Pakistan - Colors


Pakistan is one of the most colorful places in the world. The following photographs reflect the timeless and timely colors of the people, landscape, architecture, food, and much more of what can be seen in this unique country.

Some questions to answer: Do any of the contemporary examples reflect the timeless symbolism of the color? How has the color has evolved over time?  Could any of the contemporary examples of the color be found in your country?


Blue

Timeless Example of Blue
Sky - spirituality, tranquility, immaterial, mystical
Water - coolness, fluidity, cleanliness
Timeless example of blue
 


Blue in Pakistan Today
 
Blue garbage can blue window and people
Blue garbage can
 
Blue window shutters
 
Blue tile in mosque Worker in blue clothes
Blue tile in mosque Blue work clothes

 



Red

Timeless Example of Red
Fire - power, warmth, excitement, energy
Blood - danger, life energy, violence
Timeless example of red - fire and blood



Red in Pakistan Today
 
red berries red bagpipers
Red strawberries (also timeless)
 
Red bagpipers' uniforms at polo match
 
red henna and wedding dress Red script on back of truck
Red henna hands & wedding dress Red script on a sign

 



Green

Timeless Example of Green
Natural Landscape - growth, fertility, nourishment, renewal, hope
Timeless example of green in Pakistan



Green in Pakistan Today
 
Shalimar Gardens Flag of Pakistan
Shalimar Gardens in Lahore
( constructed in the 17th century)
 
The flag of Pakistan
 
green vegetables Gwen39;s green door
Vegetables in Landa Market Green door at house

 



Yellow

Timeless Example of Yellow
Fruit and Flowers - happiness, luminosity, hope, warmth, nourishment

Yellow fruit and flowers



Yellow in Pakistan Today
 
yellow kite yellow harness on ox
Kite and Basant (yellow) Festival
 
Harness on ox
 
big yellow chips yellow tile
Big chips
 
Mosaic tiles at Shalimar Gardens
 
cooking jalebi jalebi
Cooking jalebi Jalebi (a sweet)

 



Brown

Timeless Example of Brown
Earth and Rocks - nature, strength, dependability, nourishment, security, warmth
Browns in Landscape



Brown in Pakistan Today
 
brown field and cattle brown nuts
Water buffalo
 
Nuts and grains in Landa Market
 
Tarogil Village child Wall at Lahore Fort
Tarogil village The Lahore Fort

 



In conclusion, the most colorful of all ...

Bus art
Detail of painted bus
 

Bus in Islamabad


 

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