In Feng Shui Yellow represents the Earth element.
Located at the Center of the Bagua Map, soft yet brilliant Yellow brings balance and stability to your environment.
Yellow is the color of nourishment and the earth’s warm embrace, symbolizing stability, support and boundaries in your life.
As the Imperial Color of ancient China, Yellow and Gold were used to decorate the royal households, clothing and objects. Today Yellow is still regarded as the color of royalty.
Yellow is an excellent color to use in rooms where you wish to encourage a sense of warm connection. From painting your walls to placing Yellow objects, you create coziness and a sense of peace when you place Yellow with intention.
- In your living room, Yellow lifts the mood and supports the connections you wish to make in your family and social life.
- In your dining room, Yellow evokes the abundance of the harvest – the magic combination of earth and sun that bring delicious foods to the table.
- In your kitchen, Yellow balances the powerful Fire element, drawing off some of its power and stabilizing the room. Yellow also promotes health and nourishment, an important goal in any kitchen.
- Use Yellow when you need to set boundaries — to help you say No when you need to!
Where should Yellow be used more sparingly?
- Bedrooms may feel too awake with Yellow walls — tread carefully here, especially in an overactive child’s bedroom.
- Since Yellow represents the Earth element it is not ideal to use it when you feel stuck or unable to move forward with your plans. Instead you’ll want to use “breakthrough” colors like Green or Red to create a sense of movement in your life.
- If you find that clutter is building in your space, eliminate Yellow items even temporarily, to help you achieve the breakthrough you need.
How do you use Yellow to bring good Feng Shui into your space?
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