Color Therapy With Crystals

Have you ever felt drawn to something because of its color? Color has the ability to evoke certain feelings and affect our behavior. Because of this, we can choose crystals to work with based on color to adjust our mood.

Curious as to why to you are gravitating more so to purple stones or why you suddenly feel like you need to have that black crystal? Find out what this may mean, the chakra associated, and which element the color is connect to below!


Color 101

Common color associations come from where they are found in nature; the warm orange glow from the sun can be seen as energizing and uplifting, the green grass can signal hope and financial success, the bright blue sky can bring forth feelings of calm and stability. These color associations can be helpful when learning about the healing qualities of crystals and stones.

There are lots of subtleties among colors, the meanings, and associations of the colors can change according to their saturation, temperature, and value.

  • Saturation: meaning the purity of the color
  • Temperature: relates to the warm and cool tones within the color
  • Value: being the relative lightness and darkness of the color.

For example, pastel pink can signal something much different than highly saturated hot pink.

Crystals by Color

Choosing crystals & stones to work with can be daunting when presented with endless options. Ever spend hours in crystal shop debating on which one to take home? Choosing your crystal or stone based on color with a magical intention can make the process easier.

R e d

Generally red crystals have to do with life force energy. These gems relate to the root chakra and the element fire. These are great to have when you are feeling drained, unmotivated, and sluggish. Garnet is a good example of an energy balancing stone that helps revitalize the chakras.

  • Chakra: Root
  • Element: Fire

P i n k  

Pink crystals often associated with matters of the heart. They relate to the heart chakra, the element water, and are great allies in times of grief & despair. Rose Quartz is a popular choice; it is the stone of unconditional love.

  • Chakra: Heart
  • Element: Water

O r a n g e

Orange crystals tend to help with creativity. Associated with the sacral chakra and the element fire. These stones are uplifting and appeal to the inner child. Tangerine Quartz is a perfect choice for encouraging curiosity and play.

  • Chakra: Sacral
  • Element: Fire

Y e l l o w  

Yellow and gold crystals relate to the sun and are often found to be empowering. They relate to the solar plexus chakra and the element fire. Citrine is a go-to for optimism and success.

  • Chakra: Solar Plexus
  • Element: Fire

G r e e n

Green crystals encourage new beginnings, fertility, and growth. They relate to the heart chakra and the element earth. Malachite is a powerful stone known for its transformative powers and can be helpful for removing energy blocks.

  • Chakra: Heart
  • Element: Earth

B l u e

Blue crystals have to do with balance, clarity, and truth. Associated with the throat chakra and the element water. These beauties can calm an overstimulated mind. Kyanite is a soft and gentle stone that's useful in meditation. It can also help with intuition and finding one's soul purpose.

  • Chakra: Throat
  • Element: Water

P u r p l e

Purple crystals relate to the mind and spiritual body. They are associated with the third eye & crown chakra and the element air. These gems can be inspiring and assist with deepening our connection to spirit. Iolite is a good choice for introspection and organizing your thoughts to achieve goals.

  • Chakra: Third eye & Crown
  • Element: Air

B l a c k

Black crystals are grounding and protective. They relate to the root chakra and the element earth. Black Tourmaline is thought to be the best protective stone because it absorbs negative energy and transmutes it into positive energy. Ideal at your work desk, throughout your home or in your bag - no negative energy here thanks!

  • Chakra: Root
  • Element: Earth

To learn more about crystals, their color, and their message, check out the Crystal Oracle Deck by Species by the Thousands in our September 2020 Color Therapy Box (SOLD OUT)!

Big thanks to the lovely Erica Bradbury (Owner, Founder and Creative Director of Species by the Thousands), for diving into colors and sharing her knowledge in this blog. Learn more about her brand: Instagram & Website.

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