This Can Seriously Help You Power Up Your Feng Shui

If it’s as effective as experts say it is, it’s worth a try, right?

Blue
20 Sep 2015

Blue

Represents the water element and all things calm, refreshing and healing. Light blue is good for harmony and growth, and thus excellent for a home office, while deep blues are ideal in the bedroom to promote serenity and better sleep. Pair blue with white, and you’ll get one of the most calming combis in feng shui, which brings unlimited happiness to one’s home.

Red
20 Sep 2015

Red

The colour of fire symbolises the same thing across many different cultures — joy, passion, excitement and sexual desire. But that doesn’t mean it’s good for the boudoir — if overused, red brings restlessness, anger and overstimulation. That's why it works better on accessories and accents than furnishings and wall colours.

Grey
20 Sep 2015

Grey

Dull to some, but über-chic to others, grey belongs to the element of metal but note this: It can destroy the energy of the wood element. Sharp, clear and reflective are the energy properties of grey, which is best used as accents to bring “clarity” to the any given space in the home, and never in large proportions in bedrooms.

Green
20 Sep 2015

Green

Represents renewal and regeneration and as you’d have probably guessed, stands for the element of wood. It is good for health as it brings healing vibes from nature. When using green in the home, try to incorporate a few shades of it so as to maximise the feng shui benefits of the colour.

Yellow
20 Sep 2015

Yellow

Browns and taupes may naturally be the most auspicious colours for those whose element is earth, but yellow makes a more cheerful yet just-as-good option. To be more precise, a light butter yellow is ideal for earth types, but a darker, more saturated shade is actually a representation for fire.

Picking out your paint can be a daunting task when it comes to renovating, because there are enough shades to drive one crazy (and we’re just talking white). But here’s a novel way that could make it easier for you to choose your colours: By going according to feng shui.

“[Colour feng shui] is about creating good energy that is needed, and this is where a skilful use of colour brings enormous benefits — it results in a space that has vibrant, healthy energy, and is nourishing for you and your relationships,” feng shui expert Rodika Tchi tells ELLE Décor.​

“Based on your year of birth - let’s say you are a fire element person - for you, a predominantly water element environment with blue, black, lots of mirrors is something to avoid. Why? Because water puts down the fire.”

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