Color in Feng Shui is very important as it visually represents the elements that bring balance into your living space. The benefit of balanced Feng Shui is to create an environment that allows positive energy “Yang Chi” and removes or deflects the negative types of energy: Cutting Chi, sha Chi, overly rapid or heavy hitting or
Yin Chi=ssu Chi=decayed or dead Chi.
Feng Shui is a practice that is thousands of years old, and it involves understanding the elements of the world around us. Water, fire, wood, metal, and earth are the five elements.
Feng Shui consultant Janet Sandquist uses items that are actually made of those elements for part of her Feng Shui remedies. Other times, she uses colors to represent the elements. For home owners that want to be current with colors that add value to their home, along with desiring Feng Shui to be applied, one option to consider is integrating the yearly Pantone Colors as options to beautify and increase the value of your home while balancing the energy.
Traditional colors for Feng Shui include black, blue (water), silver, white (metal) greens (earth), browns (wood) and reds, oranges, purples for (fire.) There are thousands of nuances in color, and these examples are great starting points that Janet will look for in your home.
Water is important for the 2016 Year of the Monkey influence. The monkey is a fire monkey, which brings hot, passionate movement and activity to your world. For some this is great. For others, it can be too dominate at times.
Integrating the Pantone 2016 Blue, which is called Serenity, can add a soothing water color to your palette where it is needed.
Some homes may actually need balancing by adding reds and pinks, so the other Pantone 2016 color that you may want to consider is Rose Quartz.
When adding new color into your home to balance out the energy, it is important to have the colors in the best places to achieve the overall Feng Shui benefits.
Current home décor trends are heavily influenced by Interior Designers and the dominant color palette is based on white and grays. Those colors look clean, crisp and modern, but the feel can be edgy and even ‘cold’.
Grays and whites are both in the Metal element of functional Feng Shui. Too much can remove the passion, fire, and even grounding feeling from your home. Too much metal (without the proper balance and presence of all the elements) can cause conflict, strife, hostility and even anger.
Never had your home analyzed for the flow of energy? Contact Janet Sandquist today and set up your initial consultation. Her keen eye, years of study, and first hand experience helps her to deliver quick results for her clients.