Question: Is it good feng shui to have red and purple colors in my bedroom? Somebody told me this is bad feng shui, but I so love these colors and have to have them in my bedroom!
Answer: When you feel love - be it a for a color, a place or a person - know that this "something" already has good feng shui for you. And by "good feng shui" I mean good energy that sometimes is perfect just for you, and maybe just for a period of time.
I know this might sound strange, or too easy, but it is important for me to emphasize that we all have the ability to know what good or bad feng shui is for us. Your body has enormous wisdom that might not be easy to translate in words, specific rules and guidelines.
If you absolutely love certain colors, it is excellent feng shui to surround yourself with these colors! Your attraction to specific colors means your body is getting energy nourishment from these colors, so it is good to follow your feelings.
Now, having said that, let me answer your question a bit further. Feng shui of colors, along with feng shui in the bedroom are very important topics, so it is good to know the basics and then see how you can apply them in your life.
Generally, choosing the right colors with feng shui takes a bit of time and calculation. You start with the colors that you most like, colors that work well with your planned feng shui decor scheme.
Feng shui-wise, there are specific guidelines as to the choice of colors, especially the choice of colors in one's bedroom, because bedrooms are very important in feng shui.
First, each color represents a specific feng shui element. This means color can either bring strong energy or deplete and weaken the energy in specific areas of your home. Familiarize yourself with the Bagua, or the feng shui energy map of your home, to understand how this works.
Read: All About the 5 Feng Shui Elements
Second, the choice of colors also depends on your personal feng shui birth element. Energy-wise, some colors are a better feng shui choice for you than others.
Read: Find Your Birth Feng Shui Element
Third, because bedrooms are so important in feng shui, choosing the right color scheme for the bedroom is important, too. We have many in-depth articles and tips on good feng shui in the bedroom, be sure to browse them all to find more easy and practical feng shui suggestions.
Read: 7 Steps to Good Feng Shui in Your Bedroom
In conclusion, it is helpful to think of the overall energy of the bedroom as focused on relaxation. This is the main reason why it is better to bring the excitement of the fire feng shui energy (red, pink and purple colors) with small accessories and details, rather than a wall color, furniture or window treatments.
Continue Reading: How To Use Color for Good Feng Shui