Fathers, stepfather, caregivers in the ‘upon the Niemen’ novels by Eliza Orzeszkowa are figures clearly outlined. Their creations are made also by the means of color, light and shadow. Writer, creating the characters of fathers, stepfather and caregivers operates with the color subtly and sparingly, especially in the description of their clothes and bodies. Names, definitions of glow, light and shadow are the components serving the verbalization and dynamization of feelings, experiences and behaviors, as well as descriptions of the personality in the characteristics of characters. Creation of men are also served by the background and the environment color, which is a typical aspect of the novel design by Orzeszkowa.