Colors in Buddhism
The principle colors involved in Buddhism are Blue, Black, White, Red, Green, and Yellow, and each â€” except for Black â€” are aligned to a specific Buddha. These colors each signify a virtue and a character. Lets see what these colors represent in Buddhism.
Associated with the Akshobhya Buddha and the healer â€˜Blue Buddha,â€™ Blue represents tranquility, ascension, the infinite, purity, and healing. Over all, the color represents wisdom.The light blue speaks of the limitless heights of ascension simultaneously; it embodies the duality of living and dying.
The color red symbolizes life-force, preservation, fire, and sacred things or places.. Red is associated with the Buddha Amitabha. Throughout Tibetan culture, red is a marker of sacred areas. This color is also seen on the garments of the monks. It is believed to be a protective color, like that of shamanistic wards.
Yellow is the color that possesses the highest symbolic quality because of the saffron color of the monksâ€™ robes. It was chosen as a symbol of humility and separation from materialistic society. It symbolizes renunciation. Because it is also the color of the earth, yellow denotes stability and grounded nature. It is a sign of humility.This color was chosen by Gautama Buddha.