There are ongoing debates about whether people dream in color or in black and white. Countless studies exist about dreams. But, at the end of the day, nobody can get into another person’s head to see what they’re dreaming.
What we do know is most people only remember fragments of the dreams that happen during deep sleep or the REM phase. These REM dreams come back like faded memories, and sometimes they involve colors, sometimes not. But, if you do dream in color, what do those different colors mean?
When we’re awake, color has plenty of symbolism. Colors and shades can depict anything from sadness to anger to love to fear. It’s not surprising that the same symbolism can carry over into a dream.
In your REM dreams, a burst of color can come through to express different emotions. But, which ones? Here is what you need to know about colors in dreams, using the basic eight colors you’ll find in a standard box of crayons.
Don’t be worried if your REM dreams are in black and white. Some people dream entirely in black and white, and others will have just splashes of color arrive to depict emotions. Here’s what black and white dreams could mean.
Dreams that are only in two colors might simply be telling you that a situation you view as complex isn’t that complicated.
Colors are essential, but so is how they are depicted. That blue and yellow bird could mean something different if it is singing in its nest vs. being locked in a cage.
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