Feng Shui and the House Colours for Success and Wealth
There is a saying about chi (qi) that all chi starts from the outside and goes in. This is especially true when considering the colour of your home.
Could the colour of your home be working against you?
It is possible.
When your home is mismatched in colour and orientation, it can create conflict. And in some cases, this can lead to a range of bad luck.
For example, take a yellow house that faces north.
Because the earth dams water, a north facing home could have income problems, generate money, have little growth or opportunity, and find that your career or business advancement is hindered.
This is due to an earth colour being painted on a water-side house.
The same goes for a blue-coloured house that faces northwest.
This colour and direction create conflicts that can create problems for the householder or the breadwinner to move forward in life.
It’s because the water colour is on a metal direction house. The water colour drains and weakens the great metal energy of the Northwest.
If you’ve been thinking about painting your home, be sure to read this article on how to match your home’s colours with its direction.
The house colour of your home might be the only thing that changes everything.
If your relationships are tired and money is flying through your hands, maybe your house is just the wrong colour. Maybe life is a constant struggle and you can’t put your finger on the one little thing that’s blocking your success. The answer could be as simple as the colour of your home. Feng Shui dictates that the colour of your home can affect your wealth and abundance.
For example, if your house is painted the wrong colour for the direction it’s facing, you could be losing money. A good example of this is an east or south-east facing house that is painted white. This is a great example of homes losing money or residents suffering from poor health or poor family relationships.
White is the colour of metal, and east and southeast are wood directions. Because metal cuts wood (think an ax or a chainsaw), the house’s success will be compromised.
Colour can be confusing – but it doesn’t have to be
When it comes to choosing house colours, it can be very confusing and difficult to make a decision. Most are unsure what will look good or what is the best choice for their home.
Feng Shui offers multiple starting points for colour selection, as each colour has a different meaning and direction associated with it.
However, if you can paint your house in a colour that harmonises with the direction in which it is facing, you will help create a beneficial environment in the house and harmonise it with the surroundings, making life smoother and more comfortable becomes easier.
Use a good design sense when choosing good Feng Shui colours
For example, in Feng Shui, colour means different things. Black is the colour of money, but a black house doesn’t necessarily make you rich. However, a home that faces north and is painted white with black trim on the shutters and front door and brass detailing is a perfect example of a home that blends in with its surroundings. That’s because white is a metal colour and metal generates water – making white a “productive colour” for a home.
As a result, the colour and orientation also match. Feng Shui is often referred to as a method of creating harmony. Harmony – in Feng Shui – means that colours, elements, shapes and numbers support and favour each other.
Use Feng Shui to balance the colour of the house with the direction it is facing.
White (Creativity/Kids): Good for homes that face West, Northwest, and North as it reflects light well and stimulates those directions.
Green/Purple (Growth/Good Health/Prosperity): Good for east and south facing homes.
Blue/Purple (Career/Wealth/Opportunities): Good for north, east, and southeast facing homes.
Yellow/Beige/Gold (Ochre) (Relationships/Stability): Good for houses facing Northeast, West, Southwest, and Northwest. Yellow is a colour of wisdom and study.
Red/Pink (Social Status, Recognition, Relationships): Homes facing south, southwest, and northeast benefit from these colours.
Browns (health, happy family relationships): Good for growth and longevity and excellent for east facing houses and good for the south (fire) direction.
Taupe (Relationships, Stability, Grounding): This colour is great for the Northeast and Southwest as these are “Earth” directions and Taupe are earthy or rocky colours. It also helps stabilise relationships and promote family harmony—especially for the woman in the household.
What about trim colours?
White is always a good option, as is a lighter shade of the dominant colour. Choose a dark door colour from the list of corresponding colours. Or choose a darker shade for the trim and a lighter shade for the door and trim.
Why not paint a “stone site” a “wood” colour?
You always want to paint your house a colour that is harmonious with the direction it is facing. If your house faces SW (Earth Direction) and you paint it a wood colour like green or brown, it will create difficulties with the relationships in the house.