In Feng Shui, Black is considered one of the five most important colors there is (along with Red, Green, Yellow and White).
But since it carries a particularly heavy symbolic load, it’s essential to deploy the color Black very carefully and correctly in your space.
Black is closely associated in Feng Shui with the Water element and all that it signifies:
- The depths of your fears and the courage it takes to conquer them.
- The will to move forward in your life.
- The mysteries of life and a philosophical outlook to help you deal with them.
- A sense of flow and connection with the world around you.
Black is best used when you wish to cultivate these specific attributes in your life.
When used in or near your entryway Black has an especially meaningful impact, helping you to cultivate things like flow, courage and connection on a daily basis.
However, it’s easy to get “carried away” with the flow of Black. Too much Water energy can make you feel disoriented, as if you’re drifting and aimless.
If that’s the case it may be time to pull back on Black in your environment.
Using other Feng Shui colors and elements you can direct your energy appropriately: simply add Earth energy (Yellows and other earthy colors) to introduce boundaries, or Metal (Whites and pastels) to create structure.
How much Black do you like to have in your environment? How is it working for you?