Best Feng Shui Paint Colors for a Baby’s Room

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Color is one of the most effective ways to enhance the energy and qi (life force energy) in our environments. When inviting a baby into your home, parents are especially mindful of how to create the most nurturing room for their new addition. 

When choosing the paint color for your baby’s room, there are different feng shui approaches.

One way is to paint the room with an elemental color that you are most attracted to. This means a visual color you're attracted to and/or a color with attributes that you feel most connected to.

Another way you can incorporate feng shui is to support your baby’s element. First determine the baby’s numerology using the Nine Star Ki and next, figure out their primary birth element. Then, check out our best feng shui paint colors below to select the paint colors that nourish your baby’s birth element.

Here are the best elements based on your baby's Nine Star Ki:

  • 1 Water: Metal and Water
  • 2 Earth: Earth and Fire
  • 3 Wood: Earth, Water and Wood
  • 4 Wood: Earth, Water and Wood
  • 5 Earth: Earth and Fire
  • 6 Metal: Earth and Metal
  • 7 Metal: Earth and Metal
  • 8 Earth: Earth and Fire
  • 9 Fire: Metal, Wood and Fire

Remember, be sure to paint a color that connects with you and your baby. You don’t have to necessarily stick with their birth element.

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    Peaceful Pale Pink: Earth element

    Supports: 2 Earth, 5 Earth, 6 Metal, 7 Metal, 8 Earth

    Pale pinks are a favorite to soothe and calm. Pink also brings in the mother earth element to cultivate the relationship between parent and baby.

    Farrow & Ball: Calamine 230

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    Neutral Beige: Earth element

    Supports: 2 Earth, 5 Earth, 6 Metal, 7 Metal, 8 Earth

    A soft neutral beige can ground all the elements in the room, to invite rest and quiet. 

    Magnolia: Soft Linen

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    Earthy browns: Earth element

    Supports: 2 Earth, 5 Earth, 6 Metal, 7 Metal, 8 Earth

    Earthy browns with a hint of green tones invoke the healing qualities of nature. Nutrients in rich soil nourish and support.

    Valspar: Mossy Aura 6002-2B

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    Metallic Pearlescent Glaze: Metal element

    Supports: 1 Water, 6 Metal, 7 Metal

    There are unique paint options for pearlescent glazes that bring elegance, or even a little bling to your baby’s room. These metallic paints can invite beauty and joy.

    Benjamin Moore: Celestial PT-200 (metallic glaze)

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    Clean Simple White: Metal element

    Supports: 1 Water, 6 Metal, 7 Metal

    A clean and simple white provides a wonderful canvas to include other elements through accessories. White and metal element supports and is connected to the Dui area of the feng shui bagua map which is all about enhancing your children!

    Benjamin Moore: Simply White OC-117

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    Elegant Warm Gray: Metal element

    Supports: 1 Water, 6 Metal, 7 Metal

    Grays are related to the Qian area of the feng shui bagua map. Qian activates energies of helpful people and support, which is really important when you have a new baby in your home!

    Benjamin Moore: Gray Owl OC-52

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    Dark Midnight Blue Accent: Water element

    Supports: 1 Water, 3 Wood, 4 Wood

    While you probably don’t want to paint the entire room a dark color, you can add the water element with an accent wall. Dark blues invite deep wisdom and are said to be comforting for a baby’s.

    The Spruce Best Home by KILZ: Cosmic Sapphire SPR-18

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    Chalkboard Paint for Inspiration: Water element

    Supports: 1 Water, 3 Wood, 4 Wood

    The water element is connected to deep wisdom. A deep charcoal colored chalkboard paint is a delightful way to activate the water element with playfulness.

    Rustoleum: Chalkboard Paint Black

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    Healing Baby Blue: Wood element

    Supports: 3 Wood, 4 Wood, 9 Fire

    The wood element is all about healing. The softness of a baby blue can support growth good health for you and your baby.

    Farrow & Ball: Lulworth Blue 9

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    Deep Earthy Green: Wood element

    Supports: 3 Wood, 4 Wood, 9 Fire

    A darker, deep and earthy green reminds us of a large tree. This color brings in the energy of a tall and strong tree with blessings of longevity and peace. 

    The Spruce Best Home by KILZ: Matcha SPR-07

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    Perky Cheerful Teal: Wood element

    Supports: 3 Wood, 4 Wood, 9 Fire

    Wood element is uplifting and all about vital life energy. Teal is a cheerful and perky combination of green and blue which invite the brightness of the wood element.

    The Spruce Best Home by KILZ: SPR-11 Antique Teal

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    Spicy Warm Orange-Red: Fire element

    Supports: 2 Earth, 5 Earth, 8 Earth, 9 Fire

    Fire element colors are... well fiery! A little goes a long way. It’s helpful to use them sparingly as paint colors so perhaps an accent wall or the door and mouldings. Spicy orange-red colors can warm and invigorate. Red is also the luckiest color in feng shui. However, don’t use too much red if you are looking for a more mellow vibe.

    Clare: Sriracha

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    Bright Fruity Orange: Fire element

    Supports: 2 Earth, 5 Earth, 8 Earth, 9 Fire

    Fire element is bright and can liven up a baby’s room. This color invokes a sweet and happy feeling, like the orange fruit. Radiant orange colors help to activate and cheer up a space. Similar with red colors, use bright orange sparingly and avoid if your baby would do better with a calmer energy.

    The Spruce Best Home by KILZ: SPR-02 Electric Kumquat