In theory, the color of a room has the power to affect your mood.
Colors can make you feel warm and comfortable, or anxious and excited. Some colors even make you feel hungry. Colors can become associated with events or people in our brains.
In Feng Shui, Color is one of the easiest ways to shift the energy in your space.
The ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui has been in practice for over 4000 years. It is a belief in using colors, the placement of objects, and creating a flow of positive chi to enhance a person’s environment for the best results of balance and harmony. Colors are incredibly important in this practice and each one represents different aspects of nature.
The correct placing of these colors in the correct area of a home is essential in creating the right balance for success, happiness, and serenity. Using Feng Shui color can revitalize the chi in a home or office and help the occupants find a deeper level of peace.
The Feng Shui colors can also be broken down into categories of yin or yang colors.
Yin colors are considered to be more relaxing and promote healing of the body, mind, and spirit. These colors are useful to use in bedrooms and nurseries. Blue is a yin color. It is thought to be soothing and restful. For example, when you picture the ocean, you see a picture of serene, calm water.
On the other side of the spectrum is the yang colors. These Feng Shui colors are considered to be a little more vibrant than the yin colors and compliment their yin partners perfectly. Red is the most obvious of the yang colors. It is excellent for creating emotional excitement. Red is also incredibly invigorating and for that reason should be used carefully to avoid over stimulating the mind and spirit. When used correctly, red has the ability to add energy to an environment.
It is good to know the color’s meanings for decorating purposes. Most colors can be associated with a personality, and using colors that match your personality will make your house truly feel like home.
As a Feng Shui Interior Designer, I always use color with a purpose.
Warm colors can make people feel cozy, warm, cheerful, energetic, or soothed.
Cool colors can make people feel cool, calm, relaxed, comforted, creative, balanced or fresh.
Neutral colors are stabilizing, comfortable, unifying, and strengthening.
Some colors are too bright to be anything but accent colors.
Some colors can be paired with other colors to look striking.
Some colors can be used to help other colors stand out more.
Using the Feng Shui color practice to enhance my clients homes and life proves to be incredibly beneficial.
In my next postings, I will explain the meaning of each color and how to get a Feng Shui advantage with color for your home or your office.