The Colors of Death

Black: In Western culture this has become the color most widely associated with funerals and mourning, and most often worn by those grieving.

Green: According to certain traditions, green is the color of fae and the Otherworld, and is there-by related to the spirits of the dead.

Purple: In Victorian times, the horses in a funeral procession wore purple plumes attached to their bridles on their heads. Elements of this practice still linger in the purple color of the flags used to designate the cars in a funeral procession.

Red: The crimson color of fresh blood, red has associations with violence, death, and passion.

White: The color of the funeral shroud. In some other cultures, white, not black, is the color associated with death.

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