Get To Know the Feng Shui Colour Wheel

feng shui color wheel

What is the connection between feng shui and colour?

Is there really a colour wheel in feng shui? Yes, for sure! 

The feng shui colour wheel might look very different from the usual colour wheel, but it is nevertheless powerfully used and almost religiously applied in feng shui.

First, let’s start with a basic definition of colour as the visual perception of light waves.
So, we see red and blue and green, but all there actually is, is just light. 




Being different expressions of light, each colour also carries a specific quality of energy defined in feng shui as energy of 5 elements.

Colour is also the easiest way to quickly create a very different quality of feng shui energy in any space. We all know that a fresh coat of paint can make the room feel happier, brighter and just so much more enjoyable to be in.

While choosing colour is certainly a personal choice based on your likes and dislikes, home decor style, etc; I highly encourage you to look into best colour choices based on the feng shui energy of your home.

What is the right choice of colour? And what is the feng shui colour wheel?

Actually both questions are related and lead to the same answer – the mystical feng shui bagua, or feng shui energy map, that you most probably have heard about.

Bagua is a feng shui energy map that divides any space into 8 areas. Each one of these 8 bagua areas has a specific feng shui element that needs to be nourished there for good feng shui.

Now, there are 5 feng shui elements, as you probably know, and there are quite a few colours that express each element. The feng shui colour wheel is based on this dance, or web and flow of the five feng shui elements that is easily expressed in colours, as well as shapes.

Here is how the feng shui colour wheel looks like (our visual interpretation).

This should make your job of feng shui-ing your home so much easier!

feng shui colour wheel

This feng shui colour wheel will easily help you determine which feng shui element a specific colour belongs to.

To achieve best results with your feng shui use of color, be sure to understand the basics of the feng shui energy map of your home.

Once you know the bagua of your home (or office) and have your feng shui colour wheel, the rest of feng shui work is a breeze.

Well… almost a breeze!

The more you play with various colors for good feng shui in your home, the better you will get at it. Be guided by your instincts first and by the feng shui colour wheel second, and you will start seeing good results in no time.

Continue Reading: How To Decorate with the 5 Feng Shui Elements

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Rodika Tchi is the feng shui expert for About.com (FengShui.About.com) and consultant (in person and long distance) with TchiConsulting.com. She lives in Vancouver, BC Canada and consults internationally.