Color Wheel Chart
Warm vs Cool Colors

When using color in feng shui, a color wheel chart is an excellent tool to identify warm vs cool colors. Once you can identify which colors are warm and which are cool, you can easily use them to your advantage.

Warm Colors

If you examine the color wheel chart, you can see that warm colors are often on the red, yellow, and orange side of the color spectrum—or at least they have some red, yellow, or orange tint to them.  As an example, a yellowish green would be considered warm, while a bluish green is considered a cool color.

Warm colors are energizing. They produce a centrifugal action where energy flows outward. Therefore, warm colors make people feel cheerful, active, joyful, happy, and enthusiastic. Here are some other interesting attributes of warm colors:

  • Move towards eye
  • Difficult for concentration sometimes
  • Make light objects appear heavier
  • Bright, warm colors like yellow and orange improve IQ
  • Warm colors make rooms seem smaller
  • Red, orange, yellow-ochre, pure yellow, yellow-orange make the temperature feel warmer
  • A preference for warm colors usually means you are an extrovert

Cool Colors

As you can see from the color wheel chart, cool colors lean towards blue and green. Cool colors are very relaxing, healing and rejuvenating. These are great colors to use for releasing.           

Cool colors produce centripetal action where energy flows inward. Therefore cool colors enhance your ability to concentrate. Here are some other interesting qualities of cool colors:

  • Move away from eye
  • Can decrease productivity
  • Make heavy objects appear lighter
  • Green, blue-green, and blue make the temperature feel cooler
  • Cool colors make rooms seem larger
  • A preference for cool colors usually means you are an introvert

"We are not here to match and homogenize and agree on every point. One size of spirituality does not fit all. We are here to be our divine selves, boldly, passionately, respectfully, to the absolute best of our ability -- and this, this is more than enough." - Sera Beak


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