Feng Shui Decorating Colors for All Rooms in Your Home

Yellow accent bedroom
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  • 01 of 09

    Feng Shui and Colors

    North American Cottage interior. Main floor open area of winter home North of Toronto, Canada. Featuring large windows with view of surrounding area, grand fireplace, modern mix of furniture and fabrics from around the world.
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    Humans are a highly visual species, and color can deeply impact our well being and awaken our minds. Colors can be used strategically in our spaces to inspire transformation and support healing.

    Color is an important tool in feng shui to create simple and effective transformations to the energy of your home. 

    The best thing about color is that you can easily change up the energy of a space dramatically with a new coat of paint. Even with some new art or accessories like pillows can shift the energy of a space, without a huge commitment.

    Here’s a quick room by room guide to feng shui decorating colors for all the rooms in your home. Remember, these are guidelines. Almost any color could with any room. It's about your intention. And always connect with what works best with you when you listen to your wisdom.

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    Entry Foyer

    Gray and white entry foyer
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    The entry of your home is very important in feng shui because it is how energy enters your space. It’s what we call the “mouth of qi”, a portal for energy. The entry is also your face to the world. It’s the first space you experience when entering the home. Therefore, the color of the foyer greatly shapes the first impression of your home. 

    Recommended colors for an entry foyer:

    • Light blues and greens: wood energy, growth, new beginnings, healing
    • Pinks: feminine energy, nourishment, youth
    • Light grays and whites: metal element, joy, clarity, precision, brightness
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    Living Room

    Teal blue living room
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    The living room is a space where you gather with friends and family. It’s more of a public room because you invite people into this room. Here, you can connect, entertain and interact with others. Though they are a bit more private, the family room and den areas also fall into this category.

    Recommended colors for the living room:

    • Blues and greens: wood energy, growth, new beginnings, healing
    • Earthy browns, yellows, and neutrals: earth element, grounding, support, self-care
    • Whites: metal element, joy, clarity, precision, brightness
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    Kitchen

    White and wood kitchen with hex backsplash and shaker cabinets
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    The kitchen is the hearth of the home. We gather around the stove and cook here. This is a space where we make food to feed and nourish our bodies. In our modern homes, we often eat in the kitchen as well. 

    In feng shui, the kitchen represents our wealth and abundance because of how well we eat directly relates to how we show up and manifest in the world.

    Recommended colors for the kitchen:

    • Whites: metal element, purity, cleanliness, complements the colors of food
    • Blues: wood energy, healing, and suppresses the appetite (if you are overweight)
    • Earthy browns, yellows, and neutrals: earth element, grounding, support, self-care
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    Bathroom

    black and gray bathroom
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    Bathrooms have become self-care spa-like spaces in the modern world. It’s where we cleanse and rest. It’s also a place to take care of, keep clean and tidy to maintain health. And from the feng shui perspective, water (prosperity) flows in and out of this area of the house.

    Recommended colors for a bathroom:

    • Grays and black: water element, wisdom, transmutes difficulties
    • Pinks: the color of the yin earth gua, so it can receive the waste we wash away
    • Whites: metal element, purity, cleanliness
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    Bedroom

    light green bedroom
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    Rest and renewal are the focus of the bedroom. It’s where we sleep and recharge. It’s also a place of love and relationship with our partner. And since this is the room we spend a lot of our time in, it represents and affects us the most directly and intensely.

    Recommended colors for a bedroom:

    • Light blues and greens: wood energy, growth, new beginnings, healing
    • Pinks: corresponds to the marriage area of the Bagua map 
    • Peach: peach blossom luck, to attract a partner if you’re single

     

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    Kid’s Bedroom

    Blue and green owl themed kid's bedroom
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    Children have different needs than adults in their bedrooms. We want to create a bedroom that supports their growth and learning. But most of all, it’s always important to check in with your kids, and allow them to participate in the decoration of their space.

    Recommended colors for a child’s bedroom:

    • Blues and greens: wood energy, growth, new beginnings, healing, knowledge
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    Home Office

    light and airy home office with pink and black accents
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    The office is the area that represents your career and prosperity in the home. This is especially true if you work from home. 

    Recommended colors for a home office:

     

    • Light blues and greens: wood energy, growth, new beginnings, healing
    • Pinks: feminine energy, nourishment, youth
    • Light grays and whites: metal element, joy, clarity, precision, brightness
    • Earthy browns, yellows, and neutrals: earth element, grounding, support, self-care
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    Dining Room

    Dining room with chevron wood floors and dark black dining tab.e
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    The dining room is another gathering spot for the family, to dine and nourish. It’s also a place to connect with friends and relax. 

    The best colors for a dining room:

    • Blues and greens: wood energy, growth, new beginnings, healing
    • Pinks: feminine energy, nourishment, youth
    • Whites: metal element, joy, clarity, precision, brightness, complements the colors of food
    • Grays and black: water element, wisdom, transmutes difficulties, elegance