From notes found at Frida Kahlo’s bedside upon her death:
GREEN : Warm and good light
REDDISH PURPLE : Aztec. Tlapali. Old blood of prickly pear. The most alive and oldest.
BROWN : The color of mole, of the leaf that goes. Earth.
YELLOW : Madness, sickness, fear. Part of the sun and of joy.
COBALT BLUE : Electricity and purity. Love.
BLACK : Nothing is black. Really, nothing.
LEAF GREEN : Leaves, sadness, science. The whole of Germany is this color.
GREENISH YELLOW : More madness and mystery. All the phantoms wear suits of this color…or at least underclothes.
DARK GREEN : The color of bad news and good business.
NAVY BLUE : Distance. Also tenderness can be this blue.
MAGENTA* : Blood? Well, who knows!?
*No ‘magenta’ on WordPress!