How to Use Color to Amplify Intention

by Margaret Ann Lembo

The unknown secrets of color are right in front of you. They are in the full spectrum of the rainbow and in everything you do daily. Every day you choose clothes to wear, food to eat, and make a variety of choices that involve color.

What would happen if you started to make all your choices with conscious intention using the seven secrets of color? You would transform your life into one that is charmed, relaxed, flowing and full of grace and ease. All it takes is a little knowledge about the secrets of color, along with focus and intention.

Intention is established easily by being mindful of what you want in your life. Many of us are clear on what we don’t like or don’t want, and that’s where we allow our intention to lie. Unfortunately, focusing attention on what we don’t want gets us more of exactly that – what we do not want!

Each color is associated with the color, vibration and scent of the human body energy centers on a mental, physical, spiritual and emotional level. The use of color, gemstones and essential oils employs your vision and sense of smell to maintain your focus on your intentions. In the words of Paul J. Meyer, “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.” You can use the tools to maintain your attention on your intention!

There are seven main chakras that are also the colors of the rainbow. These energy centers are responsible for regulating the functions of many levels of our being, and each chakra has a different color associated with it.

Below is a list of the chakras, and the color and gemstones associated with them:

1st Chakra — The first chakra is the Root Chakra. Its basic color is red. This energy center is located at the base of the spine and is responsible for our basic needs. This is where we store vital life force and the energy to provide food, shelter and water. Money is strongly associated with this center. A gemstone for the root is garnet.

2nd Chakra — The second chakra is the Navel or Sacral Chakra. Its main color is orange and is the center for reproduction and creativity. We store emotional memories in this center. It is a center that allows us to create and take action. A gemstone for the navel is carnelian.

3rd Chakra — The third chakra is the Solar Plexus Chakra and located at the solar plexus. The main color associated with the chakra is yellow, and it’s the place of joy, personal power, self-confidence, mental clarity, and the ability to shine our light. Experiences of verbal abuse that reduced our self-esteem as well as kudos and praise that raised our self-confidence are stored at this chakra. A gemstone for the solar plexus is citrine and raises self-esteem.

4th Chakra — The fourth chakra is the Heart Center. This chakra is green and/or pink, located at the center of our chest, and is the bridge between the lower three chakras of the physical mundane world and the upper chakras of the spiritual world. This is where our true self resides – the Love That We Are – how we integrate that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. Gemstones for the heart are green aventurine or rose quartz.

5th Chakra — The fifth chakra is the Throat Center. This chakra is blue of the sky or turquoise. This center is located at the throat and provides the ability to communicate and express ourselves. It includes writing, speaking, singing, cooking, and the many ways we express who and what we are. A stone for the throat center is aquamarine.

6th Chakra — The sixth chakra is the Third Eye Center. This chakra is indigo blue. It is located in the center of our forehead. This is the location of our ability to see the unseen, know the unknown and hear what is not being said. It is the place of intuition, knowing and dreaming. A stone for the third eye is lapis lazuli.

7th Chakra — The seventh chakra is the Crown Chakra. The color associated with the crown ranges from golden white light to a violet flame, the place of higher intuition, channeling, and the connection with Divine Consciousness. It is the place where our connection to miracles resides. Some gemstones for the crown chakra are selenite, amethyst, and clear quartz.

Make the conscious connection with the color, gemstones and scents in your life, and pair it with a positive thought and the intention of creating a happy, prosperous, peaceful and joy-filled life.

Margaret_Ann_Lembo-HeadShotMargaret Ann Lembo is the author of “Color Your Life with Crystals,” Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards; “Chakra Awakening;” and “The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones.” She is a spiritual entrepreneur and practitioner, aromatherapist, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — a bookstore, gift store, and spiritual center. For more information visit or