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What is the Crown Chakra Color?

What is the Crown Chakra Color?

In this article we explore the Crown Chakra color and what it tells us about this important energy center. 

Key Takeaway

The Crown Chakra is most commonly connected to the color violet or white, although it can also be depicted as a deep purple color.

What Does the Crown Chakra Do?

The Crown Chakra is the seventh of the Primary Chakras (known as the Sahasrara Chakra in Sanskrit, the Purple Chakra or the Seventh Chakra) and it is the center of enlightenment. It lies just above our heads and it represents the connection between the physical world and the spiritual plane. 

It is through the Crown Chakra that we can tap into the divine energy of the universe and grow to new spiritual levels. A balanced Crown Chakra is associated with wisdom, enlightenment and spiritual awakening. 

So why is it connected to the colors purple and white? 

What Does the Color Purple Symbolize?

The color purple has long been associated with royalty and divinity. It symbolizes higher power, dignity, wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. 

Purple robes were originally worn by Roman emperors because the color was very expensive to produce and it has been used by monarchies and nobility ever since. In Christianity, the color purple is a sacred color, associated with the Passion of Christ. 

In Hindu traditions (where the chakra system is thought to originate), the color violet is the color of Maha Tripura Sundari, the highest form of the Goddess. It is the color of spirituality, symbolizing the bridge between life and the spiritual world. 

Purple is also associated with the pituitary gland, which is located in the brain and is responsible for regulating many bodily functions, including growth and development. The Crown Chakra is believed to be the center of this gland, which is why it is often associated with the color purple.

What Does the Color White Symbolize?

The color white is widely used in many religions and cultures to symbolize purity, integrity and peace. For example the Pope, the head of the Catholic Church, wears white as a symbol of sacrifice and godliness. It can also represent new beginnings and rebirth.

In meditation and visualization practices, we often imagine energy as a white light as it is seen as the color of higher power and spiritual connection.

crown chakra symbol
Crown Chakra Symbol

How to Use Purple and White in Crown Chakra Healing

There are lots of different ways that you can use purple and white to support a healthy Sahasrara Chakra:

Essential Oils

There are certain essential oils made from purple and white flowering plants and herbs which are particularly healing for the Sahasrara Chakra. You can either buy these oils and use them in massage or in oil burners or even buy chakra candles infused with these oils. 

Look out for essential oils such as:


This beautiful purple flower is often used to relax the mind, de-stress the physical body and help us forget about our daily anxieties so we can connect with our higher selves. 

Lotus Flower

The Crown Chakra symbol is a thousand petal lotus flower so it makes sense to use this oil for Crown balancing. These white and pink flowers are used to create a spiritual oil which is often used during meditation to clear the mind and help us connect to cosmic energy. 

Clary Sage

This fragrant purple plant is often used to heal physical ailments like skin inflammation but it can also soothe our minds and promote clarity of mind.


Chakra crystals are a useful tool for helping us rebalance and connect with our chakras. Crystals have unique vibrational energies that interact with our energy centers to clear blockages and bring us back into harmony. 

Some crystals also have additional healing properties such as absorbing negative energy or grounding us. 

Using purple and white stones is a powerful way to support a balanced Crown Chakra. You can place stones around your home or workspace or wear chakra crystal jewelry. 

Look out for stones such as:

Clear Quartz

Clear quartz is often used with the Crown Chakra because it has a cleansing and purifying energy. It’s a crystal that is often used in spiritual practices such as rituals and visualization practices.  


Selenite is a useful stone to have in your collection as it can be used to purify and recharge other crystals. It has cleansing properties and can support a deep sense of spirituality.  


Amethyst is a beautiful purple crystal which is often used in Crown Chakra meditation sessions. It promotes mental clarity and can be used to manifest intentions and deepen our spiritual connection. 

Purple and White Decor

Incorporating the color purple and white into your daily life is a good way to help you connect with your Crown Chakra. There’s lots of different ways to do this – you can hang a purple or white piece of wall art in a part of your home where you want to relax and connect with a divine power, like a room where you perform meditation or yoga.

You could also wear purple or white clothing or chakra jewelry. Or even burn purple chakra candles and use them as a focus point during meditation to tap into your Crown Chakra energy. 

Start Enjoying the Purple Chakra Color

The colors purple and white give a good insight into why the Crown Chakra is so important for our chakra system and spiritual nature.

Try incorporating purple and white into your life for a daily reminder of the significance of your Seventh Chakra. 

Learn more about the chakra colors. 


  • Clare Smith

    Hi, I’m Clare – writer and publisher of Chakra Practice. I’m a certified chakra energy healer and a philosophy major. I love researching and writing about everything to do with chakras, including trying out new crystals, candles, essential oils – anything that can help me in my practice.

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