Feng Shui Colors
Author: Amy Toplikar
Colors can affect us on many levels. If can affect your mood, your energy and your desires. Notice if you paint an entire room, changing it from plain white to a beautiful shade of green. Do you notice that you feel different in that room now? The room itself gives off a different feeling or ambience. It probably feels more refreshing and energizing. You just experienced a Feng Shui color enhancement.
Using colors as described by Feng Shui is an easy and practical way to change the feeling of your living space. You don't have to go as far as painting an entire room to feel the change in your life. Maybe paint one accent wall a new color. Or, use accent pieces or accessories to incorporate a color or colors into your home.
Below, is a list of some common colors and what the color symbolizes in Feng Shui.
Green is associated with the Family area of the bagua. It is the color of nature and thus symbolizes new life and new beginnings. It is a very refreshing and balancing color that is known to bring energy to an area.
Purple is associated with the Wealth area of the bagua. Purple is known as the color of royalty and wealth.
Orange is a color that encourages communication and organization. It can be used to promote concentration and focus.
Red is associated with the Fame/Reputation area of the bagua. This powerful color is associated with energy, power and warmth. It is also the color of good luck and confidence.
Pink is associated with the Marriage and Relationship area of the bagua. This color is connected to romance, love, marriage and happiness
White is associated with the Children/Creativity area of the bagua. It symbolizes cleanliness, purity, and new beginnings.
Black is associated with the Career area of the bagua. Black is a color that is linked to power, money and authority. This color is practical to use in small amounts in a room. Using too much black in a room though can leave a feeling of despair or depression.
Blue is associated with the Knowledge area of the bagua. This color promotes a feeling of relaxation, calmness and peacefulness.
Yellow is associated with the Health area of the bagua and it symbolizes intelligence and focused attention.
Brown (earth tones) is associated with the Health area of the bagua and is a color connected with nature and being outdoors. This color is known to promote stability and a feeling of being grounded.
As you can see, colors in Feng Shui mean a variety of different things. The colors can be used to promote or enhance an area of the Bagua in your home. They can also be used to promote a desired feeling or mood. Feng Shui can help guide you to making appropriate color choices for you.
About the author: Amy Toplikar is the developer of http://alternative-stress-management.com. This website offers information about Feng Shui, Qigong, aromatherapy, and meditation.
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