The colors of the rainbow

The rainbow is an amazing natural phenomenon, it’s beautiful and mystemeaning of the colors of the rainbowrious and there are many myths about the meaning and significance of the rainbow and its colors.

Where does a rainbow come from?

When you see a rainbow the sun will always be behind you and it’s the rain drops in front of you that separate the colors into the colors of the spectrum.

Create the colors of the rainbow yourself

You can create the colors of the rainbow yourself by using a Prism which is a triangular piece of glass. Once you have a Prism you simply need to shine a focused beam of sunlight into one of the sides of the prism. If you don’t have a prism you can get a similar effect with a clear glass container that allows you to fill it with water, like a test tube for example.

The seven colors of the rainbow and their meaning


Red is the color at the top of the rainbow, it has the longest wavelength. Red in nature is often used as a warning. It’s also linked with love, passion and lust. It’s a physical and high energy color that can sometimes turn to anger and aggression.

Red is associated with.

  • Physical energy
  • Passion
  • Aggression
  • Security



Orange is a mix of yellow and red, it’s energetic like red but it’s also encourages mental energy as well as physical. It’s a color that gets attention and like red in nature some animals display it as a danger warning to stay away.

Orange has connections to.

  • Fun & enjoyment
  • Creativity
  • Exploring



Yellow is the color of the sun, warmth and energy. With its connections to the sun it is life giving and creating.

It has connections to

  • Happiness
  • Communication
  • Clear thinking



Green is the color of nature and growth. It’s the color of plant life, trees and grass which so much other life relies on to survive.

Green promotes

  • Health
  • Nature
  • Growth
  • WealthRowbow Color Psychology



Blue is the color of the ocean and the sky, it’s spiritual and peace inspiring, relaxing and promotes trust.

Blue is

  • Calming
  • Peaceful
  • Knowledge
  • Communication



Violet comes from the colors blue and red and it’s traits come from a combination of the two, plus a few unique trait of its own. It’s a feminine and mysterious color.

Violet is associated with.

  • Mystery
  • Imagination
  • Royalty
  • Luxury



Indigo is a mix of dark blue and purple, it’s the color of the sky at midnight. It encourages deep thinking and understanding about ourselves.

Indigo has connections to.

  • Spiritualism
  • Mysteriousness
  • Inward thinking





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