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How to select Feng Shui colors for your home

Since I believe that the proper organization of décor elements inside home can dramatically affect the environment, Feng Shui has always fascinated me. Feng Shui (meaning wind-water in English) is said to use the laws of both Heaven (according to Chinese astronomy) and Earth to improve life by receiving positive Qi (pronounced as ch’i – symbolizing energy). Nowadays, many homeowners are following Feng Shui practices to bring positive energy inside their homes. The ancient Chinese art of placement, if done correctly, is believed to bring advantageous energies into your home and your life.

The use of Feng Shui colors for your home is one of the best ways to benefit from Feng Shui. In Feng Shui, color are used with respect to the five elements Feng Shui theory. You can chose the Feng Shui colors according to the energy you wish to bring into your home and life. Here we will discuss how homeowners can choose the best Feng Shui colors, along with their meaning, for their homes.

1. Feng Shui Fire Element

The Feng Shui element of south, the Fire element is said to help you with your career and bring dwellers happiness, recognition and prosperity. The Feng Shui Fire Element colors include…

Red: The color red in Feng Shui fills you home with positive vibes. The use of vibrant red color on walls, doors or other décor elements bring good fortune, prosperity and happiness. The red color in feng Shui is also said to stimulate the sexual desire. The red color could be used in kitchen, living room and the dining room of your home.

Orange: A great Feng Shui color option for your interiors, the orange color is described as a social color that makes for cheerful and lively atmosphere inside your home. It can use used in most of the places inside your home. In case of a bedroom, go for earthy orange.

Purple: The purple color in Feng Shui Fire Element is linked with wealth and royalty. Great for wealth areas, the lighter shades of purple can also be used to decorate your house.

Pink: Best suited for relationship or romance areas of your space, the pink color in Feng Shui stands for love and romance.

Strong Yellow: Associated with forbearance, sincerity and reliability, the yellow color in Feng Shui makes for a invigorating environment. You can use the yellow color to decorate the center area of your home, other than the kitchen or living room.

2. Feng Shui Earth Element

The Feng Shui element of Northeast and Southwest, and the center area of your home, the Earth element takes good care of all your relationships. The Feng Shui Earth Element colors include…

Light Yellow: Stimulating and warm, the color yellow in Feng Shui is a great color choice for the center of your home.

Beige & Earthy colors:  Beige and other sandy colors bring stability and bliss, and can be used for Southwest, Northeast, North, Northwest and Centre of your home.

3. Feng Shui Metal Element

The Feng Shui element of West and Northwest, the Metal element is linked with precision, spirituality, hope and efficiency. The Feng Shui Metal Element colors include…

Gray: A symbol of connection, the Feng Shui gray color is great for travel areas and children areas of your home. This color is neutral and could be used as an accessory color.

White: Expressing purity, cleanliness and hope, the white color in Feng Shui is great choice for the children and creativity spaces inside your home.

4. Feng Shui Water Element

The Feng Shui element of North, the Feng Shui Water element is believed to fill your house with tranquility, purity, nobility and freshness. The Feng Shui Water Element Colors include…

Blue: A good color option for East and Southeast areas of your home, the color Blue in Feng Shui symbolizes calm, trustworthiness and peace. It could be used in the knowledge areas and is a great color choice for bathrooms.

Black: A symbol of power, mystery and grace, the Black color should be used very carefully in harmony with other colors. The black color can be used in knowledge and career areas.

5. Feng Shui Wood Element

A symbol of abundance and the Feng Shui element of the East and Southeast, the Wood element is associated with good health and overall growth. The Feng Shui Wood Element colors include…

Brown: The brown color in Feng Shui has been associated with both the element of earth and wood. Relaxed, supporting and steady, the brown color can be used for bedrooms and knowledge areas.

Green: A symbol of growth, calm, freshness and abundance, the green color in Feng Shui can be used in knowledge areas, spaces for the elderly and the health areas. Green is one the best colors for use in bathrooms.

The use of colors does have a significant effect on your mental and physical well being, and the proper use of Feng Shui colors inside your home can bring in positive energies and help you live a healthy and well-off lifestyle.


Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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