Magic itself is the use of sacred connections between numbers, planetary alignment, signs of the zodiac, moon phases, days of the week, herbs, colors, hours of the day, and many other ordinary facets of life that seem unrelated to regular people. Magic is the intentional layering of these connections to harness energy for a purpose.

Color magic is the process of using color intentionally to raise vibrations of sacred spaces or items.  Each color has a different vibrational energy that impacts mood, thoughts, feelings and more in ritual and in daily life.  In some traditions the colors may differ somewhat from this list.  Keep in mind, the possibilities are limited only by your own imagination.

If you’re new to this concept, start from the beginning for a brief introduction to this foundational part magic.  There are many ways to use color in magic. Here are just a few examples:

  • You can choose candles or incense burner sand in colors associated with the intent of your spell or ritual.
  • You can write spells, incantations, talismans, and sigils using ink or colored pencils in colors corresponding to the magic you are working.
  • When meditating, you can envision yourself surrounded by light in a color associated with your purpose.
  • You can add food coloring to the water in a ritual bath.
  • You can wear garments having colors corresponding to the desired intention.

The correspondence table below describes the magical properties associated with a variety of colors.

Color Magical Correspondence
Black Grounding, wisdom, learning, protection, safety, reversing, uncrossing, unhexing, repelling black magic, banishing negativity, releasing, shapeshifting, defense, scrying, pride
Blue Communication, will power, focus, forgiveness, good fortune, weight loss, truth, fidelity, patience, domestic harmony, organization, removing bad vibrations, sincerity, astral projection, water element
Brown House blessing, animal/pet magic, earth magic, concentration, material goods, stability, locating lost objects, earth element, real estate, construction, food, financial crisis
Copper Business success, passion, money, fertility, career growth
Gold Masculine divinity, great fortune, abundance, prosperity, male energy, understanding, divination, fast luck, solar/sun energy, positive attitude, justice, health, attraction, luxury
Gray Loneliness, glamour, contemplation, removing negative influence
Green Prosperity, abundance, money, physical & emotional healing, growth, luck, marriage, tree/plant magic, acceptance, weather, counteract envy/greed/jealousy
Indigo Spiritual guidance, psychic ability, stop gossip/lies, dignity, divination, meditation, ambition, overcome depression
Lavender Knowledge, intuition
Light Blue Spirituality, tranquility, peace, protection
Orange Creativity, self-expression, intellectual matters, overcoming addiction, legal matters/justice, joy, business success, ambition, vitality, fun, action, opportunity, celebration, investments
Pink Love, compassion, nurturing, femininity, friendship, romance, partnership, spiritual & emotional healing, protection of children, domestic harmony, self-improvement, maturity
Purple Wisdom, influence, spiritual power, contact with spirits, drive away evil, change luck, independence, government, break habit
Red Passion, vitality, strength, survival, fertility, courage, sexual potency, mercy, action, danger, war, fire element, conflict, sports, independence, assertiveness, competition
Silver Feminine divinity, stability, psychic awareness, intuition, dreams, victory, meditation, communication, moon magic, gambling luck
Violet Spirituality, connection to higher self, Goddess, insight, clarity, tension
White All purpose, unity, purity, cleansing, peace, balance, spirituality, healing, innocence, rain, magic involving young children, truth, consecration, balancing the aura
Yellow Pleasure, success, happiness, learning, memory, concentration, persuasion, inspiration, imagination, solar magic, charm, confidence, air element, travel, flexibility

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. ― Marcus Aurelius