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Beyond Blue and Green: Exploring the Lesser-Known Colors of Lightsabers

“This gun is your destiny!” Obi-Wan’s famous Attack of the Clones quote proves to be true when you dig deeper into the meaning behind every lightsaber.

From distinct handles to various colors of blades, every blade is distinctive to the individual who wields it. Sith and Jedi alike bond with and create these incredible weapons.

The significance of the colors in lightsabers is important so in this article I go deeper into each color, and the meanings behind them.

Lightsaber Creation

First, we will delve into the process of creating each lightsaber. For Jedi, as a Youngling journey to the ice planet Ilum and find the kyber crystal to power their blade.

The crystal they locate is not just connected to them but also to the Force. Each crystal is a specific color ranging from blue to yellow.

On the other hand it is true that the Sith possess a distinct way of obtaining a kyber crystal for their red sabers. They must kill a Jedi to receive their crystal.

Then they use a process known as “bleeding the crystal” to pour their hate and anger into the crystal to infuse it with dark. The process makes the crystal change from its original color to red.

It is believed that the Jedi as well as the Sith place the kyber crystal in the hilt that they construct. The materials, the build and ligthsaber’s hilt design is up to the Jedi or Sith who create it.

Many people only know the meanings behind a red lightsaber, compared to green and blue, but they don’t realize the deeper meaning that each color has. Below, I will go over the significance of each lightsaber’s color and meaning.


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

The role of a Jedi is to guard and restore peace to the galaxy. Those who wield blue sabers are usually adept at fighting with lightsabers.

The same can be seen on screen in The Clone Wars, as Anakin and Obi-Wan often are at the forefront of battles, defending the weak and fighting in clone battalions.

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

The significance of the color green in lightsabers

The green Star Wars lightsaber symbolizes growth, safety and harmony. These are yet other qualities that the Jedi strive to maintain – keeping the other members safe, developing, and working together well throughout the galaxy.

Unlike wielders of blue lightsabers the ones who wielding green lightsabers tend to be very powerful with the Force. A few of the Jedi include Yoda, Qui-Gon, and Luke Skywalker. They prefer fighting in the last resort, instead relying more upon their Force and peaceful discussions.

Jedi Consulars and wise senior Jedi frequently have this hue of a lightsaber. An example of this is Yoda the Grand Master.


The most powerful Sith and Inquisitors wear red lightsabers. Red is a symbol of the power of anger, strength, and hatred. These symbols are all part of the Sith Religion, which relies on each of them for their power.

Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, Asajj Ventress, and Darth Vader all wield a red lightsaber. In the case of Darth Vader and Count Dooku, they did not possess a red lightaber until they were fully on the dark side and killed an Jedi, and bleeding their lightsabers.


Cal Kestis is the only known Jedi who can use an indigo lightsaber. Within the online game, The Fallen Order, his saber is a bluish, purple hue. It’s one of the many colors of sabers he owns.

This color of lightsaber represents wisdom, spirituality and a feeling of intuition.


The lightsaber was first used by Jedi Temple Guards, the yellow lightsaber is a different, rarely seen color. The movie The Rise of Skywalker, Rey also owns an yellow lightsaber.

Yellow symbolizes goodness, warmth and energy. The people who wear yellow sabers have given up a part of themselves in order to hold their positions.

In the case of Rey, it represented her adopting her Skywalker name. As for Temple Guards, they give their identity for the jobs of security.


In the Star Wars Canon, the only Jedi who is equipped with a white lightsaber can be identified as Ahsoka Tano. While she was once a holder of blue and green sabers, she eventually owned white ones.

White symbolizes peace, purity positive, neutrality and a new beginning. The white sabers of Ahsoka represent her departure of the Jedi. They prove that she’s not associated with either the Jedi or the Sith.


Yet another saber color found just in Legends has been bronze. Lowbacca as well as Freedon Nadd each had a bronze saber. Bronze signifies age, an affinity with nature, and wisdom.

Lowbacca was a very appropriate person to hold a saber of this color. He was very well-versed in biology and computers.
Black (Darksaber)

Like the white lightsabers, only one black model is found in Canon. Every other color Jedi, Inquisitors, and Sith are armed with. However, the Darksaber is the possession of the Mandalorians.

It was created by Tarre Vizsla, 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 to Mandalore.

In contrast to the standard lightsaber, the blade of the Darksaber was flat. The black represents the power of darkness, strength, and mystery.

in Legends, Galen Marek, the secret apprentice of Darth Vader also wields a black lightsaber. In contrast to the Darksaber, his is the standard shape of the other lightsabers.

Cyan Lightsaber

The Star Wars Canon, there aren’t any lightsabers in cyan. However in Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Cal Kestis owns one, along with his indigo saber. Also, Meetra Surrik and Nikkos Tyris from Legends have one, too.

Like Darth Maul The saber of Cal is double-bladed. The color is symbolic of peace and tranquility. Since it is between blue and green It also signifies an Jedi who can balance his skills between combat and the Force as well as combat.


Another color that can be found in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Legends is magenta. The Jedi and one ex-assassin from Emperor Palpatine who were armed with sabers in this hue include Mara Jade and Cal Kestis.

The color is between shades of pink and purple. Magenta Sabers symbolize charm harmony, harmony, and compassion.


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

The Mandalorian Knights are a clan of characters from Legends that was once member of the Jedi Order. They escaped and tried to destroy their own Republic in The Mandalorian Wars.

Orange blades symbolize energy imagination, and ambition. This may be the reason Talak didn’t have a standard red lightsaber since he was a creative person and ambitious in his skill using the lightsaber.


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

At the time of the High Republic Era, in Legends, Vernestra Rwoh and Ty Yorrick also owned lightsabers with purple blades. In the Old Republic, Jaina, Anakin Solo as well as Darth Revan were all wearing lightabers with purple blades as well.

Purple is a symbol of ambition, power, royalty, and wisdom. Mace Windu is one of the wisest Jedi members of the Council, appropriately holding an saber that is this hue.

Additionally Purple is a mixture of the colors blue and red. This color combination is significant as Darth Revan transitioned to Jedi to Sith before returning in the direction of Jedi again. It represents his switch between sides.


Like white lightsabers, there are silver ones as well. Silver sabers are exclusive to Legends. This color stands for peace and purity.

Unlike the crystals found on the ice planet Ilum silver Durindfire crystals reside exclusively located on Tatooine. Corran Horn was the one Jedi from Legends to possess one.

With the variety of Jedi and Sith seen in Star Wars Legends and Canon the unique colors of lightsabers fit each. In spite of their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses the color of their lightsabers has significance. When the colors are understood, they represent the persona of each and what they represent.

As the Sith utilize their power to bring about the purpose of evil, their saber’s color is a reflection of their power to deceive. On the other side of the spectrum, the Jedi come in a variety of colors to represent the peace, harmony and power they possess. Whatever color they choose the connection is there and significance.