Even today, we associate certain colours with certain things, e.g. white for chastity, black for mourning and red protects against evil. Back in the medieval period many more colours had meanngs at different times of the year – well, the Church does now as then, of course, but I mean for people in general.
With that in mind, when I look at the famous tapestry above, I wonder if these ladies and gentlemen have chosen their clothes with particular regard to the colour? Might they be conveying subtle messages to one another?
If you go to this article you can find an interesting list of what various colours signified during the Medieval and Renaissance period.