Feng Shui: Your Home in Colours
Feng Shui literally means "Wind Water" and it is an ancient geomantic art and practice of Eastern origin. Today this art is very popular in Western countries and its principles are are often applied in architecture, urban planning and interior design.
Feng Shui provides can be helpful since it provides some guidelines concerning the arrangement of buildings and interior, from the choice of colours to the position of the furniture in the room.
According to the Feng Shui school, the choice of colours is crucial to create "harmonic" environments, because each colour has the power to generate the various corners of the house energy flows of energy in the different corners of the rooms, then redirected to the home's inhabitants.
White is still the most popular colours on the walls of our homes, due to its versatility and practicality. White white is the colour of the crown of the wise elders, representing wisdom and determination, but it can sometimes cause a sense of coldness and monotony. A useful tip can be that of adding a hue of another colour, such as beige or yellow or silver, the colour of maturity, to pure white. This will help to keep the purity of white in an original way. It is suggested for the walls of the house facing west, and it's considered particularly suitable for the children's room.
If you mix blue and yellow you will get a cool relaxing colour with a strong power. Green is associated with nature, fresh air and trees, a source of oxygen. It's also the colour of knowledge and enlightenment allowing us to get our minds free to fly. For this reason green is particularly suitable for bedrooms but also for those rooms of the house where we create (study room, kitchen, etcetera).
Green is also considered ideal for the bathroom, because it symbolizes nature and trees and can balance the otherwise overwhelming presence of water present in bathrooms. Naturally green can also get horrible nuances, so it's important to pay attention to the intensity of colour, preferring pastel and soft tones.
Red is the colour of the Eastern sun, according to Feng Shui. As passion, red should be used but with parsimony. The power and passion of red can also be mitigated in the mix with pink (for bedrooms) and blue (for the living room and terrace). As a mater of fact, bright red mixed with pink helps to create a harmonious and relaxing atmosphere, therefore perfect for bedrooms, while lilac is considered suitable for the sitting room, the place where we are supposed to stay with our friends in an atmosphere able to foster communication and sociability.
If you cannot help using bright red, don't worry: bright red is perfect for the finishing touches in every room of the house, from the kitchen to the bedroom. The right quantity of red will produce good energy and athleticism but do not exaggerate!
Feng Shui recommends not to use cold colours but in soft and pastels nuances. Blue represents the depth and it should never be used neat, because not only it can cause concentration but also lead to an excessive and damaging inner excavation and consequently to melancholy. Mixed with other colour, it is perfect for bedrooms or study rooms.
But let's say the truth: Feng Shui prefers warm colours!