There are so many ways to use color. You can wear it to influence your daily life as in clothing and jewelry, you can use it in candle magic to help in aiding spells and rites, you can use it in decorating your house, or even to coordinate flower beds and gardening. Everybody does it, you don't have to be a Pagan or a Witch either, Witches just use it more presicely for the magical meanings and influences in their daily lives, long term effects, even for health. Colors can be used alone, or combined for a more effective outcome, even by adding them together in multiple pieces of clothing, jewelry, makeup, etc., or by adding certain oils, textures, stones and so on to the recipe.
In the herb garden page you can find oils scents and their meanings, as well as recipies for herb/oil mixtures. Those two mix well with color, as well as gems, crystals and stones, but this page would be far too extensive to combine into one if done that way.
Colors, in aray of spectrum, havean effect on us. Numerous studies have een released that they affect us, such as emotionally and intellectually. Used in magic, (rites, riutals or any other kind of magic), color is used to evoke a similar response to what we are working towards. You coordinate multiple things, such as stones, candles, and- obviously- color. In addition to the usual colors and their meanings and effects, the color must also have meaning to you as well. Per say, if you wanted to do a purification spell, you might choose white as a primary color for what you are about to do. But you don't really like white, or you don't work well with it because it's really bright and breaks your attention during ritual. Then you might want to choose something darker, or a grey tone. Sometimes (really a lot of times) what matters is your intent, your concentration, you. If you do your work and you are not at your fullest, then your work will not be at it's fullest either. You may even end up at an entirely different destination than what you intended. Purification may end up being a blur of multiple effects.
black- mystery, protection, death, earth, stability (black is an elemental color)
white- purity, innocence, wholeness, completion, cleanliness, birth
grey- neutral, impartial, indecisive, deatched, sorrow, security, maturity
gold- (masculine) wealth, success, achievement, triumph, prosperity, wisdom
silver- (feminine) related to the moon and with the ebb and flow of tides, fluid, emotion, sensitive, mysterious, soothing, calming, purifying
magenta- unversal harmony, emotional balance, spiritual, practical, encouraging common sense, balanced outlook on life
pink- compassion, nurturing, unconditional love, understanding, beauty
turquoise- openess, communication, understanding, clarity, thought
purple- imagination, spirituality, stimulation, inspiriation, royalty, magic, mystery
indigo- intuition, perception, deep/high thought, works with the third eye, meditation, contemplation
blue- trust, responsibility, youth, spirituality, truth, peace (blue is an elemental color)
Blue is the coolest color.
green- balance, harmony, growth, life, nature, fertility, well being (green is an elemental color)
yellow- the mind, intellect, wisdom, intellectual energy, joy, happiness (yellow is an elemental color)
orange- adventure, social communication, emotional strength, vitality, endurance
red- energy, passion, action,physical needs, will, fire, heat, danger (red is an elemental color)
Red is the warmest color.
brown- earth, order, convention (brown is an elemental color)
These are for the color associated with the days of the week and specific candles.
These are the colors associated with the astrological signs and their candles.
Aquarius- light blue, pale yellow
Gemini- yellow, orange
Cancer- white, dark green
Leo- gold, yellow
Virgo- grey, marbled
Libra- royal blue
Scorpio- black, red
Sagittarius- dark blue, purple
Capricorn- black, dark brown
Samhain- black, orange
Yule- red, green, white
Imbolc- red, pink, brown
Ostara- green, yellow, gold
Beltane- dark green
Litha- green, blue
Lughnasdadh- yellow, orange
Mabon- orange, brown, yellow
white- white balances all colors and cn be used for other colors as needed. Even when not being used in candles, when you are not sure which color touse, or don't have a color, use white. It helps with spiritual enlightenment,