Feng Shui

What is Feng Shui in Architecture?

Willow_Creek_20120501_SPH_Project2_09_webThe principles of Feng Shui apply to every culture for people who wish to improve their physical and mental well-being. Feng Shui means wind and water — one invisible, the other visible — on which most life forms depend for their existence. It is the art of managing the space around us to generate the best possible flow of energy.

Feng Shui creates a balance between the different forces represented by sunlight, plants, the positioning of rooms and pieces of furniture, and the choice of colours and objects. Based on minute observation, it is a system that enables us to improve our overall quality of life.

In a home/workplace consultation, Feng Shui tools and principles can create a more harmonious, creative and productive environment. This results in strength, clearer thinking and support as we face our individual challenges in life. (For example: Comtesse)

Read about my training in Feng-Shui here.

Feng Shui Colours

In Feng Shui, Red Color belongs to the Element of Fire –

In feng shui color decorating Red always signifies richness and luxury. If used too much, though, it can bring restlessness, burst of anger and over stimulation. Better use it with caution, always easier to bring Red with details and accessories, rather than with furnishings or wall color.

feng shui colours

The feng shui color of growth and healing, Green should be freely used in the East, Southeast and South feng shui areas of your space.

From fresh spring color of the newly opened leaves to the strong Green of a mighty oak tree – there are literally hundreds of greens to choose from in your feng shui applications.

Avoid a predominant Brown color scheme in the children’s bedroom , as well as in the feng shui area of Southwest of your space.

A space that has too much Brown color may lead to its inhabitants lacking the ambition and the drive to go forward in life, thus it is always a good feng shui idea to keep Brown well-balanced with other colors.

Use freely in the following feng shui areas of : North (Water), East (Wood) and Southeast (Wood). Avoid black in the South (Fire) area of your space, and use in moderation in the children’s rooms, as well as in the main entry and kitchen and dining.

Gentle blue is an excellent feng shui choice for study, especially as a ceiling color. Several studies have shown that children performed better under the blue-colored ceiling then under the regular white one

Yellow brings the feng shui energy of Fire in a gentler way than Red; it is the most enchanting of all colors, as well as easier to “live with” in bigger/larger quantities.

Color researchers believe color Yellow to increase self-esteem and strengthen the overall well-being. Feng Shui-wise, use hot Yellow in moderation in the feng shui areas of East and South East areas of your home.

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