Part 3 – How to look towards a brighter future at home during a Pandemic by Choosing the perfect colour – Feng Shui Style.
- Consider Painting
Feng Shui helps us to understand the reason behind why we choose certain paint colours for certain rooms in our home. The words “Feng” and “Shui”, also translated into the meanings of “wind” and “water” is a concept derived from an ancient poem that talks about human life being connected and flowing with the environment around it.
Take a look at the basic principles of Feng Shui here.
Choosing a room colour is never an easy decision. Coming home from Bunnings or the local paint store with a bunch of 4 x 4 template cards can put you at your wits end! (Especially when you take your kids with you and they seem to think they get to choose the colours themselves!)
The easiest way to tackle this head on is to ask yourself – Do the shades make you happy?
– Do they sweet talk you?
– Do they bring calmness and clarity?
Cancel out all the other colours you had and break it down to the most effective answers to your questions. You will end up with the colours that fit just right, and they’ll help your house look exactly as it should and make you feel right at home.
And the right (or wrong) colour choice can have a tremendous impact on your state of mind and how balanced you feel.
A few points to consider that will help you come to a decision:
- Who uses the room most often?
A Nursery for example, you can understand that four walls of Red or Fuchsia colour does not promote a good night’s sleep for baby.
Calming colours belong in quieter rooms. Bedrooms tend to suit neutrals, soft greens and blue hues.
- Don’t choose the colour Red just because you think it’s a lucky colour.
A big mistake is choosing something just because you “think” that’s what everyone else “thinks” or because you read somewhere in a magazine that Red warns off evil. While it’s true that the red colour has a characteristic of Success – the bottom line simply comes down to your own personal connection to that colour and if you’re going to be entirely satisfied with your choice.
If you hate red yet you paint your front door that colour because you think it’s a good Feng Shui, then it will create an amount of frustration within you each time you come in and out of your home – and that is NOT good Feng Shui.
- Give your paint colours a trial run before you make your final decision.
Your chosen colours may have looked great in the store but natural and artificial lighting can have an effect on what you choose. Even if your colour ticked all the boxes when it came to your goals, your views and so on, it can look wrong once you’re at home. A great tip: Sample 3 Colours – The one you love, then one warmer and one cooler. Get your hands on those test pots and paint a 30cm square on your wall. Pay attention to it at different times of the day before you make your final confirmation.
Not sure how certain colours will make you feel?
Start with this cheat sheet:
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