The five elements in Feng Shui and the matching colors
A color by itself is neither good nor bad. It can have a strengthening or a weakening influence on a certain element in Feng Shui teaching. We have assigned the right colors for each of the five elements – fire, water, wood, earth and metal.
The colors red, pink, orange, rose, lavender and violet are assigned to the element fire and thus to the direction of the south (fame and recognition). Red is a pronounced yang color with strong energy and is therefore very suitable for actively used rooms such as living rooms and bathrooms. Red brings luck and repels evil forces. Orange is also a yang color that creates a relaxed and happy atmosphere even in dark areas. It is stimulating and therefore not suitable for the interior of the bedroom. Lavender and soft pink would go better there. Violet and pink are also close to the element of fire. Just a few accessories in these colors stimulate the passion, conviviality and youthful charisma of the facility.
Element of water
The colors black, blue and purple belong to the element water and therefore correspond to the north direction (career and flow of life). Black and blue are considered passive yin colors. Too much black in the apartment creates a rather gloomy mood, which is why it is better to only use this color. Blue, on the other hand, has a calming effect and creates a harmonious atmosphere. Purple is said to bring good luck and its dark nuances are often combined with gold and silver.
The colors brown, green, light blue and turquoise belong to the element wood and thus to the cardinal points east (family and health) and south-east (wealth and finances). Brown is one of the yin colors and symbolizes reliability. Individual brown decorations or a delicate beige ensure a good night’s sleep in the bedroom. Green is also a yin color that promotes balance, harmony and peace, but also wanderlust and jealousy. It is therefore not advisable to paint all the walls in a room green. It would be better to use light blue because it calms you down. Combined with turquoise, which is also one of the yin colors, it is wonderfully suitable for the bathroom.
Yellow, ocher and apricot are assigned to the element earth and thus to the cardinal points southwest (relationships and partnership), northeast (education and knowledge) and the center (tai chi). Since yellow stimulates mental energy and is an active yang color, it is ideal for the study and living room. Ocher has a calming and centering effect, but can also quickly create a boring and depressing mood. A pale apricot is very suitable for the bedroom because it exudes warmth and cosiness. In the living room, it looks warm and inviting in its stronger nuances.
White and gray are associated with the element metal and belong to the cardinal points west (children and creativity) and northwest (helpful people). White is assigned to the Yang principle. It leaves the thought free space so that they can develop properly. But white can also have an inhibiting effect on taking clear views. Gray is best for the office because it has a formal character.
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