How to paint the house according to Feng Shui
The choice of colours to paint your home goes beyond pure aesthetics; each colour has a direct impact on our frame of mind and lifestyle. The art of Feng Shui focuses much of its decorative criteria on the task of attracting positive energy to the different rooms of a house. It does so through colours and their association to the five elements of nature: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood, as well as the combination of these. If, in addition to a cosy home, you want to align each space, encouraging the flow of good energy and your personal balance, in OneHowTo we show you the fundamental premises for painting the house according to Feng Shui, the latest trend in interior decorating.
It is important to note that, according to Feng Shui, changing the wall colour of certain rooms is a task that should take place when we feel that the moment is right; often it will be sufficient to make small changes in decoration, including adding some new textiles or other items, to change energy balances.
However, if you are sure that you want to make changes by painting your home, now we will show which are the most suitable colours for each space according to its purpose, as set out by Feng Shui.
Colours that represent water
Colors associated with the element of water are blue and black.
- Blue tones provide calm, freshness and a sense of peace to spaces as well as great balance and harmony.
- Black is used to give the room an air of mystery and sensuality.
Both colours are ideal for decorating bedrooms and bathrooms, especially use blue to paint the walls of these rooms as it is able to convey a lot of calm and serenity. In the case of black, better integrate it into the living space through decorative objects as opposed to painted walls.
Colours that represent fire
Among them are orange, red, pink, violet and yellow.
- Yellow tones are ideal for attracting joy and happiness, and are great for walls in the kitchen and in children's bedrooms.
- The colour orange, according to Feng Shui, can be used to paint some of the walls of the living room.
-Red is a colour that stimulates the flow of universal energy, but is too intense for the walls; this is best used in moderation through decorative objects and textiles.
-Pink exerts a powerful relaxing effect and represents tenderness, innocence, naivete and romanticism. It is suitable for rooms where you want to relax and also for children's bedrooms.
- The colour violet is associated with temperance, spirituality and lucidity. It may be a good choice of colour for the walls of a teenager's room.
Colours that represent Earth
The rooms that function as a meeting place for the family, such as the living room or dining room, are suitable for terracotta tones, beige, pastel yellow, cream or ocher. These are associated with the natural element of Earth and help us, according to Feng Shui, to strengthen personal relationships and acquire greater stability.
Colours that represent metal
If you choose the colours of paint according to the principles of Feng Shui, spaces like study rooms or work areas should preferably have metal colours. Among them are white, grey and metallic shades. They bring purity to spaces and create an environment which is more serious and which encourages concentration. Similarly, white in combination with other tones is also a good choice for bedrooms.
Colours that represent Wood
Green and brown represent this natural element and serve to promote growth and security in the home. Both colours are great for most spaces.
- Green also expresses hope and vitality, so we can use it to paint the walls of the bedrooms and children's rooms.
- Brown is associated with stability and in pastel tones is recommended for living rooms and dining rooms, especially for those which have good natural light.
Now you have painted the walls, you may want to decorate with beautiful plants according to Feng Shui or learn how to decorate the entrance of your house according to Feng Shui.
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