Understanding the Symbolism of Church Stained Glass


Colorado Springs has some of the most beautiful church stained glass features in the state. For churches that are interested in creating custom stained glass for their property, a great way to gain inspiration from other churches around the world. Churches have always utilized stained glass as a way to showcase important biblical figures and teachings. This incredible medium has lent both beauty and function and is still very common in churches today. Did you know that church stained glass actually has intended symbolism behind every color?

Church Stained Glass Symbolism for Colorado Springs

  • Rainbow: Rainbow colors often signify union as well as God’s covenant with humanity.
  • Brown: Utilized as the symbol of renunciation of worldly things as well as spiritual death.
  • Gray: Indication of mourning and humility. Gray can also represent the immortality of the spirit.
  • Purple: Due to the belief that Christ wore purple before he was crucified, it now symbolizes endurance and suffering. Purple is also used for showcasing God the Father or royalty.
  • Yellow: Sometimes depicting treachery, yellow can also be an indicator of halos for saints or the Gates of Heaven for glory, power, and divinity.
  • Black: Not a very common color in church stained glass, black symbolizes regeneration and death.
  • White: Often representative of innocence, chastity, and purity, white is also closely tied to God.
  • Violet: A significant symbol of suffering, passion, truth, and love.
  • Green: The color of nature symbolizes rebirth, growth, spring, faith, immortality, and contemplation.
  • Blue: The color of the sky indicates hope, sincerity, piety, and heaven.
  • Red: Representative of the blood of Christ, red also showcases strong emotions like love and hate.

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