How To Use Color Brown for Good Feng Shui

In feng shui, brown color belongs to the wood feng shui element

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In feng shui, a deep brown color is the expression of the Wood feng shui element and it is best used in the East, Southeast and South bagua areas of your home or office. Andrew Bret Wallis/Getty

In feng shui, each color represents a specific feng shui element. Based on the unique expression of each color, feng shui helps you use any given color to create good energy in your space.

Some colors are very easy to relate to an element. For example, red is always an expression of the Fire feng shui element, green is always the expression of the Wood element.

There are two colors, though, that can be a bit tricky to easily correlate to a specific feng shui element, and brown is one of them. (The other color is yellow, which can be an expression of either the Earth or the Fire element, depending on its intensity).

A deeper brown color represents the feng shui element of Wood and is best used in the following feng shui bagua areas: East (Health & Family), Southeast (Wealth & Abundance), and South (Fame & Reputation).

A very light brown color will be expressing the Earth feng shui element and is best used in the bagua areas related to Love and Marriage (Southwest), Spiritual Growth and Cultivation (Northeast) and the Center of your space. You can also use a light brown in the bagua areas of Creativity and Children (West), as well as Helpful People and Blessings (Northwest). 

If you feel confused about the feng shui bagua and the specific directions I am mentioning here, the info below will help you.

Brown is definitely a color that had a big comeback in the recent years. It has a nourishing feng shui quality of energy, and it came back in rich tones associated with yummy dark chocolate, gourmet coffee and beautiful mahogany wood.

It is an excellent feng shui color choice for your main entry, your kitchen, or as a feature wall in the living room or bedroom. Avoid a predominant deep brown color scheme in your children's bedroom, as well as in the Southwest feng shui bagua area of your home.

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Any space, be it home or office, with a strong presence of brown color in its interior decorating, may lead to its inhabitants lacking the ambition and the drive to go forward in life. It is always a good feng shui idea to keep the brown color well-balanced and in good harmony with other colors.

The combo of chocolate brown and robin egg's blue colors is one of the most popular color combinations used in interior decor, as well as the design of many home-related products.

The energy reason behind its popularity is an excellent feng shui color combination of the five elements. Brown color being the Wood feng shui element and blue color being the Water element; these colors create a warm and fresh quality of energy when used together.

Having a rich and deeply balancing feng shui presence, color brown can bring nourishing energy into your home decor when you know how to use it.