Meaning of the Colors Used for Worship Flags
This article is to help give you some of the biblical meanings of different colors used for Praise and Worship flags. This will also be helpful for making flags as well as using them for worship and ministry. Many different color combination can also have different meanings. And as always with our Creative God, the Holy Spirit will reveal more as you continue in your adventure into using these worship instruments.
Biblical Meaning for the Different Colors
These are just a sample for the meanings. As you search the Living Word you will find many more.
Yellow: Faith and glory of God (Romans 4:20), anointing (Exodus 25:6)
Orange: Fire of God (Ezekiel 1:4; 27; 8:2), deliverance (Daniel 3:19-29), warrior (Psalm 97:3), passionate praise (Ephesians 3:19)
Fuchsia: Joy (Isaiah 55:1; Nehemiah 8:10), right relationship (Psalm 16:11; 32:11), communion (Song of Solomon 5:1)
Scarlet: Fine linen for the tabernacle (Exodus 26:1; 31; 36; Numbers 4:8), Cleansing (Leviticus 14:52), Royalty (Daniel 5:7; 16; 29)
Red: Blood of Jesus (Ephesians 1:7), love of Christ (Romans 8:35-36), blood of the lamb, atonement (Leviticus 14:52-53), redemption (Galatians 3:13), salvation (Joshua 2:18-21)
Wine: new birth (Matthew 9:17), multiply (John 2:9; 10), overflow (Joel 2:24), mercy (Amos 9:13, 14), filled with plenty (Proverbs 3:10), new wine (Ephesians 5:18)
Purple: Royalty (Ester 8:15; Revelation 1:6), kingship (Mark 15:17; John 19:2), majesty, mediator, wealth (Judges 8:26; Revelations 18:16), authority (Ezekiel 27:7)
Blue/Sapphire: Law/commandments (Numbers 15:38-41), heaven (Ezekiel 1:26), revealed God (Exodus 24:10), grace (Romans 6:14; Hebrew 4:16), the Priesthood (Exodus 28:31), water of the Word and authority (Ephesians 5:26), prayer, river of God (Revelation 22:1-2; 17), over-comer
(1 John 4:4; Revelation 3:21), Living water (John 7:38-39), Holy Spirit, divine revelation (Hebrews 10:15-16)
Turquoise/Jasper/Aqua: River of God (Revelation 22:1), sanctification, healing (Revelation 22:2), life-giving flow of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13), the New Jerusalem (Revelation 3:12; 21:2)
Green: Praise (1 Chronicles 16:32-34; Psalm 63:3), life, (1 John 2:25), health (Genesis 1:30), growth (Genesis 9:3), prosperity (Genesis 30:37-41), restoration (Isaiah 61:3; Psalm 23:2,3) new beginning (Isaiah 27:6; Romans 6:4), fruitfulness (Psalm 52:8; Hosea 14:8), flourishing (Jeremiah 17:8; Ezekiel 17:24; Psalm 92:12-15)
Gold: Eternal Deity, the Godhead, foundation, sanctified (2 Timothy 2:20:21), alter (Genesis 44:8; Exodus 37:2;6; 25:11;12), beauty (Ester 1:6;7), precious, holiness (Genesis 39:30), glory, purified out of the refining fire (Malachi 3:3; Zechariah 13:9), tested (1 Corinthians 3:11-14), majesty (Ester 8:15), righteousness (Psalm 119:127), divine light (1 John 1:7)
Silver: The Word of God, redemption (Deuteronomy 22:29; Matthew 27:5; 6; Ephesians 4:30) refined, purity (Malachi 3:3; Zechariah 13:9), divinity, righteousness, salvation (Zechariah 11:12; 13)
White: The Bride of Christ (Psalm 29:2; Romans 6:22; Ephesians 5:8-16; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 3:4-5; 7:9;14; 19:8;11;14; 22:17), purity (2 Chronicles 5:12; Daniel 12:10), Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16; Luke 3:22; John 1:32), blessedness, holiness (Ecclesiastes 9:8; Isaiah 35:8; 1 Chronicles 16:29; Psalm 47:8; 96:9; Ephesians 4:24, 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 4:7), righteousness (Isaiah 1:18; 61:10), light (Ecclesiastes 2:13), joy (Ester 8:15-17), angels (John 20:12), saints (Psalm 30:4), peace (Hebrews 12:14), completion (Matthew 17:2; Colossians 2:10; 4:12), conquest (Daniel 7:90), triumph, victory (Matthew 28:3; Revelation 1:14; 20:11), surrender, harvest (John 4:35)
Brown: End of a season (Ecclesiastes 3:2; Jeremiah 8:13; Matthew 21:19; 2 Corinthians 4:11; James 1:11), Pride/filthy rags (Isaiah 24:4; 28:1; 64:6), Weary, faint (Galatians 6:9), People (Isaiah 40:7 - 8)
Black/Onyx: Darkness, evil, sin, (Zechariah 6:2; Jude 13; Revelation 6:5; 12), affliction, humiliation, calamity, death, famine, mourning, (Jeremiah 8:21) reconciling Mediator, authority (Exodus 28:9; 20; Ester 1:6; 9:29) obedience unto death (Revelation 12:11)
Combining the Different Colors
This sample can help to add new meaning to your worship instrument.
Tabernacle - Scarlet, Purple and Blue: These are the colors used in the tabernacle where God would dwell with the Israelites in the desert (Exodus 28:8; 36:8; 39:1)
Bride of Christ - Gold, Silver and White: We are purified when Jesus redeemed us to become holy as He is holy (Malachi 3:3; Deuteronomy 22:29; Ephesians 4:24)
Fire - Yellow, Orange and Red: As we stand in faith the glory of God is revealed no enemy can penetrate His protection or overcome His deliverance (Romans 4:20; Psalm 97:3; Joshua 2:18-21)
Faith - Yellow, Green and Blue: Faith in God's ways given to us by the Holy Spirit brings life to us now and for eternity (Romans 4:20; Hebrews 10:15-16; 1 John 2:25)
Healing water - Blue and Aqua: Life, cleansing, healing (Psalm 1:1-3; Revelation 22:1)
Covenant/Promise - Rainbow colors: Promises of God (Genesis 9:13)
Grace - Purple and pink: We are adopted into royalty when we are birthed into God's Kingdom. This is only done by His grace He provides everything we need. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
Mercy - Purple and red: Jesus is our mediator and redeemer, He clothed us in salvation and gives us a robe of righteousness (Titus 3:4-7; Isaiah 61:10)
Praise - Fuchsia, purple and aqua: We have joy in the wealth of the Holy Spirit (Jeremiah 33:9; Hebrews 2:10-12; 13:15)
Worship - Purple, blue, and wine: Longing, seeking to be in God's presence because of who He is. (Matthew 2:2; John 9:31)
Majesty - Purple and blue: Dignity, priestly, power, authority, ruler, King or high official (1 Chronicles 29:24-25; 2 Chronicles 2:14; 3:14; Jeremiah 10:9; Ester 8:15; Ezekiel 27:7)
Repentance - Black, Red and White: All can be redeemed by Jesus through repentance, because all of us fall short of God's glory (Romans 3:23 - 24)
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GG on July 05, 2019:
What colors would be used for a heart change?
Janet on March 02, 2019:
What’s the meaning for wine and silver?
WorshiperofYah on February 13, 2018:
Thank you so much for this compilation! I was in the process of updating our information on the use of colors and found this thorough, insightful work! May you be blessed in Messiah!
and if it isn't out of line to mention this: we do have instructions for making flags/banners available on our website. http://www.set-apart-ministries.org/tabretworkbook... If you need to delete this, please do so! Just offering help.
Alysia M Carter on March 27, 2017:
Good evening I'm looking for some help I'm just starting to use flag i want to learn to make them but i don't know where to start . i. Can sew been looking for two week where i can find pattern to go by but i haven't found anything if u can get me some information i would be grateful for any help
martiefourie on June 13, 2014:
Dancing into the anointing available in South Africa? At what price? Can someone maybe tell me? Thanks. Blessings, Martie
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on April 17, 2014:
@sandy-lawrence-98: What a blessing to bring worship to our God.
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on April 17, 2014:
@dmalone510: So honored to hear you are blessed by the lens. I pray God will continue to lead, guide and direct your path as you prepare for your next season.
dmalone510 on April 17, 2014:
Wonderful lens. It is a good refresher for me concerning the colors. I am new to Squidoo and love the posts ant I have read. As a dance minister who recently moved to a new area, I miss the ministry. While I am waiting for God to direct my path, I am keeping my mind and spirit fresh and excited. I have read some of the books you recommend. they are great. i enjoy reading, learning, and reviewing anything about dance ministry, flags, pageantry, etc. thank you for this lens and the resources.
sandy-lawrence-98 on February 25, 2014:
I love to dance in worship unto my God amen. I thank the Lord for this gift amen. Kiss kiss for my God amen.
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on August 13, 2013:
You may be able to go to your local book store to see if they can order the book for you. To purchase online you really need to have some form of a credit or debit card to purchase items.
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on August 02, 2013:
@anonymous: Hello Judith,
Sign language books may be very helpful for gestures that could be expressed in dance and prayers.
Lynn Hayden also has a wide variety of books and DVDs that may be helpful. She has a website www.dancingforhim.com
anonymous on August 01, 2013:
Are there any books to teach gestures for worship dances or silent plays?
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on April 03, 2013:
@anonymous: What kind of help are you looking for?
anonymous on April 03, 2013:
I will lv to knw more about flags bcz want to spriritual dance and using flags I cn nt do tht without you plz help
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on November 09, 2012:
@anonymous: Hello Miriam,
Thank you for your interest in the flags. They can be purchased at the website www.CreationsAnewFlags.com
anonymous on November 09, 2012:
I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE FROM THE FLAGS PLEASE ADVISE HOW DO I GO ABOUT IT PLEASE
anonymous on October 22, 2012:
we are really committed to flag worship at our church and i am super excited to find this page of yours thank you for your diligence in research and work God Bless
anonymous on September 26, 2012:
Thank you for the information on the meaning of colours and the different things to watch out for, especially with my kids that have just started spiritual dancing, it is very helpful. Amazing
WhiteKnight7770 on August 20, 2012:
Great Lens on what each color means I love the color blue the word and Red the blood. Take care God bless/
lynnasafriend on July 04, 2012:
I love Jesus! Great lens.
jdwheeler on June 14, 2012:
I remember in Bible School pledging to the United States flag, Christian flag, and the Bible. Blessings.
anonymous on June 11, 2012:
I really loved all these definitions! last night I had a dream that i was in a war and I was lifting up a flag mainly white with red and green stripes by reading this i understand a bit more of what he was trying to show me . God is so good and thanks again =D
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 30, 2012:
@anonymous: Hello Bruce,
With each color there is no fixed meaning. When you look through a concordance you may find different applications for the colors. Just as it takes several colors to make fire or water, the colors used in your logo could have a meaning of the combinations or separate meanings to paint a larger picture. I would first start with the name of the church, what is the heart behind the meaning of the name. It is the same with the colors.
I hope this will be helpful in your own search for further use of colors. If you would prefer to contact me, please go to my website www.creationsanewflags.com to find my e-mail address to send a picture.
anonymous on March 29, 2012:
Hello Minister Suzi Herman,
My name is Bruce. My wife and I are planting a church and would like to know what our color combination means. Do you have a way where we can send you our logo with the colors?
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 18, 2012:
@anonymous: Hello Carla,
I have used small flags in my home to spiritually cleanse it for many years. I have found that when I decide to go through my home to pray I can easily get distracted by things I can find to do. When I have a flag in my hand, I can remind myself of what I am doing and stay on track. I have used fire flags for cleansing, water flags for healing and the red (blood) flags for covering and sealing the work in my home.
When we set up a standard we are making a proclamation that the Lord's presence is welcome in this place and the enemy has no right and is trespassing. He then has to leave. He cannot stay unless he has been invited.
We need to take a stand and take back territory that has been lost. We can do this with flags, our words, reading the bible out loud and listening to good christian music. It is through our praise we can have victory. Though our worship, God's presence is manifested.
Let the Holy Spirit lead you. He will show you what is needed.
anonymous on March 18, 2012:
@CreationsAnewFl: Hi, the minister I mentioned above just stood outside a property with the flags but did not wave them, but the outcome was still the same. As I don't have any knowledge on how or what way to wave a flag, would just having the coloured flags in my home and declaring what they were intended for and leaving them in each room for 24 hrs or however long I felt the spirt was guiding me to until the whole had been covered. Would this be sufficient. This idea came to my mind, that was why I started to do a bit of research. But I was uncertain and a little concerned about doing things that pertain to the power of God.
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 09, 2012:
@anonymous: Yes, flags are used to break down the powers and principalities of the air. That can be in your home, community or any place you have authority. Flags can change the atmosphere, just the same as when we lift up the name of Jesus, the enemy has to flee. We can take back territory - to taking back what the enemy has stolen. Thank you Jesus for giving us that authority! To God be all the glory!
anonymous on March 09, 2012:
Hi thank you for the info on the flags. I listened to a male speaker a number of years back and this was the first time I had even heard about the use of flags let along what they meant. This minister used them by the leading of the Holy Spirit to invite the prescence of God into a place. He stood outside and when asked told people that royalty was coming. Within a week or so from this happening the place where he had been was raided for a large amount of drugs. What I would like to know is that by having particular flags in our own homes would this clean our homes from things of the past and invite the blessing of God in, in regards to the flags used?
anonymous on February 29, 2012:
I thank you so much for the information that you give concerning the meaining of the colors concerning the flags. I didnn't quite understand the reason for some of the use of the flags but thank you for your enlightenment. Be blessed as you do the Master's Will
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on October 20, 2011:
@anonymous: Hello Denise,
I am so glad to hear you have been blessed by the information found in this lens. Feel free to contact me if you need anything.
anonymous on October 19, 2011:
Thank you, Minister Herman, you have really blessed me. I am able to present so many ideas to my Pastor that the whole church can partake in. Have a wonderful day. I am going to your next lens.
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on September 19, 2011:
@anonymous: Hello Corin,
The best person to ask is the flag maker as there was something that compelled them to make the flag. Yet what comes to my mind is a heart of flesh for the pink inside the Ark of the Covenant which is represented by the gold trim.
anonymous on September 19, 2011:
hi, wat does a pink banner with gold trim mean
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 22, 2011:
@anonymous: Hello Dyann,
I have found silk essence to be a wonderful multipurpose fabric for flags. It flows nicely and has some snap to it when doing warfare movements. The best fabric to make a loud sound with is Taffeta.
anonymous on March 22, 2011:
hi i would like to know the noise making material ,id like a specific warfare flag when i can purchase one
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on November 06, 2010:
@anonymous: Hello Anthonita,
Gee, I do not know anyone in South Africa to refer you to. I have a book that has some movements for the worship instruments but do not have a DVD.
If there is anyone that might know how to help Anthonita please leave her a message.
anonymous on November 06, 2010:
Hi! I am in a wheelchair, and attended a workshop for worship dancing and I would like to get some instructional dvd's and books. I live in South Africa, and don't know where to start looking. Most of the sites in google search is overseas. Can you perhaps help me in sourcing? regards Anthonita
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on October 13, 2010:
@anonymous: Hello Monica,
35 feet of billow seems pretty long. You could possibly do 3 billows from 12 to 15 feet long of each of the colors which you appropriately chose. If you have a need for it to be one piece 35 feet long you could either dye it the colors you want (I would prefer to use silk) or but the 4 yards of the fabric you prefer and cut them into 3 even lengths. I would keep the yellow in the middle to separate the 2 darker colors. I hope these 2 ideas will be of help to you.
anonymous on October 13, 2010:
I'm looking to make a billow or get a 35 ft (in length) billow made to use on a song piece entitled "God is a healer"...we as a ministry are looking to release continued faith, healing, prosperity and restoration...am I right these colors are green, turquoise and yellow...not the best tri color what would you suggest?
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on April 25, 2010:
@anonymous: Hello LaKeisha,
Angel wing flags can be made simply from a half circle and inserting a wooden dowel in the sleeve to fly your flag with. Of course you can also change up the shape of the half circle to create a unique flag. I prefer to use silk as it flows so beautifully. I buy my silk on line, Dharma is a great resource. There is also a wide variety of fabric in your local sewing stores. Allow the Lord to lead you, He created creativity, so His resources are unlimited.
anonymous on April 24, 2010:
I am a dancer on a budget as I and my 12 year old daughter dance at a church we have been moved to now learn how to use angel flags as a part of our worship can you tell me where I can find patterns that will show me how to create them, what types of fabric is used and also the types of poles used...thank you
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on April 05, 2010:
@anonymous: Hello Sylvette,
Gee I guess I forgot to add the lilac color to this site. I had someone tell me that it was just a pretty color and had no special meaning. Actually this color has a wonderful meaning which can be found through the link just above that says Creations Anew with the butterfly.
A wonderful friend of mine that used to own a nursery for plants had ordered some Rose of Sharon and was surprised when she got them She had expected more of a rose colored flower but found them to be more of a lilac in color.
Enjoy exploring, Suzi
anonymous on April 04, 2010:
Thank you for the information, I would like to know what is the meaning of the lilac color in worship flags.
anonymous on September 10, 2008:
INCREASE . . .
OVERFLOW . . .
AND MORE THAN ENOUGH!
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on August 17, 2008:
Being a sign painter many years ago, we had a book on many different font styles. We had to draw them all out by hand according to the size we needed. Today we have a wonderful resource right on our own computers. I have used Word to lay out the words I want to use. You can alter them by spacing them out, bold it and make the letters in italic. You can format the letters to be outlined so it doesn't use so much ink if you are making the letters that are not too large to fit on 8 1/2 by 11 paper and then trace the letters directly onto the silk.
Recently I purchased a projector to do very large lettering instead of graphing the letters onto a larger pattern. If you do not have a projector you can print your lettering on graph paper and then decide how large you need to make your squares to graph to a larger size. I pray this will be of help to you.
anonymous on August 14, 2008:
Making banners for my church. I can't seem to find script letter stencils in my local craft stores. What other resources are there.
cindyprayer on August 13, 2008:
I like worship flags and your lens have indeed teaches me the difference in every color. Great lens and God bless you!
Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on July 25, 2008:
When using words on a flag it is best to keep it very short and direct in the message. There are many wonderful names for our Lord, Savior and Creator. If you have a concordance do some research on the different names of God. It may even lead you to specific colors to use as well. Just give it a try to have fun worshiping in the presence of the Lord.
anonymous on July 24, 2008:
i want to know about what kind of words i can use on the worship flags. please help
anonymous on February 25, 2008:
GREAT IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY! Its been a long time that I am looking for this meanings of colors , and their it is.Some of my friends are asking me what are the meanings of the different colors , for now I can give them. And it encourage me more to continue in praising and worshiping Him through dancing with my tambourine. It's a big help for me and for my friends.God Bless!
anonymous on February 13, 2008:
This is a great site. I've always felt my calling the area of dance since I was very young. Now I'm 14, I want to be able to dance in HIS presence with the full understanding of praise/worship dance ministry. This was sooooo helpful. Keep doing what you doing.