How To Use Color for Good Feng Shui in Your Home

Use the feng shui color power to create really good energy in all rooms and areas of your home

Color is one of the easiest ways to shift the energy in your home or office in order to create good feng shui. However, working with color can be tricky, as many interior decorators and feng shui enthusiasts will sure attest. While finding the right feng shui colors for your space is really easy — as you will see in our best feng shui color list below — it might take a bit of work to make a specific color work harmoniously in your space. Color is alive and its good feng shui presence in your home or office is dependant on many factors, two of the main ones being the quality of light in your home and the surrounding colors in your home decorating. The feng shui color tips here will help you define your main color scheme in order to create good energy in your home.

Color choices in feng shui are based on five elements theory

In feng shui, each color is considered to be an expression of one of the five feng shui elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Each of these elements “governs” a specific area of your home, according to the feng shui energy map of your space called bagua. When your choice of color is focused on strengthening and nourishing the feng shui element of the area you are decorating, this results in good energy. Our feng shui colour guide will help you choose best colours to create a harmonious home. Choose colors according to the energy your home needs and bring them into your space with wall color, art, photography, or various decor items.

FIRE ELEMENT IS PASSION AND HIGH ENERGY. A balanced Fire feng shui element in your home or office will bring supporting energy to all your career efforts and will help achieve recognition. Fire element also nourishes one’s sexual energy, inspiration, love and inner warmth. Fire is the dominant feng shui element of South bagua area of your home or office, and is also beneficial in the Northeast and Southwest areas. The Fire element colours are: Red, Orange, Purple, Pink, Magenta, and Strong Yellow.

EARTH ELEMENT IS NOURISHMENT AND STABILITY. A strong and harmonious Earth feng shui element in your home or office will help create stability, nourishment and calm protection for all your relationships. Earth element is also needed to maintain one’s health and inner balance. Earth is the main feng shui element of Northeast and Southwest areas. The Center of your home and office is also governed by the Earth element. Feng shui Earth element colors are: Light Yellow, Beige/Skin Color, Earthy/Sandy Colors.

METAL ELEMENT IS CLARITY AND PRECISENESS. Metal element brings the qualities of sharpness, precision, focus and efficiency; its balanced presence will help you live with clarity and lightness. A good presence of Metal element in your home or office will help sustain the energy of calm, crisp clarity and eliminate distractions. Metal is the dominant feng shui element of West and Northwest bagua areas, and is beneficial in the North area. Feng shui Metal element colors are: Gray and White.

WATER ELEMENT IS EASE AND ABUNDANCE. A harmonious feng shui Water element will bring a refreshing energy of calm flow, ease, purity and freshness. Water element is also the ancient symbol of abundance, thus a potent feng shui cure for wealth. Water is the feng shui element of the North bagua area, with East and Southeast bagua areas also benefiting from its strong presence. Feng shui Water element colors are: Blue and Black.

WOOD ELEMENT IS GROWTH AND VITALITY. Lush and healing, the feng shui Wood element brings the energy of vibrant health, vitality and growth. Wood element is also an expression of abundance, and used as a feng shui cure for wealth and prosperity. Wood is the element of the East and Southeast bagua areas of your home, with South area also benefiting from its presence. Feng shui Wood element colors are: Brown and Green.

So, there you have it, the basic feng shui color guide to help you create a happy and healthy home. Colour is like music, nourishing and uplifting, the more colours you harmoniously absorb throughout the day, the higher your sense of well-being. Do not hesitate to bring vibrant colors into your space as color is light, and light is our number one nutrient. Check our feng shui colour wheel for the visual of elements expressed in colors, and bring fresh colorful energy into the areas of your home that need it the most.

And, when you are ready, check your feng shui lucky colors to wear this year! These colors change depending on the feng shui element of each specific year.

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rodika tchi

Master feng shui consultant, published author. teacher.



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