Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Feng Shui Colors and Elements - Beginners Tips

For your good Feng-Shui home, the directions in your home should be mapped out with the Feng Shui Ba-Gua. Based upon those directions from the Ba-Gua, you would then use the Lo-Pan or Feng Shui compass to find out more about which elements will go with the eight different directions. Because a color goes along with each element, then you can figure out which colors will help to promote good Chi.


Employing the different Feng Shui colors is the best way to produce positive energy types bringing prosperity, health, and other things associated with good Chi. Light is quite important when working to produce good Chi. As you learn more about Feng Shui House, you will learn more about the eight directions on the Feng Sui Ba-Gua map and how the elements are related.

The five elements

The five natural elements each have specific colors that embody them. Keep in mind that different shades or hues of these colors can also be employed in your Feng Shui decorating plan.


1. Wood element - Browns and greens

2. Water element - Shades of blue and black

3. Fire element - deep yellows, reds, dark purples, and oranges

4. Earth element - Light browns and yellows, and sandy shades

5. Metal element - Gray, white, and gold and silver can be included

There are two cycles that rule the five elements - the destructive cycle and the productive cycle. Within the productive cycle, the wood elements is nourished by the water element, going on to create a fire element. The earth element is produced by the fire element burning , from which the metal element is formed and then the metal feeds back to the element of water. This cycle continues to revolve.