The Colors in Your Dreams: What Do They Mean?

The Colors in Your Dreams: What Do They Mean?

Are you on that deserted highway, being chased down by Sasquatch who is driving an orange VW bug again? Dream interpretation / analysis is what people use to help them figure out the meanings of their dreams. It is an old art, going back to the ancient societies of Egypt and Greece, where divine messages were thought to reach you through your dreams. Only people with special powers were able to decipher the hidden wisdom of these messages... Now days anybody can do it... but it doesn't hurt to think you have special powers.

In more recent years the study of our dreams was taken up by major Psychologists like Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. These two men had differing views and exactly what the symbols in our dreams meant, but both considered there to be great meaning to be extracted from this area of our subconscious mind. First we'll look at the meaning of colors in your dreams and then provide you with some basic dream symbolisms to help you unlock just what your subconscious is trying to tell you about the orange bug owning Sasquatch who keeps visiting you.

Color Symbolism in Basic Dream Interpretation

The below color associations in dream interpretation should be thought of as loose guides. First, think about what personal color associations you might have... ie, Blue can generally symbolizes truth and wisdom... but if your high school football team wore blue jerseys and the varsity jocks stuffed you in a locker every morning... you might have a different personal reaction to the color blue.


This is Red

Red can symbolize passion, courage, or your emotional relationships... but it can also be the color of danger. You will need to think about what your personal associations are with red and look at the context of the rest of your dream to find out if you're seeing love or danger. Often they go hand in hand.

Romance Danger by Design


This is Orange

Orange symbolizes sociability and friendliness. This color could be showing you new interests or things that are warm and friedly towards you... or maybe your thoughtfulness towards a particular interest.

Blanket for my soul Tender feeling


This is Yellow

Like most colors, yellow has both positive and negative connotations. It can be symbolic of intellect, energy, happiness, and wisdom... or if the dream is an unpleasant one, the color could represent cowardice and sickness.

mimi I Don't Feel So Good


This is Green

Green symbolizes positive change, growth, healing and peace. It can symbolize your efforts to gain recognition or establish your independence. The other side of green often represents greed and jealousy.

He'll Grow Up Strong greed


This is Blue

Blue symbolizes truth, wisdom, and openness. This could represent your optimism for the future or your trust in a particular thing. Blue may also be a metaphor of "feeling blue" or sad depending on your dream.

Open your eyes sad cloud


This is Blue

Darker shades of violet may denote a person who feels misunderstood or has obstacles to overcome. It too is a spiritual color, and brighter shades help inspire and stimulate, especially in relation to dream activity.

purple people Regarded Slumber


This is Black

Because black is often regarded as the color of death, its appearance in our dreams may represent the death of old ideas or change. Another possible explanation is that it represents a hidden or rejected aspect of the dreamer. It is the color of mystery, the unconscious, and sometimes even protection.

Why Me!? Death of Old Ideas


This is Gray

Gray can indicate fear, depression, ill health, or confusion. It may represent being emotionally distant or detached from something.

Lights Gone Out Midnight Fear


This is White

White is often regarded as the color of purity and truth. Seeing this in your dreams may be a message from your subconscious telling you to regard the truth of a certain situation. It is also the color of completeness and innocence.

white wedding Angelic

For more colors visit Dream Moods-Dream Themes: Colors.

Understanding the Meaning of the Sasquatch Dream:

First we should look at the elements that are in the dream...

Deserted Highway
To see a highway in your dream, represents your sense of direction and your life's path. Consider the conditions of the highway which will reveal how much you feel in charge of your life. A smooth, straight highway signifies inner peace, while a winding, bumpy road reflects emotional distress/disharmony.

To see animals in your dream, represents your own physical characteristic, primitive desires, and sexual nature, depending on the qualities of the particular animal. Animals symbolizes the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Thus, to dream that you are fighting with an animal signifies a hidden part of yourself that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious. Refer to the specific animal in your dream.

Orange VW Bug
To dream that you are driving a car, denotes your ambition, your drive and your ability to navigate from one stage of your life to another. Whether you are driving the car or a passenger, is indicative of of your active role or passive role in your life. If you are in the backseat of the car, then it indicates that you are putting yourself down and are allowing others to take over.

Being Chased
To dream that you are being chases, signifies that you are avoiding a situation that you do not think is conquerable. It is often a metaphor for some form of insecurity. In particular, to dream that you are chased by an animal, represents your own unexpressed and unacknowledged anger which is being projected onto that animal.

So... You are feeling alone in life (Deserted Highway) and are avoiding an insecurity (Being chased) about a physical characteristic (By Sasquatch) and are running away from something friendly and social (In an Orange Car).

Your dream could be helping you to see that being self-conscious about yourself is keeping you from making friends.

The above dream symbolisms can be found in the Dream Moods: Dream Dictionary with thousands more symbolisms. Happy dream interpreting!

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most of my dreams are dark but in colour. i mostly dream about driving.
dreams of driving
but sometimes i have really fun dreams. and lots of them are about this place. maybe because i often leave here and go right to bed afterward.

beautiful dream

dreaming colours

dream party

strange dream

how i want to dream
i just spent a half hour (computer's running slow tonight) finding some of my favourite dream palettes and putting them here. then when i submitted it came up blank. >:S
GACK! then when i posted that last comment everything showed up! maybe i just dreamed that they weren't there...

i'm going to bed!
I usually have very vivid, detailed dreams. The dream that inspired this palette was memorable for its stark simplicity. The landscape was uncluttered and there was not much activity other than my own. I don't recall seeing any other people. What really caught my attention was the colors.

Most of my life my dreams have been intense and usually frightening. However, in the last couple of years they shifted to being more neutral and now I've even had a couple of good-ish dreams!

waking dreamkittens in my dreamsanother trance dreamI dream...
Ah! I just added some palettes and they've not show up! But, I will wait and see if they do. I had that same issue on the mineral post and ended up posting twice!

Anyway, very cool article! I love discussing dreams!
I'm Dreaming Of Hue
dreamed it

Funny, I just made this one yesterday, and now I see this blog post. From what you've described, I'd have to say that there are obstacles to overcome regarding an emotional relationship, but there is an element of truth at the center of it. Like any horoscope, or I Ching like message, I can make this pertain to situations in my life, and get a different perspective.
Not even close to a science. Hate to be a stick in the mud, but dreams don't have deeper meanings until you give them it afterwards. Until then, they're just random trains of thought. We have a tendency to wish that they meant more than that, because they can bizarre, terrifying, emotional, and perverse. We'd rather this be some message from on high or something deep from within ourselves, when in fact its just us. If you're stressed out all day, chances are your going to still be strung out in your dreams. If you're horny you'll probably dream about something that gets you aroused, rather than horses (unless, of course, horses get you going).

jennyhelmbold had it right, these sorts of things are so vague and general that they can really apply to almost anyone.
Once I had a dream about
Dancing Cockroaches
i rather enjoy dream interpretation. i think most dreams are half nonsense, and half your brain working out your issues...

meaningful dreams

wish i could dream
Dreams are part of our subconscious side of our brain and that same part is represented by our emotions and feelings.So we dream what we love, we dream what we hate,what we're afraid of,what we feel we have to fight with and what we feel we have to fight for.It's all about our emotions that are transposed into symbols.
I find it kind of silly to say that it's a message to us.Sometimes yes, sometimes we even learn from our dreams but giving to them to much attention won't help you get your life on track, especially linking your dreams with all kinds of oriental or spiritual beliefs.
This post is really interesting and I do agree about the symbolic part of the colors, it really depends on how you personal feel those colors.
good article..
my color always grey and dark and white..
in reality also..i love those colors..
mystery, confusion and purity..
nice combo.. ;P

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