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How To Use Color Red for Good Feng Shui

In feng shui, red colour brings the fire feng shui element energy

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Feng shui colors, when used properly, will bring the desired energy into your home. Red color carries the energy of the fire feng shui element. Fire has always been a symbol of divine energy and can be both destructive and creative. Fire represents the energy of sun and life. A balanced feng shui fire element in your home will bring joy, excitement and strong sexual desire.

The feng shui energy of color red is the energy of arousal. It is hot, passionate, rich and celebratory.

Red is the Chinese color of luck and happiness, the marriage color in India, and the symbolic color of love and romance, courage and passion in the West.

In feng shui color decorating red always signifies richness and luxury. If used too much, though, it can bring restlessness, bursts of anger and over stimulation. Better use it with caution, always easier to bring red color in your decor with details and accessories, rather than with furnishings or wall color.

Feng Shui-wise, use color red with most moderation in children's rooms, freely in the living room, the dining room and the kitchen.

Limit color red (the fire feng shui element energy) in the following feng shui areas of your home: East and Southeast (governed by the Wood element), as well as West and Northwest (governed by the Metal element.)

Being a fire feng shui element color, red is excellent to use in the South feng shui area (Fame & Reputation), as it matches the feng shui element of this direction.

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You can also use color red in the feng shui areas with the earth element, as fire nourishes earth in the productive cycle of the five elements. The earth feng shui element areas are the Center, as well as Southwest and Northeast.

If the the idea of bringing red colopur into your home is not appealing to you, you can experiment with many different tones of red - from brick red to plum red, or bring the desired feng shui fire element energy with its other colours, such as yellow, purple, orange or pink.

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