Color plays an important part in both Feng Shui and interior decorating within the home. The main purpose of adjusting the colors in a room is to balance the Yin and Yan elements, being careful to introduce at least 60% Yang for 40% Yin.
If an entire room is painted white and the furniture is cream, the overall effect may be very pleasing, but the Yin/Yang balance will not be satisfactory. Some darker Yin otes will have to be introduced to redress the balance.
Strong colors like red walls or furniture introduce Yang into the room. If it is necessary to introduce Yinhighlights into a very male or Yang environment, then a selection of plants and flowers will soften the Yang and encourage the ch'i to meander and congregate.
Be careful that no wall color confronts its own Direction, by that I mean that you should not paint a wall which faces West red because the symbolic color of the West is red, nor should you paint a North-facing wall black, or a wall confronting a Wood Direction green and so on.
Color can be provided more permanently by paint, or temporarily by colored light bulbs which are useful to illuminate specific sectors. For example, your career could be stimulated by illuminating the North quarter with a blue bulb as the Element Water is associated in feng shui with either dark blue or black.
Too many dark colors and heavy furniture will effect the Yin and Yang harmony. A few lighter colors should be introduced to redress the balance.
Autor: Chris Dimitrova
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Added: January 28, 2010