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How to use colours in feng shui

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How to use colours in feng shui
In feng shui, colour can be used to direct qi -- for good or bad -- to a particular space. Certain colours in certain areas are considered auspicious, while that same colour in another area would be inauspicious. Therefore, it is important to choose the proper colour for a space, as that colour can have a huge impact the state of mind of its inhabitants.

What is colour?

Colour is an aspect of light. When we refer to "colour", we mean the visible spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, and Violet. White is a mixture of all colours, while Black is the absence of colour.

Pure saturated colours are termed "hues". If a colour is mixed with white, this produces a "tint" -- a lighter colour. If a colour is mixed with Black, this produces a "shade" -- a darker colour. Mix a colour with Grey -- a mix of White and Black -- to produce a "tone", a de-saturated colour.

With that in mind, it is simply a matter of choosing an appropriate colour for the space.

Feng shui colour meanings

Colours of the Element of Water

Colours of the Element of Wood

Colours of the Element of Metal

Colours of the Element of Fire

Colours of the Element of Earth

How to choose a colour

Begin with the function of the space. Who uses this space most often, and for what purpose? This will provide a starting point for colour selection.

Once you have narrowed down your colour choices, get some paint samples and paint a small swatch of each colour on the wall. Watch how the colours look in different lights and at different times of day before making a final decision.

Note: Keep in mind that as your needs change, the colours used in your environment can be easily changed with a bit of paint. If the colour doesn't work as expected, change it to something more suitable for the space.

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