White

White projects purity, cleanliness, and neutrality. Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally wear white gowns, and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

How the color white affects us physically

Aids mental clarity

Encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles

Evokes purification of thoughts or actions

Enables fresh beginnings

White around the globe

White is the traditional color worn by brides in the western world, as well as in Japan.

White is a color of mourning in China and parts of Africa.

It was the custom for the Queens of France to wear deuil blanc or "white mourning"

White was the color of deepest mourning among medieval European queens was white rather than black. This tradition survived in Spain until the end of the fifteenth century.

In Chinese culture, colors corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions, and the four seasons. White was associated with metal, west, and autumn.

A white flag is universally recognized as a symbol of truce.

The Japanese have six distinct terms to define whiteness.

The ancient Greeks wore white to bed to ensure pleasant dreams.

Religious & mythological associations with white

In Christianity, a white lily represents the Madonna.

On Yom Kippur the Grand Rabbi dresses in white to restore an amiicable relationship between God and his people.

In the Bible, white represents the color of light and is an emblem of the divine.

Political associations with white

A person who is politically ultraconservative is sometimes referred to as white.

Interesting information about white

According to Pantone Inc., white is the best selling color for the classic american t-shirt.

More shades of white are available commercially than any other color.

White clothing typically becomes translucent when wet.

The appearance of white in a dream is thought to represent happiness at home. White castles are a symbol of achievement, destiny perfectly fulfilled, and spiritual perfection.

Originally, scientists wore beige coats. In the late 19th century, medical professionals chose white ones. The color white was chosen because of the idea of hope and expectations for healing and recovery that the physicians would bring.

Popular phrases that include white

White Christmas: the appearance of snow on Christmas day

White elephant: a possession that no longer holds value for its owner

White flag: the signal of a peaceful surrender

White goods: a description of household items, such as linens, towels, and appliances

White hot: extreme manner of intensity

White lie: a harmless untruth usually told out of politeness

White sauce: a sauce made from stock, butter, flour and seasonings

White feather: a symbol of cowardice

Quotes about white

"White...is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black...God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white." -- G. K. Chesterton

"The first of all single colors is white ... We shall set down white for the representative of light, without which no color can be seen; yellow for the earth; green for water; blue for air; red for fire; and black for total darkness." -- Leonardo Da Vinci

"ELOQUENCE, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white." -- Ambrose Bierce

"Black and white are absolute...expressing the most delicate vibration, the most profound tranquility, and unlimited profundity." -- Shiko Munakata

"Never use pure white; it doesn't exist in nature." -- Aldro T. Hibbard

"The great black and white draftsman, the sculptor, and the blind man know that form and color are separate. The form itself is what the blind man knows...Color is surface skin that fits over the form." -- John Sloan

"White covers a multitude of sins." -- Jonathan Milne


What it says about you when you buy a white vehicle

There is no question that the vehicle you drive is an extension of your personality -- an unspoken but clear message to the rest of the world.

The message you send by driving a vehicle that is White: Fastidious.

Songs with white in the title

"Nights in White Satin" by the Moody Blues

"White Men in Black Suits" by Everclear

"White on White" by Danny Williams

"White Queen (As It Began)" by Queen on Queen II

"White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane on "Surrealistic Pillow"

"White Riot" by The Clash

"White Room" by Alisha's Attic

"White Room" by Cream

"White Wedding" by Billy Idol

"Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum

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