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Feng Shui Colors

Color affects people physically, emotionally and psychologically. By using just one of the Feng Shui colors, or a combination of two or more, you can strengthen the elements of Feng Shui. Colors are divided into the cool (yin) and warm (yang) areas because all things possess these two components and their balance creates wholeness.

The guiding principle in using Feng Shui Colors should be to achieve balance rather than excess. When you are planning the color scheme of your home, office or garden, the following characteristics of the Feng Shui Colors will give you insight into how they can be used in decorating your space.

Blue (Yin) ~ Calm and soothing, this color reflects love as it heals and relaxes. Blue creates a feeling of peace and trust. It is the color of the sea and sky, so it tends to represent adventure and exploration. It is also relaxing and calming. Navy blue is the color of intellect and wisdom.

Black (Yin) - Symbolizes money and income. Black is great for careers, especially when combined with metal (the color of emotional protection and power).

Purple (Yin) - Purple, like blue, is the spiritual end of the color spectrum and is the color for royalty. It boosts spiritual awareness and is excellent for physical and mental healing.

Green (Yin) - Green is refreshing, nurturing, balancing and normalizing, as in being surrounded by the lush green of nature. It is the color of harmony, balance, healing and health; physical, emotional and spiritual. The color is good for growth and expansion, and it is peaceful and calming.

Pink (Yin) - The color of love.

Silver (Yin) - The color of the trustworthy and the romantic.

Gray (Yin) - Gray is neither black nor white, it is the color of dead and dull; indefinite.

White (Yang) – White is the color of purity, goodness and trustworthiness. It symbolizes poise and confidence. White is more powerful when it is combined with gold or silver to generate an atmosphere of influence and control.

Yellow (Yang) - Considered as auspicious as red, yellow represents sunbeams, warmth and motion. This color can make you feel cheerful. However, according to a noted color consultant, prolonged exposure to large amounts of intense yellow can cause anxiety. Yellow is the color of communication and health, cheerfulness and friendliness.

Orange (Yang) – Orange is the color of organization; provides a sense of purpose and strengthens concentration. Wear orange when you need to be creative.

Tan/Beige (Yang) - The color of the earth, portrays neatness, helps conceal emotions.

Brown (Yang) – Brown is symbolic for the color of industry and represents being grounded and hard working.

Red (Yang) - This is the color of good fortune as it attracts recognition and respect for the person who uses it, especially in the winter. Red is the color of luck, money, joy, protection and being physical. It is a color of confidence.

Mauve (Yang) - The color of world consciousness.

Maroon (Yang) - The color of maroon is neither red nor blue and it represents indecisiveness.

Lavender (Yang) - Is the color of sexual indecision. Suggests an ability to be manipulated.

Gold (Yang) - The color of God consciousness.