Colors

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z

Dream meaning: Colors

More than half of our dream are in color, and the longer the dream, the greater are its changes of being in color. However, our recall of dream colors fades even more rapidly than memory of their content. Colors can symbolize moods or emotional processes; but specific color symbolism exists, and has been used, in all cultures, literature, religion, and alchemy. Consider first what the color says to you and how you feel about it. Sometimes several colors are inextricably linked, as in the seven colors of the rainbow or red which green black representing the four directions of the world. Four foldedness in colors especially the four primary colors (red, blue, yellow, green), represents wholeness; the missing color suggests what you need in order to create stability.


Drab colors may reflect lack of depressed emotion. Pastels suggest an emotion you are not totally recognizing or dealing with while fluorescent colors because of the light behind them suggest a new awareness.

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13 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • Rebecca // Dec 9, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Last night I had a dream about looking at myself in my mirror and being confused because I had red beautiful looking wavy hair, after the shock of my color change (I have black hair in the real world) I realised I really liked how my hair change made me look. I turned and asked my mum (who was sitting on my bed) if I looked different and she said, “yes, but your hair looks nice.”

  • sarah // Jun 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I had a crazy dream the other night. I was surrounded by peacocks everywhere. They were apparently male peacocks because of all the feathers. They were flashing their feathers all over the place and then I noticed the color of the field I was in. For some reason it sparked my interest. I was in a bright lime green field filled with thousands of peacocks. I’ve been driving myself crazy trying to figure what’s the meaning of this dream.

  • marge // May 23, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I had a dream of being in a red shiny car and driving in reverse into a driveway, which had a large red barn. I went into the barn and it was empty, except for an invisible spirit that picked me up and moved my body from ceiling to floor, but I was never injured, just frightened. I screamed, help, help, and two men came out of the house attached to the barn and saved me.

  • Tanya // Sep 9, 2010 at 10:30 am

    In my dream, I went to a tattoo artist, and had a crown tattooed on the left side of my head and a blue star on the right side of my head. I was very proud and pleased with my tattoos, but no one could see them unless I lifted my hair up to show the tattoos to whomever I was speaking to. When I showed it to a few people, they each scolded me and questioned why I had it done and why I liked the tattoos. Anyone have an idea of what this dream means?

  • Mandi // Apr 27, 2010 at 7:34 am

    I dreamt that I was on a barren plane standing around a stone with my friends. All of a sudden from the stone burst millions of small green and black spiders. I remember there being flashes of red and then the spiders began to swarm all over us. Everyone was trying to get them off, screaming warnings to me that they would burrow inside my skin and live there inside me. I remember a feeling of all consuming fear. Everything I’ve read on here says that spiders are good luck, but I don’t know why that should be coupled with such fear.

  • Louisa // Apr 9, 2010 at 6:56 am

    I was with a new group of friends who I asked why they hadn’t spent time with me already. Then I realized that I didn’t have anything on my feet and one man said he’d buy me footwear and I chose a pair of nice black boots and was under the impression he was going to pay for them when he came back with a pair of tall mocassins. So I tried them on and the first one was red and I was going to wear them then the second one was green so I continued on without anything on my feet.

  • ZAMA // Feb 23, 2010 at 4:54 am

    I dreamed I was walking bare foot all of a sudden I saw kids playing on the street ans I sent one of them to go and get me my silver sandals so that I could wear them. What does this dream mean?

  • Kathy // Dec 16, 2009 at 5:27 am

    I dreamed i saw all my co-workers with red envelopes in their pockets, but I didn’t have one…then a co-worker came to me with a small cupcake with yellow icing and said well, you know you won’t be on the line anymore , she was smiling and seemed happy…my manager was also smiling at me and leading me away from what appeared to be an assembly line…what on earth does this mean?

  • NIght // Nov 10, 2009 at 11:33 am

    In my dream there are nothing but tones of sepia and grey like an old photograph. I am alone in my school’s hallway. Then a boy I’ve seen around but never spoken to, shows up. He’s the only thing with vivid color especially blue. Blue shirt blue shoes and black pants. Those colors were the only ones that stood out. Someone help. This dream confused me.

  • Salifaye // Sep 24, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    A dreamed about being way out in the rural area in an old house with a preacher. In this house I saw a baby’s nursery and everything in the nursery was pure white lace. The preacher told me something about the number thirty.

  • Eric // Jun 7, 2009 at 4:31 am

    Um i had a dream about a friend that I havent seen in years and he tells me that he is dead and wanted to say good by to me before he has to move on. The thing i remember most is that he looked older than i remember him and he was extremely happy also he was surrounded by all shades of bright greens. Any help?

  • lara // Nov 18, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I dreamed that an ex boyfriend came and slept beside me. But he was very calm and I noticed his skin color was black rather than his normal skin colour. He sat later beside by family and he would not say “good afternoon” although I had asked him to, but he refused. Can u interpret this dream?

  • emily // Oct 31, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    My dreams are always in a room that changes size to accommodate the setting, from a broom closet to a football field. Each wall is a different color–cyan, hot pink, red, lime green, yellow, and white. The ceiling is always black and there are no corners connecting the walls together, just a tiny slit of black all the way around. I’ve never figured out why, but if anyone has any idea, plz tell me! ^.^

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