Are you undecided which colour to use for your room?
According to Feng Shui, there are certain levels and priorities that comes with a space when it comes to choosing colours.
And there’s certainly not a one size fits all rule.
One of the main questions I get asked by frantic DIYers is,
“What colour should I paint my bedroom/kitchen/living room? I need to make a decision in the next few days as we are renovating etc etc etc, I need your help!”
When you work with your space, there is more than one aspect or level regarding the energy of your room. It all depends on many contributing factors and can get quite complicated. e.g. a professional Feng Shui consultant will use different Feng Shui schools of knowledge and then layer the information, giving some aspects priorities over other less influential aspects of your space.
The key to remember is that some ‘energies’ or theories about energy, are more influential and has a greater effect and transforming power than others. This is why it can get so confusing when you are trying to learn Feng Shui from books, as each book can contradict the other.
Even though each Feng Shui theory has validity, the degree in which that theory’s practice will contribute to changing the energy of your space can range from very subtle to drastically awesomely transformatively amazing!
And so I wanted to share with you the easy guideline which I base my colour practice on.
– In order of priority…
This is your number ONE priority!
And you are best to start by asking yourself these questions;
“What is the purpose of my room?”
“What do I want to achieve in this space?”
“What is it that I want to create here?”
“How do I want to feel?”
And when you have these answers then ask yourself;
“What colour will best suit this purpose?”
For example, for an office you may want to create a space of focus and clarity (yellow is great for study and concentration) or bring in your branding colours. You may have a living room in which you want to reflect your quirky side (eggplant, bottle green, hot pink) and a bedroom that allows you to rest and be refreshed (hues of green or blues).
And always choose colours which light you up and bring you happiness.
***Red is the exception and should be used with caution, but I’ll go into that in point 3***
Choosing colours which help you create a space WITH purpose and triggers this purpose for you is your best choice for creating a space that fulfils its purpose.
This is my favourite and can be matched up with your number one priority.
Each person has their own favourable colours and unfavourable colours meaning there are colours which will support and nurture your blueprint energy and other colours that will drain you energetically.
Your personal energy colours are calculated according to your Chinese Astrology Natal Chart which provides detailed information regarding your nurturing and supporting elements and colours.
And you can use your favourable colours to propel you in your pursuits, boost your confidence, get you motivated and keep you focused and much more.
By analysing your Chinese Astrology Natal chart you can access a list of colours, specifically for you, that will help raise your vibration and support you.
And also provide you with information how those colours can be used in your space, what each colour represents and how these colours influence your money, relationships and health!
If you would like to find out and use your personal energy colours, I have a comprehensive colour service called Your Life Colours >>
3. The Flying Stars
This is where your professional Feng Shui consultant steps in with colour.
The Flying Stars is a practice that locates and brings awareness of the energy that is held in your space. It is the most accurate form of Feng Shui as it takes into consideration the age of the building. It is also based on the sacred language of the Universe, which is mathematics.
The Flying stars can only be calculated by a trained professional as each home or biz is unique and it can be quite complex. In regards to your colour choices, if you decide upon a Feng Shui audit, suggestions would be given to benefit your health, wealth and relationships and to use certain colours to enhance or remedy an area.
And in a Feng Shui audit a consultant will bring together your PURPOSE, your PERSONAL ENERGY COLOURS AND FLYING STAR THEORY to gain the best outcome.
***Red is the ONLY colour that has the ability to change or transform the energy of the Flying Stars (which are specific energy that is present in your home or business site).
What this means is that it can be used to enhance a good star or neutralise a challenging star. BUT it also has the ability to activate the sickness stars.
There fore it is really important to use red with caution especially in a home or business.
Large Red feature walls, large Red rugs or bedspreads can either help or hinder your space. It has the ability to affect your wealth, or health and relationships, reduce abundance or increase it, provide a calming relationship or increase arguments.
If you want to use large amounts of Red in your building, it is best to seek the advice of a professional Feng Shui consultant, specifically schooled in the Flying Stars. (psst that’s me).***
4. Compass Sectors
This is last on your list of priorities and is usually the one that people get most confused about due to conflicting information from magazines or Feng Shui books.
Professionally speaking, using Compass School theory for colour choice is rarely used or considered.
Though if you are curious here is a list of colours linked to the compass directions and your bagua.
North – Black, Dark Blue, some White.
North East – Yellow, Orange, Brown, Beige.
East – Light Blue, Green.
South East – Light Blue, Green
South – Red (though use with caution in Feng Shui info in colour section), Pink, Purple, Burgundy.
South West – Yellow, Orange, Brown, Beige.
West – Metallic colours, White, Grey
North West – Metallic colours, White, Grey
So next time you are choosing colours to paint your room, remember you have the best and number one priority close at hand to choose the perfect colour, and this is; You, your purpose and what lights you up! And it will always be your best choice!
(except for red of course 😉 )
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