When it comes to silicone bracelets, we understand how challenging it can be to create the perfect custom wristband for your specific needs. From multiple inscription methods, to various bandwidths, to optimal messaging and graphics, the vast assortment of customization options we offer can make designing wristbands seem like a daunting feat. And yet, one of the most common obstacles our customers face when personalizing their silicone wristbands is not about the design, but rather the color of the bracelet. Fortunately, we offer over 100 different silicone colors and patterns including solid, segmented, swirl, and glow-in-the-dark. However, if you’re looking for bracelet color ideas, you’ve come to the right place! While choosing one’s favorite color is usually how many wristband orders begin, if you’re not sure which band color to select (or why), there are other factors to consider to help you narrow it down!
Silicone bracelets have become synonymous with showing support for a cause or initiative, whether medical, social, environmental, political, etc. Because of this, there are an abundance of pre-established bracelet color schemes that represent particular causes, institutions, and affiliations. For example, pink is often used to support breast cancer detection & prevention; purple signifies domestic violence; red represents AIDS & heart disease awareness; and the list goes on. To learn more about which colors and causes are associated, click here.
While silicone bracelets aren’t typically utilized for security and validation purposes, they are commonly presented to eventgoers, patrons, and attendees as mementoes/souvenirs. And because silicone is inexpensive, reusable, and completely customizable, the brightly colored bracelets serve as perfect party favors! Some examples include:
- Weddings: couple’s silicone bracelets are often gifted at the ceremony or reception as wedding favors. Usually band colors are chosen based on the coinciding wedding color scheme, and typically customized with the couple’s name, wedding date, and quote or expression of gratitude. These bracelets are sentimental keepsakes that thank your guests for their presence and support, but they are also creative tokens to send prior to the wedding as the actual ‘Save the Date’!
- Holidays: every holiday has its own “classic” color scheme that most recognize and observe, so it makes sense why silicone wristbands work so well for any holiday gathering or festivity. Some of the most recognizable holiday color schemes used include:
- New Year’s Eve/Day: metallic silver & gold
- Valentine’s Day: pink, red, & white
- Saint Patrick’s Day: green
- Easter: pastels (pink, yellow, orange, seafoam green, lavender)
- Independence Day (4th of July): red, white, & blue
- Halloween: orange & black
- Thanksgiving: autumnal (red, orange, yellow, brown)
- Christmas: green & red
Silicone is like any other wristband style in that the purpose is to identify something about the person wearing the band. Therefore, conveying important information or instructions via colored silicone wristbands is an easy and effective practice. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, green, yellow, and red silicone bracelets helped to communicate social distancing preferences, as well as serve as visual indicators for individual comfort levels. Inspired from the colors used in traffic lights, green, red, and yellow were determined to be good bracelet colors since the meaning behind each coincides with a universally-accepted color code. Each band color stood for a different preference:
- Green (i.e. ‘Go’) would typically indicate that person is ok with being approached at shorter distances (6” or less) and might even welcome direct contact like handshakes or hugs
- Yellow (i.e. ‘Caution’) would typically indicate that person is exercising caution and minimal direct contact is preferred (but some indirect contact such as elbow bumps or air high-fives may be appropriate)
- Red (i.e. ‘Stop’) would typically indicate that person should not be approached or touched at any distance (6” or more of space), no exceptions
Color-coded silicone bracelets can be used to signify any aspect or piece of information the wearer wishes to make visible/known to others. So long as the coloring “system” is understood by the intended audience, then the bracelet fulfills its purpose. An example of this is silicone ‘salvation’ bracelets. Also referred to as ‘wordless’ bracelets, these are used as evangelism teaching tools and reminders to faithfully seek God. Representing different key aspects of the Christian gospel beliefs, the colors of faith bracelet meanings include:
- Black for sin
- Red for blood
- Blue for baptism
- White for cleansing
- Green for growth
- Yellow for Heaven
- Purple for worship
Our colored silicone wristbands are made with 100% non-allergenic silicone (latex & lead free); they are soft but durable, as well as reusable. If you need help determining which style of custom, colored silicone wristbands is right for you, check out our silicone buying guide and find your perfect fit now!