Feng Shui Tips: Choosing the Right Colors to Bring Out the Chi

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese method of seeking balance and harmony among things. In its literal meaning, Feng Shui means wind and water. The fundamental teaching of the Feng Shui is that the flow of vital energy known as the “qi” controls one’s prosperity, health and destiny.

Light and relaxing colours

Moreover, Feng Shui teaches another important factor which is the five elements that match up with a specific color. These elements are wood, water, earth, fire and metal. Wood is the element that symbolizes the beginning of life and is represented by the color green. Water is the element that symbolizes giver of life and power and is represented by the colors black and blue. Earth is the element that symbolizes foundations of being and essential for good luck. This element is represented by the color brown. Fire is the element that symbolizes heat and is represented by the color red. Lastly, metal is the element that symbolizes joy and is represented by the colors white, silver and gold.
Bright colours

Before one should decide on the Feng Shui color choice, one must first plot the structure of the room. According to the Feng Shui map, the “bagua” consists of nine (9) different zones that relate to nine major aspect of the human life: wealth and prosperity, fame and reputation, love and marriage, health, family, creativity and children, career, knowledge and self-cultivation and helpful people and travel.
One must first create his own bagua map by drawing a square and dividing the square into nine squares by drawing three rows of three. Once divided, the bottom should be colored blue, the bottom middle square black, and the bottom right square gray. The left middle square must be colored green, the center square yellow and the middle square white. On the top row of the squares, color the left square purple, the middle square red and the right square pink. Once all the squares have been colored, stand at the front entrance facing in. This position corresponds to the bottom row of the bagua map. If the house is a rectangle, then all the areas will be inside. If not, some of the areas of the house will be outside.