Colors & Their Meaning

Colors have several purposes in our craft, whether it is to be used in knot or candle magic or to denote a witch’s home with a purple front door. Color plays an important part in our craft and in our day to day lives. Don’t we feel relaxed in a blue room and the color yellow remind us of the warmth of the sun even on the darkest day? Colors though, have different meanings in different cultures. Our goal here at The Snarky Witch is to provide you with more than just one resource, so while we may start with the western colors, we will also discuss colors found around the world now and more will be added later.

Western Colors Magickal Properties

Black – Is a grounding color that can be used for wisdom, learning, protection, safety, reversing spells, uncrossing, unhexing, banishing negativity, releasing, defense, scrying and pride.

Blue – Is an excellent color for communication, will power, focus, forgiveness, good fortune, truth, fidelity, patience, domestic harmony, organization, sincerity and the element of water.

Brown – The color of the earth, our home is used for house blessing, animal and pet magick, concentration, stability, locating lost goods, construction, food and the element of earth.

Copper – If you need a color for business, success, passion, money, fertility and career growth, look no further than copper.

Gold – It comes as no surprise that the color gold is used for great fortune, abundance, prosperity, understanding, divination, fast luck, justice, health, attraction, luxury and the solar/sun energy.

Gray – Although seen as a depressing color, gray does have some positive traits to it such as loneliness, glamour, contemplation and removing negative influence

Green – The color of growing things, green can be used to bring forth prosperity, abundance, money, physical and emotional healing, growth, luck, marriage, tree/plant magick, acceptance and counteracting envy/jealousy/greed.

Indigo – A mixture between blue and purple, indigo brings forth spiritual guidance, psychic ability, stopping gossip/lies, dignity, divination, meditation, ambition and overcoming depression.

Lavender – Such a soft color for knowledge and intuition

Light Blue – For spirituality, tranquility, peace and protection light blue is your color. 

Orange – Bright and bold, orange is used for spells in creativity, self expression, intellectual matters, overcoming addiction, legal matters, joy, business success, ambition, vitality, fun action, opportunity and celebration. 

Pink – Love, sweet love, compassion, nurturing, femininity, friendship, romance, partnership, spiritual and emotional healing, protection of children, domestic harmony and self improvement is the items that pink may be used for.

Purple – Seen often as a color of rulers, it is no surprise that is it used for wisdom, influence, spiritual power, contact with the spirits, change with luck, independence, government and to break habits.

Red – Is used for passion, vitality, strength, survival, fertility, courage, sexual potency, mercy, action, danger, war, conflict, independence, assertiveness, competition and the element of fire. 

Silver – Silver is used for stability, psychic awareness, intuition, dreams, victory, meditation, communication and moon magick.

Violet – Used for spirituality, connection to higher self, Goddess, insight, clarity and tension.

White – Our all purpose color, white is used for purity, unity, cleansing, peace, balance, spirituality, healing, innocence, rain, young children, consecration, balancing and the aura.

Yellow – Pleasure, success, happiness, learning, memory, concentration, persuasion, inspiration, imagination, charm, confidence, travel and flexibility.