Colour Myth #2: The Auspicious Red

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In the Chinese culture, the colour red is widely used for decorative purposes in happy events such as the Chinese Lunar New Year or weddings as it is a symbol of prosperity and luxury. In terms of interior design, red is more of a matter of personal preference and when crafted tastefully, red décor exudes classiness of its owner. However, an overdose or wrong application of red at home may affect your overall luck and cost you your relationships.

Red Décor’s impact on Romance

Red in feng shui

As mentioned, the Chinese love to use a large amount of red décor for weddings and this extends all the way to the rooms of the newly-weds. From bedsheets, decorative wall ornaments to marriage blissful lamps etc are all in red to ward off evil and bring about the best of luck for this new couple. This is fine for the purpose of the event, but what will happen to them in the long run?

Actually, as red represents the fire element, it is quite appropriate for events as it is auspicious and promotes great passion and yang energy. However, in interior design, it has to be applied with caution as fire is one of the most unstable elements and this may result in many quarrels, gossipy tongues, fights and high tensions at home. As such, red should never be the main colour scheme for your interior design and this is especially so for bedrooms.

Red Décor’s impact on Career and Wealth

red in feng shui

Imagine cooking a pot of stew; to make a good pot of it, you will need the fire to be steady and controlled so that you do not undercook or overcook your stew. If the fire is too weak, then you will take a very long time to cook your stew and eventually it will cause your ingredients to lose its flavour. If the fire is too strong, your stew will dry up very soon and your ingredients might be undercooked.

 Relating this to feng shui, the stew represents your career and wealth and the ingredients represents your opportunities. Too little fire elemental décor or a total avoidance of it in your house will lead to slow progress or little opportunities in your job and money-making chances. On the other hand, if you have too much red décor at home, career advancements and money may seem to come easily but you lose them very easily as well; you might even face job and financial losses due to how fast everything comes into your life and becomes out of control. Therefore, make red choices in moderation to maintain a good balance at home.

Red Décor’s impact on Health

red in feng shui

An increase in the presence of fire element at home may lead to eye and heart problems. In addition, as fire element drains the wood element and gives rise to the metal element, you may witness weakened liver, breathlessness and oral issues. As the liver, lungs and the mouth are affected, this actually leads to frustration in a person and hence the hike in tensions and heated arguments.

These type of people should avoid red…

If you use your kua number to find your birth elements and found out that fire is your clashing element, then you should totally avoid the amount of red used in your bedroom.

For people who are cheerful only skin-deep and feels lonely and sensitive most of the time, you should avoid using red in your space. This is because the fire will burn your energy out and throw you into your own negative abyss, causing problems for you especially at work.

Perfectionists who place much importance on their acute instincts and decisions should also avoid having too many fire elements around you. The fire may cause you to get easily frustrated and impatient, causing you to be impatient and rash in your actions.

Lastly, if you are already a person with bad temper, red will only worsen your ability to manage your emotions and cause relationship problems with anyone near you. Therefore, if you cannot avoid using red at home, make sure you have some earthly or metal elements to drain your energy and calm you down.


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