The power of colors not only changes one's mood but also has the therapeutic powers. It is believed by many Feng Shui practitioners that if colors are used in a proper fashion, they will have the ability to bring positive vibes into your home. Let's take a look at some basic guidelines on Colors for you to start implementing in your home which will affect your mood and behavior and in turn majorly impact your happiness, health and well-being.
Let's start with some basic facts on how different colors influence our lives. Colors can be divided into two groups – warm colors (red, orange, yellow) and cool colors (blue, green, violet). General factors that characterize each group are those warm colors are warming by nature and add coziness and warmth to a room, generally stimulating the mind and emotions. Cool colors are known to indicate a peaceful atmosphere with a sense of spaciousness and openness. Energising colors such as red, orange and yellow flowers in warmth to a room, and blues and purples will evoke a sense of calm. Now let's take a closer look at some of the major colors and their effect on the mind, emotions, and body.
In Feng Shui, the color red denotes the fire element. One can use red color as a feature wall of the living room, dining room, kitchen, etc. It is advisable not to use this color as the dominant shade in the bedroom as it is a very powerful color. Add red to a room if you are tired or feeling low because it is a color of passion and high energy. Reds are to be used in balance with calm colors.
Orange is an optimistic color which also denotes the fire element. Use of this color enhances productivity, keenness, and enjoyment. The color keeps you lively and playful, so it is always a good choice to use this color in your living room or the children's room. According to Feng Shui, orange opportunities vivid conversations and good times in your home. It's a mixture of red and yellow, so it imbibes the qualities of both, the energy of red and the cheerfulness of yellow.
Yellow belonging to the fire element is also used to uplift one's mood. The color yellow & its shades belong to the earth element. In Feng Shui, yellow is the ultimate source of positive energy. One can use this color in any room as it has the power of adaptability, flexibility, clarity, etc. Moreover, it is uplifting, optimistic, and gives one the sense of sunlight indoors.
Blue is the most calming and peaceful color to use in your home. Blue has different shades and most of them are all used to relax the mind, promote deep breathing and slow down the body.
Being a trust-me color, Blue allows one to focus on the task in hand, bringing in peace and serenity and gives us the confidence to communicate. It is a color of sincerity, truth and loyalty.
Green reflects a natural environment and is a relaxing and balancing color. Being the most neutral color on the color wheel, Green is easy on our eyes and can work in any room to convey a natural, pleasant environment. The color Green is known to heal heads and reduce anxiety. It helps in concentration and aids in restful times when stressed. You will notice that the color green is extensively used in hospitals as it aides in healing the mind, body and spirit.
Violet / Purple
Violet / purple is known as a color of transformation. Also known as a cool color which has a calming effect on us. It is proven by research that the color Violet / Purple stimulates the brain's problem solving areas, and it encourages creativity, intuition and artistic ability. So we suggest that one can paint the walls of the meditation room with this color as it creates the perfect atmosphere for some quiet introspection. Want to color your walls in purple, we suggest you go for light tones such as lavender or light violet. You can also use purple or violet shades in your bedroom for a soothing and restful sleep.
Other than the warm and the cool colors there are some other colors which can be used in your home with care. Some of the other color facts are –
Pink, Gray, White & Silver
According to Feng Shui, Pink creates a calm environment, so one can paint the walls of your bedroom in a light shade of pink for better sleep. Pink rings strong positive energy into your environment. Gray, white, and silver colors belong to the metal element. Gray is a color associated with security, reliability, intelligence & solidity. Sometimes the color is also used to describe a gloomy, sad and conservative mood. We suggest you avoid the use of too much gray on your walls as this could lead to a dip in your mood & energy levels. White is associated with purity. If you want to go employ white as the principal color, you can comfortably do so as white is also known for cleanliness & it also opens up a room and makes it look bigger. Silver is a color that transforms interiors into glamorous, graceful & sleek homes.
Once you are aware about these small but important details about different colors, we are sure you will now go ahead & paint your walls accordingly and bring happiness, positive energy and luck into your abode.