There are 6 main colors in embroidered shirts (Vishyvanka), symbolizing the colors of embroidery:
Black – symbolizes the earth and its fertility;
Red – joy and love for people and life. Children’s and women’s Vishyvanka are most often decorated with red embroidery;
Blue – physical and spiritual purity. Blue embroidery is most often present on men’s and children’s Vishyvanka;
White – symbolizes innocence, chastity and purity. Previously, only unmarried girls could wear white embroidery.
Gold (yellow) – is a symbol of prosperity, wealth, well-being and joy.
Green – is a female color. Symbolizes youth, spring, serenity and beauty.