All About BROWN * BROWN Around the World and in History * BROWN as a favourite colour * BROWN Clothes – Wearing BROWN Clothing * BROWN Foods * BROWN in our DREAMS – Dreaming of BROWN  * BROWN in the TAROT CARDS * BROWN ESSENTIAL OILS *  BROWN CRYSTALS and GEMSTONES – Crystal Healing *  BROWN in the CHAKRAS * HEALING with BROWN – Colour Therapy using BROWN *

BROWN is a combination of the three primary colours  -  RED, YELLOW and BLUE. BROWN is an earthy, practical colour that is sincere and honest in nature. BROWN suggests stability, worldliness, physical comfort, domestic bliss, conservatism and practicality, approachability, reliability and dependability.

BROWN is the colour of our Earth and is associated with all that is organic and natural and emits a comforting and nurturing energy. BROWN gives one a sense of security and connectivity to animals, nature and the environment.

BROWN is very protective and healing and helps to balance the emotions. BROWN represents comfort and homeliness and a sense of feeling grounded and secure with the Self.

BROWN relates to the Element of Earth and resonates with the season of Autumn (Fall).

BROWN is connected to the Element of Earth.

BROWN resonates with the direction North, the planet Earth, the zodiac sign of Capricorn.

BROWN is connected to The Chariot and The Devil Tarot cards.

BROWN vibrates to the Earth, home, hearth, stamina, security, calming, common sense, ritual, protection, humility, totem animals and animal guides, organization, orderly management, ambition and power, stability, grounding, conservation, protection of the home and family, pets and animals, finding lost objects, material construction (buildings etc), material increase, solid relationships, wholesome, increased decisiveness, concentration, attracting help in crisis situations, stability and practicality, success, wealth and prosperity, dependability, warmth, comfort, nurturing, fertility, safety, grounding, sophistication, consideration, conventional, oorder/orderly, elegance, security, healing, solid foundations, tribal and primitive things, simplicity and a preference for natural and simple things.

BROWN suggests a materialistic character or nature. BROWN resonates with the introverted, concealment (as in identity), sensation and material items. It is the colour of the down-to-earth and the businessman, and is the starting point of ambition and power, both material and commercial. 

A person with an aversion to the colour BROWN may loathe the normal, boring and trivial. They may also experience instability with their health, attitude and relationships. They may also feel a disconnection with their roots (homeland, family, kin, culture etc).

In some aspects, BROWN may be considered to be a bit too conventional for some.

BROWN denotes the vibration of ‘down to Earth’.

Light shades of BROWN relate to avarice and greed.

The darker colours of BROWN do not reflect the lighter vibration of the lighter colours, but this colour denotes the capacity for organization and orderly management.

-  The Native American Indians believe that the colour BROWN represents the power of self-discipline.
-  In the U.S, Thanksgiving is represented by BROWN and ORANGE.
-  In India, BROWN is the colour of mourning as it resembles dying leaves.
-  The Japanese don’t use a specific work for the colour BROWN, but rather, they more descriptive names such as ‘fallen leaf’, ‘fox colour’ and/or ‘tea colour’.

BROWN foods contain necessary vitamins, minerals and plant proteins essential to a balanced diet.

The energy of BROWN food is grounding, and BROWN foods nourish the link between our physical bodies and our energetic bodies (or energy). BROWN foods help us to establish and nourish our personal boundaries.

Brown Foods include:
Chocolate, peanut butter, brown beans, brown rice, grains and starchy vegetables (such as corn and potatoes), chick peas, molasses, brown bread, baked beans, lentils, dried beans, wild rice, wholewheat.

Basil Essential Oil, Vetiver, Cajeput, Angelica root, Mustard oil, Raat Rani Attar, Carrot, Davara, Ginger, Hinoki Wood, Neem.

Choosing BROWN as a favourite colour indicates a trustworthy and dependable nature, and someone who has their feet on the ground. They are friendly, approachable people who make others with safe, secure and comfortable around them.

Home, friends and family are the most important things to someone who favours BROWN.

People who have a preference for BROWN generally like to live an uncomplicated and simple lifestyle where comfort is a necessity. They are attuned to animals and nature and are most at peace when out in the natural environment. They prefer to use and surround themselves with natural products such as natural clothing (cotton, wool, sil) and things made of stone and wood.

BROWN is the colour of earthiness and practicality and those who wear BROWN can be considered ‘Earth Mothers’.

Those who choose BROWN as their favourite colour speak frankly and honestly and know when to act with diplomacy and tact. They have no hidden agenda and do not like mind games.

Choosing BROWN as a favourite colour can indicate someone who is afraid of change and who can sometimes be seen as a ‘stick in the mud’. Sometimes they take like too seriously, and can be seen as inflexible and stubborn.

As a partner, they are warm and sensuous, loving and dependable, loyal and faithful. They imbue security, safety and support within their relationships.

BROWN clothing suggests a down-to-earth person who prefers a structured and well-supported lifestyle. People who choose to wear BROWN are generally honest and love the best things that life has to offer.

Those who choose to wear BROWN are often a sensuous type of person who appreciates good healthy foods and good friends.

BROWN is a protective colour, and those who choose to wear it may be bottling up emotions or keeping a secret that makes them wish to retreat and withdraw, fearing the outside world. 

Wearing BROWN can make you feel protected and nourished.

Wearing BROWN helps one to stay stable and grounded in all situations. It helps to keep your feet on the ground and gives you the strength and determination to achieve your goals and aspirations.

Wear BROWN when you need to get work done, when you need to stay strong in your convictions and/or organizing your finances.

The colour BROWN denotes practicality, domestic bliss, worldliness, conservatism and being ‘down to earth’. Seeing BROWN in your dreams may be suggesting that you get ‘back to basics’.

Colours in Dreams  - Dreaming of Colours


When the color BROWN is seen within the Tarot deck it often implies that issues or situations to with the most basic levels.

BROWN resonates with The Chariot (7) and The Devil (15) cards.

Because The Devil is concerned with the earthly events of the ‘here and now’ its most positive aspects are reflected in this colour.


BROWN CRYSTALS and GEMSTONES  -  Crystal Healing
BROWN crystals are used for grounding, protection and in the healing of animals.

Agate (Chalcedony), Biggs Jasper, Botswana Agate, Brecciated Jasper, Bruno Canyon Jasper, Carnelian (Chelcedony), Chrysanthemum Jasper, Crazy Lace Agat, Fibrolite (Sillimanite), Fire Agate, Idocrase, Jasper (Chalcedony), Leopard Jasper, Mahogany Obsidian, Malaya Garnet, Ocean Jasper, Owyhee Jasper, Petersite (Quartz), Picture Jasper, Pokadot Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Sea Jasper, Sillimanite, Tigers’ Eye (Quartz), Unakite, Vesuvianite (Idocrase), Wild Horse Jasper, Brown Andradite Garnet, Brown Hessionite Garnet, Brown Diamond, Spessartite, Almandine, Golden/Brown Tigers’ Eye, Koroit Opal.

BROWN is a colour that appears during a particular situation, rather an a self-standing colour within the Aura. Therefore, when BROWN appears among the colours of the Aura, it is generally an ominous sign.  

BROWN attests to egotism, exaggerated earthiness, difficulty in giving and receiving love, various addictions, disease and destruction. It can also tell of ill-health and a lack of self-belief.

When a dark shade of BROWN is across the face or touching the head it may indicate a lack of, and a need for discrimination and discernment. If seen in the area of the Chakras it indicates that these centres need to be cleaned, otherwise the BROWN will clog the energies.

The lighter shades of BROWN indicate avarice in the person.

Colours within the Aura

In colour therapy and healing, BROWN is used as a stabilizer that can aid hyperactivity, hypertension, panic attacks and anxiety as it is grounding, supportive and comforting. BROWN can also help to ease painful situations, both physical and emotional.

The colour BROWN has a stabilizing effect on us and supplies a feeling of wholesomeness.  It provides a connection with the Earth and gives a sense of orderliness.

BROWN brings stability to all body systems, hyperactivity, the immune system and animals healing.

Excessive use of BROWN can bring depressive effects.

Introduction to Colour Healing – Chromotherapy

Joanne Walmsley      

Sacred Scribes

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