White is the common base color. According to halacha, white tallit is found more preferable. The age old prayer shawl used in traditional Jewish prayers is considered to be of white & black stripes. It can probably be a remembrance of lost techelet dye. However, upon closely examining the halachic sources, the white tallit is indicated not to be universal some centuries ago. According to Rambam, the tzitzits are to be of similar color like that of the tallit. Rema states Ashkenazi custom to wear just white tallit. But this not necessarily be all white, however, predominantly white.
For the bar mitzah tallit, blue stripes upon white are found to be a popular choice. the handmade and modern designs can be found with blue stripes coming in different shades. Some of the common variations tend to include gray, blue, sky blue, royal blue and azure. At times, the effect may be increased by coordinated blue striping pattern upon the corners and atara. Checking out the leading online prayer shawl store can help to buy the right prayer shawl. often, the bolder bar-mitzvah tallit is favored by young men. It can probably be a rainbow tallit or one with earthly tones. It is also called as the Bnei Ohr Tallit or Joseph’s Coat Tallit.