I've heard that different colors have different symbols in western culture. Is that true? If so, could you give me some examples?
Answer from a Native speaker
It is true to some degree! They're mainly due to trends and marketing over the years. The main one I know is that "pink" is for girls. And "blue" is for boys. This distinction is used a lot when children are little. It's becoming less popular, but it's still a big thing. Then I'd say there are a few colour symbols related to nature. When it's autumn, many people will start wearing "autumn" colours like orange and red. Spring and summer are lighter and brighter colours. Green indicates growth. Due to marketing, purple indicates chocolate. A lot of chocolate brands use the colour purple on their packaging. Ex: For the baby shower, I got a pink dress for your baby! Ex: I know that it's Cadbury's chocolate since the packaging is purple.