How to add Feng Shui colours to your life
Feng Shui colours can invoke love, harmony, wealth and abundance, but they can also create negativity. Here we will help you to discover how to energise your life using Feng Shui Colours.
Using Feng Shui colours is one of the simplest ways to change the shift of energy in your personal space. In Feng Shui, colours represent the different seasons.
Green symbolises wood and represents spring. Red symbolises fire and represents summer, yellow and orange, symbolising the sun shining its warm glow on the earth and representing the end of the summer. White symbolises metal and represents autumn, and blue and black symbolise water and represent winter.
Colours can have both a positive and negative effect upon us. Some colours excite us, whilst others can make us angry. For example, if you were to sleep in a bright red bedroom or a bedroom coloured in natural, earthy tones, in which bedroom do you think you would have a more restful sleep?
Colour Your Space To Create Harmony
Choose Feng Shui colours to energise your home and personal space. Use these colours through paint, wallpaper, artwork, soft furnishings, and symbolic objects and decorate the space according to the direction in which your room points. Let’s start with the north direction.
The colour of the north is blue and black. To create harmony for your personal space, use blue curtains on the windows and blue rugs on the floors. Another feature of the north is water and fish. You could place an aquarium in the north corner or hang a picture of a waterfall on the wall.
This is the place where you should energise fire. Using any shade of red, you could hang curtains or wallpaper with a dominant red design; it will also attract good fortune and harmony. The celestial creature associated with the south is the crimson phoenix. You could place a beautiful bird, like a crane or flamingo ornament, in the south corner.
East and South East
This direction is the place of the wood element and where the Feng Shui colours of green or blue create instant harmony. Plus, placing flowers and living plants in this part of the room is an excellent feature, particularly as it symbolises growth.
West and North West
The ruling colours of the west are white or metallic. When hanging curtains and wallpaper, painting, or simply placing cushions, be sure to add a touch of gold to bring out the auspicious energy of this corner.
North East and South West
The dominant Feng Shui colour for this area is yellow, ochre, or anything related to the earth. Use warm autumnal colours of burnt orange and ochre tones to compliment the yellow.
These are the general Feng Shui colours that represent the different directions of a room or home. When decorating, you can use varying shades of the main colour and energise it further with symbolic objects.
It’s a good idea to start designing a room by choosing one colour to be dominant and then choose another colour for the furnishings and a third colour to harmonise the other two colours and create a contrast.