• Kimberly Devine

Ever Wonder... What Do Each of The Heart Emojis Mean?



Have you ever wondered what the different colors of heart emojis mean? From black to yellow, some are for your friends and others tell the world you’re jealous or craving chocolate. Let’s explore emoji heart color meanings and when to use the different colors.


The red heart emoji means true love.


It’s the classic red heart that we know so well in our Valentine’s Day crafts and gifts. When you send a red heart emoji to someone, you are telling them that you love them dearly.

A red heart is a symbol of friendship, unconditional love, passion, and good feelings. This red is bright and vibrant. It’s one you can’t miss.

The orange heart emoji means friendship and care.

What does orange make you think of? Well, it’s used in color therapy to represent joy, happiness, creativity, encouragement and sunshine. All the things a good friend is.

Orange is a warm color, but not as vibrant as red. So when you send an orange heart emoji, you are telling the person ‘I like you deeply as a friend’.

You can send orange heart emojis to your friends and acquaintances. You can also send one to someone who is flirting with you, if you’d like to tell them nicely that you are not interested in a romantic relationship with them. Some people call this the ‘friend zone’.

The yellow heart emoji means you appreciate the friendship very much and think highly of the person.

This heart shows the person that their friendship brings you a lot of joy.

Yellow is a bright, fresh color that makes us think of sunshine, energy, and optimism. It’s also the closest color to gold. When someone says you have a ‘heart of gold’, they are saying you are very kind and good-natured.

A yellow heart emoji represents all these things.

Use yellow heart emojis with your friends and anyone who makes you laugh. You can use it in your social media captions freely during the spring and summer months to show the activities and people that make you happy.

The green heart emoji means jealousy, vegetarianism, or a popular Irish holiday…

Green is for nature, harmony and renewal. But on the flip side, when we see green we also think of greed, jealousy, and apparently Wall Street. So what does this mean for our green heart emoji?

Let’s start with jealousy:

Just like the color green, this green-hearted jealousy can have two meanings depending on the conversation.

If you’re angry and send someone a green heart, it means you’re being possessive and jealous. You are clearly telling them that something is bringing out the big green monster in you. Perhaps your partner is speaking to someone you don’t like or someone from their past, and you want to let them them know that you’re not happy about it. Then you’d use the green heart emoji.

The blue heart emoji means trust and confidence.

If you get one of these hearts, it means the person believes in you.

Color-wise, blue reminds us of stability, wisdom and faith. It’s the color of the seas and the sky. It’s calming and wise.

You can use blue hearts with friends and anyone you’d like to encourage during a project or through a difficult time. Avoid using blue heart emojis on social media.

The purple heart emoji means a love for luxury and sparkle.

This is the dazzling heart. The violet heart. The one for glamour, extravagance and magic. It’s not shy. Purple is a noble color after all.

Use purple heart emojis on social media when sharing luxurious products, outfits, or activities, especially on Instagram.

If you’re using private messages, a purple heart emoji is linked to physical attraction. Sending it to someone tells them that you’re into them, at least physically.

The brown heart emoji means a strong, sweet love that stands the test of time.

The brown heart emoji is the chocolate-covered heart. And who doesn’t love something covered in chocolate?

Brown is dependable. It’s warm. It’s comfort food for your soul. Which is what you’re telling someone when you send them a brown heart emoji.

Use brown heart emojis with your loved ones, especially for men who don’t like over-the-top, soppy, red-hearts-everywhere stuff. These hearts also work well with fall and winter social media posts (like yellow works well with sunny spring and summer posts).

A black emoji heart means sorrow or dark humor.

Black stands for mystery, elegance and rebellion.

If something bad has happened or you’re laughing at something you know you shouldn’t find funny at all, send a black heart emoji.

You could use a black heart emoji on social media when you share sad news.

As for the dark humor, it’s probably best to share these in private messages with others who might share the joke with you.

The white heart emoji means love just like the other heart emojis.


It represents the purest love of all. Some have used it during wedding and proposal posts, others to represent the purest snow. We have even seen it in posts about white chocolate. In any event - it always represents purity.


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