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Feng Shui Colors

Color Theory - Colors extend beyond visual stimulation. Over the centuries colors have developed into symbolic entities representing ideas and emotions. For instance these everyday colors red, white, and green all stimulate feelings of aggression, neutrality, and growth.

The Meaning of Color and Color Schemes

Color theory is always a debated topic among interior decorators and consultants. One thing that everybody seems to agree on for certain, is that each color does affect human emotion, energy levels, and overall psyche.

Develop and confine color schemes with 2-4 colors at a time. First familiarize yourself with Feng Shui Elements as each element includes color. In general save monochromatic schemes for kitchens, dining rooms, or bathrooms as they rarely fit elsewhere in the home.

The Power of Color

Colors are a powerful tool. They may excite, enhance, disrupt, or disturb the energy levels of your bedroom. Sometimes nothing more will excite energy levels than a complete change. Wipe the slate clean and start over. Start with wall paint and move along to furniture and then decor. Always have an accenting color, something that spices up the room but remember a little goes a long way.

Color Combinations

Mix and matching colors always boils down to personal taste. Every mind sees color in slightly different ways and as a result color interpretation is highly subjective. Really there are no rules to matching color, bright colors usually match well with other bright colors, pastels match with pastels, and darker shades match up with darker shades.

Traditional (Safe) Colors

Colors seen in everyday life fall into the traditional/safe category of coloring. Green, brown, red, blue, black, grey, white, and everything in between sill generally be encountered at some point throughout your everyday routine. These are the colors everybody can recognize immediately and are relatively familiar with.

Extreme (Critical) Colors

Extreme colors are the "risk takers." The use of these colors throughout your home often reflects the greatest on one's own personality. As these colors may not always be liked be each and every person, they are a very critical to harmonizing a home and should not be left out of the loop. The trick is to limit the usage of these colors as accenting or highlighting shades.

A sunburst yellow or a fine silver lining may be the perfect accentuating color energizing a color scheme. Most pastel colors fall into this extreme category along with dominating shades of orange, blue, and cyan.

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