Feng shui colors are extremely powerful and can literally transform a room instantly. Read on to decipher which colors are best for specific areas of the feng shui bagua, as well as each individual room.
Color is vibration. In feng shui basics I discussed how everything is alive and made of energy and that everything vibrates at a particular frequency. The same is true for feng shui colors — each color vibrates at its own unique frequency. Just as you and your home are connected through a multitude of overlapping energy fields, you are connected to the colors in your home in the same way.
Your home is the threshold between your inner reality and your outer reality. It can be used both to understand who you are now and to direct where you want to go in the future.
Everything is connected and made of energy. So when you change the energy in your home, it directly affects you.
Along with feng shui and other environmental metaphysics, color psychology is a very simple yet powerful tool for creating your own reality. Color has a remarkable impact on your psychological and physical well-being. Once you begin to understand feng shui colors, you can in turn use them to your advantage — both as a metaphorical and literal instigator of positive change in your life.
Using color in your home is not a cut-and-dried approach. There are three things to take into account when using feng shui colors.
Follow your intuition and use your best judgment. Use colors that you love and that energize and inspire you. If you are told that purple represents abundance but you hate purple, then do not use it. Use a color that represents abundance to you.
Your intention is everything.
Color psychology suggests that red is activating, stimulating, passionate, exciting, powerful, and expanding.
In feng shui, red represents: the fire element (great for transformation); richness and luxury; and passion, love and romance. Therefore, red is a wonderful color to use in the abundance/prosperity, fame/reputation, and relationships/love area of the feng shui bagua.
In psychology, orange is very stimulating, active, cheerful and sociable. It is less arousing than red and more pleasantly stimulating.
Like red, orange represents the fire element. Because it is more social and less intense than the red, orange is a better color to use in interior spaces. Use orange predominantly in the fame/reputation area of the feng shui bagua. You may also use orange in the abundance/prosperity, and relationships/love areas.
Color psychology asserts that yellow is very happy, uplifting, warm, stimulating, and expansive.
As with the feng shui colors red and orange, yellow represents the fire element. Like orange, use yellow predominantly in the fame/reputation area of the feng shui bagua. Yellow is also appropriate for the abundance/prosperity, and relationships/love areas.
The psychological effect of green is very calming, balancing, healing, relaxing, and tranquil. It represents growth, vitality, abundance, and nature.
Greens are particularly beneficial in a bathroom because it promotes peacefulness, tranquility, purification, life, and new beginnings. Green also brings a sense of vitality and freshness.
In color psychology, blue is calming, healing, soothing, and relaxing. Blue also characterizes dependability, trustworthiness, and security.
In feng shui, blue represents the water element, clarity, inspiration, relaxation, renewal, and nobility. Therefore, blue is an excellent color to use in skills/knowledge, career/journey, and the abundance/prosperity area of the feng shui bagua.
Like green, blue is one of the best feng shui colors used in the bathroom.
Purple represents nobility, abundance, and dignity. It is very soothing and calming and is often related to intuition and spirituality.
Purple is one of the best feng shui colors for the abundance/prosperity area of the feng shui bagua.
You may use lighter purples like lavender and violet to help to create a very romantic feng shui bedroom.
Black connotes sophistication, power, elegance, and modernity. It is also introspected and mysterious.
It is best to use black as an accessory color.
According to color psychology, white represents clarity, innocence, cleanliness, spirituality, purity, hope, expansiveness and openness.
White is a symbol of purity and cleanliness, so it is a fantastic color to use in the bathroom.
Grey is neutral, calm, quiet, and lacks energy. The psychological effects of grey can also be boring, conservative and draining to the physical body.
Grey is best used as an accessory color.
Brown is stable, grounding, reliable, motherly, comfortable, and inexpensive.
In feng shui, brown has been linked to both the element of earth and wood. Because of its common psychological effects, I happen to believe that brown represents the earth element. Like earth, brown is very comforting, supportive, stable, and grounding. It is a wonderful color to use in the skills/knowledge area of the feng shui bagua.
Pink is sedating and calming. It also symbolizes love and romance.
Like the color red in feng shui, pink represents love and romance. Therefore it is an ideal color for the relationships/love area of the feng shui bagua.
Use the color pink in your feng shui bedroom.
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