Sorry I didn’t post this sooner, Will. Ever since December, I’ve had a hard time getting back into blogging. I don’t know why. I’ll try to start posting more often again.
Anyway, Will sent this to me a couple weeks ago. You know how much I love symbolism, and color holds a lot of it.I’ve talked a lot about Aisha and Nex’s color symbolism, both individually and as a couple.
But this time, we’re talking about the Winx and how their favorite colors may correspond to their relationships. Take it away, Will.
Color Dynamics in “Winx Club”
I actually got to thinking about this over the weekend, and how that Aisha’s favorite color in the Curiosities section of the season four website listed orange, but it was updated to blue from season five onwards. This then got me to thinking about her relationships and how each of the other girls’ favorite colors might play a role in their friendships…or friendly rivalries.
Going with the originally listed favorite colors of:
Honorable Mention — Roxy: violet
We can then go to our color wheel and see blends, compliments, and Stella’s least favorite thing: clashes. Yes, clashes.
Orange and Green are clashing colors. Sound familiar? That could lead to multiple fights between the two, resulting in hot water. Stella, before learning to mind her temper, could have led to a color clashing issue, letting her louder fashionista mouth run ahead of her brain.
The natural complement of orange is blue. This is why we rarely saw any Tecna interaction early on. Aisha simply had no drama with her (and vice versa), almost like both of them were semi-automatic robots before somebody opened them up.
Then we have the mediator color: violet, a.k.a. Roxy. Violet blends with all, even its natural complement of yellow. Roxy is supposed to grow into Flora’s “drama nerfing” role, but is held back due to her having so many pressures on her prohibiting her adventures, studies, and just fun in general. Rainbow simply can’t allow Roxy full time adventuring because she takes the pointless Muri and cheap Bly drama away and literally feeds it to her llamas, which is the proper place for it. This is why Roxy and Aisha get closer in the season four comics. Roxy is the every fairy and can be what whoever needs.
Lastly, we come to the blends: pink, red, and yellow blend nicely with orange. When she’s needing someone to vent to, Aisha’s close to Flora because orange and pink can make peach tea or strawberry and watermelon smoothies when needed, since it’s good to vent over a healthy beverage to calm nerves, which she apparently had a lot of. If Aisha is needing to be with somebody who isn’t afraid to get dirty and likes destroying enemies on any field like nobody’s buisness, she’ll be closer to Bloom, as red and orange become scarlet. And when she just wants to be alone, but needs nice calm tunes, Musa gets the call, turning the orange and yellow into a flower named for its color: the goldenrod.
So, why was the update for Aisha from orange to blue like Tecna in season five? So time with Musa also meant the same amount of time with Tecna and Flora, since Bloom and Stella tend to be joined at the hip. By Aisha now being a blue like Tecna, she blends with green, which lessens the Stella bickering, but not enough, and Aisha is free to help Tecna get much needed screentime and make sure Tecna “speaks English” and not “Tecnababble” that requires a “Timmylator”.