Feng Shui and colors

Feng Shui and colors

Colours, materials and shapes in Feng Shui can be used easily and efficiently to bring balance at home or at the working place. Every colour has a particular wavelength and directly affects the human mind. The same colour can have a different effect on different people. And this is not by accident as it relates to our personal energy.  

According to Feng Shui rules, to achieve balance in a house, all five elements should be present: earth, wood, fire, water and metal. One way to introduce these elements into the design is to use colours. Priority is given to the personal colours of the people living in that space and some basic rules are observed. Personal colours are determined by our personal energy number. In this article we will share some ideas on how to use your colours in the interior to bring you good fortune. We always emphasise the fact that in Feng Shui everything is highly individual and this is also true for colours. 


White interior gives us a sense of purity, sophistication, and space. White colour is the symbol of new beginnings and brings light to the house. It is good for western and northwestern rooms as it naturally harmonises with them and for people with a personal energy number 1, 6 and 7. 

It is a great choice for darker zones like corridors and rooms of northern exposure. It is not a surprise that people in Scandinavia use so much white. The natural light there in winter is pretty scarce.

Feng Shui tip: if you are using white in northern rooms, you should combine it with a little bit of black or blue.

One more thing – too much of this colour may lead to a feeling of coldness. Just imagine a winter landscape and you will see why. Compensate this feeling with textile in warm colours – carpet or pillows on the sofa. Use soft and fluffy fabrics. Add candles. 


The bright colours (red, orange, yellow, violet) are associated with the element of fire and fire opens the heart, brings joy, passion and desire to have fun.

Fiery colours are good for common areas like lobbies, coffee shops, restaurants because they connect people and create a warm atmosphere. They can be a very good solution for some office spaces because they stimulate creativity and charge the people who work there with a lot of energy. At home you can use them in the living room, the kitchen and the dining room. Bright colours are most suitable for people with personal energy numbers 9, 2 and 8, as well as for southern, southwestern and northeastern rooms.

In children’s rooms it is also traditionally accepted to use boisterous, joyful colours. You have to be careful, though, because a child’s mind is easily excited and the overuse of bright colours may lead to tension and hyperactivity. 

As a rule the bedroom should be designed only in tender colours with a limited presence of bright colours as they can impede a good night’s sleep. Several bright details, however, may come handy.


In Feng Shui black is associated with the element of water, the north direction, winter and people with a personal number 1. Black naturally makes us turn inside to rest and recuperate. Often when we wear clothes in black we feel protected from the outer world. While we sleep, our biofield shrinks to the body to recover and be ready for the next day. As it seems, black is good for a bedroom. However, too much black can be depressing and exhaust our energy. For more sensitive people it can cause fear and depression. Black is good for eastern and southeastern zones and it can balance them if used moderately and only in small details of the interior. If your child has an eastern or southeastern room, use blue instead of black.

The room where it is safe to use black on a larger scale is the bathroom. In that case it should be balanced with very good lighting. 

It is very important to use colours that you really like and that relate to your personal biofield. 

From Space and Rituals with love

Author: Rositsa Georgieva