White

Moods: Joy, lightness, neutral, cold.

Symbolic Meanings: Solemnity, purity, chastity, femininity, humility, joy, light, innocence, fidelity, cowardice.

Media. White is used in movie titles more than any color but black. Films such as White Mama (1980), White Hunter Black Heart (1990), and White Lie (1991) feature the darker, racial meanings of whiteness.

See also SIGNAL, Chinese lanterns.

(Information after bolded italics copyright by Richmond, Virginia P., James C. McCroskey and Steven K. Payne [1991]. Nonverbal Behavior in Interpersonal Relations [2nd Ed., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall], p. 172.)

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