Red and green are frequently associated to Christmas for quite a few people. No matter if it is to add Christmas season year-round, or simply because they complement each other well, many homeowners still want to implement these colors into their home though Christmas colors are often red and green, silver and gold, and even blue. To highlight the meaning of a few common colors and why they are associated to Christmas, we at McKay’s Painting would like to elaborate today for fun.
Shine with Metallic Silver & Gold Paint
One of the Wise Men used gold as a gift for baby Jesus, as believed by experts, which inspired gold within the traditional colors at Christmas time. To offer an even deeper meaning for the use of gold, Wise Men used to locate the baby Jesus the faction of light illuminated Star or the glow from the sun as well. Jesus, being the light that feeds people with hope and guidance in the darkness, is another religious meaning. To offer the treasures passed around at Christmas time as a symbol of love and respect, gold and silver are implemented into Christmas.
Blue Paint Colors
During the Medieval period, blue was considered a luxury expense and is meaningful and traditionally used in Mary’s robes. The only ones to afford the illustrious, blue-colored clothing, were the royalty and upper-class nobles. Mary’s importance and her role are emphasized as she is often wrapped in blue. Blue is often associated with Christmas décor as a symbol of heaven since the color of the sky is blue.
Bright White Paint
In many cultures, peace and purity is symbolized with white. Winter is also known for its snow in many places, making white more prominent. To signify the bread eaten at the Last Supper to symbolize Christ’s body, white wafers where also placed upon the branches, along with the apple used to decorate the Paradise Trees for the plays. In many Christian faiths, these wafers are continued to be eaten remember the sacrifice Jesus did for the people. Since white is often seen with religious ceremonies and décor along with winter, white is commonly incorporated in Christmas themes.
Festive Red Paint Colors
The fall of Adam is commonly represented from the red fallen apples, which originated from the Paradise Tree reenactment. Also, frequently associated Christmas, the Holly berries are also red. Being among the most important for the religious elements, the red represents the blood spilt from Christ during the crucifixion.
Back to Nature Green Paint Colors
Since the evergreen plants have been widely used throughout the centuries even before Christmas was celebrated, green is primarily used with Christmas. During the long winter months, the mistletoe, holly, and ivy were particularly used to adorn the dark drab buildings. Offering people, a much-needed boost to withstand the freezing weather, hanging these beauties was a reminder that spring isn’t too far off. As a wish for good luck, in January, the Romans would exchange evergreen branches. Because the majority of the people were unable to read for themselves, relating many Bible’s stories across various parts of Europe during the middle ages, Paradise plays were joyfully performed on Christmas Eve. In addition to our Christmas Trees, association with green with Christmas Holly and Mistletoe continue to be enjoyed.
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You can count on McKay’s Painting to paint the exterior or interior of your home with high-quality results, no matter if you are drawn to these colors because of Christmas, winter, or simply love how they complement your home. Call us today!