Using a feng shui color chart properly draws sheng chi, or beneficial energy, into the desired areas of your living or work space.
What is a Feng Shui Color Chart?
In feng shui, when a practitioner refers to a color chart, they generally are referring to the colors associated with each life area of the bagua. In addition to the specific life areas and colors, each of the nine sections of the bagua also has a corresponding element and direction.
Using the colors that correlate with each section of the bagua map, you can apply the correct color to areas to bring about feng shui cures, drawing auspicious energy throughout your home. The application of color to each life situation area does not necessarily mean changing the color of your walls. Hanging photographs, works of art or placing decor items in the specific color, or associated colors, in the corresponding life area also draws auspicious energy.
Feng Shui Life Areas and Corresponding Colors
The following are the nine life aspect areas of the bagua and their corresponding colors.
- Career, soul purpose, life path, death - black or blue
- Knowledge and study, intuition, meditation and self-cultivation - yellow or brown
- Family, ancestors and work superiors - green
- Prosperity and wealth -purple
- Fame, reputation, recognition and aspiration - red
- Relationships - marriage, partner, family and friends - pink
- Creativity and children - white, gold or silver
- Spiritual guides, helpful friends and overall support system - silver or gray
- Balance and health - yellow
Feng Shui Elements and Their Representative Colors
Each of the feng shui colors also corresponds to one of the five feng shui elements. The elements and their corresponding colors include:
- Wood - green or brown
- Fire - red, bright strong yellows, orange, pink, purple
- Water - blue or black
- Earth - light yellow, light brown, light sandy tan
- Metal - white or gray
Using Color in Feng Shui
Using the colors of the bagua color chart is one of the easiest ways to increase harmony and peace in your living and work space. Applying the proper colors to the areas of your life that need change brings about a feeling of happiness as you experience the benefits of the positive chi in the area. The use of color does not have to be drastic to be successful. A few small decorative objects in the appropriate color, or a subtle hint or touch of the color, is all that you need to bring about successful results.Knowing the colors that should not be brought into a specific area is just as important as knowing those that should. Knowledge of the colors and the elements they are associated with are very important in the use of color throughout your home or office space.
Since colors represent elements, the colors used should follow the productive and destructive cycles of the five elements of feng shui. For example, red represents the element of fire which represents the life aspect of fame and recognition. You should never bring in blue or black colors into this life area as they represent the element of water. According to the productive and destructive cycle, water puts out fire. Bringing these colors into your fame and recognition life area would be putting out your own fire, or hindering your success.
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Visit the following websites for additional information on the bagua and its corresponding colors.
- The Circle of Light website provides free bagua diagrams for both practitioners of western feng shui and those that practice eastern feng shui.
- Feng Shui Vibes provides simple to follow instructions for using a bagua diagram.
Utilizing the feng shui color chart is an excellent way to bring harmony and happiness to your home and your life.