- "It's like the Empire wants to paint over everything with its boring shades of gray, black, and white. Sabine puts the color back. I think TIE fighters look a lot better after one of her paint bombs has gone off."
- ―Ezra Bridger, on rebel artist Sabine Wren
The color of an object was its property of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects light. The planet of Felucia hosted many translucent life-forms that colored the sunlight as its beams penetrated their skin. Blue, green, red, and yellow were examples of colors.
The color of a Jedi lightsaber's blade was defined by its kyber crystal, which was harvested from the Crystal Cave on Ilum. A lightsaber crystal was colorless until it was found by a Jedi youngling, where the youngling would then become attuned to the crystal and the crystal would display its color. Apparently, this is what governed the colors of Jedi lightsabers. A Jedi's lightsaber blade was usually green or blue; other colors were possible but rare, such as Mace Windu's purple-bladed lightsaber. Meanwhile, the process of bleeding resulted in the crimson color seen on lightsabers wielded by dark side users.
Scavengers on Jakku noted the differences in color of various starship fuels spilled from the remains of ships that fought during the Battle of Jakku. Some of these fuels could be dangerous to their health. Red and purple denoted strontium and rubidium, respectively, with both being highly poisonous if breathed in. Green indicated the presence of barium, which was also poisonous but could be handled with extreme care. The appearance of chrome color in the sand meant rhydonium had spilt. Other fuel components were less hazardous, such as gold-colored iron, blue-colored copper, orange-colored calcium, and yellow-colored sodium.
- "Reminds me of Janyor's protest paintings on Bith."
"Janyor of Bith is a major influence."
- ―Lando Calrissian and Sabine Wren discuss Janyor's influence on the latter's art
In the galaxy, colors were often culturally significant. For example, the color red was associated with diplomatic immunity under the Galactic Republic. However, the color red was sometimes regarded as intense and aggressive. For that reason, the Sith wielded red lightsaber blades that represented their destructive view of the Force. Nevertheless, the members of many Force-worshipping sects native to Jedha donned scarlet vestments.
Likewise, the white color of clone trooper armor signified an honorable symbol of defense before becoming skewed into one of a faceless icon of conformity under the Galactic Empire. During the Clone Wars, the clone troopers were referred to as "the boys in white." In the days of the Old Republic, silver was used as a status symbol for royalty, as residents of Naboo used chromium to cover their fighters and cruisers.
All languages combined, there existed forty billion, eleven million, seven hundred forty-two thousand, nine hundred and eighty-three accepted synonyms for the color blue. In Galactic Basic, known shades of blue included ao, aqua, azure, and royal blue.
The Galactic Empire favored muted colors of gray, white and black and tried to redesign things in this color scheme wherever possible. Sabine Wren was not in favor of this practice and used graffiti to provide bursts of brighter color. In the Imperial Military, the wearing of white tunics was generally reserved for either Grand Admirals or members of the Imperial Security Bureau.
The flight suits worn by the starfighter pilots of the Resistance were dyed in a hue known as "interstellar orange." Each group was also designated by various hues such as Red, Green, Blue, and Gold Squadrons, along with their leaders.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 2.0 2.1
- ↑ ; image #5
- ↑ 6.0 6.1
- ↑ Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ Ahsoka
- ↑ Rey's Survival Guide
- ↑ Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
- ↑ Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy
- ↑ Dark Disciple
- ↑ Forces of Destiny: Tales of Hope & Courage
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero
- ↑ Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition