Notes on Colour

meanings attributed to colours



I’ve assembled a few notes on the various meanings people ascribe to colours. There’s a strong European bias in these notes, reflecting the cultural heritage of many Australians. Aboriginal meanings or Asian meanings are interesting and relevant to all Australians, but most of these meanings are omitted from these notes as a result of my ignorance. Like all websites, this is a work in progress, so I expect to make additions and corrections over the next few years.

To read the notes, click in the colour patches.