How to Use the Color Yellow for Good Feng Shui

Different home decor items in yellow


Yellow wakes up any room like the rising sun. The feng shui color of sunlight, the cheerful and uplifting yellow vibes always lighten and brighten any home or office, as well as create a cozy, welcoming feng shui feeling.

From hot sunflower yellow to pale buttery yellow tones—there are so many feng shui color options to choose from when you are decorating your office or your home. This is especially important if you live in an area with not much sunlight, so be sure to add at least some yellow color to your home decor.

Yellow is an excellent feng shui choice for your:

  • Children's room
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Studio or home office

Feng Shui Elements Associated With Yellow

In many ways, the use of yellow is identical to the feng shui use of orange, as both are a gentle expression of the fire feng shui element.

Yellow carries the energy of the fire feng shui element in a gentler way than red and purple; it is the most enchanting of all colors, as well as easy to "live with" in bigger/larger quantities.

However, it is important to know that yellow is a color that can express two elements—depending on its intensity. A saturated, rich and bright yellow brings the feng shui fire element, while a pale, gentle yellow represents the earth feng shui element.

Any dull, dark room with little sunlight will greatly benefit from a yellow-based feng shui decor scheme to compensate for the lack of light and bring the gentle, cheerful warmth of the sun.

How and Where to Use Yellow

Color researchers believe that yellow increases self-esteem and strengthens the overall levels of one's well-being and health. The same applies to yellow and gold color crystals, such as citrine and pyrite, for example.

Feng shui-wise, a strong fiery yellow color is best used in moderation in the following bagua areas (note this does not apply to softer expressions of yellow, such as butter yellow color).

  • East (health and family)
  • Southeast (money and abundance)
  • West (children and creativity)
  • Northwest (helpful people and blessings)

And here are the bagua areas of your home that will thrive on the energy of yellow color:

  • Center (heart of home)
  • South (fame and reputation)
  • Southwest (love and marriage)
  • Northeast (spiritual growth and cultivation)

Of course, good feng shui color decorating involves a skilled use of a variety of colors, but if you know the feng shui color dos and don'ts for different areas of your house, you are already halfway there!