How To Use Feng Shui and Colors To Enhance Energy

Feng Shui and Colors

Using Feng Shui colors in decorating, are the easiest way to shift your energy for greater harmony in your surroundings. Colors have underlying effects in our everyday lives.

We often feel happy and uplifted when we see the bright yellow gleam that the sunshine brings or the peace and tranquility of a calm clear turquoise ocean or the romance from a beautiful red rose in full bloom.

When we use feng shui and colors effectively, we can create better harmony in our surroundings.

Just as a baby is attracted to and more susceptible towards bright colors, we may not realize it, but so are we. This does not mean that we should paint all our walls bright orange and paint the sun on our ceiling however.

An overdose of one color can tip the balance out of our favor. While the color red may evoke confidence or passion, too much red may invoke anger. To get that right balance of energy, there are some things you need to consider when using them in your environment.

feng shui and colors

In feng shui, colors that are balanced with yin and yang color energy in the right areas, can enhance positive energy and the harness of chi for optimum benefits. Using feng shui and colors evoke feelings which can be positive or negative.

We need to strike a good balance in energy and color in order to create a good balance of harmony in our homes. We do this with the help of the Five Elements theory.

The best feng shui colors to use are those according to the five elements:Fire, Earth, Metal, Wood and Water. Each of these elements can then be used in specific areas according to the bagua map to enhance different areas of your life.

Before we look at the colors associated with each of the five elements, first let’s have a look at how feng shui and colors are perceived and the feelings they invoke.

Yin and Yang Colors

Yin Colors promote healing and relaxation. The Yin colors are:

Blue – increases calmness, peace, honesty, truth, trust, inner peace, kindness, spirituality
Black – money, income, emotional protection, power, stability
Purple – stimulates intuition, imagination, meditation, physical or mental healing, magic, mystery
Green – supports balance, harmony, love, communication, nature, acceptance
White – confidence, purity, sterility, youth, cleanliness, goodness, trustworthiness
Pink – innocence, flirtatiousness, gratitude, appreciation, admiration, sympathy, love, beauty

Yang Colors promote enthusiasm and positive energy for motivation. The Yang Colors are:

Yellow – fun, happiness, concentration, wisdom, joy, intellectual energy
Orange – energy, enthusiasm, optimism, inspiration, vitality, endurance
Brown – work, earth, environmental, simple, back to basics, order, convention
Red – luck, money, joy, protection, good fortune, action, courage, vitality

Feng Shui and Colors and the Five Elements

Denotes passion and high energy
Associated colors: red, orange, purple, pink, strong yellow
Direction/Area – South : Fame
A balanced fire element will help you achieve fame and recognition or encourage a favorable reputation

Denotes nourishment and stability
Associated colors: light yellow, light brown, beige, earth tones
Direction/Area – Northeast : Knowledge and Southwest : Relationships and Center: Health
A balanced Earth element will help create stability, nourishment and protection for all your relationships

Denotes clarity and precision
Associated colors: gray and white
Direction/Area – West : Creativity and Northwest : Helpful People
A balanced metal element will help you live with clarity and efficiency

Denotes sensitivity and calmness
Associated colors: blue and black
Direction/Area – North: Career and Life Path
A balanced water element will help and support you in your career plans

Denotes health and vitality
Associated colors: brown and green
Direction/Area – East : Family and Southeast : Wealth
A balanced wood element will help you with the energy of health, growth and abundance

When feng shui colors are used in the right areas, encouraging the energy of the elements, then they promote the effects of that area and create greater harmony and balance in your life and in your home.

Feng shui decorating with colors can complement each other and also conflict, in terms of chi. It would help to learn about the productive and destructive cycles of the five elements to see which corresponding feng shui colors can be used together, and those that should not.


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