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I Dream In Color

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    Am I the Exception???

    I didn't realize it was odd that I dreamed in color until a friend of mine was looking at my dream journals and commented on the vivid colors I had used to describe different scenes in my dreams.  He thought I had embellished my journal entries because of this.  So am I...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    I had a period of 5 years of no dreaming.

    Followed by 10 years of intense dreaming in color. Now, for the last 2 years I dream 90% in black or gray color. About 3 dreams per night.
    cybervince cybervince 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    Beautiful Dreams STOLEN By Prescription Drugs

    I always dream in color and seems the colors are more vivid and intense than in waking life. I take absolutely NO drugs of any kind, (never have), don't smoke, drink or engage in promiscuous sex. My dreams are so wonderful many times I'm sorry I have to wake up. But I have a...
    kulshady kulshady 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    Fever Dreams and Warring Colours

    This particular dream was more about colour than just in colour. It was a fever dream, I went to sleep with an aching head, far later than I should have. I felt sickness coming on so I rolled myself up in blankets and doonas to try and sweat away the fever. It didn't...
    Pretzel Pretzel 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2008

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    A lot of my dreams are sporadic.

    Sometimes these dreams are irrelevant or they have meaning. A good majority of the time...because your brain is still conscious while you sleep, my dreams will express tomorrow. It's always colorful, too...not like the normal, every day blue sky, green grass, all the colors of...
    Imaginarionify Imaginarionify 22-25, F Apr 18

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    Familiar Dreams

    For the past while my dreams are the in same place (a place I lived not to long ago). Except it looks a bit different. Its almost always late evening. And there's always a weird, eerie vibe that kind of feels like im running or hiding from something. I miss living there so I...
    charlotteee charlotteee 16-17, F Apr 10, 2010

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    Not Just In Color

    When I first learned that women dream in color and men in black and white, I was totally surprised.  I am a man, and my dreams have often been in color: technicolor, pastels, powder, vivid color that isn't even possible in real world. I have also had dreams in black and...
    Swarmy Swarmy 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    Both

    I dream in color and black & white.
    love2kiss love2kiss 31-35, F Oct 18, 2013

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    Soo Real!

    I dream in color all the time. The color in my head is even brighter and easier to "see" than real life. My dreams are intense and I can remember them for hours after waking up. I'm color blind a bit, so it's nice to imagine things so much brighter and deeper.
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2011

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    Is This Odd?

    I thought everyone dreams in colour? Don't they??? I always have, I don't think I have ever had a black and white dream. IncognitoX
    Incognitoisme Incognitoisme 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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    I didn't know that you could dream in black

    and white. I just thought color was like the normal thing.
    Sapphirebee27 Sapphirebee27 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Usually there in color Though I only pay

    attention to the foreground of the scenes
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M Dec 2, 2013

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    Generally....

    My dreams are quite...erhhh....'quirky' I think is the best way to mention them.... I don't believe that I have ever dreamed in black and white, only colour... My dreams have changed over the years, to a degree..... I used to have these dreams that were very 'Alice In...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    So Real.........

    When ever I dream if I ever come to remember it, it feels very real. I've even woken up feeling that my dreams were more real then the bed I've been sleeping upon the whole night. In my dreams the world seems more in tune to my senses in sight, smell, hearing, taste even touch...
    PureEvil PureEvil 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2011

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    This is un-fair and un-just,

    if you feel the same hart this experience
    somethin2say somethin2say 22-25, F Aug 6

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    In Living Color

    I'm glad to see that other people dream in color as well.  I had heard about people dreaming in black and white, but I have always drempt in color.  I can also control and/or change my dreams if I realize that I am dreaming, which is awesome lol  I think it's quite...
    Miluna Miluna 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2009

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    Has anyone had exceptional colorful dreams?

    Did anything lead to it. 20 years ago I was taking some antidepressants and I would have colorful dreams. I remember the greens being so green. I have not used antidepressant since and I no longer have vivid color dreams.
    asherjoh asherjoh 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    tfire09 tfire09 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    Test

    There was a rainbow, an unicorn and lots of skittles
    robhold robhold 31-35 Jun 26, 2013

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    Dreaming Of The West Coast

    I enjoyed living in Oregon in my youth. Temperate, rainy, green. I still miss the Pacific Northwest. Sometimes I go there in my mind, a dark brown boar amongst the green ferns and various fauna of the rainforest. Someday would also like to hike Mt Rainier. The Holy Mountain...
    Vargasz Vargasz 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    Colorful Dreams

    I haven't ever had a black and white dream. I always thought that everyone had dreams in color, but apparently not.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2013

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    Strange Dream Needs Interpretation!

    Mt dreams are often odd and always in color but this one was so strange that I wonder if anyone has an idea what it could mean: I'm divorced (irl) and in my dream I was not yet. My husband and a woman were inside a house that didn't seem to be mine, not sure. They were arguing...
    raggedbluemonkey raggedbluemonkey 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    Water Theme

    Lately, I've noticed that athe dreams that stick with me always have a strong water theme.  Typically, there is a boat involved, and often there is trouble, and the water becomes a menace. Got any ideas on meaning?
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 12 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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    This Is My First Dream I Ever Remember Having.

    I have always dreamed in color. For me this is the norm. I have had dreams so real that I was unable to shake the feeling of still being in the dream for several moments after. Some were amazing! Some very scarey. ( I am talking raise the hair off your head) lol. I was a little...
    IamGreenEyes IamGreenEyes 31-35, F Jan 18, 2013

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    I've heard a minority dream in color.

    Everyone i know and talk to dream in color. What are the odds I know just people who dream in color?! I don't buy that most people or any don't dream in color !
    Lovethebump Lovethebump 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I'm so close to my dream,

    I can almost taste it. I've always had big dreams but non like this. And one day I'll be a boule to touch it
    somethin2say somethin2say 22-25, F Jan 14

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    she decided to free herself dance into the

    wind create a new language and birds fluttered around her , writing .. yes .. in the sky - monique duval -
    birdblu birdblu 31-35, F 3 Responses May 17

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    Aren'T All Dreams In Color?

    I have never once had a dream that was not in color.
    Thelonephilosopher Thelonephilosopher 16-17, M Sep 8, 2013

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    Colorific.

    Dreaming in color is great. I don't remember my dreams after I wake up but I do dream in color. I remember it because my dreams usually turn into nightmares with the sky turning black and zombie bunnies roaming my neighborhood, I also have to watch out for joe biden (i have no...
    EmptyAleph EmptyAleph 22-25 Mar 13, 2013

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    Painted Dreams

    To the best of my memory I have always dreamt in color. Not only that but usually depending on the imagery of the dream itself, the colors are very bright and vivid. I’ve read that the majority of people are in fact unable to dream in color and actually dream in black and white...
    AncientWizard AncientWizard 26-30, M Nov 9, 2011

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    Very Colorful

    I always thought that everybody's dreams were in color my dreams are very colorful and bright sometimes more colorful than real life. I could not imagine my dreams been in black and white it just would be so strange and I don't think I could get used to it.
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    BLACK and White Dreams? Wow!

    I HAVEN'T DONE ANY RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF DREAMS. I RARELY HAVE THEM. THE ONES I'VE HAD HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN COLOR THOUGH. DIDN'T THINK THAT WAS ANYTHING SPECIAL. AFTER ALL, THAT'S HOW I SEE THE WORLD. I'D THINK A PERSON THAT'S COLOR BLIND WOULD DREAM THAT WAY. STRANGE... GUESS...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    A Little About Me

    I always dream in colour, I invariably remember my dreams, sometimes up to 20 years after I have had them. I can also fly in my dreams, it took me awhile to develop this in my dreams in order to save myself from dying in my dreams, wherein I would wake up with a fright. So now if...
    dreamsurfer68 dreamsurfer68 41-45, M Jan 8, 2012

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    Whee!

    Once I even dreamed in cartoon!
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2012

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    Dream Masters

    I dream almost every night, and when I do, I know I'm dreaming. The odd thing tho is my control of the dream. I can generally chang things about the dream to my liking and control myself and others. I also have this conplete fearlessness because of this. Im sure there are...
    GravG GravG 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    Never Thought About It

    My dreams are so detailed and down right strange, yet I have never thought about whether or not they are in color... Until my dream the other night. I was in an air plane sitting on a blow up air mattress glanced over at a girl to notice that her nose was bleeding, then it seemed...
    Benassi Benassi 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2013

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    Always Have

    I have always dreamed in colour. People seem to think this is strange. I also tend to have vivid dreams that I remember for years afterwards (sometimes they are quite complicated and long, and/or seem like a movie).
    fatcow fatcow 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2008

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    Sometimes black and white; sometimes color.

    When a dream is in color, invariably I have two or more simultaneous dreams and one of them is in color while the others are black and white.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 9

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    I Dream In Color

    I have always dreamed in color. I thought everyone did until I began having sessions with a psychologist and life planner named Martha. Martha has a Doctorate as well has many other degrees. Martha told me that a majority of people do not dream in color. I also have almost...
    oberon02 oberon02 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    Some Statistics

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/02/health/02real.html Childhood exposure to black-and-white television seems to be the common denominator. A study published this year, for example, found that people 25 and younger say they almost never dream in black and white. But people over 55...
    RBRead RBRead 31-35, F Apr 15, 2012

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    I Do. Don't You?

    Initially I joined this group because I do dream in colour and I liked the idea of a group dedicated to that. I thought It was one of those groups like "i have feet" were everyone could join because it is a mutual experience. After perusing the stories here I have come to realize...
    silvercyanide silvercyanide 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    Weird Dream ...

    Before I joined this group, I asked myself if I dream in color or not and I found out that I do dream in color. Once I had a dream that my husband cheated me with a girl who wears greeny top and hot pants. So Im pretty sure that I dream in color.
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F May 31, 2012

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    I Was Cured By A Dream, Is That Normal?

    Ok. I was diagnosed with OCD and anxiety a few months ago and have been on medication and counselling for a while now. I have been slowly getting better and I was getting back to normal, but with the OCD being a main part of my everyday life (anyone with OCD will understand what...
    vapoura42 vapoura42 16-17 Aug 7, 2013

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    I Dream In Color, How About You?

    I've been dreaming about a lot of things lately. The things I dream about range from simplest to complex, innocent to naughty, stuff like that. Of course, my dreams are all in vivid color. Sometimes my dreams feel so real as if I'm in another world while I dream - pretty obvious...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    pilotbob75 pilotbob75 36-40, M Jan 11

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    Dreamed And it seemed a gangster movie.

    The boss killed many people but he loves animals lol Strange dream....
    DumbusMaximus DumbusMaximus 26-30, F Dec 27, 2013

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    I'm very glad I found this forum.

    A lot of these posts are pretty descriptive of the places I've gone in my dreams this past year. There are different places I go on different nights all within this bigger place I've dreamt up, which kind of seems to be concocted from my home town on the beach and where I live...
    Koug Koug 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Doesn't Everyone?

    I have never dreamed in black and white or just one color. I thought everyone dreamed in color. Now my curious as to why some do and some don't. I mean this is something that I have never brought up in conversation. Leave it to Ep. lol
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F Oct 14, 2013

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    I have never dreamed in black

    and white! I thought everyone dreamt in color! Sometimes I have no clue I'm dreaming until I really wake up. I also will be dreaming and wake up and then go on with my life and come to find out I'm still dreaming! So aggravating lol
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    The Color, Defined

    I often wonder what color makes life beautiful, Is it the yellow inspired by the sun, or the white associated with peaceful dove. Is it the dark brown of a nourished Earth, or the pink that makes each of us unique. Perhaps the soothing blue of water or the orange of a crimson...
    moonshine101 moonshine101 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2012

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    I had a dream of a white horse running.

    It was running through town. I could not catch it. up and down street and around corners. The white horse was magnificent looking but also looked like it was ghostly. like a spirt not quiet transparent but a little. the tail was longer the normal and floated behind it like a...
    budyzer budyzer 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 4

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    You Mean...

    ...all people don't dream in color?! Seriously, I thought it was normal to dream in color and be able to read things legibly and feel pain and smell things and taste...my dreams feel so literally real that I've actually had to stop myself from trying to go off of a memory from...
    LEBsCreations LEBsCreations 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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