po-splash-2Symbolic Meanings of the color Brown:

  • Poverty
  • Humility
  • Practicality

Brown is the color primarily associated with the Earth, soil, the raw element before it is covered with greenery. The word for earth, in Latin, is humus, which carries the same root as humility. Religious ascetics wear brown as a reminder of this quality and also of their voluntary material poverty.

The brown color says stability, reliability, dependability, and approachability. It is the color of our soil, growth, fertility, and earth, and it is associated the concepts of “all natural” and “organic.” Brown is the color of the Earth and is comforting and nurturing.


Other meanings associated with the color brown:

  • The term “brown bottle” refers to a bottle of beer.
  • To “brown” something is to cook or burn it.
  • The saying “brown-nose” refers to someone who sucks up, or kisses butt to someone of authority.
  • The phrase “brown study” is used to describe someone who is aloof, indifferent.
  • The expression “brown out” refers to a partial loss of service.

Collected from various sources.

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