Deities could show their powers through major manifestations and minor manifestations. A favored color fell into the latter category.
Most deities had some kind of color as their favored color. It was considered a minor and subtle manifestation but it was also the most frequent. For example, Silvanus could turn a tree brilliant green to inform a fugitive follower of a good escape route.
Followers of a particular deity often dressed in the favored color, particularly the clerics. For example, some Vhaeraunite drow took their devotion too far and blew their cover by wearing black clothes.
- Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts: A Web Enhancement for Faiths and Pantheons (Zipped PDF). Web Enhancement. Wizards of the Coast. p. 9. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
- Lisa Smedman (January 2007). Sacrifice of the Widow. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 189. ISBN 0-7869-4250-9.