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Color Heart Emoji: 16 Ways to Decode Heart Emojis, the Meaning & Use It Right

Blue heart, orange heart, purple heart, green heart, white heart, red heart, yellow heart, black heart… Do you know the different heart emojis, their meanings, and how to use a colored heart emoji in a text? Find out here!

colorful heart emojis

All colorful heart emojis on your phone carry special meanings. Almost every text and social media post we see is embellished with emojis, and that’s because they help us communicate feelings more easily than through plain text itself.

The various colorful heart emojis are used by today’s generation almost all the time. They are found everywhere and used by everyone, from influencers to celebrities to insurance companies to politicians. It’s safe to say that one day, we’ll be able to shorten all human interactions through technology to emojis alone!

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Emojis for flirting

Lots of people have become accustomed to using emojis when flirting with someone. They’re simple, suggestive, and fun. It’s inarguably easiest to flirt over text with someone when you use emojis as an effortless way of connecting with them. It keeps a nice light-hearted edge to the conversation and doesn’t come across as too clingy.

One emoji set that many people use when text flirting is the different colors of heart emojis. There are plenty to choose from, in different colors and shapes, each with different meanings. But what do all the different hearts emoji mean exactly? Let’s understand the meaning behind every heart emoji color. [Read: Texting etiquette and 20 unwritten rules of savvy texting]

What do the colorful heart emojis mean?

If you find yourself scratching your head and wondering about these heart emoji meanings, fear not. Let’s run through the different kinds and what they symbolize so that you stay on top of your flirty text game! Bear in mind that these hearts look slightly different sometimes, depending on the platform.

1. Blue heart 💙

The blue heart emoji can be used for a variety of emotions and meanings. On the one hand, they symbolize a deep attraction. Think deep waters, mysterious oceans, and stability. This heart emoji should be reserved for someone whom you feel unfathomable depths of meaningful connection with.

On the other hand, they also symbolize something much filthier. People use blue emoji hearts to express enjoyment in sexual water sports and indicate a fetish for BDSM.

With that, the blue heart emojis should be used with caution — you should be aware of the double meaning of this one and be attentive to the context in which you use them so that people know what your intent is! [Read: 8 “facts” you think you know about BDSM debunked]

2. Green heart 💚

Many people use the green heart emoji to show a connection with a much greener, healthier side of themselves. They express their spiritual side that feels connected to Mother Nature and an earthiness that encompasses them. The green heart is great for anyone with a green thumb.

It’s regularly used by vegetarians looking to find and flirt with like-minded veggies. This way, they narrow down who would be compatible based on their moral standpoint when it comes to animal welfare.

Use the green heart emoji mindfully, as this heart signifies possessiveness or jealousy in relationships as well. Or used to find love on St. Patrick’s Day on various dating apps and Instagram.

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3. Yellow heart 💛

The yellow heart emoji symbolizes the purity of the heart. They are synonymous with new beginnings, youth, sunshine, spring, purity, and strength. These are all great personality traits to have that you may want to express to the person on the receiving end of your texts. This heart is the simplest way of doing that.

The color yellow itself radiates and conveys a burst of light, hope, and clarity. You’ll find the yellow heart emoji mostly on Snapchat, as this heart appears next to the name of the contact that you snap the most, representing an amiable connection between you both.

This emoji is the closest color to gold, so it, therefore, means a heart of gold. Use it accordingly to demonstrate your warmth of character.

[Read: Snapchat streak rules – How to keep your intimate connections alive]

4. Purple heart 💜

This heart emoji is regularly used to portray glamour or wealth. This color means regality and power in many countries and different cultures. It’s already an intense, rich-looking color, so it’s not surprising that it often symbolizes royalty.

Using the purple heart emoji mirrors those kinds of ambitions, and many fashion-forward people and celebrities use them. This emoji can also show your flirty, sparkling personality and communicate to your partner that you prefer the finer things in life.

Those in the military and armed forces also send this emoji to their loved ones as it demonstrates the attributes of duty, honor, and compassion.

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5. Orange heart 🧡

Orange is a very strong and energetic color. It can be very attention-grabbing, so it’s often used in advertising. However, in the digital world, the orange heart represents happiness and enthusiasm. Since orange is a controversial color, people either love this emoji or hate it. 

The color orange is also associated with warmth and light, so you may also send an orange heart emoji to express feelings of care and comfort. When you want to show support to your friend, send them a few orange hearts. [Read: How to reconnect with old friends & rebuild your lost friendships]

The emoji is also known as the coward’s red heart, as it is used when you want to send a red heart but don’t have the courage to.

This emoji is also linked to the fall as the color of pumpkins and dying leaves. This heart emoji is most used during the Halloween season. So, next time you post about Halloween on social media, use the orange heart! [Read: The most insanely easy Halloween costumes for couples]

6. Red heart ❤️

As we all universally recognize, this classic heart is synonymous with true love. It represents passion, deep connection, romance, friendship, and unconditional love. It can be used in romantic and non-romantic situations, as it is often sent to friends and family at the end of text messages.

On Snapchat, a red heart emoji appears next to contacts that are your number one BF for more than two weeks in a row.

This blood-red love heart emoji is no doubt the appropriate heart to use to convey an all-around sense of pure love. Due to its flexibility in meaning, it can be used in a variety of contexts. [Read: Different ways to say I love you without saying a word]

7. Black heart 🖤

The black heart emoji has so many meanings. It’s the perfect emoji for when you’re feeling down and misunderstood. You may see people posting emotional captions using this black heart or when they want to make a dark humor joke. Also, if you’re a goth, this is your go-to emoji.

However, the black heart is used increasingly to show support for the black lives matter movement. 

Black is also a very elegant and powerful color, and fashionistas love to use this heart to match their classy outfits and black and white-themed Instagram feeds. So, the black heart emoji is not always used with a negative meaning.

[Read: How to be a lady: 23 classy women traits that awe everyone else]

8. Sparkling heart 💖

This heart with stars around it is used regularly on Instagram by celebrities and fashion divas. For some, it is a way to symbolize intense love or wearing your heart on your sleeve. It represents a sparkling personality out there for everyone to see.

It has also been used to try and gain more attention on Instagram and Twitter posts, as it’s very eye-catching. The bright pink and the gleaming sparkles are difficult to ignore, which is why it has become a favorite among most emoji users.

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9. Triple hearts

A triple heart emoji is used to promote body positivity. It essentially means loving yourself three times over and is regularly used alongside the hashtags “curvy” or “peachy.”

Wherever this emoji is used, it shows the person sending it out is comfortable and confident in their own skin, which is a huge turn-on for the lover they text.

It celebrates femininity and encourages others to embrace the idea of not conforming to beauty standards. This form of self-love has garnered a lot of awareness lately, and this emoji helps spread the message of being happy with who you are.

[Read: How to feel more confident in your body & fall in love with YOU]

10. Two hearts emoji 💕

The two hearts emoji is also referred to as small hearts or two pink hearts. This one features red or pink hearts, with one bigger heart at the bottom or in front and a second smaller heart up and off to the right or behind the first.

This lovely emoji is often used to express affection, pleasure, or joy. Not only does this heart symbolize romantic love, but it can also be used for other close relationships, like family and friends. This emoji will appear on Snapchat next to a contact that has been your “#1 best friend” for two months in a row.

Since it looks like the hearts are floating, the two hearts emoji can be interpreted as “love is in the air” to describe a romantic atmosphere. Some people on social media also use this sarcastically when referring to something that doesn’t give a feeling of love and affection.

[Read: 20 secrets to make a girl fall for you & fall in love before asking her out]

11. Envelope heart 💌

Some look at this emoji and assume it symbolizes a love letter or a concealed kind of love. Sadly, it’s usually just used for online payments or orders within dating apps. It can probably be used to represent something more profound, but the connotations already associated with it are almost too difficult to avoid.

If you’re interested in someone, texting them this emoji just confuses them *unless you purchase something from them*. When The Beatles first said, “money can’t buy me love”, they were probably right.

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12. Bow heart 💝

The pink heart wrapped in a bow is such an underrated colorful heart emoji. This heart emoji conveys love as a gift. It also implies that your heart should be protected and treasured.

Send this emoji to someone you trust and feel safe around. It’s the perfect way to show your devotion and appreciation in return for this person’s affection and kindness. You know that your heart is safe in their hands, and they won’t ever break it.

[Read: How to trust again & give someone your heart when you’re scared]

13. Arrow heart 💘

This colorful heart with arrow emoji reminds us of Cupid. He’s the Roman god of love and is usually portrayed as a young boy with wings and a bow and arrow. 

The meaning behind the arrow heart emoji is that the sender feels such strong romantic feelings and is falling in love as if they’ve been shot with Cupid’s bow.

It represents the beginning of a passionate relationship, aka the honeymoon phase, when both of you just can’t get enough of each other. [Read: 55 romantic text messages for him & ways to make a guy feel loved]

Use this at the start of a romance to show you are crazy about them, or send this emoji to your Valentine. Whoever receives this emoji will know how fast and hard you’ve fallen for them. You don’t send this heart to someone you don’t romantically have feelings for. [Read: Am I in love? 30 signs to read the fuzzy flutters after infatuation]

14. Exclamation heart ❣️

This emoji is a red heart on top of a red dot, resembling an exclamation point. This is the perfect emoji to use when you wholeheartedly agree with someone. The emoji was created also to show excitement when you’re super enthusiastic and passionate about a topic.

So instead of that boring exclamation point, try the heart exclamation instead!

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15. Broken heart 💔

The broken heart emoji is a red heart with a crack in the middle. What this heart represents is pretty obvious. It’s used when your or somebody’s heart is broken by a person or situation. [Read: Broken heart syndrome: can a heart actually break or is it drama?]

However, this emoji can also be used as a sarcastic joke. [Read: How to text your crush without being annoying or boring them]

16. Revolving hearts 💞

Finally, on this list of colorful heart emojis is the revolving hearts emoji. This one is quite similar to the two hearts emoji, except for two small lines that indicate the two small pink hearts are orbiting each other or spinning in a circle.

This emoji tells an animated tale of love, affection, or happiness. The revolving hearts also show reciprocated love for someone.

[Read: Unreciprocated love: 25 ways to move on when love isn’t returned]

Now you know all the meanings of the different colorful heart emojis. Use them as often as you like, and make sure that you remember your heart emoji etiquette.

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Preeti Tewari Serai
Preeti Serai
Preeti, the founder of LovePanky, is an eternal optimist and believer in the beauty of love and life. With an exhaustive experience in love, relationships, and ...