Groundedness, stability, perseverance, safety and comfort. Brown is a symbol for winter, the dormant time after autumn’s splendor and the tender shoots of spring. It’s the color of soil – provider of nutrients for the food we grow. Brown is a humble color, the hue of recycled paper, and brown functions as a warm neutral, providing an earthy balance for more vibrant tones. Wear brown when you need stillness or a moment to slow down. This color can be wonderful for a night in or a lazy weekend afternoon. Brown is also perfect when you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature instead of standing out. You can also use brown as a base for making bolder colors pop. Some brown gemstones that carry this energy are smoky quartz, desert rose, brown jade, tiger's eye and mahogany obsidian.