If you are thinking about redecorating your home, whether it’s you’re your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or living room, color will be one of the largest contributing factors to your final decision.
We have looked at feng shui to discover the meanings behind colour for use in interior design. There are five feng shui elements, consisting of Earth, Metal, Fire, Water, and Wood. Each of these elements has corresponding colours and meanings.
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So rather than basing your choice on what colour may be popular in current interior design, look at our element descriptions below to choose a colour that will best suit you and your room.
The earth element represents nourishment and stability. The main colours associated with the earth element are light, neutral and natural shades such as yellow, beige and earth tones. Using these colours in your home can create a sense of calm and balance.
This would be the perfect colour for a bedroom, a place to come and relax and unwind after a long day.
The metal element represents clarity and preciseness. The main colours associated with the metal element are grey and white. Using these colours in your home can create a sense of precision and efficiency. This use of colour can also help to sustain calm by eliminating distractions.
This would be ideal for an office or study, a place for work and concentration.
The fire element represents passion and energy. The main colours associated with the fire element are red, orange, purple, pink and yellow. Using these colours in your home can create a sense of recognition and inner warmth.
This would be a great colour for the living room. A personal space that you share with family and friends.
The water element represents ease and abundance. The main colours associated with the water element are black and blue. Using these colours in your home can create a sense of calm and freshness.
This would work well in a bathroom, the room that reflects the water element the most.
The wood element represents growth and vitality. The main colours associated with the wood element are brown and green. Using these colours in your home can create a sense of lush and healing.
This would be best used in the kitchen, the place that many consider to be the heart of the home.
This basic feng shui colour guide can aid you in create a happy healthy home. We respond to colours, they can be both uplifting and calming. We respond the same way to light, soothing candlelight, or invigorating sunlight. Look at colour in the same way. Use bold and comforting colours, live in the colours and absorb them.