The Colours of Feng Shui


Black is the color of mystery and provides protection and strength. It symbolizes nighttime and represents an empty space. It provides intensity to any area and if used often, it can translate into a heavy atmosphere. This color can be used in the East, North and Southeast but you should not use much of this color for a child’s bedroom and it should not be used in the South. If you are trying to attract career opportunities, place this color in the North area of your space. Black can also be combined with white and used on furniture.


The color brown is used in the East, Southeast and the South and the energy from this color provides plenty of nourishment. It can be associated with different foods and drinks, such as chocolate and coffee. Brown can also be used for the common areas of your home. You should not use much of this color for a child’s bedroom or the Southwest area.


This color represents the revival and a fresh start and provides nourishment, healing and keeps peace in your life. When incorporated with Feng Shui, you should use different shades of green instead of just one. Incorporate plants that have fresh foliage and use in the South, East and Southeast areas.


The color red is associated with the Fire Element, which is a symbol for the sun and life and the energy that comes from it. It represents passion and celebration and can be considered both as a creative and destructive

aspect. With this Element in your home, you can experience happiness. The Chinese use the color red for happiness and luck. In India, the color red is use for marriage and weddings, and in the West, the color red stands for romance and courage. When decorating, the color red is used for richness, although careful consideration has to be implemented not to use too much red otherwise it can provoke anger and excessive stimulation. With Feng Shui, red can be used in children’s bedrooms with caution and can also be used in the common areas of the home, such as the dining and living rooms and the kitchen area.

Red can be used in the East, Southeast, West and Northwest areas of your home but you should limit the amount you use. Red is a perfect candidate to use in the South.


The color orange is known as the ‘social’ color and is responsible for providing the energy from Feng Shui to engage in spirited conversations and to have good feelings in your home. When winter approaches, it can be a reminder of summer. Log fires also come into play with the color of orange. Just like red represents fire, so does orange. It is not a good color for the areas of the West and Northwest and should not be seen in the East and Southeast, as these areas are controlled by other elements of Feng Shui. Orange can however be used for the common areas, such as the living and dining rooms, kitchen and anywhere else where the environment can have action and lots of energy. It’s a good idea to also implement some Feng Shui products or accessories in these areas. Since orange is considered a soft and warm color, it is easy to incorporate with Feng Shui.


The color purple should not be overused as it is very strong and has a relationship with the spirit. Although it is not recommended for use on the wall, it can be used in a space where meditation is taking place. If you use this color at home, use it moderately or use lighter shades. It can be used in the East, South and West areas, with limitations. A great way to use the color purple is to place an Amethyst crystal in your space.


Pink is the color of love and is in line with marriage. It can be used to keep the energy calm and works to quiet the heart and provide it with lots of love. This color is used mostly in the Southwest area. When decorating, a soft pink is used; hot pink is used when there is hot and heavy energy. Pink is great to use for a little girls bedroom. There are also several common combinations of pink that include pink and black and pink and green. Pink and green represents activity whereas pink and black represents a retro style. A good way to use pink is to place a rose quartz crystal in the area.


The color yellow gives self-esteem and reminds people of the sun and can brighten up any space, providing an inviting atmosphere. It can be used in the East and Southeast areas. Yellow is a better choice for a childs bedroom and the family room. If you have a dull looking room, using the color yellow will provide it with lots of light. It provides the Fire Element, but in a softer format than the color Red does and is easier to deal with on a larger scale. If you use hot yellow, do not use too much of it.


Gray represents the energy of the metal element and can provide a clear focus to any space in your home. Although gray is usually considered a dull color with not much life, the noble gray shade can be used as this is considered a little more upbeat than the regular color. Used in the West, Northwest and North areas of Ba-Gua, gray can provide Feng Shui energy into most of the common areas of your home. It should not however be used too much in the East and Southeast as Wood is the dominant element in those areas.


The color white represents Yoga rituals and stands for quietness, innocence, beginnings and endings. It has a clean, fresh focus and can be used for Feng Shui purposes anywhere in your home. It is not a good idea to use all white in the East and Southeast so use other colors to blend in with it. Having a white space in your bathroom or meditation room will help with healing. It can also provide possibilities never explored before along with a promising future.


Blue represents the clear skies and waters and can be used in the East and Southeast of anyone’s space. Since blue is connected with Water, the energy is responsible for supplying nourishment to the Wood Element. Blue can also be used for decoration or art and as a color for ceilings. It has been noted that students have done better in their studies when they have a blue ceiling. A light blue color

works well for harmony but a dark blue color is best for peace and quiet. A deep blue color can be implemented in your bedroom to help you get to sleep, however, you should not utilize deep blue very much in the South, West and Northwest areas. Combine blue with white to provide energy.

When the colors for Feng Shui are used in the right format, your environment will be the recipient of good Feng Shui energy.