Understand The 7 Chakra Colors And What They Mean

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Chakra Colors

Sacral Chakra Healing Chart

Chakra colors are typically broken down into seven and follow the order of the colors of the rainbow. Let’s look at the chakra colors in order, from red to purple and white, and explore their meanings and attributes when used with chakra healing techniques and healing stones.

The 7 primary chakras colors

Chakra Colors Chart

In order, the colors of the seven primary chakras are:

  1. Red – First chakra
  2. Orange – Second chakra
  3. Yellow – Third chakra
  4. Green – Fourth chakra
  5. Blue (sapphire blue or turquoise) – Fifth chakra
  6. Purple (or deep indigo) – Sixth chakra
  7. White (sometimes purplish white) – Seventh chakra

Each color reflects a type of vibration or frequency radiating through the chakras. This classic color chart is based on yogic traditions, as well as contemporary healing schools of thought. Although the exact color of each energy center may vary, there is a general agreement about a rainbow-colored representation of the chakra system.

Color wheel

What do chakra colors mean?

While the chakra colors reflect different frequencies of light and energy associated with each energy center, their meaning may be related to the function of its associated chakras and general symbolism. When you see or use the following colors, you could make the following associations:

  • Meaning of the red chakra color: Red is the color of the root chakra (first chakra); it symbolizes safety, survival, grounding, nourishment from the Earth energy. Note that in chakra healing practices, red may denote inflammation at the physical level.
  • Meaning of the orange chakra color: Orange is the color of the sacral chakra (second chakra); it carries meanings associated with emotions, creativity, sexuality, and is associated with water, flow.
  • Meaning of the yellow chakra color: is the color of the solar plexus chakra (third chakra); it symbolizes mental activities, intellect, personal power, will.
  • Meaning of the green chakra color: Green is the color of the heart chakra (fourth chakra); it is connected with love, relating, integration, compassion.
  • Meaning of the blue chakra color: Blue is the color of the throat chakra (fifth chakra); it symbolizes self expression, expression of truth, creative expression, communication, perfect form and patterns.
  • Meaning of the purple chakra color (or deep indigo blue): Purple (or deep indigo blue) is the color of the third eye chakra (sixth chakra); it evokes intuition, extrasensory perception, inner wisdom.
  • Meaning of the white chakra color (or purple): White is the color of the crown chakra (seventh chakra); it’s associated with the universal, connection with spirituality, consciousness.

You can look at symbolic associations and the chakra system chart to determine the meaning of a specific color. Yet, the color of someone’s energy field is likely associated with the activity of one or several chakras. When paying attention to the auric field, it’s important to remember that colors do not necessarily have a definite, set meaning, but rather reflect the activity of the energy centers and their frequency or vibration.

For example, seeing purple around someone’s upper body while they are describing their calling in life might be due to a strong emphasis coming from their third eye chakra, an energy center we commonly rely on when we envision our purpose or use our intuition.

Similarly, if you see flashes or a haze of pink around someone’s upper body, the heart might be involved and contributing to coloring the auric field.

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Healing with chakra colors

The chakra color wheel and the aura

The aura can be seen as the electromagnetic field that surrounds the body. Its colors reflect the energy flowing through the chakras and can be correlated to the state of the various bodily functions, as well as emotions and other psycho-spiritual elements.

Even though the chakras are typically represented with specific colors, they may appear with different tints and shades in the auric field depending on the situation and the individual. Healing traditions provide a rich palette of colors when depicting energy centers in the human body.

For instance, even though heart energy may generally be depicted as green, it sometimes radiates in shades of pink when one feels into strong emotional qualities of love and compassion. Red, which is generally associated with the root chakra, can be colored differently depending on the strength and quality of the energy in this center. It could for example go from deep burgundy red to a lighter orange red.

Healing Stones and Chakra Colors

Chakra colors and healing stones

When selecting chakra healing stones, color-coding can help. Here’s a chart highlighting the major chakras colors and their corresponding stones:

Chakra Healing Stones Chart

In pairing a gemstone with an energy center, you can match the stone color with its corresponding chakra to increase coherence and add power to the stone. For example, green and pink stones tend to harmonize with the heart. Note that some gemstones have healing properties pertaining to more than one energy center.

Even though stone color matters, your personal connection to the gemstone and how it resonates with you contribute to increasing its power. Your favorite healing crystal is a tool you can use to focus healing energy to a specific area of the body.

9 Chakra colors?

Even though the traditional representation of the chakra system revolves around a breakdown of 7 energy centers, there are occasional references in energy healing practices to upper centers of energy resulting in a 9 chakra or 12 chakra system. The 8th and 9th chakras rely on higher frequencies and levels or energy that becomes more and more subtle.

The 9 chakra colors are as follows:

  1. Red – First chakra
  2. Orange – Second chakra
  3. Yellow – Third chakra
  4. Green – Fourth chakra
  5. Blue (indigo) – Fifth chakra
  6. Purple (sapphire blue) – Sixth chakra
  7. White (or purple) – Seventh chakra
  8. Gold – Eight chakra
  9. Platinum – Ninth chakra

The 12 chakra colors chart may also vary. >> Learn more about the 12 chakras

Color-matching for chakra healing

Working with colors is a great way to balance the chakras. At the most obvious level, one can match a color with its associated with the energy center to support or activate its flow. For example, you may use red to stimulate root chakra energy and support grounding and overall vitality; orange to target the second energy center; yellow for the third, etc.

Colors in the human body

While matching colors can be a useful approach to stimulate the function of a specific chakra, one could also apply colors across the body in order to target different bodily functions and energy centers.

Here’s a chart of colors and body associations based on modern healing methods:

  • Red – Bones, bone marrow
  • Orange – Glands, Adrenals
  • Yellow (golden yellow)- Nervous system
  • Green – Lungs, lung tissues
  • Blue – Etheric body, optimal bodily functions
  • Purple – Fascia, skin
  • White

The traditional chakra system distinguishes 7 main colors associated with each energy center. Yet, healing with colors opens up a whole new range of options. It allows us to shift from a static representation of the chakra system to a dynamic interplay of tints we can use to better support the energy flow in the body.

Finally, color therapy provides additional resources to stimulate a desired emotional or physiological response during a meditation on the chakras, in your living environment, or healing work.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the blue chakra?

The blue chakra is typically associated with the fifth chakra, the energy center located in the throat area. In Sanskrit, it is also called Vishuddha.

What is the red chakra?

The red chakra is associated with the first chakra, the energy center located at the base of the spine. It is also referred to as the root chakra and its original name in Sanskrit is Muladhara. Primarily associated with instincts and the physical realms of our existence, the red chakra function can be seen as dealing with survival, insuring subsistence, feeling safe, being grounded, to name a few.

What are the chakra color meanings?

There are 7 colors associated with the traditional chakra system. Each of them reflects the frequency or vibrational quality of light of the energy centers. For example, red corresponds to the first or root chakra; orange to the second or sacral chakra; yellow to the third or solar plexus chakra, etc.

In addition, the colors may symbolize certain physical or emotional qualities reflected through flow of energy in the body. For example, seeing pink in the heart chakra area may mean that the person you’re looking at is experiencing strong feelings of love or compassion; seeing a blue halo around someone’s throat may mean that they are about to express their truth or something important to them.

A few chakra colors may purely be related to physical and energetic manifestations in the human body. The most notable is red that sometimes mean that there’s inflammation. Dark grey spots might indicate a strong deficiency or disturbance in the energy field.


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29 Responses to Chakra Colors

  • Ali

    So I was in meditation with 4 women,, when in came to blue I imagined myself a mermaid in the deep blue sea, as purple approached I was the fastest mermaid ever doing swirls and leaps out of the water back in and diving down and moving very fast feeling as free as I could possible imagine, anyone know what this means, please and thank you

    • Yolla

      Had same thing but I imagined myself a dauphin and i was so fast and I don’t know what does is mean

  • Christine

    PO box 293467

  • Anuj

    When we meditate i feel like someone is entering in my body…and all different color appears…..cant explain much but the size is toooooo big….and i wish to say something…..dnt knw why blue green and red appears in tiny lights everyday…and what doea that mean….plz email…if anyone can help…

    • Grace

      To me, I see little fragramentations of blue, green, and red all around me because of my ability to understand yellow and it’s need to be grounded. My understanding is that blue= my representation of male brain. Red = manifestation of that brain. Green is the perfect harmony that comes from introducing yellow to that mix. It should be said that I am female, human, and could be totally wrong because in some world, things are the opposite of the way I am explaining them. Is this world that world? It’s yellow.

  • Anuj

    It is amazing to see these colors…i see them daily

    Green aura size of a room…very relaxing….


    Can any one please give me an explanation. For what I saw this morning in a relaxed state whilst in bed. I saw the colour purple very vibrant with flashes of white. Every now and the it was like I was staring deeply into a very warm glow of purple tunnel almost as a mist swirling. But the more I fell into relaxation I made out silloutes of people appearing to walk towards me. But the more I tried to hard to focus the it kept disappearing. The the purple was like warm feeling with white inside.. So without judging me anyone please answer to what I just witnessed. It was a nice feeling

    • amalie

      You saw your spirit guides and/or guardian angels! you tuned in to a higher frequency (purple and white represent this) and allowed your spirit guides to present themselves to you. Spirit guides are always with us but it is only when we meditate and reach this higher vibrational state that we can interact with them or see them/feel them. Today I did a meditation with this intent to reach my spirit guide and it went exactly as you just described. It’s important to not try to focus in with your mind, that is why they disappear when you did that. All you need to do is relax and be open and willing to receive their presence and guidance. you can ask them a question and for them to present some kind of answer and see what happens!

    • the one who knows the way

      you saw magic XD

    • Mari

      I just had the same experience. While meditating I saw a purple colored hole becoming bigger and bigger. It became bigger then I could see. There was a glow inside of it, of some white light.
      Because my meditation was to give someone else peace, I came out of the meditation and cried of happiness. All I could feel was thankfulness. After that I gave thanks to the Creator.

      But I didn’t see the people.


    15.11.2017 chakras of our earth, first chakra=lem=blue, second chakra=rem=yellow, third chakra=rim=red, fourth chakra=yem=pink, fifth chakra=hem=violett, sixth chakra=real=turquoise, seventh chakra=rom,rim,ram,rem=white


    chakras of our earth, first chakra=lem=blue, second chakra=rem=yellow, third chakra=rim=red, fourth chakra=yem=pink, fifth chakra=hem=violett, sixth chakra=real=turquoise, seventh chakra=rom,rim,ram,rem=white

  • Melanie

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  • Melinda

    Please explain why in your color wheel you list yellow as a secondary color and green as a primary color. I have never heard/read this before.

    • Eric

      Melinda, think about the Additive color process versus the Subtractive color process to understand color theory. An additive process is like your LED television. It has thousands of red, Green, and Blue LEDs.  The Additive colors of Red and Green create yellow.  Now think about printing a magazine, the subtractive colors of yellow and cyan create green.

  • Kyra L Dahle

    Love all this info thank you

  • Kim

    Hello, I was in a very relaxed state and when I opened my eyes I saw a purple and with kind of like a silver lining floating in front of me ? It didn’t last more than 3 seconds. What was that ?

    • rick

      etheral energy around u

  • Robert Leon Abrahamian

    I greatly appreciate the simplicity that you provide us with information. As I read, & at the same time learning, I see blue,yellow and red @ hand. During meditation, with closed eyes, I see indigo, then a beautiful & brilliant white illumination. Thank you.

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