What Are the BTS Members’ Favorite Colors? Here’s What Purple Means for Their Fans

We purple you, BTS. This boy band talked about their favorite colors in a few different interviews. Since then, fans attached special meaning to some colors, especially purple. Here are each BTS members’ favorite colors and the meaning behind the color purple.

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The BTS members talk about their favorite colors during interviews

It feels like in every interview, the boys name a different color as their favorite, especially when it comes to dying their hair. J-Hope’s favorite color almost never changes; he loves green because it’s the color of hope. According to an interview with J-14 Magazine, Jin’s favorite color is currently blue, although it used to be pink. As stated in the same J-14 interview, RM’s favorite colors are black, pink, and purple.

According to K-Profiles, Jungkook’s favorite color is black, V’s favorite color is gray, Jimin’s favorite colors are blue and black, and Suga’s favorite color is white. The official color of the group is still debatable; while some believe the official color is either silver or black, fans hold a special meaning behind the color purple.

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The color purple holds a special meaning for BTS fans

Although each of the BTS members has a favorite color or two, purple holds a lot of meaning between the members of the BTS and their army. The purpose of the color first sparked with BTS member V, who shared why the color is so symbolic for their fans.

“Purple is the last color of the rainbow colors, so it means I will trust and love you for a long time,” said Kim Taehyung, also known as V, in Korean during one live performance. “We will always trust you and go up the stairs with you. You don’t need to help us all the time. You can hold our hands and follow us now. We’ll go up really high. I’ll make it nice.”

Earlier this summer, fans celebrated the 1000th day of V’s speech, sparking the social media trend, “I Purple You.” Fans enjoyed the celebration by sharing their love for each other and the members of the boy band.

BTS fans often say ‘I purple you’ to the group members

Even though the group is currently on a break from performing in live shows, fans shared their love for BTS on social media. Members of the BTS army often share the phrase “I purple you” when talking about the group members.

“I never ever thought [the] meaning of color would take over a whole world; this shows how powerful Tae’s words can reach throughout the world. His impact, his knowledge is not describable in words. Thank you so much,” said one fan on Twitter.

“To the boys [that] I will only love and stan for the rest of my life — I purple you,” said another Twitter user.

Spreading love is one of BTS’ most prominent messages, as the group recently partnered with UNICEF for their Love Myself campaign. A video published for International Day of Friendship earned over 13 million views on YouTube.