Cremation urns for ashes don't have to be drab and dark. More families are choosing brighter and more colorful urns that symbolize something special for their loved one.
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Cremation urns 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. Families can now find urns in soft pink and purple, bright blue, green, elegant white, and yellow. Many of the traditional vase styles have matching mini urnsthat hold a smaller amount of ashes so family members can retain a keepsake portion 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 or pattern? What was their 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 of 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:
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:
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 want to try to match or compliment the colors and decor of that room.
Most 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 more 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 cremation urns 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.