Feng Shui Colors
Feng Shui Colors affect people physically, emotionally and psychologically. By using just one of the Feng Shui Colors, or by combining two or more, you can strengthen the elements of Feng Shui. Feng Shui Colors are divided into the cool (Yin) and warm (Yang) areas because all things possess these two components and their balance creates wholeness.
The guiding principle in using Feng Shui Colors should be to achieve balance rather than excess. When you are planning the color scheme of your home, office or garden environment, the following characteristics of the Feng Shui Colors will give you insight into how they can be used in decorating your space.
Blue (Yin) – This color is calm and soothing, this color reflects love as it heals and relaxes. Blue creates a feeling of peace and trust. It is the color of the sea and sky, so it tends to represent adventure and exploration. It is also relaxing and calming. Navy blue is the Feng Shui color of intellect and wisdom.
Black (Yin) – Symbolizing money and income, black is great for careers, especially when combined with metal. The Feng Shui color of emotional protection and power.
Purple (Yin) – Purple, like blue, is the spiritual end of the color spectrum. It boosts spiritual awareness and is excellent for physical and mental healing. The Feng Shui color of royalty.
White (Yang) – Poised and confident, white works better when it is combined with gold or silver to generate an atmosphere of influence and control. The Feng Shui color of purity, goodness and trustworthiness.
Yellow (Yang) – Considered as auspicious as red, yellow represents sunbeams, warmth and motion. This color can make you feel cheerful. However, according to a noted color consultant, prolonged exposure to large amounts of intense yellow can cause anxiety.Yellow is the Feng Shui color of communication and health, cheerfulness and friendliness.
Orange (Yang) – Strengthening concentration, you might need this when your creative well runs dry. It gives you a sense of purpose. Orange is the Feng Shui color of organization.
Tan/Beige (Yang) – The Feng Shui color of the earth, portrays neatness, helps conceal emotions
Brown (Yang) – The Feng Shui color of Industry, being grounded and hard working.
Red (Yang) – This is the Feng Shui color of good fortune as it attracts recognition and respect for the person who uses it, especially in the winter. A color of confidence, if you ever need one! The color of luck, money, joy, protection and physicalness.
Mauve (Yang) – The color of world consciousness.
Green (Yin) – Green is refreshing, nurturing, balancing and normalizing as in being surrounded by the lush green of nature. It is the Feng Shui color of harmony, balance, healing and health; physical, emotional and spiritual. The color is good for growth and expansion, and it is peaceful and calming.
Pink (Yin) – The Feng Shui color of love.
Maroon (Yang) – The Feng Shui color of maroon is neither red nor blue it represents indecisiveness.
Lavender (Yang) – Is the Feng Shui color of sexual indecision. Suggests an ability to be manipulated.
Gold (Yang) – The Feng Shui color of God consciousness.
Silver (Yin) – The Feng Shui color of the trustworthy and the romantic.
Gray (Yin) – Gray is neither black nor white, it is the Feng Shui color of dead and dull; indefinite.