Color! It might be the #1 thing people ask me about in Feng Shui.
Color affects your feelings in a space and your ability cope with life on a day-to-day basis. So it’s useful to know about the energy of color, and the reasons Feng Shui recommends particular colors in particular situations.
The Impact of Color in Feng Shui
Here are five ways color can improve the Chi energy of your environment right away.
But Red can easily become overwhelming, if not antagonistic. Use Red when you want to lift the energy in your space, keeping an eye on the overall effect.
For example, Red can make a kitchen feel warmer, but since the kitchen already has a lot of Yang Fire because of the stove burners, use Red sparingly in accessories and artwork, rather than on walls and cabinets.
2. Green, the color of new Wood, is all about growth, vitality and upward movement. Green also creates a warm atmosphere because this is the color that nourishes the Fire element.
3. Black and Dark Blue, representing Water, enhance your communication skills and connection with spirituality and truth. These colors make special sense in an office where it’s important to communicate clearly with associates, vendors and clients.
4. Whites and Light Pastels symbolize Metal, the element of structure and focus. White can make you feel rigid or tightly controlled so if your space is dominated by White, loosen it up with the vitality of the other elements, especially Fire and Wood.
5. Yellows and Earth Tones. Yellow and all its variants are the colors of Earth, the element of stability. Use these colors to calm the atmosphere in your space. The Yellow family also helps improve your memory and strengthens your ability to be attentive and alert.
Color can make all the difference in the way you feel in your space. If you’re looking to create a new feeling, I invite you to make some changes in your color scheme and see what happens.