Understand the use of color in feng shui
Is there really a color wheel in feng shui? Yes, for sure! The feng shui color wheel might look very different from the usual color wheel, but it is nevertheless powerfully used and applied in feng shui. First, let’s start with a basic definition of color as the visual perception of light waves. So, we see red and blue and green and yellow, but all there actually is, is just light. Being different expressions of light, each color also carries a specific quality of energy defined in feng shui as the energy of one of the five elements. Colour is the easiest way to quickly shift the quality of energy in any space. We all know that a fresh coat of paint can make the room feel happier, brighter and much more enjoyable to be in. While choosing color is certainly a personal choice based on your likes and dislikes, home decor style, etc; I highly encourage you to look into best color choices based on the feng shui energy needed in your home.
What is the right choice of color? And what is the feng shui color wheel? Both questions are related and lead to the same answer – the mystical bagua, or energy map. Bagua is the energy map that divides any space into eight areas. Each bagua area has a specific feng shui element that needs to be nourished and kept strong. There are five elements in feng shui, as you probably know, and there are quite a few colors that express each element. The feng shui color wheel below is based on this dance of elements represented in colors; it is my own visual representation that should help you in applying good feng shui in your home.
To achieve best results with your feng shui use of color, be sure to understand the basic needs of the energy map of your home (bagua). Once you know the bagua of your home and have your feng shui color wheel, the rest of the work should flow easier. Well, almost. The more you play with various colors for good feng shui in your home, the quicker you will gain confidence in understanding their energetic powers. Be guided by your common sense first, and by the feng shui color wheel second, and you will start seeing good results in no time.