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The Colours of Star Wars Lightsabers

“This weapon is your life!” Obi-Wan’s famous Attack of the Clones quote proves that to be the case when we dig deeper into the significance behind every lightsaber.

From distinct handles to different colors of blades, every blade is distinctive to the person who holds it. Sith and Jedi are akin and make these amazing weapons.

The meanings of lightsaber colors are significant and, as such, in this post I go deeper into each of the colors and their meanings that they carry.

Lightsaber Creation

In the beginning, we’ll dive into the creative process of each lightsaber. For Jedi as a youngling, they journey to the ice planet Ilum in search of the Kyber crystal that powers their blade.

The crystal they find is not just connected to them but also to the Force. Each crystal is a unique hue that ranges from blue to yellow.

However there are the Sith have a different way to acquire a Kyber crystal for their red Sabers. They must be killed by an Jedi in order to obtain their crystal.

They then use a procedure called “bleeding to the crystal” to pour their hatred, anger, and malice into the crystal to infuse it with their dark side. This process causes the crystal to turn from its original shade to a bright red.

It is believed that the Jedi or Sith insert the kyber crystal inside the hilt they design. The construction, material, and ligthsaber’s hilt’s design are entirely up to either the Jedi or Sith who make it.

Most people know the significance of red lightsaber as opposed to green and blue, but do not know the deeper meaning that each color possesses. Below, I will go over the significance of each lightsaber’s color and meaning.


Blue lightsabers is one of the colors used in lightsabers by famous Jedi such as Obi-Wan, Anakin Skywalker, Rey as well as Ki-Adi Muni.

A Jedi’s purpose is to safeguard and restore peace to the universe. Those who wield blue sabers are usually proficient in combat with lightsabers.

The same can be seen as a scene from The Clone Wars, as Anakin and Obi-Wan are often fighting in the middle of battle, fighting bravely to defend the weak, and fighting with their Battalions of clones.

Blue also represents characteristics like trust, stability and truth, and justice.

Green Lightsaber Color Meaning

Green lightsabers are a symbol of growth, safety and harmony. These are among the other characteristics that the Jedi seek to live by-keeping everyone safe, growing and collaborating well throughout the galaxy.

In contrast to the blue lightsaber wielders the ones who wielding green lightsabers tend to be extremely powerful in the Force. Some of these Jedi include Yoda or Qui-Gon. Luke Skywalker. They prefer fighting as a last resort rather than relying more to Force Force and peaceful discussions.

Jedi Consulars as well as wise, older Jedi usually have this type of a lightsaber. An example of this is Yoda the Grand Master.


The most powerful Sith and Inquisitors use red lightsabers. Red symbolizes the power, anger, as well as hatred. These symbols are all a part of the Sith Religion, which relies on each of them for their power.

The Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, Asajj Ventress, Kylo Ren, Emperor Palpatine, Asajj Darth Vader all wield a red lightsaber. In the cases of Darth Vader and Count Dooku, they did not possess a red lightaber until they fully embraced the dark side and killed an Jedi and bled their lightsaber.


Cal Kestis is the only known Jedi to use an indigo-colored lightsaber. In the video game The Fallen Order, his lightsaber has a blueish purple hue. It’s among the sabers with a variety of colors that he has.

The colors of this lightsaber represent wisdom, spirituality, and intuition.


The lightsaber was first used by Jedi Temple Guards, the yellow lightsaber is another rarely seen color. in The Rise of Skywalker, Rey also has the yellow lightsaber.

Yellow symbolizes goodness, warmth and a sense of energy. The people who wear yellow sabers have given up a piece of themselves to gain their position.

In Rey’s instance this represented her choice to adopt the Skywalker name. As for Temple Guards, they give their identities to secure their security positions.


In the Star Wars Canon, the only Jedi who wears a white lightsaber is Ahsoka Tano. Though she used to have blue and green swords, she eventually possessed white ones.

White is a symbol of purity, peace positive, neutrality and the beginning of a new chapter. The white sabers of Ahsoka represent her journey away and away from Jedi. They prove that she’s not a part of the Jedi nor the Sith.


Another saber shade that appears only in Legends includes bronze. Lowbacca along with Freedon Nadd both had an saber in bronze. Bronze is a symbol of maturity, a connection to nature, and wisdom.

Lowbacca very fittingly held an saber with this hue. He was extremely well-versed in biology and computers.
Black (Darksaber)

Like the white lightsabers. However, only one black version is known found in Canon. Every other color Jedi, Inquisitors, and Sith have. The Darksaber, however, is the property of the Mandalorians.

The idea was conceived by Tarre Vizsla who was the only recognized Mandalorian Jedi, the Darksaber has been passed down through generations Mandalorians. The person who held it was able to claim the throne of Mandalore.

Aside from the usual Star Wars lightsaber, the Blade of the Darksaber was flat-shaped. The black color symbolizes power, darkness, aggression, and mystery.

In Legends, Galen Marek, the secret apprentice of Darth Vader also wields a black lightsaber. However, unlike the Darksaber, it has the usual shape of the other lightsabers.

Cyan Lightsaber

For Star Wars Canon, there are no cyan lightsabers. However, in Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Cal Kestis owns one along with his saber indigo. Furthermore, Meetra Surrik and Nikkos Tyris from Legends have one too.

Like Darth Maul like Darth Maul’s saber, Cal’s is double-blade. Its color represents peace and calm. Since it is between green and blue, it also stands for an Jedi who has balanced skill with both the Force and battle.


Another color within Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Legends is magenta. The Jedi and one former assassin of Emperor Palpatine who wield sabers of the color are Mara Jade and Cal Kestis.

The color varies between shades of pink and purple. Magenta Sabers represent beauty, harmony, and compassion.


Cal Kestis is yet another owner of an exclusive saber color: orange. But, there are other Jedi in Legends use this colour of lightsaber too. They include Yaddle as well as a Sith-Talak hord, and Mandalorian Knights.

Mandalorian Knights Mandalorian Knights is a clan in Legends and were once element of the Jedi Order. They escaped and tried to sabotage the Republic in The Mandalorian Wars.

Orange blades symbolize energy imagination, and ambition. This may be the reason Talak was not an ordinary red lightsaber because he was imaginative and ambitious in his skill with the lightsaber.


Everyone who is a Star Wars fan knows the famous person who holds the purple lightsaber Mace Windu. Samuel L. Jackson wanted to be the star of Attack of the Clones, which is why he asked George Lucas if he could carry a purple light saber.

The High Republic Era, in Legends, Vernestra Rwoh and Ty Yorrick also owned lightsabers with purple blades. During the Old Republic, Jaina, Anakin Solo and Darth Revan had purple lightsabers as well.

Purple symbolizes power, ambition as well as royalty and. Mace Windu is considered to be one of the wisest Jedi in the Council with an saber that is this hue.

Furthermore purple is a combination of the colors blue and red. This combination is significant since Darth Revan transitioned from Jedi to Sith and then back and back to Jedi again. It is the symbol of his shift between sides.


As with white There are silver lightsabers too. Silver sabers are exclusive to Legends. This color stands for peace and purity.

As opposed to the crystals found on the ice planet, Ilum, silver Durindfire crystals are exclusively located on Tatooine. Corran Horn is the only known Jedi from Legends to wield one.

With the various Jedi and Sith seen in Star Wars Legends and Canon specific lightsaber colors are suited to each. In spite of their personalities strengths, weaknesses, or character their colors for lightsabers hold significance. When the colors are understood, they represent who each of them is and what they stand for.

Similar to how the Sith utilize their power to bring about an evil purpose, their saber’s coloring reflect the power they wield. On the other hand they Jedi are each a different set of colors representing peace, harmony and strength they possess. Whatever color they choose, there is a connection and meaning.