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💚 WHITE COLOR: Types, Psychology and Meaning

Meaning of the Color White

White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. White signifies safety, purity and cleanliness. Unlike black, white usually has a positive connotation. White can represent a successful beginning. In heraldry, white represents faith and purity.

In advertising, white is associated with freshness and cleanliness because it is the color of snow. You can use white to suggest simplicity in high-tech products. White is an appropriate color for charitable organizations; angels are often pictured wearing white clothes. White is associated with hospitals, doctors and sterility, so you can use white to suggest safety when promoting medical products. White is often associated with low weight, low-fat foods and dairy products.

Psychology of the Color White

In color psychology, white is the color of new beginnings: wiping the slate clean. White is a blank canvas, waiting to be written on. Although white does not significantly stimulate the senses, it paves the way for the creation of something the mind can imagine. White contains a balance of all the colors in the spectrum that represents the positive and negative aspects of all colors. It is interesting to note that babies come into the world with a perfect balance of white, ready to fill their lives with all the colors in the spectrum, through all the experiences of their lives.

White is reflective and stimulates openness, growth and creativity. You cannot hide behind it, as it amplifies everything in its path. White is purity in the ultimate sense. Therefore, it is traditionally worn by Western brides, and the reason why doctors wear white coats. It protects and encourages. It offers a sense of peace and tranquility, comfort and hope, and helps relieve emotional disorders. The significance of the color white gives you a sense of order and efficiency, and is a great help if you need to clean up your life.

This color offers an inner cleansing and purification of your thoughts, feelings and ultimately your spirit. It is refreshing and strengthens your entire energy system. Although there are very few negative aspects of the color white, too much white (especially in Western culture) appears cold, isolated and empty. White can give a feeling of sterility, distance and lack of interest.

Types or Varieties of White

It is sometimes argued that white is not a color because it does not correspond to a specific wavelength of light. This is a flawed argument because almost all colors that exist in nature include more than one wavelength of light.

For example, there are hundreds of unique shades that people identify as red, but most of these colors are not pure red wavelengths of light.Similarly, colors such as brown do not have a wavelength of their own, but are composites of primary colors.

Human color perception is more than just a system of detecting wavelengths of light, as wavelengths combine in different ways in the brain to produce color. And as such, white is considered a color according to common definitions. In optics, it is considered a non-spectral color.

Some Varieties of the White Color are:


This is a whitish color that is similar to ivory, which is the material from which the teeth and tusks of animals are made, for example: elephant and walrus. It has a very light yellow dye. The first use is recorded in 1385.


This is a whitish color tone that is similar to some of the very dull pinkish tones that are common in most seashells. The first recorded use of seashell as a color name was in 1926.

Cornsilk (Corn Silk)

This color is represented by the color that comes from the Cornsilk. The first recorded use of this color as a color name dates back to 1927. By 1987, corn was integrated as one of the X11 colors.

Baby Powder

Baby Powder is a Crayola Crayon color that was introduced in 1994 as part of their Magic Scent crayon collection.

Ghost White

This color is called “ghost white” because it is a shade of white associated with what one imagines the color of a ghost might look like. There is no evidence that this color (its name) was in use before since the X11 color names were formulated in 1987.

Old Lace

Old Lace is a fabric color that is a very dull yellowish orange that is similar to the color of an old lace tablecloth. This color is one of the original X11 colors. Old lace has been used as the color of a certain type of Caucasian skin in the art world.

Antique White

Antique white is a web color. The name antique white came into use in 1987 when it was just the beginning of the formulation of X11 colors for the first time.

Dutch white

This color called “Dutch white” is one of the colors in the Resene List, which is a very famous color list in Australia and New Zealand. Dutch white was assigned in 2000.


This type of color represents the color of bones. The first recorded use of this color as a color name dates back to the first decade of the 19th century, this color does not have an exact date recorded because the year is uncertain.

Navajo White

Navajo white is a color characterized as an off-white orange, and its name comes from its similarity to the background color of the Navajo Nation’s ethnic flag. In 1987, Navajo white was added as one of the X11 colors.

Number or Color Code White

  • Hex triplet: #FFFFFFFF
  • sRGB code: (r, g, b) (255, 255, 255, 255)
  • CMYK code: (c, m, y, k) (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)
  • HSV code: (h, s, v) (0 °, 0%, 100%)

White Objects and Things

A gate, a fish, a pillow, a bird’s feather, headphones, a keyboard, a bobbin, a flower, a sweater, snow, sand, a crayon, ice cream, paint, a cup, milk, cheese, a bar of soap, detergent, a mushroom, an old man’s beard, hair, skin, flour, plaster, a pill, bones, a truck, an airplane, a towel, a napkin, cotton, a marshmallow, a gauze, a bandage, clouds, a sheep, pigeons, a puppy, a computer, a company logo, teeth, a wheel, earrings, a necklace, a stone, a butterfly, a cap, a watch, among others.

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WHITE COLOR: Types, Psychology and Meaning
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WHITE COLOR: Types, Psychology and Meaning
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The Color White: Characteristics and Objects of this Color and its Code or Number in the Chart. Varieties such as Ivory and Fastama White
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