Color can be used to inspire emotions and states of being. Bringing an opposite color into your sight can even out extreme emotions. In your wardrobe or surroundings it can be used to stimulate or suppress various attitudes and conditions. Color can create a balance.
Indigo, a deep denim color is characterized with depth as it is the color of the deep twilight sky and deep waters. Because of this, it symbolizes the mystical – convergence of wisdom, self-mastery and spiritual realization.
Indigo is the color associated with the sixth chakra located at the third eye point, between the two eyebrows. It is considered to be the seat of the intuition, a bridge between the finite and infinite. Most major religions and many cultures stimulate this chakra with bowing, touching that point to the ground or starting the sign of the cross.
As a result of this relationship Indigo is thought to turn blue inward to produce profound insights, and instant understandings. It is no doubt the origin of the saying to come ‘out of the blue’. Indigo in your life will help you focus personal issues, step outside for a new way of viewing a problem and grant solitude and inner communication.
Purple is a combination of the colors red and blue. One is the hottest color, the other the coolest. This combines the passion of red and the stability of blue into a perfect expression. Because it is a rare color in nature, and historically been a very expensive color to produce in garments, it is said to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Three quarters of pre-adolescent children prefer purple to all other colors.
Purple is associated with the Crown chakra located at the top of the head. This area is said to link the individual to the universal. This is thought to be why infants skulls haven’t fully formed there; they are still connected to the universal.
White is the color of purity. White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, and purity. In flags and crests, white depicts faith and purity. Because of its purity, white correlates to cleanliness and simplicity. In terms of light, white is the presence of all color which implies clarity – as its energy is complete.
White in your life helps start a fresh beginning, brings about mental clarity and purifies thoughts and actions. Use it to give a pure, wholesome impression.
White gemstones embody the Moon and are associated with sleep and psychic energy. They are often used for good fortune, and protection after dark.
As with most colors, black has both positive and negative connotations. On the positive side, it is considered formal and elegant (Black tie event, that little black dress). In the Native American Culture, because it is the same color as soil, it embodies fertility. On the negative, because it is the absence of color, it personifies darkness, death and what is concealed (blacklist, black humor, ‘black death’). In flags and crests black is the symbol of grief. Combined with other powerful colors it gives a very aggressive color scheme. Use black to make a bold statement of mystery and self control.