Expansion, Enthusiasm, and Transformation - The fire element has always been a powerful tool for human beings. Harnessing this power changed the way we live by providing warmth. As our abilities with fire grew, we were able to expand beyond our limits, gas stoves, jet engines, and automobiles have sent mankind into the modern age. Bringing the fire element can add this expansionism and transformation to your own life. Fire increases the vertical flow of energy in your home tremendously.
Too much fire can be chaotic and cause more harm than good. As always in Feng Shui, balance your home with your own persona.
Coloring With Fire
Bright, lively colors are key to fire element implementation. As you might expect, yellow, orange, and red work great, however, any bright color will work. For instance sky blue, or baby blue, or anything that allows energy to "bounce" and flow freely. Any bright color can be a fire color especially if you add a semigloss or highgloss finish into the mix.
Semigloss and Highgloss finishes are reflective, bouncing light here and there while satin or eggshell finishes push the light around the room toning your fire down a notch.
Shape Your Fire
An object's shape can increase the flow of energy even more so than just the color. Shapes that send energy up and into the air represent fire. Diamonds, pyramids, triangles, and sunbursts provide this sort of upward lift to a room increasing the flow of energy.
Floral arrangements are a great way to add fire energy. Using real flowers will encourage you to change the arrangement as the flowers die off.
Increasing the amount of sunlight that comes into a room increases fire energy, always try to use natural light. If this is not an option use lights that shoot upward instead of traditional hanging lamps. The same goes for plants, exchange overhead, hanging plantery for plants that shoot upward. Floral arrangements are a great way to add fire energy. Using real flowers will encourage you to change the arrangement as the flowers die off. Hang pictures of bright flowers if fresh flowers are not a possibility.