How To Use Color Purple for Good Feng Shui

In feng shui, purple color belongs to the feng shui fire element

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In your feng shui color applications, color purple should be used with moderation. It is a very strong, high vibration color, the color of connection to the spiritual realms (7th chakra.)

You most probably have seen many charts emphasizing the powerful energy of purple color as the ultimate color of cosmic connection, insight and wisdom.

Feng shui-wise, purple color is not recommended in big proportions for a harmonious, healthy home.

This means a focal point wall color, a bit purple rug or several big pieces of furniture are not ideal feng shui for a home.

Now, let's first look as to why is that considered challenging feng shui, as well as what you can do about it if you really love color purple.

Many feng shui masters believe that color purple on the wall (or an overwhelming amount of it in any feng shui decor applications) may trigger blood disease. True or not, color purple is a very high vibration color and the feng shui advice is to use it sparingly whenever possible.

What can you do, though, if you love this color and want to have it in your home

The first step is to be sure you use this color in the right feng shui bagua area. The right feng shui bagua area means a bagua area that thrives on the energy of the fire feng shui element, because color purple is the highest expression of this element.

This will help you: How To Decorate with the Fire Feng Shui Element

So, to make it easier for you, the feng shui bagua areas that love the fire element are South, Southwest, Center and Northeast (as per classical feng shui bagua area). If you are working with the Western/BTB bagua area, then the areas that love fire are the Fame and Reputation area, the Love and Marriage area, the Heart of the Home/Yin Yang Point and the Spiritual Growth and Self-Cultivation.

This means that a big purple color rug, a sumptuous purple couch or even a feature wall in purple will be OK in the above-mentioned areas. However, a good advice is to also go for much lighter color tones of purple color, like lavender, for example.

By the same token, there are also specific bagua areas in your home that can be weakened by the strong fire feng shui element of the color purple. These areas are East, Southeast, Northwest, West and North, too. With the Western/BTB bagua these areas  are the Health and Family, Money and Wealth, Helpful People and Travel, Creativity and Children and the Career/Path in Life area.

So, do your best to limit a strong presence of color purple in these areas. An excellent way to bring a balanced presence of the purple color in your space is with amethyst, one of the most powerful feng shui crystals.

Are there any spaces, be it in a home or office where color purple can be used freely without worrying about its potentially challenging feng shui?

Yes, there are several spaces that can actually benefit from the high vibration of purple color - and these are various healing spaces/healing rooms or spaces used for meditation practices.

Continue Reading: Your Feng Shui Color Guide