Colors and Feng Shui
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was the founder the physiology of color, and his teachings made colors a subject of importance and worthy of study. For him, colors were a testament to a higher order.
Goethe not only explored the nature of colors, but also studied their effects on the human psyche. He noted: "Experience has shown that individual colors can influence a person's mood and disposition."
This fact alone should challenge us to take advantage of the power of colors. The possibilities are endless, from tablecloths, curtains, and rugs to objects such as vases, bowls, flower arrange¬ments, pictures, paintings, sculptures, lampshades, art objects (both store-bought and homemade), and plants. Different ways of painting the walls of a room and the different shades we have available to us today provide many creative possibilities, inside and outside of the home.
Feng shui provides guidelines on how to use colors according to the five feng shui elements and yin and yang, and gives information about the symbolism and dynamics of colors in general.
Good for Career, Family, and Wealth areas
Symbolizes money and wealth but use it sparingly
A powerful, absorbing color that should be used with other colors
Suitable for Career, Family, and Wealth areas
Represents faith, fidelity and consideration
A calm, cooling color
For Knowledge, Marriage & Relationship, and Helpful People areas
Represents practicality and reliability
A down-to-earth, solid color
Good for Wealth, Family and Fame areas
Represents tranquility, peace and growth
Can be used in the Career, Helpful People and Children areas
It can represent depression and fear. Therefore, avoid this color unless you are very confident and cheerful.
Earth or Fire element
Good for Knowledge, Marriage & Relationship, Health, Children, and Helpful People areas
Represents mental and physical activity as well as joy.
A sociable color
Fire and Earth element
Suitable for Knowledge, Marriage & Relationship areas
Represents health, healing and love. Can be used to encourage romance and happiness.
A warm, soothing color
Fire and Earth element
For Knowledge, Marriage & Relationship, and Fame areas
Symbolizes love, truth, high ideals and devotion
An auspicious color linked with nobility and power.
Use splash of it in the Knowledge, Marriage & Relationship , and Fame areas
Represents life and happiness
Suitable for Children, Helpful People, and Career areas
Represents purity and new beginnings
For Knowledge, Marriage & Relationship, children, and Helpful People areas
Symbolizes wisdom and patience
A stimulating color that inspires mental clarity and energy
Categorized by Elements
Wood Element Brown and Green
Fire Element Red, Yellow and Orange
Metal Element White, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Chrome
Earth Element Ochre and Light Yellow
Water Element Blue, Purple and Black