Chakra Colors | 7 Chakras Color Meaning

Author: Jessica Tracy

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Chakras are an ancient model of human energy field which extends beyond the physical body and creates your energetic body, also known as aura.

The word chakra comes from Sanskrit (sacred Hindu language) and it means “wheel of light”.

Chakras are vortexes of energy that constantly spin like wheels at different speeds.

Speed of these energy centres depends on their health and wavelength of light associated with a particular chakra.

Let’s have a quick look at each of your chakras and their color correspondence:

  • Chakra 1Root Chakra | Muladhara – Red Color
  • Chakra 2Sacral Chakra | Svadhishthana – Orange Color
  • Chakra 3Solar Plexus Chakra | Manipura – Yellow Color
  • Chakra 4Heart Chakra | Anahata – Green Color
  • Chakra 5Throat Chakra | Vishuddha – Light Blue / Turquoise Color
  • Chakra 6Third Eye Chakra | Ajna – Indigo Color
  • Chakra 7Crown Chakra | Sahasrara Violet or White Color

You might have noticed that these are actually 7 colors of rainbow!

When you take a close look at seven colors of rainbow, you will realize that they always appear in a specific order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

All of your 7 chakra colors also appear in the same order within your energetic body.

This particular color arrangement is known as the spectrum of white light or the visible light and it ranges from 700 nanometers (dark red color) to 400nm (violet color).

The wavelength of each color is different.

The longest wavelength is red, and the shortest wavelength is violet. 

Interestingly, your chakra spinning speeds correlate with these wavelength frequencies:
- Root chakra spins at the lowest speed 
- Crown chakra vibrates at the highest frequency.

Chakra Colors and Wavelengths of Light

All of these waves make white light when they are seen together by the human eye.
White light is made of all rainbow colors as it includes all seven wavelengths.

When you examine some of the ancient spiritual teachings, white is often revered as the color of enlightenment, divinity and oneness.

It is very beneficial to visualise lots of bright, white light in your aura when you are working with any of your chakras through color therapy.

Let’s have a look at each of your chakra colors and their meanings, starting from the bottom (root chakra) and ending at the top (crown chakra)

All of these colors have their own, unique influence on each of your chakras.

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Root Chakra Red Color Meaning

Red is the color which immediately catches your attention and it is very often used to signal alerts and threats.

Root chakra is responsible for your survival and red color has the ability to bring your attention back to safety.

Red is also a color of vitality, strength, power, courage and self-awareness as it allows you to remain more grounded in the physical body.

Red color wavelength is dense and it moves the slowest from all colors, which is a reminder of your connection to the Earth energy.

You can read more about root chakra in our Root Chakra Healing Guide article.

Root Chakra Red Color Meaning

Sacral Chakra Orange Color Meaning

Orange is a color that can be both exciting and soothing.
Orange color combines the physical energy of red with the joy and happiness of yellow.

Orange is the color of creativity, success and it can be associated with delight and ecstasy.

Orange is also a color of optimism as it gives you the freedom to be yourself.

Balanced sacral chakra will allow you to have vibrant, orange glow in your aura and as a result people will naturally gravitate towards you!

You can read more about sacral chakra in our Sacral Chakra Healing Guide article. 

Sacral Chakra Orange Color Meaning

Solar Plexus Chakra Yellow Color Meaning

Yellow color is associated with the energy of fire, which can break down other elements.
 
Yellow is also the color of Sun, which is the main source of heat and energy for our entire Solar System.

Solar plexus chakra has the same purpose for your body as the Sun for Earth – it supplies you with energy and fuel for all of your biological processes.

Yellow is a color of joy, happiness, optimism and increased mental activity.

Yellow is often being used in chromotherapy as a stimulating color for patients with eating disorders and anorexia, to activate their metabolism.

Solar plexus chakra governs your digestion and metabolism, so if you experience any problems with your metabolism bring more yellow into your life!

Yellow is also most visible color of the entire spectrum and it is very often used on all of the warning signs.

You can read more about solar plexus chakra in our Solar Plexus Chakra Healing Guide article.

Solar Plexus Chakra Yellow Color Meaning

Heart Chakra Green Color Meaning

Green is a naturally calming and soothing color, as it encourages a general sense of harmony and balance.

Green is also associated with feelings of peace, compassion, kindness and love.

Dynamic energy of green (observed specifically during a Spirng season) represents growth, expansion, and openness.

Abundance of green can be found anywhere in nature, therefore one of the best things you can do for your heart chakra is to spend some time outside in nature.

You can read more about heart chakra in our Heart Chakra Healing Guide article.

Heart Chakra Green Color Meaning

Throat Chakra Blue Color Meaning

Blue color represents freedom, purity, loyalty, imagination, clarity, confidence and trust.

Blue is regarded to be a color of the spirit and it is believed to have beneficial impact on the body and mind.

Blue color is also cooling in nature, therefore it will allow you to feel calmer, more peaceful and balanced whenever you express yourself.

The element associated with throat chakra is space and the biggest open spaces on our planet (sky and sea) are blue.

You can read more about throat chakra in our Throat Chakra Healing Guide article. 

Throat Chakra Blue Color Meaning

Third Eye Chakra Indigo Color Meaning

Main colour of the third eye chakra is indigo (combination of blue and violet), also known as royal blue

The violet in indigo contributes to awareness, spirituality, wisdom and connection with the Higher Self.

Blue color assists with communication, creativity, purification and authenticity.

Indigo is considered to be a color of integrityharmony, deep inner awareness and wisdom.

People who emit lots of indigo from their auric field tend to possess natural psychic gifts, experience vivid lucid dreams and sense things before they happen.

Indigo color can influence you by putting your mind in a concentrated and focused state

It will allow you to stay focused, meditate and increase your awareness, and insight.

Working with indigo allows you to sharpen your mind, and to increase emphasis on spiritual issues.

You can read more about third eye chakra in our Third Eye Chakra Healing Guide article. 

Third Eye Chakra Indigo Color Meaning

Crown Chakra Violet Color Meaning

The color associated with the crown chakra is violet, which has the highest vibrational frequency in the entire spectrum of colors. 

Violet is a color of spirituality, reflection and self-awareness

An aura of violet indicates person’s high level of curiosity, interest and a desire to search for answers to the various life problems in order to pursue the right path. 

Violet gives an inward feeling of unity, integrity and wholeness. 

White is another color which is often associated with crown chakra.

White represents purity, perfection, innocence and new beginnings.

It will encourage you to remain calm, focused and keep your mind open. 

You can read more about crown chakra in our Crown Chakra Healing Guide article. 

Crown Chakra Violet Color Meaning

Chakra Colors and Seven Layers of Aura

Knowledge of your chakra colors and their meaning can help you to understand the idea of human aura. 

There are 7 layers of your aura from Etheric Body (layer 1) to Casual Body (layer 7)

Each layer of your aura is vibrational energy field linked to one chakra

When your chakras are balanced and you feel healthy, your entire aura can stretch out to few metres in radius, and it is very light in colour.

Your auric field can be very small when your chakras are out of alignment.

There are many intuitive people who can sense or see some of these auric fields but there are not many people who can see all 7 auric layers.

If you are interested in learning more about human aura, check out 7 Colors of Human Aura Meaning article on our blog. 

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