* Introduction to Colour Healing – Chromotherapy
* Colour Healing and the Chakras
* Colours within the Aura
* Colours for the Mind Body and Soul


WHITE leads us towards higher spiritual attunement and Divine love. It aids mental clarity and encourages us to clear away clutter and obstacles.  

WHITE has clearing properties that can be used to clear blocked energies. It assists with clear-thinking and helps with revealing the truth within situations and people.

WHITE is a healing colour for those who tend to be daydreamers or who lack focus and concentration, or who have trouble and manifesting their desires and reaching their goals. WHITE can be a great healing colour for a person with a negative self-image, as white has the energy and power of transformation.

In colour healing, therapy and meditation, WHITE is used to stimulate the transformation of the awareness and for linking 
with Divine energy. Healing of any dis-ease or illness by bringing harmony and balance of all spiritual, mental and physical systems, WHITE can be a substitute for any colour, as WHITE is a blending of all other colours. 

Directing WHITE Light to a part of the body that requires healing is one of the fastest ways to bring about healing. WHITE Light raises the vibration of one’s consciousness and the body, bringing harmony to all aspects of one’s life. 


BLUE resonates with healing on all levels, calmness and peace of mind. BLUE raises the consciousness to the realm of spirit and is the colour of meditation and connection with the angelic and spiritual realms.

BLUE coloured light has been shown to reduce blood pressure and calms the nervous system and is anti-inflammatory.  

BLUE brings quiet, clarity and peace of mind and can be used to calm and relax the body, soul and mind.

BLUE causes the body to produce chemicals that are calming, and invokes rest and relaxation.

Dark BLUE reduces pain and has strengthens the skeleton by keeping the marrow of the bone healthy. Dark BLUE affects the pituitary gland, which is the sleep regulator. It is relaxing and cooling and brings clear thought and clarity of mind.  

BLUE promotes the healing of burns and wounds.

Light and soft BLUE can alleviate insomnia.

BLUE allows for clear communication and the healing vibration of blue can be used to unblock and open the flow of energy where it is stagnant and/or blocked.

BLUE brings contentment, patience, composure and gentleness, making it beneficial for someone who acts compulsively without giving thought to consequences.

BLUE is extremely liberating for those who have become resistant to change and rigidity in thought.


PINK has many beneficial healing properties and is the colour of ‘cosmic love’ and ‘unconditional love’.  

Bright PINKS stimulate energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat and pulse rate. Bright PINK encourages action and confidence.

PINK has a warming affect on the mind and helps to restore youth. It combats and eases over-eating, obesity, childbirth, pregnancy, adrenal activity, and emotional healing.

In colour healing and therapy, PINK treats conditions to do with a lack of self-love, a feeling of loneliness and of feeling unloved. It brings an awareness of your life purpose and soul mission.

PINK promotes self-realization and unconditional love of the Self and others, alleviates jealousy, alleviates grief and sadness, and awareness of deepest emotions and feelings. 

PINK alleviates feelings of irritability and anger, and surrounds us with protection and a sense of love and comfort. PINK also assists with feelings of unhappiness, vulnerability, loneliness and over-sensitivity. 

PINK is used for soothing and calming emotional and mental issues and is very relaxing and soothing and promotes feelings of contentment, caring and tenderness.

PINK should not be used for treating quick-tempered or nervous people.

Excessive PINK may incline towards excessive passivity.


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.


BLACK used in Colour Healing and Colour Therapy lowers the blood pressure, lowers the pulse rate and assists with compulsive behaviour.


In Colour Healing and Therapy, the colour GREY eases irritations, hyperactivity and mania.

GREY is excellent for mental, emotional and physical releasing and cleansing. GREY works on the mind and emotions to bring about emotional balance. GREY also aids speech and public speaking.

GREY draws negative energy from the body and replaces it with positive energies.

Excessive use of dark GREY may bring depressive energies.


In Colour Healing and Therapy, the colour YELLOW can be used to lessen the effects of anxiety and depression as it arouses feelings of cheerfulness, joy and happiness.

YELLOW stimulates the mind and mental processes, stimulates the nervous system, activates the memory and encourages communication. It is linked to the liver, the gallbladder, stomach, the thyroid gland, the bronchial tubes, the large and small intestines, the lungs and prostate glands.  

YELLOW is good for treating the digestive and nervous systems, it stimulates hormone production, assists with the assimilation of nutrients, stimulates the liver and kidneys, helps with thyroid imbalance and has beneficial effects on the intestines, spleen, stomach and bladder. 

YELLOW stimulates cleansing via the liver. YELLOW fortifies the entire digestive system as it stimulates the digestive juices and the flow of lymphatic fluids. YELLOW strengthens the nervous system and purifies the blood.  

In Colour Healing, YELLOW is used to benefit the adrenal glands, gallbladder, muscles, liver, the pancreas and stomach.  

Illnesses that can be treated with YELLOW are arthritis, allergies, coughs, constipation, depression, diabetes, gallstones, eczema, hiatus hernia, hypothyroidism, indigestion, lymphatic congestion, obesity and motion sickness. 

YELLOW has a tonic effect on the nervous system and is stimulating to the mind and overall health.  

YELLOW may strengthen the teeth and bones, and helps the body heal wounds. YELLOW helps to keep the skin healthy and maintain good eyesight. YELLOW helps the pores of the skin and aids scarred tissue in healing itself.

YELLOW is used to treat psychological problems such as mental exhaustion, depression, melancholy and the inability to concentrate. The colour YELLOW helps a weak memory and is great in skin care treatment.

YELLOW stimulates the ‘psychic centre’ and can be used to treat psychic burn-out or other psychic-related conditions or ailments.

YELLOW is a nerve stimulant, and can be helpful with depression, tension and fear, and can soothe mental exhaustion.

The healing power of YELLOW works on fear and gradually releases the tension from a fearful experience or situation. YELLOW is very healing for critical, judgemental and verbally aggressive people as it stimulates flexibility and adaptability to change.

YELLOW can stimulate clear-thinking, new ideas and creativity. It can help to sharpen the mind and improve memory, as well as with decision making.

YELLOW helps us to release and let go of negativity.


RED is used in colour therapy (or healing) for treating conditions of stagnation in order to renew or stimulate the life energy. RED is stimulating and revitalizing and can assist with overcoming depression, inertia, fear and melancholy. RED is a great aid for those who are afraid of life and who feel inclined to want to escape.

RED relates to the adrenal glands and is the ‘life force’ from which we draw our strength, ambition and energy. RED energizes all organs and the senses of hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch.

The colour RED is linked to the circulatory system, the heart, sexual organs, the kidney and bladder.  RED causes haemoglobin to multiply, thus increasing energy and raising body temperature.

RED is beneficial to the circulation and energy flow within the body, as it is both activating and energising. RED aids the immune system and helps with detoxification and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

RED is used for stimulating the liver; for increasing the production of red blood cells, for anaemic conditions, for stimulating the circulatory system, spinal fluid and the entire nervous system, fatigue, cold chills, it energizes the senses, stimulates ovulation and stimulates menstruation.  RED stimulates energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat and pulse rate. RED is beneficial to stimulate growth, alleviates constrictions, enhances physical strength, the spine, feet, hips, legs, and stiffness.

RED is beneficial for states of exhaustion, to treat arthritis, muscle pains and spasms, bacterial diseases, hernias and impotence. RED is also used to treat diseases of the sensory nerves  -  hearing, taste, slight, smells and touch.

RED stimulates slow or inert metabolism and accelerates the expulsion of toxins and metabolic waste.  RED helps to relieve constipation, assists in the production of blood and expands the blood vessels.

RED helps us to plant our feet firmly on the ground.  If you are someone who has a tendency to dwell in the past, the colour RED helps to root you to the present;  the here and now.

RED is not suitable to treat people who suffer from being too hot, who are ‘hot-headed’ or agitated, or who suffer from high blood pressure and a pre-disposition to hot flushes.  An excess of RED can be over-stimulating and may cause irritability.

In Colour Therapy and Healing, RED is used to neutralize and energize, and brings fresh, strong energies to boost and aid recuperation after bouts of illness, lethargy, tiredness and depression.

Colour Therapists and Healers tend not to use the colour RED on its own due to its ability to warm and stimulate, but rather, use it in combination with BLUE and/or TURQUOISE.


GREEN is a colour used principally for healing as it promotes health and wellbeing.

GREEN is considered to be the optimal healing colour and is the colour of nitrogen, which is an element that constitutes the main components of the atmosphere, and is essential for the formation of bones, muscles and other body tissues.

GREEN constitutes a balancing link between the warm colours (which stimulates and energizes) and the cool colours (which are soothing and calming). GREEN helps to balance energies and a calms a state of disharmony. It helps to achieve a healthy new structure. 

GREEN stimulates growth and the life-force energy, balances the body and mind, soothes and strengthens.  

GREEN is neither an astringent nor a relaxant, yet is rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory.  It can help to calm anger and improve memory, ease paranoia and nervous exhaustion.

The colour GREEN has a soothing effect on the nervous system, soothes irritations and alleviates pain. Physically, GREEN is linked to the muscles, bones, bronchial tubes and the lungs. GREEN is good for treating problems to do with the heart and circulatory system. It has an invigorating effect on the blood vessels and balances the blood pressure. 

GREEN affects the lungs, heart, thymus gland and the immune system.

GREEN is very healing for deep feelings of regret and remorse, and for overcoming any limiting attachments. GREEN energy is very healing for self-doubt and insecurity and feelings of inadequacy and ineptness. GREEN helps to overcome obstacles and begin a new path or change of direction.

GREEN can be used to treat backaches, immune disorders, heart trouble, allergies, lupus, shock and trauma, head colds, and to lower the blood pressure. GREEN also helps to maintain eyesight and may reduce the risk of vision problems common in later life.

GREEN stimulates the pituitary gland and is effective for soothing states of emotional imbalance. GREEN can counter panic attacks and addictions.

GREEN encourages cell renewal and the overall regeneration of the organism. It fortifies the entire body in general and helps to improve the absorption of oxygen in the body.

GREEN is suitable for treatment and projecting in all impaired physical states, and for every health problem, except for tumours. Excessive use of the colour GREEN may stimulate an aversion to conflict, and may bring on feelings of frustration, irritability and anger.

GREEN can be used to:

-  soothe
-  relax the mind and body
-  help to alleviate depression
-  calm nervousness and anxiety
-  offer a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony

GREEN stimulates inner-peace.


In Colour Healing and Therapy, PURPLE can be used for emotional and mental issues associated with addiction. 

PURPLE helps to balance the mind to transform fears and obsessions. PURPLE acts as a sedative, bringing calm and peace to an over-active and/or over-stimulated mind.

The colour PURPLE has powerful healing qualities and assists with nervous problems and mental diseases. PURPLE decreases sensitivity to pain and decreases sexual activity.  

PURPLE also helps with detoxification.

PURPLE heals hysteria, melancholy, delusions, addictions, and soothes disharmony and counter-acts depression and mental and emotional stress. PURPLE helps to heal mental/emotional/psychological problems, eyes, ears, pineal gland, addictions, aids recovery, stimulates the spleen, increases white blood cells, decreases pain sensitivity, and aids and lifts depression.

PURPLE is used for weight reduction, curbing diarrhea, purifying the blood and for stimulating the spleen and increasing the production of leukocytes (white blood cells whose action is essential for the immune system).

Excessive use of PURPLE can encourage unrealistic and impractical energies.


ORANGE is the blending of RED (physical action) with YELLOW (wisdom) rays, and its healing power is greater than the two individual colours alone.  

The healing energies of ORANGE stimulates the inner-knowledge that we are all ONE. 

ORANGE elevates the consciousness to rise above the ‘Self’.

In Colour Healing and Therapy, ORANGE is used for revitalizing the energies and aids recuperation after illness and grief. 

ORANGE is used for emotional and mental ailments and to aid depressive states such as melancholy and grief. ORANGE is used to assist with nervous or depressed states as it arouses gaiety, joy and interest in life;  it dispels a lack of self-confidence and belief and helps when there is a lack of enthusiasm and energy. ORANGE releases and lifts the emotions.

The colour ORANGE has a soothing and anti-spasmodic effect on the human body and has the ability to fortify blood flow. ORANGE is linked to the pancreas and spleen, the digestive system and kidneys.  It is used to treat asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems, pulmonary problems, pains in the joints, stomach problems, calcium issues, muscle spasms and feminine problems such as menstrual disorders, sterility and impaired fertility. ORANGE also reinforces the metabolism. 

ORANGE helps to maintain good vision and strengthens the immune system.  It may also strengthen teeth and bones, and helps the body to heal wounds and keeps the skin healthy.

ORANGE alleviates emotional repression and sexual issues, and treats the thyroid, muscle cramps and spasms, bladder and bowel (large intestine) issues, and increases lactation.

Use ORANGE to help asthma, bronchitis, constipation, gas, diarrhea, haemorrhoids and hypoglycaemia.

With a tendency to be mistrusting or suspicious, or have prideful inclinations, ORANGE can assist with finding balance, discrimination and discernment.

The colour ORANGE especially fortifies the etheric body and promotes general good health.

Excessive use of ORANGE can lead to over-excitement and/or over-indulgence.


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.


MAGENTA is a ‘cosmic colour’ that relates to cosmic healing abilities.

In colour therapy and healing, MAGENTA is used for treating problems related to the brain, treating infections and problems of the kidneys and arteries.  MAGENTA also inspires happiness and vitality.

MAGENTA can be used to soothe feelings of frustration and/or anger as it lifts the spirits and dispels sadness and unhappiness.

MAGENTA can be use to heal and negotiate calm and peace in those who are in a disagreement with another.

MAGENTA can be too relaxing and calming for the chronically depressed.

An excess of MAGENTA can generate bossiness and arrogance and can make one feel irritated, overwhelmed, intolerant and/or anxious.

Too much MAGENTA can be balanced by adding GREEN.


SILVER is a healing colour that promotes self-healing and spiritual growth.

SILVER draws negative energies from the body and replaces it with positive energies.

SILVER relates to the female/feminine energies, cycles, rebirth and reincarnation, and the healing of hormonal imbalances and emotional stability.

SILVER is excellent for emotional, mental and physical cleansing and releasing as it works on the emotions and the mind to bring balance and harmony.

SILVER gives a sense of balance and assists with physical, emotional and mental releasing, clearing and cleansing.

In colour healing and therapy, SILVER is used to help women’s issues such as painful periods, hormonal imbalances, gynaecological ailments and breast tenderness.


GOLD is an excellent colour and energy to use when projecting healing energies (eg. distant healing/s), as it is the Universal and supreme healing and transformative colour.

In colour healing and therapy, the colour GOLD is used to overcome addictions, and is useful for any depressive conditions as it is energetic, inspirational and uplifting.

Too little exposure to the colour GOLD can make one become demanding and selfish, and possibly mean-spirited and nasty.

Too much GOLD can make one self-centered and power-seeking.

Joanne Walmsley
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