Feng Shui colors at home
In Taoism, everything that exists is sustained by the dynamics of Yin and Yang. Yin is the all consuming darkness, a representation of black; Yang is the all reflective brightness or whiteness.
Based on the Five Elements Theory, colors resonate with us and we all react to resonance. Colors affect our mood and how much we enjoy being in any particular environment. Needless to say, colors can also change how we feel about our space.
Colors have an effect on us all but these effects might be different for each of us so our reactions to certain colors are worth considering when thinking about the atmosphere of our home.
This is how you can best choose the colors of your home with the help of Feng Shui.
White represents a clean slate, a foundation, clarity and capaciousness. Its positive attributes are cleanliness and freshness but it also has cold vibes and might seem lifeless. It’s perfect for the bathroom or the kitchen but it’s not ideal for the kids’ room or the dining area.
Red is a motivating color but also a strong one. It makes spaces look smaller and objects bigger. It is the perfect color to use if you want to draw attention to certain things. It’s not the color to go for when painting your dining room, the kids’ room or the kitchen. It represents warmth and riches but it’s very provoking.
The color of enlightenment and brightness. It stimulates the brain and the digestive organs. It represents optimism, wit, determination. Its negative connotations are trickery, rigidness and exaggeration. It’s a good color for the hall or the kitchen, it’s not suitable for rooms of relaxation or the bathroom.
Green symbolizes growth, fertility and harmony. It makes us feel calm and fresh. It represents optimism, freedom and balance. It’s also the color of envy and deceit. It’s suitable for therapy rooms or the bathroom but you shouldn’t use a lot of green in your living room, kids’ room or study.
Blue is the color of tranquility, spirituality and meditation. It’s a very positive color, it projects stability, trust and fidelity. It is also the color of suspicion and melancholy. You would want to use blue for rooms of meditation, therapy rooms or the bedroom; it also makes the room look more spacious. It’s not suitable for living or dining rooms or the study.
It’s a very spiritual color, it projects vitality and dignity. Its positive connotations are excitement, passion and motivation; on the other hand, it represents grief and violence. It’s great for the bedroom, meditation rooms or the kitchen but it’s best to avoid when it comes to decorating the bathroom.
Pink is the color of the pure harmony of the mind and feelings. It only has positive vibes representing joy, happiness and love. It’s perfect for the bedroom or the kitchen but not for the bathroom.
It’s a strong, lively color, it facilitates communication. It’s the color of happiness, concentration and mindfulness but also that of discontentment and rebellion. It’s suitable for the living room, the dining room or the hall but it’s not for small spaces or the bedroom.
Brown projects stability, security, elegance but it also has negative connotations such as messiness, depression or ageing. Brown is perfect for the living room, the dining room, the hall or the study but it’s better to avoid it in the bedroom.
The color of mystery and independence. It projects strength and power but it also represents death, darkness and depression. Teenagers love this color but it’s best not to use black in the kids’ room, the living room or the study.
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