How To Use The Color Black for Good Feng Shui

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Black color is full of the feng shui energy of mystery and sophistication; it holds the energy of power and protection. The color of night, deep waters and universal void, feng shui use of color black adds depth, strength and definition to any space.
In feng shui, black color belongs to the element of water, the North direction, and it is the color of Yin, or feminine, passive energy in the feng shui Yin-Yang combination.
While it can convey a heavy feeling if used in large proportions, black color is a necessary feng shui grounding element to any decor. It can be used sparingly to emphasize other feng shui colors and bring strength and presence to any room.
Use freely in the following feng shui areas of the Ba-Gua: North (water), East (wood) and Southeast (wood). Avoid black in the South (fire) area of your space, and use in moderation in children's rooms, as well as in the main entry, kitchen, and dining room.
Because black color brings the feng shui energy of grounding and stability, its best use indoors should be not much higher than the eye level (this does not apply to commercial or retail spaces.)
Being a water feng shui color, black can be a powerful feng shui cure to use in the North area of your space to attract career opportunities.


You can bring it with furniture color, black and white photos in black frames, or a mirror (also water energy) in a black frame.