A Guide to Feng Shui Colors in Your Home

Feng shui is the art of arranging your living spaces to create balance. This goal is to establish harmony between the environment and the individuals. The feng shui school of thought has developed into a philosophy on how we design space and exist in that space: where do we place objects like ourselves, furniture, windows, etc., to maximize energy flow. If done correctly, this can encourage knowledge, wealth, and health. The objective is to restore balance in a space to optimize energy balance in your life.

Feng shui uses natural elements that utilize free-flowing energy to invite good health and fortune. The five feng shui elements include:

  • Water
  • Fire
  • Earth
  • Metal
  • Wood

Using feng shui colors in your home can create this balance and the free-flowing of energy. Feng shui colors can help you strike a balance in your space and your life. The feng shui colors you use in a room, from furniture to wall paint, can play a significant role. If you want to learn how to incorporate feng shui in every room of your home, read on for a feng shui color guide and the feng shui colors meaning.

Feng Shui Colors and Their Meanings

Paint colors are a powerful tool in harnessing good feng shui. Below are a few colors of feng shui, how they tie to the five elements of feng shui and how they can impact the energy of a space.

  • Red is a powerful color that represents fire. It can generate a lot of energy – good and bad. It’s best to use it in moderation to achieve the right balance. With the color red, you’re playing with fire. For a muted red with hints of coral, try PPG’s Burning Brush.


Red Dining Room with White Chairs

  • Orange is considered a social color and can foster good conversation and company. It can represent fire or earth. Orange calls forth feelings of warmth and comfort, especially in the depths of winter. Try PPG’s Tea Biscuit for a soft orange.


Orange wall with gray couch

  • Green is a color that focuses on health. It helps ground you in the natural world and brings calmness to your life and can represent wood. Consider layering green colors (similar to the varying leaves) to capture the outdoors in your space. A good base on your wall can be PPGs 2019 Color of the Year, Night Watch, and then you can incorporate other feng shui colors.


Green Walls with White Couch

  • Blue also brings calm. A lighter blue helps mimic the sky. It is beneficial in a home office or a nursery, maybe even as a ceiling paint. Paint shades such as PPG’s Flemish Blue provide opportunities for growth and progress when the world is limitless above you. Blue also represents wood.


Blue Walls with Gray Couch

  • White serves as a balancing color. It can draw bridges from different elements, giving balance to space. A pure white paint also allows for introspection and refocus, striking a new balance internally and externally. You may also consider a white wallpaper with a soothing design that adds an extra layer of energy to the room. White can represent metal.


White Walls with yellow rug

Where to Use Feng Shui Colors in Your Home

Each feng shui color can be used in different spaces. Below are feng shui colors for rooms.

Living Room

  • Blues and greens: growth, new beginnings
  • Earth tones: grounding, self-care
  • Whites: clarity, brightness


  • Blues and greens: growth, new beginnings
  • Peach: to attract love


  • White: cleanliness, purity
  • Blues: restoration
  • Earth tones: grounding, self-care


  • Whites: purity, cleanliness
  • Grays and black: water element

Getting Started

Color plays an essential role in our lives and can elevate or depress our mood. Using the principles of feng shui with the best colors for you can help you create a peaceful and serene home that reflects your personality and lifestyle.

If you want to balance your space to improve its feng shui, an easy way to do that is with paint. Paintzen can send you free samples of feng shui colors. Pay attention to how each color makes you feel and envision the room where your paint colors would work best. Then, fill out a free and instant online quote for your project, and Paintzen interior painters can be ready to paint your space in as soon as one week.