Feng Shui Colors are determined by the 5 Elements which are the basis of Chinese medicine: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, & Wood. If you study the Feng Shui Colors from this perspective you will have an easier time discerning & selecting colors for your feng shui house or feng shui office projects.
Feng Shui Colors are also based on what is called the CONSTRUCTIVE, DESTRUCTIVE, SUPPORTIVE, & DIMINISHING CYCLE of ELEMENTAL COMPATIBILITY.
FENG SHUI COLORS – FIRE – FIRE COLORS – South
What’s the brightest color? Probably RED. Pretty fiery, don’t you think? Staring into a natural flame, you may see other colors, but not seem as hot as RED. Some shades of RED are earthier, but this is because FIRE enhances EARTH, which is why in the desert there is mostly Sun and Earth. Or, see how rooftops made of clay tiles are safer than wood. This is an example of how FIRE “creates” EARTH. When you need a dynamic color, choose your favorite shade of RED.
FENG SHUI COLORS – EARTH – EARTH COLORS – NE, SW
Which colors seem earthy? For the ancient Chinese, softer shades of yellow, brown, pink, as well as russet, terra cotta, sienna, and such, were regarded as Earth colors. When you need to feel stability in your Life, choose your favorite EARTH tone.
FENG SHUI COLORS – METAL – METAL COLORS – W, NW
Metallic colors are flashy & represent wealth, mental acuity, focus, durability, mobility, support, and such. EARTH “creates” METAL. Gold, silver, copper, and the other metals are mined from the earth. In Feng Shui Colors, the theory for METAL is that White & Multi-Colored Prints can also be regarded as METAL, as well as the other classic metal tones.
FENG SHUI COLORS – WATER – WATER COLORS – North
Think of the shades of water which you’ve seen. They vary, don’t they? From the clear, bluish spring or glacier water, to the azure seas, to the blue or green oceans and lakes. When determining whether a blue is a water or metel shade, “feel into it”. If it’s an icy blue, it could still be water-like, or it could feel steely. Black can also be considered a water color.
FENG SHUI COLORS – WOOD – WOOD COLORS – E, SE
In Feng Shui wisdom, the element of WOOD corresponds to the Springtime, when trees are flowering. This “new life” of trees blossoming after Winter’s chill, can be best illustrated with GREENs. Blues can be empowering for the WOOD person, as can PURPLES. While wood itself is usually brown, though not all, WOOD COLORS are intended to invoke the feeling of Springtime, so GREEN is best for such purposes.
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