Every once in a while you'll come across a porch light in Minnesota that's not your classic white or yellow. Sometimes there are blue ones, I've seen red lights, and I've also noticed a green one here and there.

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What different colored porch lights have you noticed? And what do they actually mean?

Why a Flashing Porch Light Means You Need to Call 911

Before we get into different colors and their meanings, did you know that if you see a flashing porch light it can be a call for help? When a porch light is flashing that can mean that the person inside the home is in trouble and you should call for help.

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You can read more about that below.

READ MORE: If You See a Blinking Porch Light, Call 911

What Different Colored Porch Lights Mean

When you see a unique colored porch light you might assume that it's just a style preference. There are quite a few colors, though, where it's very possible that that's not the case and there's a deeper meaning. I discovered these different meanings thanks to the blog Just a Home Owner.

Purple

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If you come across a purple porch light, that can indicate support for domestic violence victims.

Blue

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You may assume that a blue porch light is in support of local law enforcement. While that's correct, it could also signify support for autism awareness.

Green

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Green could be a style choice for St. Patrick's Day or Christmas. Green porch lights can also signify support for veterans.

Red

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Another color that could be decoration for a holiday, like Christmas or Valentine's Day. It can also be for heart health awareness or support for local firefighters.

Pink

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People could also use this color to decorate for Valentine's Day. A pink porch light is also, of course, used in support of breast cancer awareness.

Yellow

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While a yellow-tinted light can be common outside of homes, a yellow light also can actually help prevent bugs from bothering you according to Sunco. You might want to switch out your lights for summertime!

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