• tommen
    1
    What could be something, can be anything, that if you change its color to white it will get a whole different meaning ?
    i'm taking a design course and i have a task to make a project and its theme is "white",
    so i'm trying to go with this direction
    will appreciate any idea :)
  • TheMadFool
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    Surprise your instructor or whoever will assess your work by using all the colors in the rainbow. White, after all, is a fusion of all colors. White gives you virtually unlimited freedom as far as hues go.
  • tim wood
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    that if you change its color to white it will get a whole different meaningtommen
    You have to make some decisions about what some of this means. "Whole different,"? in what sense? In a contrary or contradictory sense? Qualitative or quantitative? Or degree? Or a wholly other and unrelated sense? And mere changing colour? Or changing from a thing that is not white to a thing that is? Black and white.

    Try making a word list of all of the things that white seems to mean or signify. Do any of those admit of a different meaning or connotation if a different colour? How about knights, cowboy hats, wedding dresses? Battle or national flags and white flags. Politics: red Russians v. white Russians. Flesh colours - for a variety of reasons (do not mention race), indicator of emotion, or indicator of season and amount of time spent in the sun - and of if and where tan lines are.

    There's the distinction of colour as a sign, as meaningful, or just as an indicator of intrinsic meaning. The white flag, e.g., or is that a polar bear?

    Try to find phrases in which a colour is mentioned. "Red in tooth and claw," "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." And the colour of clothing and what different colours signify: socks, shirts, pants, and so forth. And so on.
  • jgill
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    A highly colored painting turned to pure white leaves nothing but an empty canvas.
  • Nils Loc
    812
    Smithsonian Magazine: True Colors, by Matthew Gurewitsch

    Teeth are important these days for the sake of making an impression. Show up to class with a mouth full of char-coaled teeth, red teeth, yellow teeth, blue teeth, green teeth. Folks might take a guess as to what you've been eating... Or just how sane you might be.
  • praxis
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    What could be something, can be anything, that if you change its color to white it will get a whole different meaning ?tommen

    A person.
  • praxis
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    No? Okay, how about a wedding dress. A black dress would make a statement, of some sort.

    According to vowsbridal.com, a black dress represents power, sexuality, sophistication, formality, wealth, mystery, depth, and best of all, sheer style.
  • Metaphysician Undercover
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    What could be something, can be anything, that if you change its color to white it will get a whole different meaning ?tommen

    Try any colour, or black is the best. If you change black to white it gets a whole different meaning.

    Seriously though, anything which has a particular colour as part of its essential nature takes on a different meaning if you change its colour. So the sky for example is blue, but if it goes to white, we go from a clear day to a cloudy day. And if the sky goes black, we go from day to night. Or, the grass is green. But if the grass goes to white there is a problem here, and if goes to black, it changes from living to dead.

    There are many things you can think of, whose colour is essential to their nature, an orange is orange, the night is black, etc., and if you change the colour of one of these things, that will produce a whole different meaning, because it throws an element of incoherency at you. 'The night was an eerie shade of white.'
  • ssu
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    No? Okay, how about a wedding dress. A black dress would make a statement, of some sort.praxis

    Actually here the traditional bride's dress was black.

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  • darthbarracuda
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    Albinism. Or maybe just skin pigmentation in general, which means so much to so many for such dumb reasons.
  • praxis
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    Ah, but the veil is white, and judging by the expression on her face is like a flag signaling surrender.
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