Friday, March 13, 2009

Feng Shui – The Colours of Feng Shui

The Colours of Feng Shui


Black is the colour of mystery. It also provides protection. It symbolizes nighttime when it gets dark, and it also represents an empty space. Even with that, it provides intensity to any area. If it is used often, it can translate into a heavy atmosphere. Black is also used to provide strength.

This colour can be used in the East, North and Southeast. It should not be used in the South. It can be used in a child’s bedroom, but not a lot. It can also be used in the common areas of your home.

If you’re trying to attract career opportunities, it can be used in the North area of anyone’s space. Black can be combined with white to be used on furniture.


The colour brown is used in the East, Southeast and the South. The energy from this colour provides plenty of nourishment. It can be associated with different foods and drinks, such as chocolate and coffee.

Brown can also be used for the common areas of your home. You shouldn’t use much of the colour Brown for a child’s bedroom or the Southwest area. If there is too much of the colour in an area, it may cause people not to take a step forward.


This colour represents revival and a fresh start. Green provides nourishment and keeps peace in your life. When incorporated with Feng Shui, you should use different versions of green, instead of just one.

You can use plants that have fresh foliage. Green is also known to provide healing. It can be used more so in the South, East and Southeast areas.

There are different versions of this colour that can be used in Feng Shui.


When the colours for Feng Shui are used in the right format, your environment will be the recipient of good Feng Shui energy. The colour red contributes to the Fire Element to provide energy.

Fire can be considered as a creative aspect and a destructive aspect. Fire is a symbol for sun and life and energy that comes from it. With this Element in your home, you can experience happiness and a desire to be sexually fulfilled.

Red also represents passion and celebration. The Chinese use the colour red for happiness and luck. In India, the colour red is use for marriage and weddings, and in the West, the colour red stands for romance and courage.

When people decorate, the colour red is used for richness. Careful consideration has to be implemented not to use too much red. Otherwise, it can provoke anger and excessive stimulation.

With Feng Shui, red can be used in children’s bedrooms with caution. It can also be used in the common areas of the home, such as the dining and living rooms and the kitchen area.

In the East, Southeast, West and Northwest areas of your home, you can use the colour red, but you are limited to how much you should use. Red is a perfect candidate to use in the South.


Orange has been nicknamed the “social” colour. Orange is responsible for providing the energy from Feng Shui to engage in spirited conversations and to have good feelings in your home. When the winter season approaches, it can be a reminder of the summer season. Log fires also come into play with the colour of orange.

Just like red represents fire, so does orange. It is not a good colour for the areas of the West and Northwest. In addition to that, this colour should not be seen in the East and Southeast.
These areas are controlled by other elements of Feng Shui.

Orange can be used for the common areas, such as the living and dining rooms, kitchen, and anywhere else where the environment can have action and lots of energy. It’s a good idea to have some Feng Shui products or accessories.

Since orange is considered a soft and warm colour, it is easy to incorporate with Feng Shui. It is a beautiful sight to see as a sunset. It enhances the rooms and makes them stand out.


Don’t overuse the colour purple. This colour is very strong, and has a relationship with the spirit. It is not recommended for use on the wall. It can however, be used in a space where meditation is taking place. If you use this colour at home, be very moderate about using it. You can use lighter colours. It can be used in the East South and West areas, with limitations.

A good way for the colour purple to be implemented is to use the Feng Shui crystal Amethyst.


The colour of love is pink. It can also be used to keep the energy calm. It also works to quiet the heart and provide it with lots of love. This colour is used mostly in the Southwest area. It also is in line with marriage. When decorating, a soft pink is used. When there is hot and heavy energy, hot pink is used.

Pink is great to use for a bedroom of a little girl; what little girl wouldn’t want that colour? Ok, there may be some, but they’re probably few and far between. There are several common combinations of pink that include pink and black and pink and green. Pink and green represents activity. Pink and black represents a retro style.

With Feng Shui, rose quartz crystals can be used for love. The crystals are a soft pink that soothes the soul.


The colour yellow reminds people of the sun. It can brighten up any space and provides an inviting atmosphere. You have many choices to choose from when it comes to yellow. This colour is a better choice for a child’s bedroom and the family room.

If you have a dull looking room, using the colour yellow will provide it with lots of light. It provides the Fire Element, but in a softer format than the colour Red does. It is easier to deal with on a larger scale. Yellow can also be used to provide self-esteem. If you use hot yellow, don’t use too much of it. Yellow can be used in the East and Southeast areas.


Gray is usually considered as a dull colour that doesn’t have much life. However, there is a shade of gray (noble gray) that is considered a little more upbeat than the regular colour. Gray is used in the West, Northwest and North areas of Ba-Gua.

It should not be used too much in the East and Southeast. Wood is the dominant Element in those areas. Believe it or not, gray can provide Feng Shui energy into most of the common areas in your home.

It can provide a clear focus to any space in your home. Gray also represents the energy of the Metal Element.


The colour white represents Yoga rituals. With Feng Shui, it stands for quietness and innocence. It also stands for beginnings and endings. It has a clean and fresh focus. It can be used for Feng Shui purposes anywhere in your home.

In the East and Southeast, it’s not a good idea to use all white. You can use other colours to blend in with it.

You can have white space in your bathroom or mediation room. This will help with healing in your home. It can also provide possibilities never explored before along with a promising future.


Blue represents the clear skies and waters. It can be used in the East and Southeast of anyone’s space. Since blue is connected with Water, the energy is responsible for supplying nourishment to the Wood Element. It can also be use for decoration or art.

Blue can also be used as a colour for ceilings. It’s been noted that students did better in their studies when they have a blue ceiling.

For harmony, a light blue colour would work well. For peace and quiet, a dark blue colour would work better. A deep blue colour can be implemented in your bedroom to help you get to sleep.

For the South, West and Northwest areas, deep blue should not be utilized much. Blue and white colours can be combined to provide energy.

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