In feng shui, colors can be used with intention and purpose to welcome positive energy into our spaces. White invites the qualities of cleanliness, purity and clarity. It’s also is connected to the metal element, in the five element system. Metal element is the energy of joy, completion, and also helpful people.
The color white is the presence of all the colors of the light spectrum. It is highly reflective and white can literally brighten up and expand a space visually and energetically.
White also is a color that can show dust or debris easily. For instance, you are more careful with a white chair than with a dark colored one. Therefore, this color can teach us mindfulness of our environment.
The best part about white is that the color works in all types of spaces and styles. White is a versatile and timeless color. Here are some helpful feng shui tips to use white to decorate your home.
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The kitchen is a wonderful place to utilize the color white. You can bring in white with the built in parts of the kitchen such as cabinetry, countertops, and tile. White plates are also great for your feng shui. White represents cleanliness, purity and is a wonderful canvas for all the lovely colors you can bring in with your food.
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Another room where white works well is the bathroom. The bathroom is connected to the ritual of cleansing and purification, and white goes hand-in-hand with that sentiment. There’s a reason why most bath fixtures like tubs, sinks, and toilets are white. But, the whole bathroom doesn’t need to be white. You can bring in complementary colors with tile and accessories.
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Sometimes white gets a bad rap for paint colors. If you think white walls are boring, we at the Spruce disagree! There are many shades of white going from warmer, cooler, and neutral.
It’s actually a prudent choice to use white paint for a room with limited natural light. White paint on the walls and ceiling will definitely brighten up and expand the space. White is highly reflective, which bring more light into a space. Lots of light = good feng shui.
White walls also create flexibility in your home so you can change out the accessories with different color palettes.
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The placement of semi-precious gemstones and crystals in your home is another way to decorate with the energetic qualities of white.
Moonstone is a milky white crystal that invokes the feminine powers of the moon. This is a great stone that can be placed in the bedroom for support with self-care and to cultivate your intuition.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Another favorite crystal for your home is clear quartz.
Clear quartz is a clear white stone that is helpful to magnify your intentions. For instance, you can place a clear quartz in your refrigerator to boost the healing energy of the food inside.
Pro-tip: Pointed crystals are especially effective as it can really direct your intention. Before you place the crystal, hold it and visualize that the quartz will purify and bless the contents of the refrigerator.
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Selenite is a translucent white stone that invites peace, protection, and healing. Try this crystal in your meditation area to deepen your practice. It can also be placed in the four corners of your home (or room) to create a grid of safety. Avoid use in wet areas because it dissolves in water.
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Fresh flowers are always a special way to decorate your home. Flowers bring forth joy and help to unstick any stagnant qi (life force energy). They bring in nature and connect us to the seasons. Flowers also remind us to cherish the present moment with teachings of impermanence.
Some of our favorite white blooms include:
- White daffodils in the spring, symbolizing new beginnings.
- White roses in the summer to soothe the heart.
- White chrysanthemums in the autumn, inviting truth and clarity.
- White plum blossoms in the winter, to remind us that hope and beauty always exists.
Be sure to regularly offer clean and fresh water, as you would do for a human guest. Also be sure to dispose of the flowers when they are expired.
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White Tara or Buddha
In feng shui, we use iconography as a metaphor and embodiment of our aspirations. White Tara is the goddess of compassion. She represents generosity and removes obstacles in our lives. Buddhas symbolize the potential for each of us to wake up to our own divine nature.
Try hanging a print or having a little statue of Buddha or White Tara in your home to connect with your own heart's deity.
Note: White Tara paintings are usually colorful!Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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White Picture Frames
Framed art and photographs are always a favorite when decorating a home. It’s a lovely way to add your own personal style, with the flexibility to easily switch it up. You can add a feng shui twist with the color of the frame! A white frame brings in qualities of the metal element, such as joy.
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White Bed Linens
If you’d like to bring more metal element (joy, brilliance, precision) in your personal life, try some brand new white bed linens. This activates your feng shui most dramatically because you are sleeping in the color, and it's brand new. If you can afford it, go organic as well. Our skin is the largest organ in the body. The quality of what is around us while we sleep, deeply affects our wellness!