Question from Rukky:
Hi, Please can you send me the meaning of colors on wedding cakes, because I want to bake a cake for somebody, and I will be presenting the cake and also need to know the colors meaning.
Answer from The Wedding Expert:
The meaning of specific colours depends upon your cultural background, and the country you are from. For example, in North America and parts of Europe white is considered the colour of purity and that is why it is such a popular wedding colour. In China, white is considered the colour of death and mourning, and that is why you see Asian brides wearing red. When it comes to wedding cakes, there are no colours that have special meanings.
In North America, there are generally accepted colour interpretations or meanings.
White – purity, virginity, innocence, wholeness, completion, cleanliness, newness, peace, simplicity, kindness, Winter
Blue – calm, steadfast, strong, peaceful, heaven, Virgin Mary, inspiration, sincerity, spirituality, friendly, professionalism, loyalty, reliability, honor, melancholia, boredom, coldness, Winter, depth, stability, professionalism, honor, trust, intelligence, unity, conservatism
Turquoise – calm, water, feminine, lively, sophistication
Green - life, growth, renewal, health, environment, jealousy, envy, inexperience, balance, harmony, stability, durability, reliability, luxurious, optimism, well-being, nature, calm, relaxation, Spring, safety, honesty, optimism, freshness, fertility, self-respect, well being
Yellow – creative, intellectual, energy, wisdom, joy, happiness, clarity, awareness, attention-grabbing, comfort, liveliness, cowardliness, hunger, optimism, overwhelm, Summer, comfort, liveliness, happiness, energy, cheerfulness, hope
Orange - cheerfulness, enthusiasm, stimulation, creativity, curiosity, power, healing, hunger, vitality, endurance, thoughtfulness, sincerity, luck, transition, Fall
Red – warmth, love, anger, danger, boldness, excitement, speed, strength, determination, desire, courage, prosperity, joy, passionate love, life and vitality
Pink – romantic love, soft, sweet, feminine
Violet -feminine, refinement, grace, elegance, imagination, inspiration
Purple – power, royalty, nobility, spirituality, elegance, sophistication, artificial, luxury, mystery, royalty, elegance, magic, good judgment, peace of mind, fantasy, mystery, imagination
Brown - wholesomeness, earthiness, steadfastness, simplicity, friendliness, dependability, health
Black – self control, resilience, serious, conventional, mysterious, sexy, sophisticated, elegant, formality, power, strength, illegality, depression, morbidity, night