As we dive into the meanings and uses of the color white, keep in mind, colors do not always carry universal meaning. So, while we find white a pure color meaning peace, it represents death and mourning in some cultures. While black is more commonly known for that here.

However, in our culture, we praise the color white for meaning purity and cleansing, among other things. It is so pure that in many practices during rituals or spells, you can substitute it for any color successfully. 

The Metaphysical Associations for the Color White

Here are some of the commonly known metaphysical properties of the color white. As always, keep in mind, your intent and feelings surrounding the color also play a heavy part in what metaphysical properties white carries along with it.

Positive Metaphysical Associations For White

  • Spiritual Enlightenment
  • Divinity
  • Clarity
  • Purpose
  • Psychic insight
  • Healing
  • Truth
  • Purification
  • Balance

Negative Metaphysical Associations For White

  • Isolation
  • Mourning
  • Cold
  • Bland
  • Sterile
  • Emptiness

While most people see white as a sign of purity or innocence, some see white as a cold or empty color. Depending on what you’re planning on using it for, white can be substituted if needed. But it is also a good substitute for any color, as listed above.

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Magickal Uses For White Include;

  • Renewal
  • Cleansing
  • Clearing obstacles and clutter
  • Purification
  • Bringing out the truth
  • Balancing your aura
  • Healing
  • Protection

White is a symbol commonly used to show purity and divinity. It is said to be able to bring purity to your life and bring out the truth. White also has healing properties. With all these valuable aspects, white is excellent for pinpointing emotional or spiritual wounds. It helps them by bringing clarity and truth to those situations and assisting in healing them.

White stones and crystals include; Clear Zircon, Colemanite, Selenite, Clear Topaz, White Coral, Clear Calcite, Quartz, Moonstone, Opal, Diamond, Agate, Apophyllite, and many more.

Chakra Associated with White; Crown Chakra, helping to energize and purify our body and minds.


White is beneficial for many different things in the magick practice. It can also be used to symbolize many things. Technically, white is void of all color, which is perhaps why it is so quickly qualified as a substitute for any color. When you add in the purity and illumination, white is a great color for magickal use—especially when working with shadow magick or any form of self-protection and healing.

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