Balance your life with color

February 27, 2012

Feng shui, Home and Garden

Using color to create harmony and balance in your home is one of the easiest adjustments you can make in feng shui.

by Joy Abrams — 

Using color to create harmony and balance in your home is one of the easiest adjustments you can make in feng shui. By familiarizing yourself with the bagua (the feng shui floorplan), you will learn that specific colors are associated with each area of the bagua and that each section relates to an area of your life. This bagua, or energetic overlay, can be applied to your entire house and is a great way to increase chi by using appropriate colors.

For instance, red is associated with your personal reputation, pink relates to relationships, white to children and creativity, gray to the supportive people in our lives, black to careers, blue to knowledge, green to family and purple to wealth. Using the color that corresponds to a specific life area can strengthen success in that aspect.

Many of you may be concerned about adding color to your home décor. Your tendency might be to play it safe by using neutral colors like beige or white. There is nothing at all wrong with that, as neutrals provide a wonderful backdrop to brighter, more interesting accessories. However, too little color can keep the chi energy at a low level and increase chi stagnation.

Adding some color can increase the chi flow and, therefore, enhance your success and the success of others who live in your home. But be careful not to go to the extreme of bringing in too much color. Balance is key; a feng shui master can help with this.

When adding color, be sure you have a reason for it and select carefully. Find subtle ways of introducing color, remembering that common sense should prevail.

 

Joy Abrams, M.A., FSII, gives consultations in feng shui.602-791-5223 or www.aaafengshuiandyoga.com or www.empowermentwithjoy.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 1, Feb/Mar 2010.

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