White is the traditional color worn by brides in the western world, as well as in Japan.
White is a color of mourning in China and parts of Africa.
It was the custom for the Queens of France to wear deuil blanc or "white mourning"
White was the color of deepest mourning among medieval European queens was white rather than black. This tradition survived in Spain until the end of the fifteenth century.
In Chinese culture, colors corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions, and the four seasons. White was associated with metal, west, and autumn.
A white flag is universally recognized as a symbol of truce.
The Japanese have six distinct terms to define whiteness.
The ancient Greeks wore white to bed to ensure pleasant dreams.
RELIGIOUS & MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATIONS WITH WHITE
In Christianity, a white lily represents the Madonna.
On Yom Kippur the Grand Rabbi dresses in white to restore an amiicable relationship between God and his people.
In the Bible, white represents the color of light and is an emblem of the divine.
The appearance of white in a dream is thought to represent happiness at home. White castles are a symbol of achievement, destiny perfectly fulfilled, and spiritual perfection.
Originally, scientists wore beige coats. In the late 19th century, medical professionals chose white ones. The color white was chosen because of the idea of hope and expectations for healing and recovery that the physicians would bring.
WHITE IN ATHLETICS AND SPORTS
Dr. Jigor Kano, founder of Judo, created divisions among students using Belt colors, in order to give students recognition for certain achievements. The white belt represents innocence, purity, and virginity of the soul and mind, just as in church the meaning of a white garment is sinless life.
QUOTES ABOUT WHITE
"White...is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black...God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white." -- G. K. Chesterton
"The first of all single colors is white ... We shall set down white for the representative of light, without which no color can be seen; yellow for the earth; green for water; blue for air; red for fire; and black for total darkness." -- Leonardo Da Vinci
Never use pure white; it doesn't exist in nature.” -- Aldro T. Hibbard
White covers a multitude of sins.” -- Jonathan Milne