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Here’s a little thought experiment. What Color is Liberty? Really, what single color could we intelligently or creatively associate with liberty, and why? Considering the broad meaning of the liberty we enjoy in this great United States of America, liberty that I define as responsible freedom, my thoughts on what color it might be, if it had a color, are thus;

For its relation to value, and Liberty being a most valuable thing, I would have to say that Liberty is Green. And Liberty is by nature given, so what better color for nature than Green? Liberty is fertile and prolific, so its growth is Green. Green can mean both good luck and bad, and such is the reality of Liberty. Finally, if Green equals harmony, therein is the proper state of those living in Liberty, respecting the freedoms of each. ~tdv

~notes on color meanings below

Please comment with your ideas and logic. No, this has nothing to do with epidermal pigmentation, or politics, or any other agenda, so please try not to interject that stuff in this discussion.

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There are a multitude of resources on color meanings, color symbolism, color psychology, etc. The following list of colors and their meanings was partly collected from the following sites:  Incredible Art Department , crystal-cure , Art Therapy Blog , and precision intermedia . This list is in no way inclusive, and is provided for reference.

Red: action aggression anger autumn blood Christmas comfort confidence courage danger desire energy excitement fire gentle hardiness heat intensity life love passion power romance speed stop strength thanksgiving valor violence vitality war warmth
~red cross, red menace, red army, communism,  red badge of courage, red head, red herring, red sox, redcoat…

White: all-colors birth cleanliness clinical cold creativity death good humility innocence marriage neutrality peace precision purity reverence safety secession simplicity snow space sterility winter youth
~white pages, white house, white collar, white Christmas, lily white, snow white, white flag, off white, egg white, white noise…

Blue: appetite calm cleanliness cold confidence conservatism depression focus harmony justice loyalty order peace perseverance security serenity sky spirituality stability suppressant technology tranquility trust truth unappetizing uncaring unity vigilance water wisdom youth
~blue moon, baby blue, blue blood, blue book, blue cheese, blue collar, blue jeans…

Yellow: anger attention autumn betrayal caution cheery covetousness cowardice deceit dishonesty friendship frustration gold happiness hazard hope hunger idealism illness imagination intellectual intensity jealousy Joy laughter optimism philosophy summer sunshine thanksgiving warmth wisdom
~yellow jacket, yellow fever, yellow pages, yellow line, yellow belly…

Green: calmness Christmas cool ecology environment envy fertility generosity go good growth harmony healthy inexperience jealousy life luck misfortune money nature relaxation renewal spring tranquility vigor youth
~green tea, bowling green, emerald green, green machine, green bean, green belt, green beret, green card, green pepper, green room…

Orange: ambition autumn balance change endurance energy enthusiasm excitement expansive flamboyant fun happy newness sophistication stimulation thanksgiving vibrant vitality warmth wealth
~orange juice, clockwork orange, orange peel, carrots…

Purple: ambition anxiety arrogance art balance beauty ceremony compassion conflict creativity cruelty dignity Easter enchantment enlightenment exotic magic mourning mysterious nobility prosperity respect Royalty sophistication spirituality transformation wealth wisdom
~purple heart, deep purple, purple haze…

Pink: acceptance agitation? beauty calm caring compassion Easter gentle love romance tenderness
~pink panther, pink floyd, pink eye…

[Black]: anger anonymity authority color death depth earth elegance evil fear formality good intelligence mourning mystery no-color power remorse sadness sexuality sophistication stability strength style technical underground unhappiness wealth
~black sabbath, black sea, black bear, black market, black eye, bank n black, black friday, black snake, blackbird, blackberry, black ball, black jack, blackmail…

Grey: age average conservative depression dignity directionless inconclusive intelligence maturity modesty neutral non-specific practical reliability security solid staid taxes timeless
~greyhound, grey lady, grey hair, grey goose, grey wolf…

Brown: autumn comfort convention earth endurance friendship hearth home natural order organic outdoors reliability sadness security simplicity stability thanksgiving warmth
~brown out, brownstone, brown recluse, brownie, brown nose, brown sugar, brown rice…

 

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