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Interior Design: The meaning of colors

Feng shui may be familiar to you as a way of having their possessions to attract creativity and prosperity, but practitioners of this ancient Chinese art also believe that colors exert a powerful influence on emotions and actions. The Feng shui aims to balance complementary and contrasting colors to offer a philosophical approach in harmony with the interior design. If you are interested in these classic principles, this guide will introduce you to the meaning of the colors according to Feng shui.

Blue: Said to be an antidote to insomnia, blue is a natural choice for bedrooms. It also has connotations of nobility and eminence, the dark blue is considered a particularly monarchic color. Darker shades can add depth to spacious rooms with high ceilings or used to complement the grandeur of a mansion.

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Green:   It is the color of movement and nature, green invigorating, uplifting and creates balance in the busiest areas of the home, such as bathrooms or hallways. Green leafy plants such as palms and ferns are greatly appreciated in feng shui as representatives of nature, but could also incorporate a green accent wall to give a feeling of vitality.

Brown:   The color of the earth, the brown represents confidence and stability. As dark tone that is is very well suited for flooring and furniture, use rocking chairs, wooden floor and varnished to create spaces that emanate security and comfort shelf. It is best to prevent abuse of brown color in rooms you. Associated with risk, but when combined with other colors can be very beneficial to clarify ideas.

Yellow:   The cheerful yellow is linked to intellect, inspires wisdom and positive thinking. It is perfect for social areas like kitchens, stimulates both appetite and good conversation.

Red:   In China it is the color of happiness, the red leads to prosperity, it is passion and romance. Therefore, it can lead to indulgence if used in places like the kitchen, so use it sparingly as a note of color to your home. The scarlet vases, the upholstered chairs and vibrant crimson patterns or printed with red reflections should give the desired effect.

Purple: The color of spirituality, purple traditionally not been used in Feng shui in home environments. However, with its meditative properties, muted tones can work well in areas that want to improve their creativity. Wear purple tulips to the office in the fall as an attractive way to inspire the imagination.

Black: Strong, dark and gloomy, the black symbolizes strength. Too much black can affect your mood, but if used in moderation should add presence, providing a perfect package for precious antiques.

Gray: As the color of temperance, gray works well with vibrant colors to create a balance between passion and tranquility. His quiet elegance is enhanced in formal settings, such as reception rooms.

White:   Fresh, clean and bright, the color of purity is predominantly hopeful, suggesting renewal and rebirth. It can provide an effective background for oil or charcoal drafts, but reaches its maximum emotional potential when used to redecorate a new home.


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Henry Doe is a seasoned DIY enthusiast and home improvement, blogger. With over 10 years of experience in renovating his own home, he has honed his skills in carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work. Henry's passion for creating beautiful and functional living spaces has led him to share his knowledge and experiences with his readers through his blog, "Home Sweet Home DIY." His goal is to inspire and empower homeowners to tackle their own home projects, big or small. When he's not hammering and sawing, you can find Henry hiking in the mountains or sipping on a latte at his local coffee shop.