The Kolorlan System: a blueprint for wholeness and metamorphosis

Welcome! Thank you for popping over here to learn a little more about the meanings behind your Kolorlan greetings card. This page is going to share a few helpful tips with you as you prepare to colour your card.

If you just want to discover more about the colour meanings, follow this link to hop straight to that section of the page.

Now, for some people, the idea of creating a pleasing design, is very scary! It’s one thing to decide which colours you wish to use. But then you’re faced with the choice of where to put them! Rather like “writer’s block”, it’s very possible to have “artist’s block” as you sit and look at your Kolorlan greetings card. But don’t worry – I’ve got your back! We can actually use some really simple rules to take all the stress out of this…

What to do if you’re staring at a blank card and panicking…!

Kolorlan greetings card choosing your design. Find My Energy.

Let me start by reassuring you with some ideas for how to arrange the colours on your card. As you begin to think about that, you will start to get a sense of how many colours you wish to use. So, all the Kolorlan greetings card designs are based on geometric shapes. (You can follow that link if you are curious to know more about the shapes, but it’s not essential).

One thing to notice is that the designs have a lot of repeat patterns. So, one option would be to count some of those repeat patterns. Several of the designs are based on repetitions of the number 12. That number obviously lends itself to 12 colours. But it also lends itself to 3 or 4 or 6 colours. So, you have options.

The second thing to notice is that most of the designs have shapes within shapes. So, you may be able to detect squares or cubes or triangles within the larger design. Sometimes, these are individual blocks. Other times, you can create the geometric shape by colouring a group of adjacent blocks. So, that is another idea you can explore.

Kolorlan System colouring ideas, find my energy

Random is good!

In this design, all fifteen colours appear and their arrangement is seemingly random.

This one makes me think of Joseph’s Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat!

So, if you don’t know where to start, or can’t see any patterns, or feel scared of “making mistakes”, it’s OK to just pick up a colour and add it anywhere.

Look closely, and you will see areas where yellow and gold are next to one another. They’re a really close match, but that’s OK. You will also see points where red and magenta appear next to one another. Conventional ideas might believe these colours “clash”, so shouldn’t appear together. Yet (to my eye at least!) they are absolutely fine.

So, what if you were to take the view that you can’t go wrong…?

Kolorlan greetings card in a bold colour scheme

Simple and striking!

In contrast, this design uses just three colours (red, blue and turquoise). It has picked out some inner shapes by colouring adjacent blocks.

So, this creates an end result that has great impact. It’s clear, bold and makes a statement. For anyone who likes simplicity and clarity, this idea works.

It would obviously appear very different with a different set of colours. Can you imagine how it might look in, say, violet, gold and silver?

Kolorlan greetings card ideas for colouring

Picking out geometric shapes in your Kolorlan greetings card

I talked about looking for the geometric shapes within the design and using your colours to highlight them. Well, this is how that could look.

Look closely, and you can see that within each bold shape there are lots of individual blocks. I could have coloured all of those separately to create a very different effect. Instead, I chose to focus on the larger triangle, hexagons and square and use the colours to bring those to the viewer’s attention.

Picking out geometric shapes in the Kolorlan design

Picking out geometric shapes…another variation

Here is the same design, but this time, I’ve ignored the triangles and hexagons (mostly!) and instead, focused on picking out the circles. Although the colours are different, the number of colours is similar.

So, this is an invitation to just notice how you can create completely different effects within the same design, just by choosing to colour the individual blocks differently.

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And finally…same design, fewer colours, bigger impact!

This is exactly the same design as the first one that I showed you…you remember? – the design with all the colours and the apparently random appearance.

So, in this case, I’ve got just five colours (gold, yellow, blue-black, silver-black and silver). I have arranged them to create a simple, bold look that highlights the petal-like structures of the geometry.

Now, I hope that all of these examples have shown you that you really can’t get things wrong! It doesn’t matter how many colours you use, or which combination, or whether you colour blocks individually or collectively. You are always going to create something eye-catching and fun.

If you do find yourself criticising your end result, then maybe it’s time to try out the full Kolorlan System and start using it to heal some of that negative self-talk! You can learn more about the system at this link.

How many colours should you choose for your Kolorlan greetings card?

I’ve hinted at the answer to this question already. There is no “right” or “wrong” number. You’ve seen a few different combinations and seen how they work with any number of colours.

However, I will just add one little caveat… I recommend a minimum of three colours. This is just to allow you enough scope to create something that is interesting to view. With fewer colours, it becomes harder to draw attention to different layers and patterns. And it is the differences that create interest in a design. So, it wouldn’t be “wrong” to use just two colours – or even to colour everything in one colour! – but it will create something less interesting to view.

In terms of worrying about overwhelming the eye with too many colours, the key here is about balance. If you are using more colours, it can help to use each one in small areas, spread across the design, rather than in big blocks.

But just remember…you can’t go wrong with your Kolorlan greetings card design! I’ve tried some very bold and suprising combinations, and somehow, they always turn into something interesting. So, have fun!

And now, it’s time to turn your attention to the colour meanings.

Discover the colour meanings for your Kolorlan greetings card

When it comes to choosing the colours for your Kolorlan Greetings card, you might simply go with your friend’s favourite colours. Or, you could use your own favourite colours. But what do those colours say about you, or your friend? Maybe nothing. Maybe they are simply pleasing shades to admire.

On the other hand, many civilisations, across many millennia, would think differently. The Ancient Egyptians used colour for healing. Certain colours are associated with certain energy centres that relate to the physical body. (We now often call those, Chakras). So, exposing someone to that colour could bring it in to their system, or enhance it where it already exists. Colours are actually wavelengths of light. Our Energy body (that’s the portion of the body that underpins the physical body), is made up from waves of light and sound. So, put very simplistically, if you expose a set of light waves to a different set of light waves, you can create change. Whatever change is created in the energy body will end up manifesting in the physical body.

That might sound a little “out there” when I say it like that. But just pause for a moment and consider this. Do you feel calmer when you’re looking at a green countryside scene, or when you’re looking at a colourful, bustling cityscape? Do you feel happier when you see yellow or when you see black? What do you think when you see red?

Colours are impacting us all the time. We just don’t think about it that much, so don’t really notice our reactions. But what if you started paying more attention? What if you were able to consciously choose and use colours to support your needs? What if the colours you wear could support the mood you wish to experience?

How do you go about choosing colours for your Kolorlan Greetings card?

So, if you are prepared to consider that colours have some sort of meaning and power, that might seem a little scary. How are you going to start choosing the colours for your Kolorlan greetings card?

Well, have a read through the colour meanings below. Think about the qualities you would like to give to the recipient of your card. Or think about a message you would like to share with them. Maybe this is a friend who has been having a tough time. What might help to support them? Love is always welcome! Perhaps they need to feel a little more safety. Or maybe they need a boost of confidence? Are they someone who would appreciate a reminder of feeling connected to the wider Universe? There are lots of different ways you can offer some support, and message that through your colour choice.

On the other hand, maybe you wish to thank someone for helping and supporting you. Perhaps for a specific occasion, or maybe just generally being there for you. So, what does that person offer that helps you? Do they make you feel loved? Feel seen? Perhaps feel safe and secure?

Have a little think about what feels good to you. And know that you can’t get this wrong! If you are simply feeling drawn to a particular colour and don’t really understand why, that’s OK. Trust that there’s a reason in there, and you don’t have to know it consciously. The main thing is to connect with your inner child – the one who loves colouring and creating – and just have some fun!

Kolorlan Greetings Card meaning

The meaning of the colour red

Red is the colour of your first Chakra – the Root Chakra. It signifies:

  • Safety and security
  • Grounding – the foundations or roots of connection
  • Stability
  • Boundaries
  • Leadership and confidence

We associate red with the emotions of anger, power, ambition, confidence, energy. It also symbolises danger, warnings and stop. These symbols are all linked to the ideas of safety and boundaries. So, anger, as an emotion, is the body’s way of letting us know that our boundaries have been compromised and we need to take some action to repair them in order to keep ourselves safe. Receiving red will balance all these energies and help them to manifest in their most positive forms.

When it comes to physical healing, red fortifies the adrenal glands and is good for energy or combating fatigue. It also signifies sexual energy or potency. Red is a colour of warmth and can lift your mood.

Kolorlan system: understanding orange

The meaning of the colour orange

Orange is the colour of your second Chakra – your Sacral Chakra. It is associated with:

  • Emotions and their ability to flow freely
  • Creativity
  • Sensuality or sexuality
  • The ability to determine your needs and desires

We associate orange with the emotions of celebration, abundance, enjoyment, freedom, self-expression. It can also offer a warning or a caution. So, orange offers us the chance to find balance. When we understand who we are, then we can use our creativity and freedom to express that.

On a physical level, orange activates the lungs and thyroid gland. It reduces cramping, strengthens the stomach and stimulates the building of new tissue. It supports the mind in problem-solving and finding new possibilities.

Kolorlan System greetings card meaning for colour yellow

The meaning of the colour yellow

Yellow is the colour of your third Chakra – the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is associated with:

  • Empowerment: this is the ability to express yourself and defend your needs, without overpowering or subduing other people
  • Self-esteem
  • Confidence
  • Willpower
  • Authenticity

We associate yellow with the emotion of joy: it is a natural anti-depressant. It also relates to confidence, clarity and knowledge. So, yellow brings the capacity to share your authentic self, bringing joy to both you and others, feeling clear in who you are and confident in defending yourself or defining your needs, without needing to bully or undermine those around you.

Physically, yellow strengthens the nervous system and the mind. It stimulates the lymph and digestion and cleanses the liver and intestines.

Green colour meaning

The meaning of the colour green

Green is associated with your fourth Chakra – the Heart Chakra. It is associated with:

  • Love
  • Compassion
  • Open-ness and connection
  • Empathy
  • Forgiveness

We associate green with the symbols for “yes” and “go” and “all clear”. We also link it with nature, fellowship and community. It is an emotionally balancing colour, supporting hope, peace, harmony and rejuvenation. However, we can also associate green with greed and envy. So, this speaks to the need to create balance between self and others. When we are experiencing envy towards others, it may indicate a lack of care, compassion and love for ourselves. We seek to feel better by punishing those around us if we think they possess what we lack.

Physically, green aids the respiratory system and stimulates the brain and digestive system. Green is a neutral, calming colour that harmonises and soothes the body. It encourages the growth hormone and cleans and purifies.

Colour blue meaning

The meaning of the colour blue

Blue is the colour of your fifth Chakra – the Throat Chakra. It is associated with:

  • Communication
  • Authenticity
  • Self-empowerment
  • Creativity – it links closely to the Sacral Chakra
  • Truth and purpose

The emotions associated with blue include calmness, faithfulness, loyalty and tranquillity. Some consider blue to be a cold colour. It is honest, sincere, believable, de-escalates situations and can facilitate open and calm discussion. So, blue is great for promoting balance, fairness and justice.

Physically, blue relieves itching and infections. It is cooling and can help to reduce fevers and inflammation. It also supports the thyroid.

Indigo Kolorlan meaning

The meaning of the colour indigo

Indigo is the colour of your sixth Chakra – the Third Eye Chakra. It is associated with:

  • Focus
  • Psychic abilities
  • Clear thinking
  • Making decisions
  • Wisdom

Emotionally, indigo is associated with empathy, transformation and acceptance of reality. This colour can help you to understand and accept your current situation, developing the faith that everything is as it should be. Finding the wisdom to know what you can change, and what you simply need to accept. It is freeing and purifying.

Physically, the colour can aid in healing eyes and ears, relieving tension headaches.

Violet colour meaning

The meaning of the colour violet

Violet is the colour of your seventh Chakra – the Crown Chakra. It is associated with:

  • Meditation and spiritual enlightenment
  • Psychic abilities
  • Inspiration
  • Divine guidance
  • Connection with the Creative Source of the Universe (whatever name you use for that)

Emotions linked to violet are transformation and inspiration, connecting with your purpose and life force. So, violet can assist you in connecting to your dreams and gaining the insights you need to turn them into reality.

Physically, this colour promotes general healing and supports white blood cells and immunity.

Understanding the colour gold

The meaning of the colour gold

Gold is the colour of your eighth Chakra – the Thymus Chakra. It is associated with:

  • Godliness and higher levels of consciousness, a bridge between the physical and spiritual
  • Unconditional love
  • The will of the Soul
  • Self-acceptance
  • Abundance

The emotions associated with gold are altruism, forgiveness, empathy, love. Physically, this colour links to the thymus gland which produces the lymphocytes in your immune system. It is a combination of male and female energy and is related to the capacity for being touched and feeling things. Gold also relates to abundance, security and acceptance. When it is in balance, it helps you to feel conscious of your identity and acts as a channel of Divine love. When it falls out of balance, it can induce feelings of defensiveness, resentment that things have been taken from you, leading to a rejection of self-love, self-care and a tendency towards self-deprivation.

Interpreting the colour silver in the Kolorlan System

The meaning of the colour silver

Silver is the colour of the ninth Chakra – the Thalamus Chakra. It is associated with:

  • Self-knowledge
  • Judgment and awareness
  • Condemnation
  • Psychic abilities and connection to the higher state of consciousness
  • Clarity
  • Strategy
  • Unification and stability

The thalamus is located in the brain. It relates to self-knowledge, judgment and condemnation. It also brings clarity, strategy and the power to stabilise and unify. Physically, it stabilises and neutralises ailments and can support healing and repair. We use silver to solder and join elements. So, at its best, silver will bring awareness and the ability to create supportive, strategic solutions to problems. When out of balance, it can become overly judgmental and self-critical, feeding or creating thoughts of unworthiness.

Understanding blue-black in the Kolorlan System

The meaning of the colour blue-black

This colour corresponds to your tenth Chakra – Galactic 1 Chakra, which is the first of the three Chakras relating to the witness state. This colour is associated with:

  • Connection to deeper consciousness
  • Seeking deep truth and communication
  • Darkness
  • Astral travel

The witness state relates to accessing the part of yourself that can sit back and simply observe and allow the flow. It sees emotions come and go, but does not become them. It is able to remain calm and stable, whether life is flowing smoothly or becoming stormy and uncomfortable. Stepping into the darkness can feel scary, and it can also bring forth great riches. The blue-black element is about exploration and seeking the deeper truth. As you do this from a place of calmness and stability, you remain able to maintain your balance when the truths you discover seem challenging.

Silver-black colour meaning

The meaning of the colour silver-black

Silver-black is the colour of the eleventh Chakra – Galactic 2 Chakra. It is the second of the three Chakras relating to the witness state. It is associated with:

  • Exploring the darkness
  • Alchemizing dark into light to find balance and stability
  • Even deeper states of consciousness
  • Psychic abilities

Silver-black is linked specifically to the idea of bringing in balance. Alchemising the darkness into light as you see the silver linings. Every challenge we face ultimately turns out to be a blessing, bringing us something of value. It may take time to appreciate and understand those blessings. But when we have the courage to step into or face the darkness, we can find the light within.

When we attempt to resist or deny the darkness, we remain at the mercy of whatever we wish to avoid or deny. Again, if we are able to explore from the stable state of witnessing and not becoming the challenges, we can learn the lessons and absorb them with minimal pain and suffering. Our attitude has a strong bearing on how much we suffer. The more we can seek understanding and move from a place of love, compassion and acceptance, the less we suffer.

Interpreting the colour white in the Kolorlan System

The meaning of the colour white

White relates to the twelfth Chakra – Earth Star. This is the third Chakra located within the witness state. It is associated with:

  • Divine light and higher consciousness becoming grounded in the earth
  • Awakening and exorcising demons
  • Cleanliness, purity, simplicity
  • Balance

This Chakra and its related colour balance out the darkness of the other two colours in the witness state. Again, it is important to remember that the witness state is related to rising above and observing the ebb and flow. So, it may feel tempting to seek out the light and reject the dark. This would lead to an imbalance. Think about the silver-black state creating a balance between this state of light (white) and the opposing darkness. We are also a channel that links the spiritual and physical. So, the energies from the Galactic Chakras need to be grounded, or earthed within the Earth Star Chakra, which is located just below the feet, in the earth. That stabilises and grounds us so we are capable of witnessing.

Understanding turquoise

The meaning of the colour turquoise

This is related to the thirteenth Chakra – the Earth Core Chakra. It is the first of the three Chakras located in Universal Consciousness. Within this state, we are getting deep into the fundamental process of creation. This colour is related to:

  • Divine masculine qualities
  • Intuitively seeing the path ahead
  • Awareness and caring for the good of all
  • Harmonising and building a positive future

The emotions associated with turquoise include increased sensitivity and awareness of the needs of others. A desire to protect and serve in the highest and greatest good for all. Turquoise is linked to the divine masculine. This is the quality that facilitates building. We create an idea, and then have to build it to bring it into physical reality. So, this is strongly connected to the core of the earth – the core of our physical reality.

Divine masculine qualities are: strength, balance, certainty, stability, confidence, decision-making, problem-solving, managing, ambition, drive, structure, organization, single-minded, logic/mental analysis, focus, building things, linearity, efficiency, grounded, power, leadership, discipline, purpose/direction, excellence, competitiveness, assertiveness, autonomy/independence and freedom.

Understanding pale-yellow in the Kolorlan system

The meaning of the colour pale-yellow

This is the colour of the fourteenth Chakra – Universal 1. It is the second of the three Chakras located in the realm of Universal Consciousness. It is associated with:

  • Balance of power – uniting the divine feminine and divine masculine in harmony
  • Lightening and brightening the soul
  • The empowerment of yellow, combined with the peace of white

The emotions related to this colour include those linked to yellow: brightness, empowerment, clarity, confidence, and those linked to white: purity, freshness, simplicity and balance. This Chakra unifies the divine feminine and divine masculine in order to create through flow. It is balancing and flows with ease, spreading light and love.

The meaning of pale-magenta in the Kolorlan system

The meaning of the colour pale-magenta

This is the colour of the fifteenth Chakra – Universal 2. This is the third and highest Chakra in Universal Consciousness.

It is associated with:

  • The divine feminine
  • Life purpose and life path
  • Magnetism to attract or repel other people or situations
  • The root of all creation

This colour is linked to the emotions of selfless love. It is powerful and dynamic and also harmonises all other emotions. It supports the use of personal power to create your life’s desire from a place of unconditional love. Physically, magenta supports the circulation, reproductive organs, strengthens the kidneys and stimulates adrenalin and the heart.

This colour relates to the divine feminine, the creative energy that provides the impulse for all of life. The divine feminine qualities are: music, art, creativity, playfulness, non-linearity, accepting chaos, giving, self-caring/nurturing, receiving, flow, sensuality, compassion, intuition/psychic abilities, synchronicities (non-linearity), allowing, acceptance, empathy, relaxation, friendship, community, connection and romantic relationship.

What is the Kolorlan Greetings Card meaning when it contains all 15 colours?

If you can’t decide, or if you really like to make a splash, why not use all fifteen colours? This is going to send out a general balance of peace, love and joy. Whoever receives that colourful image will simply absorb all that they need to give them a boost.

Do you need to list your colours?

This is a question that people often ask me. If you’ve gone to the trouble of deliberately selecting some colours for your Kolorlan Greetings Card, then should you explain yourself? Well, the recipient of your card is going to see on the back that they have an option for looking up the meaning. So, if they are interested and choose to follow that link, they will be able to find a list of the same colour meanings that you have just viewed.

If you feel that your chosen pens are a little unclear as to which colour is which, then maybe you do want to make a note somewhere. Just something like, “colours used: list the colours”. You don’t have to also share the meanings you had in mind.

But you might want to. It’s really up to you. This idea of sending messages through symbolism is as old as time. If we go back to the nineteenth century, people associated flowers with meanings. So, a lover might create a bouquet of flowers to convey a message to their loved one. A bride, on her wedding day, might carry a bouquet that symbolised how she felt about her husband and her wishes for their marriage. That’s probably where we get the motto, “say it with flowers”!

These meanings don’t have to be explicit. You can trust that the person receiving your card will take the meaning that is significant to them. And, a gesture of thoughtfulness and love can never really be misunderstood. These cards are designed to express love and gratitude in any context, not just a romantic connection. So, thank you for sharing your love with those around you via the medium of a Kolorlan Greetings Card.