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Colours for prosperity, longevity and wealth


  • Nation
  • Friday, 1 Feb 2019

Red represents boldness, prosperity and luck.

Red represents boldness, prosperity and luck.

WITH the Lunar New Year just around the corner, preparing for the festivities would have amped up for those who are celebrating. And for those who celebrate, the power of colour plays intensely as each hue holds great cultural significance.

Tied to the colours are the corresponding elements that make up the world. In Chinese culture, there are five elemental correspondences: fire, water, earth, wood and metal – a bit different from the Western perspective of fire, water, earth and air. Each element then has its corresponding colour.

   

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