Colorful Urns For Ashes

Colorful Urns For Ashes

Urns for ashes don't have to be drab and dark. More families are choosing brighter colors that symbolize something special for their loved one.

Choosing a Colorful Urn for Ashes 

Urns for ashes are now available in beautiful colors and modern themes. Back in the day, you had a choice of drab or dark. Now, you've got so many options. Soft pink and purple, bright blue, green, elegant white, and yellow urns for ashes are some of the different colors that many families select. Many of the traditional vase styles have matching mini urns for ashes so family members can retain a keepsake portion of the ashes as a memento if desired.

When choosing a colorful urn for ashes, reflect on the tastes and style of your loved one. Did they have a favorite color,pattern, or maybe even birthstone? Were they notorious for wearing brightly colored fabrics or did neutrals better suit them? Were they elegant, stylish and up-to-date with all the trends? These are great questions to ask yourself when selecting a cremation urn for the ashes your loved one.

Even personality can come into play, as colors can evoke certain emotions or symbolize a particular sentiment or characteristic. Take the following examples:

  • Red: The color red reflects energy, love, power and passion.
  • Yellow: Yellow evokes feelings of happiness, hope and warm sunshine
  • Orange: The color orange is symbolic of creativity, enthusiasm and fun.
  • Blue: Loyalty, wisdom and strength are characteristics associated with the color blue.
  • Green: The color green often symbolizes growth, luck and harmony.
  • Purple: Purple represents royalty, luxury and ambition.
  • Pink: Sweet, playful, feminine, and tenderness
  • White: Elegance, purity, wisdom, goodness

 

Another method of deciding on a color, might be to consider your loved one's date of birth and the gem stone associated with it. Here's a chart to narrow it down: 

  • January: Garnet (Red, Brown)
  • February: Amethyst (Purple, Lavender)
  • March: Aquamarine or bloodstone (Blue / Green)
  • April: Diamond (White, Silver, Blue)
  • May: Emerald (Green)
  • June: Pearl (White, Silver)
  • July: Ruby (Red, Maroon)
  • August: Peridot or Sardonyx (Green, Yellow)
  • September: Sapphire (Blue, Red)
  • October: Opal (White)
  • November: Topaz (Blue, Green)
  • December: Turquoise (Blue, Green, Teal)

 

If you’re still having trouble choosing a color, simply think about where you plan to display the cremation urn. If you plan to keep it in the home, you might display it on a mantle or bookshelf in your living room, you might want to try to match or compliment the colors and decor of that room.

Most of the urns for ashes featured in the color category are crafted in sturdy metal, which is a solid and secure method of storing the cremains. Families tend to gravitate to the traditional vases or jars for ashes, but sometimes a box or cube shape may work better for burial or a niche at the cemetery. If that's the case, you can visit our gallery of boxes and containers to see the selection of memorial chests that are available. Most of these urns for ashes are crafted in wood and some styles even have additional storage for jewelry or other treasured heirlooms that you may want to add. 

Laser engraving is available for many of the styles and may add an extra day to the processing time. It's a good idea to mark the urn for identification purposes. Need help finding the perfect urn for ashes? Contact one of our friendly associates to assist.