Applying Feng Shui Colour Theory to your spaces

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Colours is one of the most efficient application of Feng Shui to any spaces. This is because in Feng Shui, the colours very much represent the 5 elements: Metal, Wood, Earth, Water and Fire. Each of these elements governs a sector of your house and in turn affects the person living in the space based on the elements they need. When your choice of colour is motivated by good purposes such as strengthening nourishing elements or draining clashing elements, it will help tremendously in creating good Feng Shui. Let’s learn how to apply Colour Theory to optimise your house’s Feng Shui.

Fire – Fame and Recognition

fire feng shui element colour

Having splashes of red in the South, Northeast and Southwest Bagua sector of your house is good for enhancing recognition and fame luck as Fire is its dominant element. Red often exudes sexuality as well, therefore these splashes of red will help to develop warmth and passion in a person.

Other fire feng shui elements:

  • Bright Orange
  • Purple
  • Pink
  • Bright Yellow
  • Maroon


Water -  Peace and Wealth

water feng shui element colour

Enhancing the blue water element in the North, East and Southeast Bagua Sector is an effective solution to wealth creation as water is represents abundance. As such, many good Feng Shui practitioners always advise for a house to be near water embodiments or create one by using water fountains to invite wealth. Besides that, it also creates an environment with calm, peaceful and refreshing energy.

 Other water elemental colours:

  • Black
  • Blue

Wood – Health and Longevity

wood feng shui element colour

Introducing green Wood elements to the East and Southeast sector of your house or office will bring about vibrant life and growth to your space. As can be seen by the common usage of the Money Tree and the Lucky Bamboos, wood elements is also a feng shui cure to grow wealth. Therefore, growing plants or having wooden furniture in these areas will help to enhance your health and wealth luck.

 Other wood elemental colours:

  • Brown
  • Green


Metal – Patronage and Descendants Luck

metal feng shui element colour

Metal elements integrated harmoniously in your house or office’s West and Northwest Bagua Sector will bring about more nobleman and assistance in your life. For families, there is a bonus of having good fertility luck and intelligent descendants.

 Other metal elemental colours:

  • White
  • Grey
  • Gold

Earth – Knowledge and Wisdom

earth feng shui element colour

Earthy elements gives a sense of stability and calmness when applied appropriately to the Northeast and Southeast Bagua Sectors of your house or office. This greatly improves your academic and career luck as it creates positive and stable energy to receive knowledge and clear obstacles in your pathways.  

Other earth elemental colours:

  • Dark Orange
  • Dark Yellow
  • Beige


Feng Shui Colour Theory Summary

Colours play an important role in our lives; being able to incorporate the benefits of the correct colours into our spaces will help us reap the best feng shui benefits. Of course, this does not mean that you have to instantly start painting your house in the different colours, that will actually cause your feng shui to go haywire! A small decorative item in the beneficial elemental colour will suffice.


Also read how to Start accumulating good Feng Shui using these 5 tips to activate your house's feng shui now!

If you would like an in-depth analysis of your home or office's Feng Shui, The Living Naga offers online Feng Shui consultation as well

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