More Than Colors: The Meaning Behind The Colors of Holi


Barsana_Holi_Festival.jpg In an instant, what was once a quiet street lined with houses and small shops, is filled with life, colors, and a collective whimsical spirit. Holi is one of India’s most well-known holidays and is widely celebrated in places all around the world. This aesthetically beautiful tradition is important both culturally and spiritually as it pays homage to religious legends and brings societies together. 

As you might have already guessed, the colors of Holi were not only chosen for their beauty and vibrancy, but for their significance as well. The most common colors one might see at Holi are shades of red, blue, green, and yellow. Each color symbolizes a message or virtue that one hopes to manifest in their own life or the lives of those around them


Commonly colors are associated with emotions; blue can be sadness, red can be anger, and so forth. That’s why, when decorating our homes, we tend to move toward unique pieces and colors that embody an emotion or ‘mood’ we want to cultivate in that space. That is exactly why each piece of furniture, or even coat of paint, truly carries a soul inside itself.  

It is amazing to think that colors have so many different meanings all over the world and can represent so much, even without using words. Whether it is a brand new furnishing, your walls, a car, or even food, the colors that are expressed can carry more meaning than the actual object itself. Remember this the next time you are browsing in a clothing store, or trying to decide on a new side table; you might start to see the true soul of a piece and what it can add to your life.



Most of our furniture is handmade, painted, and imported from India,  so this is definitely a time for celebration! Make sure to check out your local Nadeau store’s new arrival page, and in the comment section below, let us know what colors you use the most in your home and why!



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