Feng Shui Color Tips to Create a Beautiful Home

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The right feng shui use of colors can do wonders for your home. We are all in love with color, and we all respond to color in more or less predictable ways. Feng shui takes the use of color to the next level, where each color brings the desired feng shui energies to your home in order to create harmony and balance.

From vibrant red to soothing aqua blue and fresh white―which color is best feng shui for your living room or for the home office? How about your kitchen feng shui? Would green color create good feng shui in the bedroom? And if not, then why?

Let's start our exploration of the feng shui power of color; it will help you create a home that is happy, vibrant, and beautiful.

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    Yellow: Sunny, Nourishing, Happy (Fire or Earth Element)

    Dining room with wooden table and yellow furnishings
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    The feng shui color of sunlight, cheerful and uplifting yellow will always brighten any home or office. Yellow color also creates cozy, welcoming feng shui energy in your kitchen, living room or children's rooms. From hot sunflower yellow to pale buttery yellow color tones―there are many options to choose from when you are planning to re-decorate your home.

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    Red: Passion, Courage, Romance (Fire Element)

    Living room with red wall
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    The red color is the strongest feng shui color representation of the Fire feng shui element. Vibrant red color brings into your home the energy of joy, excitement, and invigorates the sexual desire. Red is the Chinese color of luck and happiness, the marriage color in India, and the symbolic color of love and romance, courage, and passion in the West.

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    Green: Growth, Health, Vibrancy (Wood Element)

    Kitchen with green subway tile
    Disc Interiors

    Green is the feng shui color of renewal, fresh energy, and regeneration. The red color is very nourishing to your health as it balances the whole body by bringing healing feng shui vibrations from nature. When working with green color, it is important to have at least several different shades in order to maximize the feng shui energy effects.

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    Orange: Social, Open, Optimistic (Fire Element)

    Living room with orange chair
    Olive Interiors

    When the feng shui use of color red is too intense for your home or office, go for the orange color instead. The color orange is often called the "social" color, as it creates the necessary feng shui energy to promote lively conversations and good times in your house. The orange color reminds us of summertime dreams and the warm glow of log fires.

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    White: Innocence, Freshness, New Beginnings (Metal Element)

    Monochromatic living room
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    The feng shui color of purity and innocence, white is also the color that contains all other colors. This explains why we can all be fascinated and deeply satisfied with a pure white space. Is white a good feng shui color, though, for all rooms in your home?

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    Blue: Calm, Tranquility, Peace (Water Element)

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    Blue is a magnificent feng shui color. From clear sky blue to soft aqua blue of the ocean and deep indigo blue, there is an endless variety of blue color tones you can choose for your home. Feng shui-wise, the color blue is excellent for use in the following feng shui bagua areas of your home: East (Health), Southeast (Money), and North (Career).

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    Gray: Clear, Detached, Neutral (Metal Element)

    Bedroom with gray walls and headboard
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    The gray color is usually treated as either boring (dull gray!) or as a sophisticated, upscale color. No matter what you think of it, gray color can sure bring beautiful feng shui energy to any space, as long as you choose wisely. The feng shui bagua areas that most benefit from the energy of gray color are West (Creativity), Northwest (Helpful People), and North (Career).

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    Purple: Royal, Mysterious, Noble (Fire Element)

    Room with purple walls and furnishings

    Feng shui masters advise using color purple in moderation. As purple color is a very high vibration color, it might be best to bring it into your home with various decor elements―from pillows to art―rather than with wall color. The best feng shui spaces where you can freely use the intensity of the color purple are a healing room or a meditation space.

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    Pink: Gentle, Soothing, Loving (Fire Element)

    Room with pink walls and furnishings
    William Waldron

    The pink color is the universal color of love, which makes it a perfect feng shui color to soften the energy in any given space. The gentle and delicate feng shui vibrations of pink color have a proven soothing effect on one's behavior. You can have this beautiful color almost anywhere in your home―from your bedroom to your laundry room.

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    Black: Unknown, Infinite, Absorbing (Water Element)

    Bathroom with black accents and tiles
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    The feng shui color of deep water and the universal void, color black adds depth, strength, and definition to any space. You can use it to bring stronger energy to any space, from your main entry to your kitchen. Are there any restrictions for the feng shui use of the color black? Yes, it is best not to use black color in your baby's room or on your bedroom ceiling.

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    Brown: Strength, Grounding, Stability (Wood Element)

    Bedroom with wooden headboard and nightstand
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    Brown color has become a popular feng shui choice in recent years. It has a nourishing feng shui energy and is associated with all the good things―delicious dark chocolate, gourmet coffee, and beautiful mahogany wood. The feng shui areas that are most nourished by the energy of brown color are East (health), Southeast (money), and South (fame).

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