Crystals and Color


You know that feeling when you walk into a crystal shop or open up the online catalog of an online store that sells crystals? You know, excitement, wonder, a little overwhelmed. There are so many shapes, sizes and colors. Just think of the possibilities! What do you choose?

You’ve probably heard before that you don’t actually choose the crystal—they choose you. Whatever vibrational frequency you are resonating at in the moment, the crystal that can help you will be the one that attracts you. Maybe you need to be more grounded, maybe your creativity is blocked, maybe your self-confidence is a bit low, maybe you are feeling unloved or unworthy, maybe your having a hard time expressing yourself, maybe your intuition is a bit off, maybe your feeling out of balance or disconnected, or maybe it’s something else. 

No matter what your issues are when you find yourself searching for the perfect crystal, it will find you and you will receive it’s healing energy.

Color is very influential in this process. The color of the crystal has a lot to do with the energy it holds. Below, I’ve separated the colors into warm (red, orange, yellow), cool (green, blue, purple), black and white, and rainbow. But before we get into that let’s talk about the duality of the colors and the gemstones…

Energy Duality

As you are probably aware, the Principle of Gender states that everything possesses receptive and projective energies and one is usually expressed more strongly than than the other. This holds true when it comes to gemstones.

Black, red, orange and yellow stone hold receptive energy that is magnetic, soothing, and promote love, calm and peace. They can be used for meditation and de-stressing and can promote wisdom, love, sleep, friendship, prosperity, fertility and growth. 

White, green, blue and purple stones hold projective energy that is energizing, activating, and promote passion, creativity and abundance. They can be used for healing, luck, success, courage and self-confidence.

Warm Colors (Projective)


  • Crystals: Red Tigers Eye, Ruby, Red Jasper, Garnet

  • Associations: courage, vitality, will-power, passion, protection

  • Physical Healing: immune system, blood circulation, reproductive organs

  • Chakra: Root


  • Crystals: Carnelian, Sunstone, Orange Calcite

  • Associations: personal power, joy, confidence

  • Physical Healing: kidney or bladder problems, exhaustion, food allergies and eating disorders. Chakra: Sacral


  • Crystals: Citrine, Yellow Tiger Eye, Yellow Calcite

  • Associations: communication, concentration, self-expression, happiness, prosperity

  • Physical Healing: skin problems, digestive system disorders

  • Chakra: Solar Plexus

Cool Colors (Receptive)


  • Crystals: Malachite, Green Aventurine, Moss Agate, Peridot

  • Associations: healing, bringing luck or money, working with nature

  • Physical Healing: heart, respiratory system, immune system, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions

  • Chakra: Heart


  • Crystals: Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate, Sodalite, Kyanite

  • Associations: peace, healing, communication, intuition, legal matters, long-distance travel

  • Physical Healing: restful sleep, reducing pain, inflammation, fevers, headaches

  • Chakra: Throat, Third Eye


  • Crystals: Amethyst, Lepidolite, Sugilite

  • Associations: harmony, aid in meditation, reduce stress, psychic awareness, inner wisdom

  • Physical Healing: migraines, sleep disorders, asthma/allergy, ENT ailments

  • Chakra: Third Eye, Crown

Black & White


  • Crystals: Moonstone, Quartz Crystal, Selenite, Apophyllite

  • Associations: safe travel, psychic abilities, intuition, true sense of purpose, inspiration

  • Physical Healing: bones and teeth, healing both the physical and spiritual body

  • Chakra: Crown, Third Eye, Sacral


  • Crystals: Onyx, Obsidian, Jet

  • Associations: getting rid of negativity and destructive influence, grounding, protection

  • Physical Healing: overstressed nerves, shock, trauma, spinal problems

  • Chakra: Root 

Rainbow or Multi-Colored

Gemstones that are multi-colored, are multi-purpose. They carry the metaphysical properties associated with the colors that they possess.



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Crystal Color Meaning

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