Wondering about chakra colors and meanings?
Chakras are said to be the seven energy points in our bodies that energy flows through.
Each chakra has a specific color.
Learning about the different chakra colors and their meanings can help us achieve balance in our lives.
So let’s explore the colors, the meanings, and how you can use them to your advantage!
What are the Chakras?
In the human body, the chakra system consists of the main energy centers of the physical body. They are located in key areas throughout the torso, arms, and legs..
Each chakra is associated with different feelings, emotions, and states of being. In order to achieve optimal physical and mental health, it is important to keep these chakras in balance.
The origins of chakras can be traced back to ancient Indian texts, specifically the Vedas. The word “chakra” comes from the Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “turning,” and it refers to the seven points of energy that run along the body.
While chakras are not physically visible, many people believe that they can be felt or seen through energy work or meditation.
There is no scientific evidence to support the existence of chakras, but many people find them to be a helpful tool for self-awareness and spiritual growth.
How many chakra are there?
There are seven chakras spread throughout the body. The function of the chakras is a little different for each one.
Understanding the meaning of each chakra is an important step in learning how to achieve balance and harmony in your body, mind, and spirit.
What are Chakra Colors?
The seven chakra colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
Each chakra color is associated with a different chakra, or energy center, in the body. Each has its own unique qualities and significance, and can be used as a tool for self-awareness and self-healing.
By attuning to each chakra color, we can balance our energies and bring harmony to our bodies and minds.
The Chakra Colors in Order
The chakra colors are often seen as a spectrum of light. They run the same as the rainbow colors, and are easy to remember by the acronym ROY G BIV.
Join me as a lover and student of color, color theory, and color psychology, as we go through each in detail and in order.
Red Color for the Root Chakra: Muladhara
The first chakra, or root chakra, is located at the base of the spine, near the tailbone.
The root chakra represents our connection to the earth, and is associated with issues related to survival and safety. It deals with the basic drives in life, such as hunger and security.
The muladhara chakra color is red. Red is the color of passion and energy, but is also seen as denoting power.
In the sense of survival and safety, the color red makes me think of both blood and stop signs. As regards hunger, a basic human drive, red is often used by restaurant chains as a color that stimulates appetite.
The root chakra is also associated with black. Black is the most basic color. In color psychology, it’s known to symbolize keeping private things private, and to mask moments of insecurity.
Gemstones associated with the root chakra are shades of red and black. This includes garnet, ruby, black tourmaline, and black onyx.
Orange Color for the Sacral Chakra: Svadhishthana
The second chakra, or sacral chakra, is positioned near the navel or belly button. This chakra helps us connect with others and with our creativity.
Problems with this chakra can lead to issues such as anxiety or low self-esteem.
Interestingly, color psychology tells us that if your favorite color is orange, you love to socialize and want to be accepted as part of a group.
Having a stable second chakra can help explore passions. The color orange is known to be optimistic, full of energy, and focused on the here and now.
Gemstones associated with the sacral chakra include orange-toned carnelian, citrine, amber, sunstone, and fire opal.
You might also find help with these self esteem quotes.
Yellow Color for the Solar Plexus Chakra: Manipura
The third chakra is located near the solar plexus.
This chakra governs feelings of power, success, and control over our surroundings.
A balanced solar plexus chakra allows the flow of strength and will into the sacral chakra.
The manipura chakra color is yellow like the color of the sun. This said to denote power and purity.
Check it out, the sun can be used to purify water. You probably already know that it can make your white laundry whiter. And it can burn skin, and even set things aflame! Now that’s power.
Another color for this chakra is gold, which has long been associated with powerful people like kings and queens. And of course, the more pure gold is, the more valuable.
Lovers of the color yellow are spontaneous and willing to take action while others stand around indecisively. This can lead to your success when others falter.
This chakra is associated with yellow-toned gemstones such as citrine, yellow jasper, amber, yellow topaz, and tiger’s eye. It is also associated with gold, and wearing gold is seen as activating the solar plexus chakra.
You might also be interested in these tips on how to be successful.
Green Color for the Heart Chakra: Anahata
The fourth chakra is located near the heart.
It’s about our ability to love and be compassionate. It’s associated with health and growth in both practical and spiritual ways.
When the anahata chakra is out of balance, we might have problems like depression or not being able to form deep relationships.
It is associated with green shades, which themselves are associated with life, renewal, and positive emotions like joy.
As far as relationships, green lovers are known to be loyal, have deep affection for their families, and be pillars of the community.
Do you need more of the color green in your life? One way would be to get out in nature.
Or consider the green gemstones associated with the heart chakra, such as jade, peridot, chrysoprase, prehnite, emerald, and green aventurine.
Other heart chakra gemstones are pink, like rhodochrosite and rose quartz.
Positive quotes for life might help you fight back on those down days.
Blue Color for the Throat Chakra: Vishuddha
The fifth chakra is located in the throat area. It helps us deal with talking about what we want and being honest.
When our fifth chakra is blocked, it can lead to feelings of insecurity and a lack of self-expression.
It is associated with blue, which is the color of trust, logic, and intelligence. It is very similar to the color of the third eye because the two chakras work closely together.
Lovers of the color blue are known to value both absolute truth and inner peace. Being sensitive to the needs of others, they are able to “speak the truth in love.”
If tested, they will stand their ground with grace and composure.
This is an ideal combination to be at peace in oneself, as not speaking up, or speaking harsh words, never resolves anything!
Blue gemstones to help with the throat chakra include sodalite, turquoise, aquamarine, blue lace agate, and chrysocola.
A short necklace with one of these stones sitting at the throat would be lovely.
Indigo Color for the Third Eye Chakra: Ajna
The sixth chakra is located between our eyebrows, in the area commonly referred to as the “third eye”.
The ajna chakra is responsible for our ability to think and reason. It is connected to our intuition and also patience and wisdom.
If there are any problems with this chakra, it can lead to issues such as confusion or poor communication.
The third-eye chakra color is indigo, the blue-purple shade. It’s associated with the connection between people and the spiritual dimension, and also how you navigate the world.
People who love the color indigo are honest, compassionate, and understanding. Their deepest need is to feel in harmony and be at one with the universe.
In a state of confusion? Indigo colored gemstones said to help include lapis lazuli, iolite, sapphire, and kyanite.
Indigo is a confusing color in itself! You might want to read What color is indigo?
Violet Color for the Crown Chakra: Sahasrara
The seventh chakra is located at the crown of the head.
This chakra governs our connection to spirit and enlightenment. It connects us with those things outside of ourselves.
Problems with this chakra can manifest as feelings of depression or a lack of purpose in life.
The color of it is violet but also white. Both of these colors are associated with the divine and divine nature.
Lovers of the color purple tend to be humanitarians who help others in need. This is one way to connect with things outside oneself and find purpose.
Gemstones for the crown chakra are either purple, white, or clear and include amethyst, tanzanite, labradorite, clear quartz, and diamond.
How to Use the Chakra Colors
There are lots of ways to use the chakra colors in life. Color meanings tend to cross the boundaries of color psychology, favorite colors, and even colors used in marketing!
You can surround yourself with your favorite color. Understand what it means to the chakras by cross-referencing to the info above.
One of the simplest ways is to use the colors and gemstones in your jewelry. Choose items with meaning, or ones that have relevance to your color personality type.
Color meditation is a way to help focus on particular chakras and balance them.
You can even use the colors as inspiration for your business branding.
If you have a business that deals with health, for example, you could use the green of the heart chakra.
Or if you teach something like meditation, you could use colors associated with the crown chakra.
To see 240 different shades of color, check out these color names!
Now, how could you use the chakra colors in your life?