Colors Designers have long known the effect of colors on the occupants of a room. Feng shui goes deeper to the meanings of colors and how to use them effectively to create a desired result, whether that’s good health, more career prospects, or protecting the breadwinner’s income.
By Kathryn Weber Few colors can stand up to the power of white. Black is often looked upon as a power color, especially in feng shui, but the one color that imbues that power is white. White is a color of metal, and metal makes water (black). On the color hierarchy, white holds its own…
By Kathryn Weber There’s a lot of debate and discussion about colors in feng shui. Is red the best color there is? Maybe it’s gold or ochre. On the other hand, black is the color of deep wealth. But then there’s purple….ah, the color confusion! Let’s look at the colors from a different perspective. Instead…
Purple is a potent color. In every society, purple holds a special place, and a special meaning. It is said that Leonardo da Vinci believed meditating in a lavender or purple-colored light was improved by a factor of 10. Purple is associated with wealth, nobility, stature, religion, piety, magic, and sexuality.
Feng shui has many mirrors. And by mirrors, that means a repetition of ideas and thoughts. For instance, the number three is a representation of the direction of east, and east is represented by wood. There are many mirrors just like these with respect to other feng shui elements.
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that yellow is a color that’s bright and sunny and optimistic. It’s also the color that’s the easiest for all people to see. The color yellow is a happy color that brings bright, vibrant energy to any house or office. Yellow is also the color that represents ripeness, as in the yellow leaves of the fall season.
If your relationships are tired and money flies through your hands your house might just be the wrong color. Maybe life is a constant struggle and you can’t put your finger on the one small thing blocking your success. The answer could be as simple as the color on your house. Feng shui dictates that the paint color on your house can affect your wealth and abundance.
Black is the color associated with water, and in feng shui, water equals wealth. But black is considered a very strong color. It’s not an easy color to paint with, which probably is the reason why we don’t see black paint used more in decorating. And that’s unfortunate.
When it comes to key influences in our lives, few are important as the bedroom in feng shui, and in particular, sleep. The time we spend sleeping is so central and important to our lives that the colors we surround ourselves with have a profound influence over us. By selecting a comforter color based on its specific inspiration, we’ll have more impact on this particular area of our lives.