There is a lot of debate over whether peach is a pink color or an orange color – no matter your view, we can all agree that peach holds a lot of meaning and value on its own.
In this article, we are going to take a deep dive into the spiritual meanings of the color peach. We will be looking at the symbolism related to the color, as well as, looking at how people across the world and in different cultures view the color.
Peach In Different Cultures
One of the most interesting things about colors is how our background and upbringing affect our view of them. Even our religion can change how we see a color.
In Hinduism, many orange-based colors are associated with holy fire and pureness.
In Judaism, peach is related to fire as well, but the White and Pink notes of the color are also associated with new beginnings.
In Chinese legends, peach is a color of purity and the fruit is associated with abundance and blessings.
In the United States, the color is associated with Spring, Summer, and innocence.
Peach In The Bible
Peach and many of the colors related to peach are associated with two things – the glory of God and a righteous fire.
Peach has heavy ties to heavily fire burning away sins to create a new beginning. It is also associated, by many modern Christians, with Easter, spring, and the concept of new life.
You can see the links between Easter being the most important event in the Christian calendar and its relation to new beginnings. Sunrises feature a lot in the Easter story, this is also associated with the color Peach.
The Psychological Meanings Of Peach
The color peach gets its name (in English) from the fruit. The fruit was first grown in China and features in many Chinese legends.
Peaches start to ripen at the end of Spring and are eaten throughout the Summer – for this reason, many of us associate the color with the return of warm weather and with the innocence of the season. Peach blossoms are celebrated for their beauty.
Peaches are also associated with the sunrise and the sunset. The color is linked with the beginning of something new and with the warmth of the sun.
The Historical Meanings Of Peach
Peaches were first grown in China and there they are associated with the concept of immortality.
In a key Taoist legend, The Peach Tree of Immortality blooms once every 3000 years. Anyone who is able to find the tree at the right time and eat its fruit will become immortal.
Western cultures associate purple with the concept of eternal life. Peaches arrived in Europe during the middle ages and became associated with Summer and vacationing.
The Peach is the national fruit of South Carolina and is also heavily associated with the state of Georgia.
The Meanings Of The Colors That Make Up Peach
The use of Peach as a color was first recorded in England. The word is believed to have come from Middle English, via Middle French, via Latin. From the Latin word for the fruit – persica. Persica means the fruit from Persia.
The fruit has arrived in Europe via Persian traders.
There are 5 main colors that are used to create the color peach – red, yellow, white, and by association pink and orange.
In this next section, we are going to look at the meanings of these 5 colors.
Red is one of the primary colors and is typically associated with strength, violence, and royalty. It is also the color of love, lust, and hedonism.
Red is associated with royalty because making Red dye was an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. Very few people could afford Red clothes.
Because of its relationship with royalty, many people associate the color Red with strength, particularly military strength.
Red is the color of the Root chakra – which controls stability, energy, comfort, and safety.
The other two key associations of Red are blood, wine, and love. All of which often go hand-in-hand in the legends.
In China, Red is associated with good luck and abundance.
For many, yellow is the color of joy – we think of sunny days, sunflowers, and fruits like lemons and bananas.
In Christianity, yellow and gold are the colors of heaven and of purity. Yellow is a color that is associated with angels and purifying fire.
The color is also associated with wealth, money, and opportunities.
Yellow is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra – which holds our personalities, our charm, our strength, our power, and our determination.
Of all the colors, Yellow might have the most positive associations.
In many cultures, White is the color most associated with purity. This is interesting because White light is not pure, in fact, it is a mixture of all the other colors together.
In Christianity, the concept of cleanness, purity, and the act of being washed clean is very important – all of this is associated with the color White. Because of this, you will see white all over churches, particularly during Christmas and Easter.
It is an important color in Judaism for very similar reasons.
For many colder nations, White represents winter, bareness, and hardship. Many people associate it with snow and clouds in the sky.
Orange is the color of the Sacral Chakra. This is the Chakra of sexuality, pleasure, and sociability.
However, Orange is less associated with pleasure and has a stronger relationship with fire – particularly holy fire. This is something that is brought up in Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.
Orange is often associated with the harvest and seasons of change. In Christianity, it is also linked with prophecy. In the Bible, orange is often connected to the flesh and to humanity as it mixes blood (red) and spirit (yellow).
It is perhaps most associated with Fall in America.
Pink is a joyful color that is often associated with femininity. Pink is associated with the lips, nipples, and female reproductive organs. It is linked to birth, to young children, and to mothers.
It is also a color that is linked a lot with love because of the fact that many flowers come in shades of pink.
Pink is perhaps most notably linked with the concept of flesh in the West – where the natives have lighter skin tones. Pink has been associated with sacrifice and noble courses.
Pink is also the color of rose quartz – one of the most powerful crystals.
The Physical Effects Of Peach
Looking at a color can often have a physical effect on us. For example, grey can make people upset, while purple shades can bring calm.
Peach has a few effects on us as people:
Joy and pleasure – many of us associate Peach with spring and new beginnings, which make us happy
Warmth and relaxation – others associate Peach with Summer, the hot sun, and long days, after looking at the color peach, you may find yourself more relaxed
Vulnerability – Peach often reminds us of the young and being unprotected, which in turn can
make us feel vulnerable
The Personality Of Peach
Peach sits in between Pink and Orange – and therefore shares some of the personality of both colors. But it also has its own distinct personality.
Peach comes with the feminine elements of Pink but the fiery, headstrong, and righteous power of Orange. Peach also holds the purity that is often associated with White.
Peach itself brings the joy of the Spring and Summer seasons. It holds a sweetness too.
If you are a fan of Peach then you probably find yourself drawn to items decorated in this color as well as the fruit.
Different Shades Associated With Peach
Peach sits between the colors of Pink and Orange – and people often disagree about which category it falls into.
Here are 4 shades (2 Orange, and 2 Pink) that are closely related to the shade that we know as Peach.
Cherry Blossom Pink
RGB 255, 183, 197
CMYK 0, 28, 23, 0
RGB 168, 81, 110
CMYK 0, 52, 35, 34
RGB 227, 74, 39
CMYK 0, 67, 83, 11
RGB 235, 104, 65
CMYK 0, 56, 72, 8
Peach in Relation To Chakras
There is no Chakra that is directly related to Peach. However, as Peach is a mixture of Red, Yellow, and White – we can look at the Chakras it overlaps.
Red – Root Chakra
Energy, Stability, Comfort, and Safety
The Root Chakra can be found on the soles of your feet. It is seen that the Chakra that helps up stay grounded to the earth, the one that keeps us safe and keeps us humble.
Yellow – Solar Plexus Chakra
Strength, Personality, Power, and Determination
The Solar Plexus Chakra is the action Chakra – it drives us forward and helps us achieve things in life.
Peach Gemstones are very rare – there is only one that most people will be able to get hold of. That gemstone is Peach Moonstone.
Moonstone is typically associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra and is the stone of “new beginnings”. In many ways, it perfectly aligns with the color Peach.
Moonstone’s planet is the moon, it is linked to the element of Water, and to the star signs Cancer, Libra, Scorpio. Its vibration number is 4. It is the birthstone of the month of June.
Moonstone is closely tied to fertility and reproductive health.
Facts About The Color Peach
In the color wheel, Peach is believed to be complementary to some shades of purple and some shades of teal. When it is produced as a pastel shade, it is often paired with white and soft shades of blue.
There are two recognized variations of the shade Peach (HEX #FFE5B4) – Peach Puff (HEX #FFDAB9) and Peach Crayola (HEX #FFCBA4).
The second was originally known as Flesh but was changed out of respect for the Civil Rights Movement.
In Kunming, China a 2.6 million year old fossil of a Peach was found. It was said to be indistinguishable from modern-day Peaches.
Quotes About The Color Peach
“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.”
― Dita Von Teese
“Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?”
― T.S. Eliot
“Across the world, this June, the petals all have fallen,
But the mountain temple’s peach blossom has just begun to bloom.
I regretted so much that spring had gone without a trace,
I didn’t know that it had only moved up here.”
― Bai Juyi
Peach In Modern Idioms
We know that the color Peach has been an important part of many societies for centuries, but where does it stand in modern society?
Most modern uses of the word Peach refer to the fruit:
“Just peachy” means perfectly fine.
“Peachy keen” means very enthusiastic.
“You’re a peach” meaning you are delightful, you are helpful, or you are very sweet.
“Peaches and cream” refers to a young girl with flushed cheeks and the downy hairs of youth.
The emoji Peach is often used to refer to the fruit but is also commonly used to refer to a pair of buttocks.
Summary – The Color Peach
The color Peach and the fruit that it was named after have been inseparable for many centuries now.
In China, the color is related to immortality and good luck. In Hindu legends, it represents fire. In Christianity, it represents rebirth and purity.
Peach falls in between Orange and Pink and has the qualities of both colors. But it also has its own, separate identity.
Peach is linked to the Peach Moonstone – which deals with fertility, selflessness, purity of heart, and new beginnings.
Overall, Peach is a very positive color that can bring warmth, stability, luck, and joy into our lives.
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