Do you ever find yourself wondering why you’re so drawn to a color? Or maybe, you question why certain colors are used in specific areas of the home. There’s a logical reason for that — maybe not with every single situation — but there certainly is a long list of logical explanations that illustrate the root of color use — where, why, and how. Here’s a quick breakdown of some specific colors, combinations, and locations — and why you should consider using them in various areas of your home:
1 – Red
Why? Red is activating, stimulating, passionate, exciting, powerful, and expanding.
Feng-Shui Fact: Red represents richness, luxury, passion, love and romance.
Where? Red is great to use in the kitchen, dining room, and living room. Use a more earthy-style red if you’re looking to incorporate this color into your bedroom style.
2 – Orange
Why? Orange is said to be stimulating, active, cheerful and sociable. It is less arousing than red, but more pleasantly stimulating.
Feng-Shui Fact: Orange is very similar to red, but slightly less arousing. Still, orange is predominantly in the fame/reputation and love/relationship areas.
Where? Orange is excellent for the kitchen, dining room, and living room because of its stimulating social qualities.
3 – Yellow
Why? Yellow is very happy, uplifting, warm, stimulating, and expansive.
Feng-Shui Fact: Yellow is also very predominantly found in the fame/reputation and love/relationships areas.
Where? Yellow is perfect for the kitchen, dining room, and living room due to its uplifting, positive, and sociable nature. If you’re looking to add a flare of yellow to your bedroom, try using a softer/pale yellow hue.
4 – Green
Why? Green is very calming. Green provides the feeling of balance, healing, relaxing, and tranquility.
Feng-Shui Fact: Green represents growth, vitality, abundance, and nature.
Where? Green is best used in the bathroom as it promotes a sense of peacefulness, tranquility, purification, life, and new beginnings.
6 – Blue
Why? Blue is both calming and healing; soothing and relaxing.
Feng-Shui Fact: Blue characterizes clarity, inspiration, relaxation and dependability.
Where? Just like it’s close friend, green; blue is best used in the bathroom areas of your home.
7 – Purple
Why? Purple represents nobility, abundance, and dignity.
Feng-Shui Fact: Purple is one of the best feng shui colors for abundance/prosperity.
Where? Lighter hues of purple like lavender and violet are great for creating a very romantic bedroom decor.
8 – Black
Why? Black shows sophistication, power, elegance, and modernity.
Feng-Shui Fact: Black is introspective and mysterious.
Where? Black is best used as an accessory or accent color.
9 – White
Why? White represents clarity, innocence, cleanliness, purity, and openness.
Feng-Shui Fact: White characterizes creativity, helpfulness, and travel.
Where? White, as a symbol of purity and cleanliness, is great to use in a bathroom — though the possibilities are endless when using white.
10 – Grey
Why? Grey is neutral, calm, quiet, and lacks energy.
Feng-Shui Fact: Grey represents skill and knowledge.
Where? Grey is best used as an accessory/accent color.
11 – Brown
Why? Brown is stable, grounding, reliable, and comfortable.
Feng-Shui Fact: Just like the earth (brown represents the earth element), brown is comforting, supportive, and motherly.
Where? Brown is excellent to use in the bedroom or living room of your home.