Over the next few weeks I am going to concentrate on how to use colour in Feng Shui. Using colour is one of the easiest ways to decorate your home and there is a wide variety of colours to choose from instead of going for the standard magnolia or white. In this, the first post in the series I look at some of the best ways in which to use yellow in your home from a Feng Shui perspective.
Yellow can be a misunderstood colour in Feng Shui. Many people believe that it is a high yang colour and should be used to best effect in the south sector of your home but it is actually an earth colour and should therefore be used in those rooms in the south west and north east as well as the centre of the home.
In Feng Shui yellow is the colour of health and is therefore a great colour to use in both the kitchen and the dining room as these are the rooms in your home associated with food, the fuel for the body. If your kitchen or dining room fall in the earth sectors of your home (the south west and the north east) feel free to splash yellow on a feature wall and use it as your predominant colour theme when accessorizing. If however these rooms fall in one of the other sectors, especially the north, limit yellow to just a few well-placed accessories such as napkins, crockery and table lamps.
Yellow is a beautiful fresh colour and so is great to use in the bedroom. White bed linen trimmed with yellow, yellow cushions and curtains, vases filled with yellow flowers all make great bedroom accessories and will help you feel both relaxed when you go to bed and refreshed and invigorated when you wake up.
Yellow is a very creative colour and is good to use in children’s bedrooms. To stimulate children’s creativity hang a yellow mobile or windchime from the ceiling in their bedroom or a yellow suncatcher at the window so that it catches and scatters the rays of the sun all over the walls.
The north east sector of your home supports knowledge and so if you are currently studying for an exam or learning a new skill display yellow objects in this sector of your home. Pictures or photographs incorporating yellow flowers, yellow lamps, yellow crystals such as citrine or pyrite or yellow candles which can be lit when you are studying will all help you do well at whatever you are aiming to achieve
Finally, in China yellow is seen as the most fortunate colour, it was the colour reserved solely for the imperial family in ancient times. With this in mind yellow can be used in your entrance hall to welcome fortune to your home. A feature wall in golden yellow, or a large display of yellow flowers just inside your front door can work wonders in helping to bring fortune and abundance to your life.