How may colour heal?

Colour, like all things, has a vibration or energy. Every cell in the body emits light energy. The skin can absorb light and colour and the body responds to this vibration or energy.

About Colour

We are all influenced by colour on a daily basis. We may have preferred colours or some we dislike or even hate. These can be conscious or sub-conscious choices from influencing what we wear to what brands we buy and how we feel. Some responses to colour are learned within society while other responses are autonomic, which is a response that has totally by-passed both our personal and society's preferences.

How we respond to Colour


When we see colour, impulses travel down the optic nerve and is processed in the brain where we recognise colour, shape and objects and form a response to them.

However, this is not the only way we respond to colour. Those who are colour-blind or have no sight at all still have a response to colour.

Colour, like all things, has a vibration or energy. Every cell in the body emits light energy. The skin can absorb light and colour and the body responds to this vibration or energy.

Our energy centres and systems, such as the chakras (pronounced sha-kra) and meridians respond to outside energy and thus with correct assessment colour can be used as a healing tool.

It's thought that all illness starts with vibrational changes within our energies and so by working directly with our energy through colour we may become healthier and have increased well-being.

Basic colour representation of the Chakras

  • Crown - Violet - spiritual
  • Brow - Indigo - thought
  • Throat - Blue - Communication
  • Heart - Green - 'Community'
  • Solar Plexus - Yellow - Instinct
  • Sacral - Orange - Family
  • Base - Red - Survival

The energy of a colour relates to where its position is in the electromagnetic spectrum. Colours are waves of visible energy; those with a lower frequency and long wave-length are warming while colours with a higher frequency and shorter wave length are cooling.

Using the energy of colour, physiological, emotional, mental and energetic changes can be brought about with the intention of healing the individual on all these levels.

Warm colours tend to be stimulating

While cool colours are more sedating

Colour is absorbed through the skin as well as through the eyes so particular parts of the body can be treated as well as working with chakras (energy centres) and the meridian system (as in Acupuncture).

The Tools of Colour Healing

Colour can be used for healing in a number of ways including;

  • Looking at colour
  • Drinking water which has been exposed to certain frequencies of light
  • Eating certain colour foods - such as red tomatoes, green peppers, yellow bananas, blue-berries, oranges, purple grapes ...
  • Using a colour 'puncture' tool
  • Meditating on a colour
  • Wearing colours
  • Using full-spectrum light with colour filters ...

Colour is 'prescribed' by a professional colour healer in a number of ways to ensure full safety.


Chakra balancing with coloured cloths - each chakra is assessed and the correct colour to support each is put in place. 

Colour Assessment and Diagnosis

An energy diagnosis is done by using dowsing or kinesiology muscle testing, experience and intuition. A colour analysis or reading may also be done, your colour choices help us understand and give insight into what may be a cause of current difficulties. This is because it can by-pass 'thinking' - which can get in the way (!) and give a more direct subconscious answer. 


A good way of enjoying colour therapy is with the use of art and this includes 'Mandalas'. These can be meditation pieces or simply to look at and enjoy while gaining some of the benefits of colour healing. Paintings can, of course, be bought 'off the peg' but they can also be commissioned which may not cost as much as you think. A commission from Resonant Paintings could, for example, include particular colours to suit healing or mood requirements or can be painted to represent something important to you; this may be symbolic, abstract or representative.