When the feng shui use of colour red is too intense for your home or office, go for the yellow and orange colors in your feng shui applications instead.
Colour orange is often called the "social" color, as it creates the feng shui energy to promote lively conversations and good times in your home. In the winter it reminds us of summertime dreams and adventures; it also resembles the cheerful flickering of deep and vibrant orange in the log fires. And, of course, the beauty of orange in all its splendour is manifested in the autumn, and you can borrow from nature's warming colour palette to warm up your own home.
In feng shui each colour is an expression of one the five feng shui elements, thus there are specific guidelines on how to use colour to create good feng shui energy in any space.
Colour orange represents fire feng shui element so the guidelines for the use of colour orange are based on how the element of fire interacts with the other four elements in each bagua area of a home or office.
Here are the do's and don'ts of the use of colour orange for good feng shui.
USE COLOUR ORANGE FREELY IN:
- SOUTH (Fame & Reputation)
- SOUTHWEST (Love & Marriage)
- NORTHEAST (Spiritual Growth and Self-Cultivation)
AVOID A STRONG PRESENCE OF ORANGE COLOUR IN:
- WEST (Children & Creativity)
- NORTHWEST (Helpful People & Blessings)
- EAST (Health & Family)
- SOUTHEAST (Money & Abundance)
For example, the main element of West area of any space is Metal. For good feng shui, you always want to nurture the main element of each bagua area. Because Fire element of orange colour is stronger than Metal (it melts it), you will be mindful about limiting the use of fire colour in the West. The same applies to Wood element areas of your bagua (East and Southeast), they will not thrive with strong Fire colour decor because Fire burns the Wood.
Of course, this does not mean that you should avoid colour orange completely! You can sure place a beautiful orange vase in your West area mantel or a pair of small orange coloured pots by your East facing main entrance. It just means that you do not want orange colour to be too strong, or prominent, in these areas.
The vibrant and happy orange color is an excellent feng shui choice for the living room, dining/kitchen, children's play area or anywhere in your space where you want to have a playful, lively and pulsating energy. Usually, it is easier to bring orange color with feng shui decor accessories or just one feature wall, rather than a full room colour.
The softness and warmth of orange makes it a feng shui color easy to live with. At sunset the light in orange-themed rooms becomes beautifully golden and truly magical - a nurturing feeling to cherish and remember.
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