How To Use Color Gray for Good Feng Shui

In Feng Shui, Gray Color Belongs to the Metal Feng Shui Element

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In feng shui, color gray is the expression of the Metal feng shui element and is best used in the West and Northwest areas of a home or office. B2M Productions/Getty Images

In feng shui, each color brings a different quality of energy. Mastering feng shui color use will give you powerful feng shui tools in creating a better environment. Gray color is usually treated either as boring (dull gray!) or as a sophisticated, upscale feng shui color (noble gray.)

Feng shui-wise, gray color belongs to the element of Metal and it is best used in the following feng shui bagua areas: West (Creativity & Children), Northwest (Helpful People & Blessings) or North (Career & Path in Life)

Avoid a strong gray color presence in the East and Southeast feng shui bagua areas of your space, as both of these areas have Wood as the main feng shui element; gray color, being of the Metal element, destroys the Wood.



Warm, silvery gray color can bring a beautiful, clear and centering feng shui energy into your living room, main entry or home office. Avoid the feng shui use of color gray in big proportions in any of your bedrooms - either your own, your children's, or the older parents' bedroom.

Overall, gray is a color that is best used as an accent color in feng shui, as it brings a crisp, sharp energy that can enliven and "clear" any given space.

Sharp, clear, and reflective are the feng shui energy properties of the Metal element, and the color gray fully expresses these qualities.

Continue Reading: The Feng Shui Color Guide