What is God’s favorite color in the Bible?
The Bible says God is the creator of everything, including colors.
God made every color we see, including the ones we love and do not really like.
The beautiful thing about God creating colors is that He confessed that they are all beautiful and good (Genesis 1:31). The Bible did not state God’s favorite color. In fact, many verses relate God, His dwelling place, throne, miracles, and wondrous work with diverse colors, making it challenging to handpick one color as God’s favorite.
Does God really have a favorite color?
Keep reading to discover God’s relationship with color and how the Bible portrays Him through colors.
“And saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as bright blue as the sky.” (Exodus 24:10)
Have you considered the vastness of the sky and sea?
These two magnificent phenomena do not only share similarities in size, but they have the same color: blue.
The sky mainly represents God’s dwelling place.
The Bible says Jesus would appear in the sky during the last days when He comes the second time (Matthew 24:30). This represents power, majesty, and judgment.
The sea is a reservoir of God’s wondrous works.
The waves and water creatures display God’s creative power, strength, and fierceness (Genesis 1:21).
The color blue represents God’s unlimited power, vastness, and sovereignty.
The scripture above also shows how the color of blue is a significant part of God’s appearance.
Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up the mountain.
They saw God place His leg on a pavement or platform made of sapphire stone as bright blue as the sky.
Blue prominently features in God’s appearance, making it a symbol of revelation.
This is used to express the revealed God.
The color blue also features in Ezekiel’s vision about God.
“Above this surface was something that looked like a throne made of blue lapis lazuli. And on this throne high above was a figure whose appearance resembled a man” (Ezekiel 1:26).
These scriptures prove that blue is a color God loves.
“And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.” (Revelations 4:3)
One of the prominent colors in the world is green.
It represents productivity, abundance, and prosperity. It signifies life and fertility.
How green a field is can determine its richness and ability to yield increase. God represents life. He gives life.
For example, during creation, He formed man from the dust of the earth. Then He breathed His breath of life into the human form He had molded, and it became a living being (Genesis 2:7).
The Bible also describes the Garden of Eden as a place full of plants and fruitful trees.
This gives a picture of a lush greenery garden full of life and abundance for man to flourish and prosper.
“And out of the ground, the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” (Genesis 2:9)
These show God’s connection with the green color. However, one of the most striking connections of the color with God is in Revelation 4:3, where the color Green surrounds God’s throne.
God’s choice of having a green-like rainbow arch on His throne shows His power to give life and make man prosper.
That is why one of His first mandates to man was for Him to be fruitful and multiply.
“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:28)
The Bible describes the righteous and godly as those who blossom and do not wither.
“He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper” (Psalm 1:3).
“And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.” (Exodus 13:21)
The pillars of cloud and fire both represent God’s presence. However, one fascinating truth about fire and clouds is that they are white to certain degrees.
The color of the hottest flame is typically white or blue, depending on the material burned.
The blue or white color indicates that the flame emits a significant amount of energy in the form of visible light, and it indicates a high-temperature fire. However, we know through scripture that God is a consuming fire, who those not need to be set ablaze before burning (Hebrews 12:29). 1 John 1:5 says God is light.
On the other hand, clouds appear white during the daytime because they scatter sunlight in all directions, making them appear white when sunlight passes through them.
Since the pillar of the cloud appears during the day, it is most likely white.
Therefore, God does not only love white; He takes the form of cloud and fire, representing His glory and fierceness to protect His children.
White also represents purity and holiness, which are God’s attributes.
1 Samuel 2:2 and Revelation 15:4 made bold statements, including, “No one is holy like the Lord” and “For You [God] alone are holy.”
This statement represents God as purity personified. Isaiah 1:18 paints an imagery of God having the capacity to make those stained and tainted by sin as white as snow.
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” White is also one of Jesus’s favorite colors.
“The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.” (Revelation 21:21)
Heaven is God’s seat of authority. “Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?” (Isaiah 66:1).
Heaven can be called God’s palace.
This is not just an ordinary palace but a magnificent one adorned with all the precious stones and gems one can ever imagine. However, what stands out is the street of gold.
The Bible says heaven is covered with pure gold, transparent like glass.
This can be termed as a massive show of wealth.
Gold represents royalty and great wealth.
It shows class and the distinguishing factor between those living a life of prosperity and affluence and the ones languishing in poverty.
God used gold in such a manner to prove that He created and owns all the great riches of the world and hidden wealth eyes have not seen, ears have not heard, and the heart has not conceived.
God chooses Gold as a favorite color to adorn the streets of heaven as a message to us that we are becoming extremely rich to the point of overflow and excess is permitted.
After all, the Bible says we shall lend to nations and never borrow.
Those who will lend to nations will be billionaires, as King Solomon was so wealthy that gold was like the dust of the earth during his reign.
“Also the king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars as abundant as the sycamores which are in the lowland.” (2 Chronicles 1:15)
“Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine woven linen and blue, purple, and scarlet thread; with artistic designs of cherubim you shall weave them.” (Exodus 26:1)
The color purple is generally associated with royalty.
This is true based on the uniqueness and scarcity of the color. However, beyond the glitz, glamour, and show of influence, purple is a unique color God personally handpicked to be richly used in the adornment of His temple and his priests.
In the Old Testament, when Moses received instruction to build the ark of the covenant and the temple of the Lord, God gave Him specific instructions about materials, colors, measurements, and talents to build the ark, His dwelling place, where His presence will be among His people.
In Exodus chapters 24-28, God seemed to prefer purple among other colors.
God instructed that the curtains, vail, hanging for the door of the tent, twined linen, etc., highlight the purple color.
This is the same with the high priest’s ephod. God chose purple as one of the colors for this spiritual garment (Exodus 28:6).
Using purple garments to approach the holy of holies and offer sacrifices as the high priest is a big deal because it shows how much God cherishes the color.
Those who can approach God’s presence are the chosen ones. These are the ones God delights in and whose sacrifices would be acceptable before Him.
How does this apply to us today?
1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
Therefore, when next you wear a purple dress, you remember that God has chosen you; He has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light so you can shine your light in this dark world and create hope and direction for the lost.
“You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim.” (Exodus 26:31)
Scarlet is another color that is strongly associated with God.
It represents love, especially the blood of the Lamb that was slain for the remission of our sins.
Just like the colors purple and blue, the scarlet has a dominant presence in God’s temple or holy place and the holy garment of the high priest.
Scarlet is also used symbolically to represent sin and the need for redemption.
Isaiah 1:18 says, “Come now, let us settle the matter. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
This verse emphasizes God’s promise of forgiveness and cleansing, transforming sin into purity.
This beautiful scripture juxtaposes two symbolic meanings of the scarlet: sin and redemption.
Scarlet stains our garments and cuts us off from God’s love, protection, and grace (Revelation 17:3-4).
However, another scarlet [Jesus’ blood] wipes off the stain of sin, makes us pure as snow, and reconciles us to God.
“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
In the Old Testament, scarlet was used in rituals of atonement and purification.
The blood of sacrificial animals was often sprinkled on altars, and people’s garments, and scarlet was associated with these rituals, signifying the cleansing power of sacrifice (Leviticus 14:4-6, Leviticus 14:51-52).
Also, the scarlet symbolizes courage and valor.
The Scarlet Cord mentioned in Joshua 2:18, which Rahab used to save herself and her family, is an example. It represented her faith and courage in aiding the Israelite spies.
Isaiah 42:13 says God will go before us like a mighty man of war and stir up His zeal like a man of war.
This scripture depicts God as a courageous warrior who is undisputed. This is one of the core representations of the color red: valor, strength, and power.
God is magnificent.
He is limitless and cannot be put in a box. God expresses Himself through diverse ways and colors.
Therefore, He can speak to you using different shades of color. When this happens, focus on the message, not the color, because God created and loves them all.