Feng Shui is all about manipulating the objects in your space to create the right energy flow. Using a Feng Shui Color Chart to help you select color is an easy way to quickly and inexpensively redecorate a room and revamp the chi of your space.
In Feng Shui, colors are an extension of the Five Feng Shui Elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Wood, and Metal. Each person has their own element based on the Chinese Calendar. You can choose color to honor your own element, or bring colors into your space based on the type of energy you are striving to create. Use color on the walls for a dominant energy or highlighted in art and accessories. This Feng Shui color chart will demystify the colors and the energy they create.
The Earth Element represents the Center element of the home. The harmonious use of Earth Element colors in your home will encourage constancy, sustenance and protection for all of your relationships. Earth Element colors are beige and pale yellow.
The Fire Element fuels passion and high energy, and are the most vibrant on the Feng Shui color chart. The harmonious use of Fire Element colors are ideal for the home office as they bring a sustaining energy to all career efforts and help you attain career recognition. Fire Element colors are orange, red, strong yellow, pink, and purple.
The Water Element is the ancient symbol of abundance and considered a strong Feng Shui cure. It creates a fresh energy of purity, tranquility and ease. Water Element colors are blue and black.
The Wood Element is an ancient Feng Shui cure for financial prosperity and abundance. It encourages an energy of health, vitality and growth. Wood Element colors are brown and green, and offer calm on the Feng Shui color chart.
The Metal Element encourages efficiency, clarity and precision. A balanced use of the Metal Element will bring an energy of lightness and lucidity to your life. Metal Element colors are gray and white.
This Feng Shui Color Chart will clarify the energy each color brings.
Black is the color of sophistication and mystery. Black brings power and protection to any space. It is a grounding color used to bring strength and a defining presence to any room. Use sparingly in the kitchen, dining room and in kid’s rooms.
Red is a passionate, high energy color. It encourages an energy of happiness, excitement, and sexual energy. Focus on accessories and art, rather than walls, to avoid over-stimulation, anger and restlessness. Use sparingly in kid’s rooms, but go crazy in kitchens, dining and living rooms.
Blue is the color of the sky and rejuvenating, healing water. Gentle blue enhances study; ideal for kid’s rooms. Deep blue encourages serenity and good sleep, great for a bedroom. Aqua is playful. Blue nourishes wood elements, so bring them together in accessories. The calming combination of blue and white evokes joy.
Green is the color of new beginnings, fresh energy, growth and healing. It is a calming color, which promotes good health and balance. Use varying shades to maximize the energy effects. The use of plants (except in the bedroom) is a great way to bring the color green to any space.
Brown carries a nourishing energy. It is great for entries, kitchens or bedrooms, or an accent wall in the living room. Brown and robin’s egg blue have a great synergistic energy and are a stunning decorating combination.
Yellow brings light and cheer to any space. Yellow increases self-esteem and overall well-being and is great for kid’s rooms, family rooms, or large spaces.
Orange is considered a social color, used to promote good times and sparkling conversation. It carries a playful, vibrant energy so is great for a playroom, living room or kitchen.
Grey emits a sharp, clear energy. Great for entries, living rooms or home offices, but avoid using in bedrooms. Best used as an accent color.
White is the color of purity and tranquility, and new beginnings. It promotes a crisp, fresh energy. Avoid all white. Use as an accent or contrast color, and in Metal dominant areas. This is a great color for a meditation space or bathroom.
Purple is a strong, high-vibration color which should be used in moderation. Purple walls are discouraged. Amethyst crystals are a great way to bring purple into your space.
Pink is the color of love. Gentle pink is soothing. Use pink accents (like a bowl of rose quartz) in the bedroom to encourage romance. Hot pink is a fiery color, especially with orange. Pink/green or pink/back make great combinations.
Armed with the Feng Shui color chart, and an idea of the energy you want to create, you can effectively use color to redecorate, re-energize and revitalize your living spaces quickly and inexpensively.