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
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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.
-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.
INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT WHITE
-More shades of white are available commercially than any other color.
-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.
WHITE AS A SIGNATURE COLOR
-Architect Richard Meier