As well-loved a color as there is in the world, Blue holds an unusual place in Feng Shui.
Like Green, Blue can be used to represent the Wood element, as in the beautiful clematis in this photo. For instance Blues that shade very close to Purple may be perfect for activating your Wealth corner, which is associated with the Wood element on the Bagua.
Dark blue also stands in for the Knowledge & Self-Cultivation sector of the Bagua, whose image is that of monk meditating at the foot of a mountain.
I love this strong image of a snow-covered mountain and can easily imagine the peace and quiet one might find at its foot. Mountains, of course, are made of Earth, so here Blue is associated with a second of Feng Shui’s Five Elements.
Very dark blue-black evokes the Water element that belongs to the Life Journey sector of the Bagua, yet a third element that Blue can be used to represent.
Finally, palest baby blue can stand in for Metal, the element of planning and organization.
So if you love Blue — and who doesn’t? – when should you use it for good Feng Shui, and when stay away from it?
The key to Blue is its coolness — obviously the only element it cannot be associated with is the sensual, emotional element of Fire.
So use a dose of Blue when you wish to bring a sense of calmness and peace into your environment. Be judicious in its application, using your Intention and awareness of Feng Shui principles to place accessories and furniture or paint your walls.
Blue adds depth to any space. Enjoy its power in your life.