Aura Colours & Their Meanings

Aura Colours & Their Meanings

An Aura, or energy field, is a colored emanation that is said to enclose a human body or any animal or object. Have you ever wondered about the meaning of colours? Do you have a favourite colour, a colour that makes you feel all warm and glowy inside and perks up your mood? Or, on the opposite spectrum, a colour that instantly makes you on edge?

The Psychology of Colour

Pablo Picasso was always fascinated with the meaning of colours. He believed that “Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” And, if you have ever seen one of his paintings you will immediately see what he means! Sir Isaac Newton, known for discovering gravity, was also captivated by colours. In 1666, he noticed that when pure white light passes through a prism, it separates into all the visible colours.

For centuries, humans have known the importance of understanding how colour affects our mood; be it in what we wear or in our homes. Even down to what the colour of our front door means! So, how exactly does colour work, what are the meaning of colours and how can a colour impact our behaviour and mood?

The Spiritual Meaning of Colours

Most people only see the seven prominent colours in the colour spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. We associate these colours with a beautiful rainbow.


Red is a powerful colour with a meaning representing strength and romance. It can also mean passion, anger and fury! Red is often used as a warning or stop command, as in traffic lights. But, when love is in the air, so too is the colour Red.


Orange is the colour of an extrovert because it is a blend of red and yellow; orange is a colour full of energy and warmth, but also impatience. Orange is a good friend when looking for a helping hand with your intuition. If you hit a rocky spot in your life, Orange will remind you that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. And Colour Psychologists, those who study the meaning of colours, teach us that seeing the colour Orange can help awaken hope, motivation, and positivity!


Yellow is like marmite, you either love it or hate it! This colour means optimism, happiness, creativity, and positivity. On the negative side, it symbolises cowardice and egotism. Yellow is the colour of sunshine, and thought to stimulate the left side of the brain, which sparks quick thinking. Children relate to this colour, hence thought of as the colour of innocence.


Green is the colour of balance in all that you do, particularly in your emotions, wealth, and good health. It revitalises us as the colour is a natural healer. If you think of plants in your garden or window box, the colour green is there to make you feel safe. A colour associated with Mother Earth, calm and security.


Blue is the colour of trust, loyalty, and honesty. It also has a relaxing effect on our psyche, which in turn gives us confidence and security. When we feel overwhelmed, blue helps us mellow out and remain calm. Blue hates the idea of creating conflict and in a way likes to take a back seat, although there are some blue hues around these days that like to be more in the forefront! If you are having a challenging day, try to find something blue to look at as it will help you feel calm.


Purple is a colour associated with spirituality, bravery, the supernatural and divine. It is a colour of encouragement. We can use it to dig deep into our innermost thoughts. We can use our imagination to get what your heart desires. In essence, the meaning of the colour purple is that it helps the body, mind, and soul to live in harmony!


White is connected with spiritual awakening, knowledge, light, love, and wholeness. It can also mean rebirth and renewal, innocence, and purity. Found in depictions of angels and their wings and their white auras. It is the most positive colour in the spectrum and can also represent new beginnings and renewal. Perhaps that is why, when starting a new project most tend to buy a new notebook with white pages – a fresh new start.


The gentle colour of Pink. Known to be the colour of compassion and love. It is an unthreatening colour full of femininity and romance! Colour Psychologists attribute this colour’s sultry side to its red undertones, whereas the white elements counteract this with purity. Lack of confidence can be associated with Pink. However, it embodies good things in the world and is not meant to threaten or intimidate!

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