This post is part of the Color Meaning Blog Series, detailing the meanings associated with colors such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, grey, black, white, brown, pink, turquoise, gold, silver, and beige.
Silver, the metallic refined, distinguished color of riches, has cool properties like gray, but is more fun, lively, and playful. The color silver is associated with meanings of industrial, sleek, high-tech, and modern, as well as ornate, glamourous, graceful, sophisticated, and elegant.
Silver is a precious metal and, like gold, often symbolizes riches and wealth. Silver is believed to be a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us. As a gemstone silver represents hope, unconditional love, meditation, mystic visions, tenderness, kindness, sensitivities, and psychic abilities.
Silver affects the mind and body as a conductor and communicator that aids in public speaking and eloquence. Silver is believed to draw negative energy out of the body and replace it with positive energy.
Traditionally gray-haired seniors are viewed as just being old, while the phrase silver-haired traditionally describes a distinguished individual who is aging gracefully. Silver is the traditional twenty-fifth wedding anniversary gift. Silver together with turquoise and brown is often used in Southwestern artwork.
Other meanings associated with the color silver:
- The phrase “silver screen” used in reference to movies and Hollywood.
- The saying “silver-tongued” is used to describe a witty and eloquent speaker.
- The term “pieces of silver” refers to money and coins.
- The expression “silver-tongued devil” refers to an articulate speaker who is insincere and possibly a liar.
- The phrase “silver spoon” is used as a descriptor for someone born wealthy who has never had to work for a living.
Additional words that represent different shades, tints, and values of the color silver: gun metal, gray, metallic grey.