Everyone is affected by colours, often more than they realise. Colour is intimately tied to all aspects of our life, especially to its visual aspects. It permeates our language, our culture and our health. We use colours to describe our physical well-being, our emotions, our attitudes, and our spiritual experiences.
There are some colours we like more than others and there are some we do not like at all. Instinctively we are drawn to the colours that we most need at any particular time. Colour can be used to alter our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions.
If you don’t know the colours that suit you best, the following tables may help. They show the links between colours and our chakras, as well as our monthly birthstones. You can use these as a guide, but remember, they are just a guide. Always go with the colours you feel most comfortable with, as they will generally be the ones you need at the time.
The spiritual qualities of colour are closely linked to the seven major chakras.
Base chakra - 1st chakra - red and black
Sacral chakra - 2nd chakra - orange
Solar Plexus chakra - 3rd chakra - yellow
Heart chakra - 4th chakra - green and pink
Throat chakra - 5th chakra - blue
Third Eye chakra - 6th chakra - indigo
Crown chakra - 7th chakra - violet and white
Birthstone Colours of the Month
Each month of our birth is also linked to a colour.
January - deep red
February - purple
March - pale blue
April - white
May - green
June - cream
July - red
August - pale green
September - deep blue
October - pink
November - yellow
December - blue
Healing Properties of Colours
Colours have healing properties, just as much as the gemstones that have those particular colour attributes.
By using the links below, you will find healing gemstone jewellery and gifts in the healing colours listed.
To find out more about the healing properties of the individual gemstones listed below each colour, please use the Healing Properties search bar at left.
Healing With the Colour RED
The colour red is associated with the base chakra, which is the first primary chakra, also known as the root chakra.
Keynotes for the colour red: Strengthening of the life force, will and sexuality; stimulating.
The colour red builds vitality on the physical level. Circulatory system, sexuality. Stimulating to the energy levels of the metabolism, lower extremities, most blood conditions. Awakens our physical life force. Used for colds, poor circulation, anemia and mucus ailments. The colour red stimulates deeper passions — sex, love, courage, hatred, or even revenge. It gives courage and perseverance. Strengthens the will.
Examples of Red Gemstones
Red gemstones include: Fire Agate, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Garnet, Red Jasper, Ruby, Red Tiger Eye.
Healing With the Colour BLACK
The colour black is associated with the base chakra, which is the first primary chakra, also known as the root chakra.
Keynotes for the colour black: Protection, grounding, strengthening
The colour black is protective, grounding and calming. It activates and strengthens the magnetic, or feminine energies in the body. Activates the subconscious mind, putting life, and all that goes with it, back into perspective. The colour black should rarely be used by itself, but always in combination with another colour. It is most effective when used in conjunction with white.
Examples of Black Gemstones
Black gemstones include: Black Agate, Jet, Lava Stone, Magnetite, Obsidian, Black Onyx.
Healing With the Colour ORANGE
The colour orange is associated with the sacral chakra, which is the second primary chakra.
Keynotes for the colour orange: Activation, construction, optimism, energy reserves
Muscular system, eliminative system, emotional aggravation and causes of physical problems.
Orange is the colour of joy, wisdom and creativity. Physically, it energises the body. It stimulates feelings of socialness. On emotional and mental levels, it stimulates optimism and hope. It is tied to the muscular system of the body. Assists in healing conditions of the spleen, pancreas, stomach, intestines, adrenals, food assimilation and depression. Its expansive quality encourages the broadening of experience. Most shades of the colour orange, including peach can be used to revitalise the physical body. Peach can strengthen the aura.
Examples of Orange Gemstones
Orange gemstones include: Amber, Carnelian, Gold Goldstone, Sunstone.
Healing With the Colour YELLOW
The colour yellow is associated with the solar plexus chakra, which is the third primary chakra.
Keynotes for the colour yellow: Mental activity, intellectual power and ability, awakening.
Digestive system, gastro-intestinal tract, adrenal activity, left hemisphere brain activity.
Yellow is stimulating to our mental faculties, bringing mental clarity. Excellent for depression, as its sunny qualities include joy, optimism and confidence, awakening an enthusiasm for life. Effective in the treatment of digestive problems. The colour yellow is beneficial to the stomach, intestines and the bladder, as well as the entire eliminative system. Helps to balance the gastrointestinal tract. Golden-yellow shades are healthful to both body and mind. It can facilitate ones learning capabilities.
Examples of Yellow Gemstones
Yellow gemstones include: Amber, Yellow Apatite, Aragonite, Yellow Calcite, Citrine, Yellow Fluorite, Yellow Jade, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Sapphire, Tiger Eye, Yellow Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline.
Healing With the Colour GREEN
The colour green is associated with the heart chakra, which is the fourth primary chakra.
Keynotes for the colour green: Balance, growth, calming.
Circulatory system, sympathetic nervous system, conditions aggravated by emotions.
Green soothes and balances our energies. It helps to encourage our compassion, sensitivity and self-acceptance. Has a calming effect, especially in inflamed conditions of the body. Soothing to the nervous system. Awakens greater friendliness, hope, faith and peace. It is restful and revitalising to overtaxed mental conditions. Associated with gratitude and material expansion. Spiritually, the colour green encourages trust in the process of growth.
Examples of Green Gemstones
Green gemstones include: Amazonite, Green Apatite, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Diopside, Emerald, Green Fluorite, Fuchsite, Jade, Green Jasper, Green Kyanite, Malachite, Moss Agate, Peridot, Prehnite, Turquoise, Unakite.
Healing With the Colour PINK
The colour pink is associated with the heart chakra, which is the fourth primary chakra.
Keynote for the colour pink: Soothing.
Skin conditions and inflammations, immune system.
On all levels, pink is a soothing colour. Mentally, it can soothe conditions of anger and feelings of neglect. Awakens qualities of delight, compassion, playfulness, love, purity and self-acceptance. Comforting to our emotional energies. Stimulates the thymus gland and eases stresses on the immune system. The colour pink is most effective in treating skin problems and conditions, especially combined with aqua.
Examples of Pink Gemstones
Pink gemstones include: Pink Opal, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Unakite.
Healing With the Colour BLUE
The colour blue is associated with the throat chakra, which is the fifth primary chakra.
Keynotes for the colour blue: Peace, faith, aspiration, creative expression.
Respiratory system, eyes, ears, nose, throat, venous conditions.
Blue is cooling, calming and relaxing to the body’s system. It quietens our energies and has an antiseptic effect. Strengthens and balances the respiratory system. Excellent for high blood pressure and all conditions of the throat. Eases diseases such as asthma, chicken pox, jaundice and rheumatism. Gives qualities of idealism, devotion and understanding. The colour blue adds perspective to your experiences. Awakens intuition and eases loneliness.
Examples of Blue Gemstones
Blue gemstones include: Amazonite, Angelite, Blue Apatite, Aquamarine, Blue Aventurine, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Chalcedony, Chrysocolla, Dumortierite, Blue Fluorite, Blue Jasper, Blue Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli, Larimar, Sodalite, Tanzanite, Blue Tiger Eye, Blue Topaz, Turquoise.
Healing With the Colour INDIGO
The colour indigo is associated with the third eye chakra, which is the sixth primary chakra, also known as the brow chakra.
Keynotes for the colour indigo: Integration, purification, altered states of consciousness.
Endocrine system, reproductive system, infection, most conditions of the head and face.
Indigo is a dynamic healing colour on both physical and spiritual levels. It strengthens the lymph system, the glands and the immune system. An excellent blood purifier, it also assists in detoxifying the body. It is balancing to the hemisphere of the brain and all nerve synapses between them. Indigo effectively treats all conditions of the face (including the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and sinuses). It has a sedative effect and, when used in meditation, can assist in achieving deeper levels of consciousness. The colour indigo gives an expanded understanding, awakening devotion and intuition. Aids in problems in the lungs.
Examples of Indigo Gemstones
Indigo gemstones include: Amethyst, Charoite, Iolite, Lepidolite, Sugilite.
Healing With the Colour VIOLET
The colour violet is associated with the crown chakra, which is the seventh primary chakra.
Keynotes for the colour violet: Purification, transmutation, practical spirituality
Skeletal system, nervous system, some venous conditions, cancerous/tumorous conditions.
Violet is purifying on both physical and spiritual levels. It is very antiseptic. It balances physical and spiritual energies. It is effective in cancerous conditions of the body. Helps the body to assimilate nutrients and minerals. The colour violet stimulates qualities of truth, devotion, responsibility, inspiration and humility. It also stimulates dream activity.
Examples of Violet Gemstones
Violet gemstones include: Amethyst, Ametrine, Charoite, Violet Fluorite, Iolite, Lepidolite, Sugilite, Tanzanite.
Healing With the Colour WHITE
The colour white is associated with the crown chakra, which is the seventh primary chakra.
Keynotes for the colour white: Purification, purity, amplification
White is strengthening. It is cleansing and purifying to the entire energy system. Awakens greater creativity. Stabilises the energy system and gives it an overall boost. The colour white amplifies the effects of any other colour used with it.
Examples of White Gemstones
White gemstones include: Clear Quartz, Diamond, White Howlite, Magnesite, White Moonstone, White Mother Of Pearl. Opal, Opalite, White Selenite, White Turquoise.
Healing With the Colour PURPLE
The colour purple is associated with the third eye chakra, which is the sixth primary chakra, also known as the brow chakra.
Keynotes for the colour purple: Intense purification.
Detoxifying the body.
Purple is effective when strong detoxifying of the body is needed. Its high vibration gives it the ability to purify the body. It can stimulate venous activity and is beneficial for headaches. The red-purple colour range balances the polarities of the body. The blue-purple colour range helps to shrink (such as tumours) and to cool, easing inflammations.
Examples of Purple Gemstones
Purple gemstones include: Amethyst, Charoite, Purple Fluorite, Purple Jasper, Lepidolite.
Healing With the Colour CREAM
Keynotes for the colour cream: Calming, relaxing.
The colour cream brings us the purification of the colour white, but with a warmer and softer energy. It is nurturing and calming. The colour cream has the effect of making us feel relaxed and comfortable.
Examples of Cream Gemstones
Cream gemstones include: Howlite, Jade, Moonstone, Mother Of Pearl, Pearl.
Healing with the colour BROWN
Keynotes for the colour brown: Grounding, stability, support.
The colour brown gives us a connection with the Earth. It provides stability to all body systems, aiding hyperactivity and hypertension. Brown is comforting and supportive, easing the pain of physical and emotional situations.
Examples of Brown Gemstones
Brown gemstones include: Bronzite, Dalmation Jasper, Leopard Skin Jasper, Picture Jasper, Petrified Wood, Pyrite, Brown Sardonyx, Smokey Quartz, Tiger Eye, Tiger Iron, Brown Tourmaline (Dravite).