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What Does It Mean When You Dream About The Color Purple

Dreams are fantastic. They can help us to escape the stress and monotony of everyday life, conjuring up exotic locations, bizarre animals, or flirtatious celebrities in their place. But what does it mean if you dream about the color purple?

What does it mean when you dream about the color purple? The color Purple is one of the most powerful colors in existence, so much so that the ancient Egyptians used it to symbolize royalty and power. Purple often represents selflessness, spirituality and magic. Receiving or wearing purple symbolizes a higher calling, and is a reminder of spiritual peace. Purple often appears in the dreams of people who feel called to become healers. Talked about; See purple color in dream, Dream of someone wearing purple.

What Does It Mean When You Dream About The Color Purple

Purple is the color of imagination, meditation, spirituality, and magic. It is associated with wisdom, dignity, royalty and a desire for knowledge.

Purple has long been considered a regal color, which is why it was so often associated with deities in ancient cultures. In fact, some cultures also associate purple with feminine energy. The ancient Egyptians believed that purple was the color of life and health. Ancient Romans would wear purple togas on special occasions such as weddings and funerals because they thought it would ward off evil spirits!

Purple is an extremely popular color for bridesmaid dresses because it symbolizes loyalty, faithfulness and faithfulness!

In dreams, purple can represent both good and bad things depending on the context of your dream:

If you see purple flowers or plants in your dream, this indicates that there will be some sort of change in your life. This change may not necessarily be positive or negative; it depends on how you react to it! Purple flowers can also mean that something will happen between now and December 21st (the winter solstice) that will have an impact on your life for years to come!


Purple often appears in the dreams of people who love reading, writing, or art and can be a. color of creativity. People who dream of wearing purple often feel involved in creative projects or activities that bring them inspiration to do something meaningful with their lives.

Dreaming of purple can mean you are looking to create something that is meaningful in life. You want to connect others with their deeper spiritual truth. You are imaginative and creative and want to share these gems of wisdom with others.

Purple dreams can also mean you are trying to share your creativity with the world. You want to express yourself on a deeper level and allow yourself the space to do so.


It is common for the color purple to be associated with royalty. Not surprisingly, purple is a color that symbolizes emotional strength and authority.

Purple is also associated with authority. Many people wear purple to indicate the authority they have within their work environment, or as an indication of level of responsibility within their company or organization.

Seeing purple in your dreams can symbolize how you feel in your roles with others. Are you in a position of power? Do others look up to you?

While there are all types of authority figures in our life, the highest authority we can answer to is God. Those who have gone through 12 step programs know that it is only by calling on a higher power can one overcome their problems.


Purple commonly appears in dreams as a reminder of how we feel vulnerable when we are in love or our emotions. It can also represent the love we feel for others.

The color purple is said to represent spontaneous passion and passionate loving, and can be a reminder of how we feel while falling in love.

Seeing purple in your dreams shows you how you feel about your relationships with others. It can be a reminder to open up your spiritual side to connect with others on a deeper level.

Symbolism of purple in the bible

The bible is a great resource for dream interpretation as it contains so much symbolic language. I carried out a search for the word purple in the bible.

A purple dye

Purple was one of the rarest and most expensive dyes to obtain (similar to scarlet and blue in that respect). All of those colours would have also been associated with royalty and prosperity for that reason.

This particularly applies to the colour purple. Purple traditionally represents nobility, royalty, wealth and authority. There are many examples of this in the bible:

  • Esther 8:15, NASB Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king… with a large crown of gold and a garment of fine linen and purple.
  • Daniel 5:7, NASB “Anyone who can read this inscription and explain its interpretation to me shall be clothed with purple and have a necklace of gold around his neck, and have authority as third ruler in the kingdom.”
  • Luke 16:19, NASB “Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, enjoying himself in splendor every day.

Purple in the biblical tabernacle

Many of the biblical references to purple relate to the Old Testament tabernacle, in conjunction with scarlet and blue. It was used in the construction of the tabernacle itself, and in the clothing of the high priest.

  • Exodus 26:1, NASB “Moreover, you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and violet, purple, and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skilled embroiderer.
  • Exodus 28:6, NASB They shall also make the ephod [priest’s garment] of gold, of violet, purpleand scarlet material

The tabernacle was a tent where the priests of Israel could meet with God.  So, we can see that purple was linked closely to the presence of God. The priests and Israelites got their authority from God’s presence – and so do we.

The Israelites got their authority from God’s presence – and so do we!

Positive meaning of purple: Authority

In a positive context, purple represents authority. But what does that mean?

I firmly believe through personal experience that dreams come from God, so the colour purple as a dream symbols is actually about spiritual authority. But that spiritual authority outworks practically – in our natural, everyday lives. Whether you believe in God or not. The practical implication is the same.

Purple in dreams is actually about spiritual authority

By spiritual authority we mean God-given authority, or heavenly authority. As God and Creator, the ultimate authority for the universe rests with Him!

As Christians, we understand that Jesus is the ultimate authority on the earth because of what He accomplished on the cross. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Our authority comes from Him.

  • Philippians 2:8-10, NASB He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death on a cross. For this reason also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth.

Authority is linked to destiny and identity

The concept of spiritual authority assumes that each of us has a destiny; that there are things that were agreed for us to do before we were born and are written in our hearts; these things are designed to give us purpose and fulfilment in life –  as well as making a positive impact on the world we live in.

See purple color in dream

Purple is the color of imagination, magic and fantasy. It’s a color that is often associated with luxury, royalty and wealth. Purple is also a color that symbolizes spirituality, ambition and wisdom.

In dreams, purple can represent a spiritual awakening, or a desire to be more creative or artistic. If you dream of someone wearing purple, it could mean that you feel a connection to them on a spiritual level. The color purple can also symbolize your need for independence or privacy.

Purple represents power and luxury in dreams, so if you are dreaming about someone who is wearing this color it could mean that they have achieved success in their career or personal life.

Purple is a color that signifies wealth, royalty, mystery and magic. Purple represents both the physical world (wealth) and the spiritual world (mystery and magic).

In some cultures purple is the color of mourning. This may be because purple dye was made from plants that produce blue dye and people often wore it during times of grief or loss.

Purple is the color of royalty. It is a symbol of wealth, luxury and extravagance.

Purple is also associated with wisdom and knowledge.

In a dream, if you see yourself wearing purple clothes, it means that you will achieve all your goals in the near future.

If someone else is wearing purple clothes in your dream, then this indicates that he or she has achieved his or her goals.

If you dream of seeing a person who is wearing purple clothes, then it means that you will get some good news from him or her.

If you dream of seeing a person who is wearing purple clothes in your dreams, then it means that you will get some good news from him or her soon.

Some people call this the heavenly book written about our life, and others call it our destiny scroll. It’s the same thing: Our heavenly mandate!

  • Psalm 139:16, NIV  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
  • Ephesians 2:10, NIV For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

We are automatically authorized by heaven to do the things that are written in our scroll of destiny. Therefore, purple is like an indicator – letting us know whether we are doing what we are meant to do at any given time!

Purple lets us know that we are doing what we are mean to do

Linked to that, each of us has gifts and roles that we are authorized by heaven to carry out at different stages of our life.  For example, the bible lists church roles such as pastors, prophets, teachers, and administrators. But our role could be anything from a job or business responsibility, to being a parent.  We might call this a mantle. So in that context, wearing purple (e.g. a purple coat) would indicate we are we are wearing the right mantle.

Wearing purple can indicate that we are wearing the right mantle

When we know who we are and what we are meant to be doing, then all of heaven will back us up (i.e. on earth as it is in heaven).

Authority comes from knowing God

If authority comes from God, then it follows that we need to be in a relationship with God and hear from Him accurately if we want to have authority! We need to hear from God about His plans for our own lives so we can do the right thing – and all of heaven will back us up! In other words, our plans will succeed.

When we have heavenly authority our plans will succeed

Take the example of prayer.

We can pray for something as much as we like; we can shout, make declarations, and plead with God endlessly. But if we are out of tune with God’s will in that area it won’t make the slightest difference! In other words, we don’t have authority and nothing will happen. I think it is much better to seek God about the situation and ask Him what He’s planning to do. Then just quietly agree with that – and it will happen – because we do have authority.

This is where the secret power of dreams comes in! I know of no other heavenly tool that can help us identify so specifically and personally whether we have God’s authority to do something – or help us understand God’s heart in a situation so we can pray accordingly!

Dream of someone wearing purple

I dream of someone wearing purple.

It is a dream that has lingered for years, and I don’t know why. It is not a nightmare, or even an unpleasant dream. It is simply one in which a person — usually male — is wearing purple. And it is always the same person: someone who does not exist in my life, but whom I know intimately. He has brown eyes, dark hair and a gentle manner; he would be kind to me and never hurt me on purpose. In the dream, we are together at his house or apartment — which has purple walls. He wears a black shirt and slacks made of some fabric that shines like silk when it moves in the light; they are so comfortable that I want to wear them myself when I wake up in the morning and realize where I am: alone in bed with no one to hold me close until morning comes again.

When I wake up from this dream, there are two things I want more than anything else: First, to find out who this man is so that I can meet him in real life and be friends with him; second, for him to tell me what color his walls are painted because then maybe I will know why this dream has visited me so often over.

A purple dream can be a sign of a new start in your life. It may be a warning that you need to pay attention to your health and take care of yourself better. If someone else is wearing purple, it could mean that they are trying to manipulate you. It could also mean that the person is more mature than others think.

Purple represents power, authority and responsibility – but only if used properly. If used incorrectly, purple can bring negative energy into your life. Take some time to figure out how you would like to use this color in your life, then make sure you do so in a positive way!

If someone else is wearing purple, it could mean that they are trying to manipulate you. It could also mean that the person is more mature than others think.

Purple represents power, authority and responsibility – but only if used properly. If used incorrectly, purple can bring negative energy into your life. Take some time to figure out how you would like to use this color in your life, then make sure you do so in a positive way!

Positive examples of purple in dreams

Here are some examples of how God has affirmed to me over the past few years about what I am meant to be doing. This has mainly been about this blog and writing, as this is what I have heavenly authority to do in this season of my life. The specifics of the meanings have come with hindsight, but still I understood the general message at the time.

I was in a room and saw purple swirls forming in the air. Purple gemstones were also appearing. I was told by an angel I needed to go on a two-hour journey to the coast.I needed to go on a two-year time of preparation, and then I would discover something in my destiny, i.e. that I had authority to do. (Two years later I started writing about dreams).Two hours were two years. Purple swirls/gems turned out to be spiritual treasures from my dreams that I would write about. The coast/sea represented the internet.
I was on my bed with my iPad. Then I came out of the front door and saw lots of tall purple flowers lined up in order along the front of the house.With hindsight: The many years I had spent with God learning to interpret dreams would give me the authority to write about them in the future. (I started my blog one year later).Bed/flowers both represent intimacy with God. The bed and iPad were dreams. Front represents the future. Tall flowers indicated a long time.
I saw a box of capos (I use them for leading worship with my guitar) and wanted to get a brown one for my teacher friend. I could only see purple ones though!This was encouraging me that I DO have God’s authority to teach and should use it to glorify Him. (I now teach through writing – although I was in denial at the time).Brown is man’s idea – and back then I thought writing was just my own silly idea. BUT this dream revealed that I DO have God’s authority to write after all!

Negative meaning of purple: False authority

If purple represents authority, then the counterfeit is false authority.

We can tell whether purple is being used in a negative way because of the context in the dream. Maybe it is an unpleasant or cloudy shade of purple; maybe the dream is dark or feels oppressive, or the purple object has the potential to hurt you.

In the bible, John had a vision of a woman dressed in fine purple: She symbolised a city. The people there thought they had God’s approval because of their wealth, influence, and success, but this vision was telling them that they didn’t; their success would be short-lived.

  • Revelation 18:16, NASB ‘Woe, woe, the great city, she who was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls.

What this means in practice

Dreaming of negative purple means that you don’t have God’s authority in a certain area, and the dream is alerting you to this! 

We might dream this because:

  • Something is not our job or responsibility
  • We are trying to be someone we are not
  • We need to gain more experience in an area before we can have authority
  • We are out of tune with God’s will in an area

This could seem demoralising to hear this, but it is actually very helpful! We can waste countless hours trying to do something that is not our calling, so being alerted to this fact can save us a huge amount of needless frustration.

Occasionally it could be a warning that we are stepping out of line, or that we are in danger of doing so. Maybe we are lording it over others or taking advantage of our position. Or maybe we think we are representing God in some way, but actually we are not.

God always brings hope. So a dream like that brings with it the grace to change and make better choices. Again, it is very helpful to know if this is our situation – because we could be deceiving ourselves.

If you want to know what God thinks of false leaders who use their position for their own gain – check out Ezekiel 34! It is quite sobering reading.

Negative examples of purple in dreams

I have plenty examples of negative purple in my dreams! I have spent post of my life adjusting my idea of who I am and discovering what I am called to do.

I dreamed I went to my bathroom to comb my hair, but then there were huge mauve bugs and beetles coming out of my hair everywhere!God was about to take me through a process of identifying lots of false ideas about my purpose and destiny. (This did happen later that year).Hair can represent our thinking. The bugs were a horrible mauve colour – confirming the negative context (plus you don’t want bugs in your hair!!).
I dreamed I was helping at a group, but it was very hard work. I was wearing full length mauve tracksuit trousers, but underneath I only had shorts on.I had been crying out to God to help me do something I was finding difficult. The dream gave insight that I was not ready for it yet; He had not asked me to do it! To be honest this was a relief.The shorts underneath indicated I had only been walking in this area for a short time – so I didn’t have the authority that comes from experience.
I dreamed I wanted to go in a shop to buy purple earrings. They looked real but I suspected they were tacky plastic. My brother didn’t want to go in.I was feeling frustrated because my prayer wasn’t being answered. The dream alerted me that I had not heard from Him correctly, which is why my prayers were not carrying authority.Earrings are often about hearing God. My brother represented Jesus’ opinion. I was asking God for something that was not His desire for me: useful to know!

what does the color lavender mean in a dream

Dream about Lavender Color is the spreading of kindness and affection. You will others to notice your accomplishment. Someone is loyal to you. Your dream is profits, self-discovery or progress. Through your life experiences, you will build character and become stronger. Lavender Color is a clue for joy and abundance. You are transitioning into a new phase in your life. You are making an investment. The dream is sometimes your frigid emotions. Someone in your life is taking advantage of your talents and abilities. Dreaming of Lavender and Color Lavender in your dream is a harbinger for something that is inferior in quality. You need to let loose and be yourself. You are feeling insecure about a relationship or situation. Your dream is a harbinger for where you are in your life or in your relationships. You have overcome your obstacles and setbacks. Lavender in this dream draws attention to your achievements and the rewards you reap for your hard work. You need to proceed at a steady pace in realizing your goals. You need to release some guilt or clear your conscious. Your dream points at your difficulties in expressing your emotional desires or feelings. You or someone is being a show-off with little or no regards for others. Color in dream is an evidence for your subconscious desires to get back with your ex. You need to get out of your shell and be more sociable. You need to keep your distance from some matter or situation. The dream is an evidence for your limited perspective. You need to recognize the dangers or negatives of some situation. Color dream represents your inability to look beyond the past. You feel the need to be protected or shielded. You are feeling drained or emotionally impoverished. Your dream is a clue for your desire to be cared for and nurtured. You are on a self-destructive path and need to make some significant changes. Dream about both “Lavender” and “Color” is unfortunately a warning signal for some negative emotions or anger that is directed at you, but you are oblivious to. There is still endless possibilities for you to consider. You are unable to differentiate who you are anymore. This dream is a warning alert for your desire to be part of something, but are not actively taking any steps to getting where you want to be or where you want to go in life. Your dream is trying to tell you to leave some situation or relationship. Dream about lavender color is an omen for happiness, playfulness and good fortune. You want to work on your social skills. You are taking a step in the right direction. This dream states your goals and desires. You are plunging into something.

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