Colors are beautiful and they are one among the easiest way to shift the energy in and around you as per feng shui. Each color that you use is an expression of one among the five elements of nature. The five elements include the Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. Each color is used according to specific areas to create more energy levels in and around your house.
A color guide in the feng shui would help you to choose the best colors that create a harmonious environment for you. There are various décor items that you could use to get the right color at the right place at your home, workplace, gardens, garages and almost all places that is in and around your house. Let us discuss by each element, what is represents and which colors are related to it.
1. First element is the Fire which symbolizes for Passions and High energy. A good feng shui fire element in your space would bring in the supporting energy for your career and will help you to achieve you recognition. It is also an element of the south. The basic colors that relates to the Fire element in Feng Shui are red, orange, purple, pink and strong yellow.
Significance of having red colorin your house , would bring in joy, happiness and a strong sexual desire. It is related to love, harmony, richness and luxury, however if used in excess then it may bring about restlessness, over stimulation and burst of anger. Try to get the implementation of this color through home decors rather than with furnishings or wall color. The best places to have the red color in moderation is the children’s room, and freely in the living room, dinning room or the kitchen.
Significance of orange color in your house is for socializing. The color creates the feng shui energy to promote lively conversations and good times at home. The best locations to have this color are at the south and Southwest. Avoid having these colors at the West and North west. You could bring in this color at your living room, dinning, kitchen, children’s play area or any place that you would like to be lively. The color could be bought in with home decors or by just having a one sided wall color.
Significance of having Purple color in the house is the connection to the spiritual realms. This color should be used in very little moderation as it is a strong and highly vibrating color. This color is not recommended as wall colors or in too much with home decors. The best choice is to have the feng shui crystal in this color at home. The only place where this color could be used freely is the meditation room or the healing room.
The significance of having pink color in the house is getting a soothing effect. It literally soothes the heart and fills it with love. Having pink in bedrooms or with combinations of other colors like green or black, could have good soothing effect. However if used in too high density, then it may lead to a floating effect, leaving the inmates in an illusory world. The best way to have them in the house is by placing a bowl with rose quartz crystals.
The yellow color creates a bright, lively, welcoming feeling in the house. This color is the best choice for children’s room, living room and kitchen. It also helps in increasing self esteem, strength and overall health of the inmates in the house. A color which could be used in larger quantities also.
2. We secondly come to the element Earth, which symbolizes Nourishment and Stability. A strong element that holds together the protection, stability and nourishment. The earthy colors as per Feng Shui are the light yellow, beige, and all earthy or sand colors. The best way to bring in the earthy colors is by having the natural crystals and stones. Other decors are like a earthy landscape painting, wall painting at the living room, or having earthy products like candle holders, pots and anything like that in the house could make a difference.
3. The third element is the Metal which symbolizes clarity and preciseness. This element brings in the qualities of efficiency, sharpness, clarity and being precise. The best place to have this element is the West and North area of the house. The colors that represent the metal element are the Grey and white.
Having the grey color at the West, Northwest or North is the best choice as it enables sin creativity for children, for blessings and career growth. Do not have the metal color at the East and South east areas. The color works best when being in moderate proportions at the entrance of the living room, or office. Avoid using it in greater proportions in any bedrooms.
The white color is considered as one among the supreme colors in Feng Shui. It represents purity and innocence. Could be used in any room of the house and a very good contrast to any colors. It brings in a soothing feel and also ever-expanding possibilities for a bright future.
4. The fourth element is the Water which signifies freshness, abundance and ease. As it is a symbol of abundance, it a potent for cure also. It is best used in the North, East and Southeast areas. The colors that represent water are the blue and black.
The blue color would range from light aqua blue to the blue green of the ocean. But in feng shui the blue color is related to the sky blue and relates it to the healing, fresh waters. The best areas to have the blue color are the East and Southwest where it enhances the health and wealth of the family. The color could be bought in as wall colors or as home decors like fountains, mirrors, water paintings, wall colors and any décor items with the color. Gentle blue color at the ceiling is the best option and good performances are observed in children when under a blue ceiling. The best combination with the blue is the white as it brings in the energy of the unlimited sky and happiness to the home.
The black color, according to feng shui is full of mystery and sophistication. It has the energy of power and protection. The presence of black color in any space adds strength and definition to that place. This color is a grounding element in feng shui. This color could be used in the North, East and Southeast and in little moderation in children’s room. It is best when placed at the north direction as it improves ones career.
5. The fifth and last element is the Wood which signifies health and vitality. This element is also an expression of abundance and an ancient feng shui cure for prosperity and wealth. Best when used in the East and Southeast areas. Could be used in the south also. The wood element colors are the brown and green.
The brown color is best represented in the Feng Shui as the element of wood and is best when placed at the East, Southeast and South which represents the health of the family and wealth in abundance. This color is an excellent choice for the main entry, kitchen or for a feature wall in the living room. However, if this color is in abundance, then it may lead to its inhabitants a lack in ambition and a drive to move forward in life. Therefore it is best kept when well balanced with other colors.
The green color represents fresh energy and new beginnings. This is a color that is best when it comes to nourishing health. It calms the body and brings an healing power from Mother Nature. Therefore it is necessary to bring in different shades of green to get the complete energy of the color green. This color should be used at the East, South East and South. It could be bought in by either having plants in the house , or with a beautiful garden or even with home decors.
With the right kind of colors at the right places, it could do wonders for any home or office. All of like colors and colors like music does make us feel better. But with applying feng Shui with the colors, it could take you to the next level of bringing in energies with the help of colors.
Where and how these colors should be used are discussed below for a clarity.
Preferred Colors – Colors that are muted, earth tones, flesh tones pastels, including beige.
Not recommended colors – Bright colors, fiery colors, dark colors which includes the black, browns, grays, reds, purples etc,
Reasoning – Bedrooms is a place that should be calm and promote rejuvenation and rest. Too bright colors are too active and too dark colors are depressing. Use light colors for children’s room also.
Preferred Colors – Earth tones, white or pastels.
Not recommended colors – Blue, black, grey, dark brown or green.
Reasoning – Bathroom is a place which is already having abundant water elements from the water present and mirrors. Therefore adding more water elements colors would cause an im-balancing. Using earthy colors would balance these elements.
Preferred Colors – Earthy tones or brighter colors.
Not Recommended – Reds, blacks, blues, greens or dark browns.
Reasoning – Kitchens are supposed to be happy places and they are already abundant with fire and water. Earthy colors are best to have a balancing effect. Having colors like black, grey , blue or green make create a feeling of un-groundedness and could be depressing instead of being happy and active.
Preferred colors – Mudded colors, pastels, greens, and earth tones.
Not recommended – Reds (stimulates more eating) and black, blue, green and water colors.
Reasoning – Dinning room is place which should be calm, peaceful spaces. Earth colors promote groundedness and helps in digestion.
Best Colors – Bright colors are good as it helps in being more active. White and cream colors are very good.
Not recommended – Darker colors or water element colors which is floaty and ungrounded.
Reasoning – Offices are places where there should be lots of energy and not a cozy place and hence bright colors are also fine.
When all these elements are considered and executed, we will have a colorful house and a house filled with all positive energies for the betterment of health, wealth and prosperity.