Colour Composition of building is important. Colours should be in harmony with colour
of user's personal element. Feng Shui believes that auspicious colour enhances good
luck while the inauspicious colour gives bad times. Colour is an important tool
for control of Chi's flow.
Every colour represents a particular element. Colours have positive as well as negative
influence on human beings. Every person expresses his opinion about colours whether
he has any knowledge of colours or not. Colours give a sentimental atmosphere to
a room. Certain colours excite us, few cause irritation while many colours have
a pacifying effect.
Pa-Kua and Colours
For the development of different areas of a building, different colours may be used
or articles of different colours may be placed.
Colours for Different Areas
Wealth : Green, Red, Violet, Blue
Fame : Green, Red, Yellow
Marriage : Red, Pink, White
Family : Green, Red, Blue
Children : White, Golden
Knowledge : Black, Green, Blue
Business : Black, White, Green
Advisor : White, Black
Feng Shui says that internal activities of Yin and Yang change the situations. Yin
is black. Its blackness absorbs all colours in it. Yang is white. Its whiteness
reflects all colours. Yin and Yang balance 5 elements and their allied colours.
White colour represents a fresh canvas while black indicates a clean slate where
a picture can be made by desired colours and shades.
Red : Exciting, Hard working
Red colour is more powerful than any other colour. Whenever we look at Red, we get
a strong message. This colour is very lucky. Chinese people regard it as a colour
of happiness and prosperity. This reduces the size of a room while an object will
look bigger by it. This is more useful as a supporting colour. Use of red is prohibited
in dining room, children's bedroom, kitchen and office. Red colour is connected
with affection, prosperity and zeal. Red is connected with fire element.
Yellow : Positive, Optimistic
Yellow is connected with knowledge and intellect. This excites the brain and enhances
judgement and thinking. Its favourable properties are optimism, logic, quick decision
making. The adverse qualities are cleverness and obstinacy.
The colour of energy giver Sun is yellow. This colour gives brightness, inspiration
and pleasure. It makes even a dark room attractive. Chinese people used to regard
it as colour of laughter. This colour is also connected with Earth element. It can
be used in corridor and kitchen. Avoid its use in bathroom and conference hall.
Its excessive use may cause headache. Yellow is a symbol of enthusiasm. Due to this
reason this colour is suitable for entertainment rooms.
Green : Peace
Green colour is connected with Wood element. Green is situated in the middle of
a rainbow. This is an indicator of peace. It is connected with development, production
and goodwill. It gives comfort and freshness. This colour in ideal for bedrooms
and rids the people from stress. It is lucky for hospital rooms, music school and
bathroom. However it is prohibited for drawing rooms. Its properties are optimism,
freedom and balance.
Blue : Optimism, Safety
This colour is connected with Water element. Chinese people regard this colour of
sky as representative of heavens. It is indicator of truth, intellect, peace and
courtesy. It is connected with philosophy, religion, mystique and patience. Its
properties are trust, faith and stability. Blue colour is useful for energising
prayer and yoga room, bedroom or hospital room. Do not use blue in drawing or dining
room. This colour gives internal inspiration.
Violet : Intellect, High Ideals
Violet has energy of Red colour as well as optimism of Blue. For improvement in
life- energy and glory, this colour is effective. Violet is a colour of grandeur
and intellect. Its properties are excitement, attachment and orientation towards
aim. Violet is suitable for yoga room and bedroom. It should not be used in bathroom
or kitchen. Violet is deeply attached with life.
Pink : Pink is related with purity of thoughts.
Orange : Desires, Social
This colour is related to Earth element. Orange is more modest than Red. It is a
powerful and pleasant colour. It enhances communication. Its positive qualities
are happiness, concentration and intellect . Orange indicates social attitude. Orange
generates excitement of Red but Yellow mellows it. These colours should be used
in rooms where all people gather for conversation. Orange gives mental strength.
It can be used in drawing room, corridor leading to a hall or dining room. It should
not be used in small rooms or bedroom.
Golden : Self Esteem, Wealth
Golden colour is connected with Metal element. In China only royal people were allowed
to use clothes of this colour. Even today this colour is associated with prestige
and reputation. Gold is positive as well as optimistic. It represents fortune when used with red.
White : Purity, Shine
White is connected with Metal element and symbolizes a new beginning, purity and
simplicity. Its properties are cleanliness and freshness. White is almost a condition
White keeps mind calm and quiet. White should be used in bathroom and kitchen but
must be avoided in children's room or dining room.
All colours are either Yin or Yang. As we know, a balanced use of these two gives
Red, orange, yellow and black are Yang. Green, blue and white are Yin, Violet can
be Yin as well as Yang according to the ratio of Red and Blue. If Red is more, it
will be Yang but if ratio of Blue is more, it will be Yin. By the use of Yin and
Yang colours, a balance can be obtained.
Black : Intensity, Formality, Skills
Black colour is related to Water element. Black assimilates all colours in it. The
rooms that are black or white do not render comfort. In Feng Shui, Black is related
to wealth. It is a mysterious and independent colour. Its positive properties are
power and attraction while death, darkness and evil are its negative points. Sometimes
it can be used in bedroom. It should not be used in the rooms of adolescents, hospital
rooms, studios and drawing rooms.
In Feng Shui, Black and Red are regarded as sensitive colours. Doors should not
be black. Doors in East and West should not be Red. These 2 colours should be used
with caution, otherwise serious problems may be faced.
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