7 or 9 Main Chakra Colors?

by Arden Reece

The 9 Main Chakra Colors

Are there 7 or 9 main Chakra Colors?

You may be familiar with the 7 main chakra colors:

  1. Red (Root)
  2. Orange (Sacral)
  3. Yellow (Solar Plexus)
  4. Green (Heart)
  5. Blue (Throat)
  6. Indigo (3rd Eye) – Indigo is technically Blue-Violet
  7. Violet (Crown)

And, you’re probably familiar with ROYGBIV when you learned color in elementary school – those same 7 colors.

As a color practitioner, this has always bothered me. Simply because it doesn’t take the full visible spectrum into account.

If you take a look at the Munsell Notation, he’s classified 10 hues (parents to color), not 7:  Red, Yellow-Red (Orange), Yellow, Yellow-Green, Green, Blue-Green, Blue, Blue-Violet (Blue-Purple), Violet (Purple) and Red-Violet (Red-Purple)

When looking at the 7 main chakra colors, you may be wondering, where is yellow-green, blue-green and red-violet?! I have thought the same! 😊

May I suggest the following:

  1. Red (Root)
  2. Orange (Sacral)
  3. Yellow (Solar Plexus)
  4. Green (Heart) – includes Yellow-Green
  5. Aqua (High Heart) – technically Blue-Green
  6. Blue (Throat)
  7. Indigo (3rd Eye) – technically Blue-Violet
  8. Violet (Crown)
  9. Magenta (Surrounding) – technically Red-Violet

NEW #5 – Aqua.  Blue-green (aka Aqua, Turquoise) is THE favorite color worldwide (see here, here and vote here), not Blue as many have stated.  It’s associated with the “High Heart” and Thymus area. It’s a chakra that gets dropped too many times and is worthy of inclusion.

NEW #8 – Magenta.  Red-violet (aka Magenta) is in the TOP 5 favorite colors. It’s associated with Beauty, Love and Transformation. It’s a chakra that technically surrounds us but is mostly seen above the head and near the hands. Some have called this chakra the Soul Star, others call it the 9th chakra (Cyndi Dale) but the order is different as the 8th in her system is the Shamanic Chakra (she excludes Blue-Green.)

Yellow-green is Spring! It’s brand-new growth after the first rain.  Because it’s a little wobbly on its own, I included it with Green which is part of the Heart chakra as it breathes new life.

Not all the chakra colors stay these colors too. A lot of times, colors will mix where I’ll see red-violet mixed with the root chakra. This seems logical to me as red and red-violet close the loop on the spectral colors that are visible to us and are next to each other on the color globe.

My wish is that red-violet and blue-green get included and referred to as part of the main chakra colors. They are there and wish to be known.

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Arden Reece

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Arden is an internationally-recognized soul-powered color practitioner, color seer, author and educator who has helped people around the world create meaningful transformations in their lives and businesses through color.