Feng Shui colors are based on the basic elements of the world: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Each of these elements encompasses different values and emotions and should be used together to create a harmonious home that touches on all of the moods and energy that comprises a person's daily life. Let's look at each of these more closely, along with some room designs that represent each element as well.
Water elements bring about a refreshing and pure calm. In a room full of water colors, according to Feng Shui principles, you should feel tranquil and at ease. Shades of blue represent water; they are peaceful, healing, and relaxing. When used in more vibrant and deep shades, watery blues can also channel the sea and sky and represent adventure, exploration, and wisdom. Use these hues in bedrooms, bathrooms, nurseries, and as a ceiling color alternative to white.
Earth elements are strong, stable, and protective. Beiges, sands, and pale yellows are earth colors that nourish the soul and make you feel grounded and balanced. Use these colors in the center of your home; they'll make your kitchen and main living areas feel balanced, warm, and centered.
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Wood elements represent health, prosperity, and growth. Shades of brown are rich, nourishing, and balanced. Green is the color of healing and growth. These elements are best used in libraries, living rooms, and family rooms to bring vitality and well being to the entire family.
Purple is a Feng Shui color of emotional health, spirituality, and creativity. It is a good choice for bedrooms and any area of the home that might need a burst of creative juices and inspiration.