Even scientists and biologists agree that color can and does affect your mood. When you are surrounded by bright, cheery, energetic colors, you feel more upbeat and enthused. When you are surrounded by darker, warmer colors, you feel more calm and relaxed. When applying the principles of feng shui colors, you need to remember this and consider the mood you are trying to create in each room.
For instance, if you want your living room to be a place of restful relaxation, then those dark and soothing colors of warm browns, tans, shades of cocoa, and deep greens may work well, as opposed to the bright and frenetic colors of yellow and white. However, if you have a room where you are trying to create energy, such as the kitchen or family room, then brighter colors would work well.
Knowing how to use color to strengthen and balance your environment is a key aspect of good Feng Shui. Use the Bagua map to assist you with the most advantageous use of colors. For example, the energy of the South area is connected to areas of Fame & Recognition. A better translation, actually, is the “Light or Fire within”, and it is connected to the image you project to other people, your character in the opinions of others, as well as how effective you are at communicating and maintaining your own identity, values, and mission. The element of South is Fire, and the colors related to it are Red, Purple, Yellow and Orange. Obviously, you would not want to put down your own fire, which means you should not bring Blue or Black colors to the South area of your space, keeping in mind that water is used to put out fires.
Blue (Yin) - This color is calm and soothing, this color reflects love as it heals and relaxes. Blue creates a feeling of peace and trust. It is the color of the sea and sky, so it tends to represent adventure and exploration. It is also relaxing and calming. Navy blue is the Feng Shui color of intellect and wisdom.
Black (Yin) - Symbolizing money and income, black is great for careers, especially when combined with metal. The Feng Shui color of emotional protection and power.
Purple (Yin) - Purple, like blue, is the spiritual end of the color spectrum. It boosts spiritual awareness and is excellent for physical and mental healing. The Feng Shui color of royalty.
White (Yang) - Poised and confident, white works better when it is combined with gold or silver to generate an atmosphere of influence and control. The Feng Shui color of purity, goodness and trustworthiness.
Yellow (Yang) - Considered as auspicious as red, yellow represents sunbeams, warmth and motion. This color can make you feel cheerful. However, according to a noted color consultant, prolonged exposure to large amounts of intense yellow can cause anxiety. Yellow is the Feng Shui color of communication and health, cheerfulness and friendliness.
Orange (Yang) - Strengthening concentration, you might need this when your creative well runs dry. It gives you a sense of purpose. Orange is the Feng Shui color of organization.
Tan/Beige (Yang) - The Feng Shui color of the earth, portrays neatness, helps conceal emotions
Brown (Yang) - The Feng Shui color of Industry, being grounded and hard working.
Red (Yang) - This is the Feng Shui color of good fortune as it attracts recognition and respect for the person who uses it, especially in the winter. A color of confidence, if you ever need one! The color of luck, money, joy, protection...
Mauve (Yang) - The color of world consciousness.
Green (Yin) - Green is refreshing, nurturing, balancing and normalizing Р as in being surrounded by the lush green of nature. It is the Feng Shui color of harmony, balance, healing and health; physical, emotional and spiritual. The color is good for growth and expansion, and it is peaceful and calming.
Pink (Yin) - The Feng Shui color of love.
Maroon (Yang) - The Feng Shui color of maroon is neither red nor blue it represents indecisiveness.
Lavender (Yang) - Is the Feng Shui color of sexual indecision. Suggests an ability to be manipulated.
Gold (Yang) - The Feng Shui color of God consciousness.
Silver (Yin) - The Feng Shui color of the trustworthy and the romantic.
Gray (Yin) - Gray is neither black nor white, it is the Feng Shui color of dead and dull; indefinite.