Feng shui color meaning

It has been proven that colors affect our moods, both positively and negatively.

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Feng shui color meaning also applies culturally. For example, in the West brides usually wear white as the symbol of purity, where in the East the color white symbolizes death and winter.

In China it is traditional for white to be used to shroud their dead, and because of this the Chinese avoid sleeping under white blankets as they believe it can signify restful sleep turning into death.

According to H.H. Grandmaster professor Thomas Lin Yun, each color has a specific meaning in feng shui. They are as follows:

fire redRed is considered very auspicious. Its feng shui color meaning is warmth (as in fire), strength, fame, and happiness. During the Chinese New Year tips and gifts are dispensed in red ”Lucky Money” envelopes.

purplePurple includes deep purple or plum, and is equally auspicious as red. It stands for high nobility; a powerfully rich, and fortunate individual. This color is said to be luckier than red.

yellowYellow includes gold, and represents power. It was common for Chinese Emperors to dress themselves in golden robes with the imperial emblems on their robes featuring a gold dragon. As described in Lin Yun’s words,"Yellow gives a sense of tolerance, patience, and wisdom from past experts.” There is a Chinese saying that goes;”With great tolerance you will be able to attain the highest esteem (position)”.

greenGreen represents tranquility, hope, and aliveness. We see it all around us in the spring time and it is known as Spring Growth. Green is a part of the wood element, and is found everywhere in the world. It is represented by Mother Nature through all living trees and plants. Green signifies good, healthy earth Chi.

blue has a dual meaningBlueor indigo has a dual meaning. The Professor says on one hand blue is associated with wood and therefore can have a feng shui color meaning of new growth and spring. On the other hand the Chinese associate it with mourning.

aquaBlue-Green, mint, or aqua are believed to be more auspicious than indigo because of the connection to nature and spring. The Chinese color is ch’ing which means blue or green. It is like the blue sky, or the deep green of frogs and bamboo. Ch’ing also is equal to vibrant youth.

blue blackBlack or any of the dark colors can give a feeling of depth in both a person’s mood and perspective. Black can indicate a lack of hope and can also make one feel “dark”, lonely or depressed. However there are both positive and negative aspects of the color black, so try not get locked into one way of seeing this color.

grayGray can be an ambiguous color. The impact of this color depends on the individual's association with it. To some, the color gray is depressing, listless, like a dismal cloud. To others it represents a marriage of opposites: black and white. Gray in this instance is showing balance and a peaceful resolution to conflict.

brownBrown is a very earthy, grounding color. It can bring stability and create a wise established feeling, like as old as time. It is associated with roots, earth (dirt) and wood and with that comes a feeling of depth. It is also associated with fall.

latte tanTanThink of creamy cafe lattes. The color tan represents successful new beginnings. Out of the murky waters come all sorts of new possibilities.

orangeOrange is the combination of reds and yellows. This color is auspicious as it comes with the characteristics of happiness and power.

pink is the color of lovePink is love, love, love. It is a pure feeling of romance, happiness, joy, and sensuality.


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