Your energy levels will drive you towards the things you want to accomplish in the new year. That said, it pays to ensure you've got healthy, vibrant chakras because they are the source of your energy. Each chakra has a specific colour that corresponds to its role, or function, in maintaining the healthy flow of energy in your body. Find out how you can stimulate it using the Pantone colour palette of 2021 to achieve optimal health and wellbeing in the coming year and beyond.
The 7 Chakras and Their Colours
1. Root Chakra
Located at the base of your spine, the root chakra is colour red as it symbolises stability, being grounded and security. It is closest to the earth and associated with the adrenal glands, large bowel, bones, legs and feet.
2. Sacral Chakra
This is the second chakra which has the colour orange as it represents strength and vitality. It is located below the navel and associated with the reproductive organs, kidneys and bladder.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra
The solar plexus is about an inch above the navel. Its colour is yellow which symbolises confidence and optimism. It regulates the energy in the digestive system, liver and spleen.
4. Heart Chakra
The heart chakra bears the colour green and represents love, compassion and kindness. It stimulates the energies in the lungs, heart and circulatory system.
5. Throat Chakra
The fifth chakra is located in the throat and has the colour blue, which promotes creativity, logic and articulacy. It stimulates the energies in the neck, shoulders and thyroid.
6. Third Eye Chakra
Indigo is the colour of the sixth chakra which is located in the middle of the forehead. It represents intuition, wisdom, self-awareness and clairvoyance.
7. Crown Chakra
The crown chakra is the seventh chakra located at the top of your head. Its colour is purple which signifies spirituality, wholeness and connection. It is associated with the central nervous system, cerebral cortex and pineal gland.
Pantone Colours for the 7 Chakras
The Pantone Color Institute's colour matching system not only makes for timeless fashion pieces and home décor, but it also supports human emotions and promotes physical, mental and spiritual health.
The colour authority's basis for choosing its annual colour of the year is, after all, rooted in the symbolic meaning of each colour. Using Pantone's palette for 2021 when you feel your chakras out of balance will provide your energy centres with the nourishment they need to get your health back to its natural state.
1. Rust or Lava Falls for the Root Chakra
When you're experiencing fatigue, confusion or uncertainty, wearing or holding anything in Pantone's rust shade or Lava Falls will calm your emotions and restore your connection with the earth. Garnet and red jasper are healing crystals that support the root chakra.
2. Marigold or Orange Ochre for the Sacral Chakra
Feeling weak, unmotivated or losing your sexual drive? Wearing something in these warm orange shades, or a piece of jewellery with a carnelian crystal, will boost your vitality and stimulate your imagination.
3. Illuminating for the Solar Plexus Chakra
Dubbed by Pantone as an optimistic yellow, getting your hands on anything that has the Illuminating shade will empower you to move forward with your life when you feel stuck in negative emotions like anger, anxiety, guilt and uncertainty.
4. Pickled Pepper for the Heart Chakra
Eliminate feelings of sadness and resentment with Pickled Pepper, Pantone's spin on the colour green, and be more forgiving, compassionate and loving. Wearing a necklace with a jade stone is a great way to stimulate your heart chakra.
5. Cerulean Blue for the Throat Chakra
Thyroid problems, tinnitus or difficulty in communicating your thoughts or feelings indicate an imbalanced throat chakra. Wearing a shirt in the shade of this calm blue or carrying a sapphire stone will inspire confidence, creativity and self-expression.
6. Indigo Bunting for the Third Eye Chakra
Your third eye chakra is not at its best if you're depressed, becoming forgetful or suffering frequent headaches. Carrying an amethyst stone or a clear quartz will help enhance your intuition and regulate the flow of energy in your sixth chakra.
7. Purple Rose for the Crown Chakra
Insomnia, migraines and neuropathic pain are signs of a blocked crown chakra. With Pantone's Purple Rose, you can remove the blockages to quiet your mind and enhance your concentration. Carry a clear stone or massage your head with lavender essential oil to stimulate the vibrational energy in your crown chakra.
Next time something doesn't feel right, assess your chakras and apply the appropriate colours of the new year where they are needed to restore the flow of energy in your body. You can also seek guidance from a certified colour therapist or energy healer.