Your Best Bedroom Colors (according to Feng Shui)

How to find your best bedroom colors with feng shui

Do you feel happy and nourished in your bedroom? Do you love your bedroom? Are you happy with your bedroom colors? Knowing that color has such an effect on your well-being, wouldn’t you want to be surrounded by the most beautiful colors when you are in your bedroom? If you say yes, for sure, then the obvious next question is: “What is the best color for my bedroom?”

One popular way to choose your best bedroom color is to take a look at your closet and see which colors you wear the most. While this sounds interesting and it sure can be helpful, what if you wear colors that you just can’t picture on your bedroom walls? Black bedroom color wall paint might work for some (and even look chic if you are working with a talented designer), but I would sure not recommend it as a good bedroom color!

Here’s where feng shui comes to the rescue with really solid tips focused on your health (and you love life, too!) After all, we do spend a great deal of time in our bedrooms (hopefully not only sleeping but also sharing beautiful moments with the loved ones). So, let’s see how the ancient art of feng shui can help you find your best bedroom colors.

Feng shui of color is a fascinating topic to explore, as well as a very easy way to bring great energy into your home. Color is light, and light is what we absolutely need for our well-being, so the more colors you have in your space, the more vibrant energy you are creating. This sure does not mean we are back to kindergarten again (although notice how happy these little fellows usually are, swimming all day long in a sea of vibrant colors!) There is an art to choosing best colors for your home, a way to create harmony and a sense of well-being. Here’s where feng shui can be really helpful.

There are several ways to choose best bedroom colors with feng shui. You can define the best colors for your bedroom based on the bagua area your bedroom is located in (bagua is the feng shui energy map of any given space). You can go for the generally accepted best bedroom feng shui colors, which are all skin tones – from light porcelain to deep rich chocolate tones. You can also choose best bedroom colors based on your personal feng shui birth element. While you can choose just one way and still create good energy, ideally, you will work in 3 steps to define the best colors for your bedroom.


Step 1: Define the energy map of your home

Define the bagua, or feng shui energy map of your home, and see which colors are best for your bedroom. According to your home bagua, there will be specific colors recommended in specific areas, so you will know which colors are best in the bagua area that your bedroom is located in. This might take a bit of time but it is definitely worth it! Once you know the bagua, you will be able to bring better energy into your space. Read: Get To Know the Feng Shui Energy Map of Your Home

Step 2: Use the best colors for your personal energy

There are 5 elements in feng shui and your personal energy is defined by one of these feng shui elements. This means there are specific colors that are supporting your energy, and then there are colours that can weaken you. It is good to know the colors that nourish your personal feng shui birth element, as well as the colors that you should avoid in big proportions. For example, if your birth element is Wood, then a predominantly red or a pink bedroom wall colour is considered not very good feng shui for you. Read: Find Out Your Personal Birth Element

Step 3:  Choose several skin tone colors for your bedroom

This step is really easy: do not forget to have at least some decor items in skin color tones to create warm, good feng shui in your bedroom. The truth is, skin color tones also work best as bedroom wall colors, because they create an energy similar to an embrace. The energy of skin color tones is the earthy, warm, nourishing energy that we all need, especially during nighttime. Read: Get To Know the Feng Shui Color Wheel

Pressed for Time? Here’s an Alternative Step:

If you do not have time to go through steps 1 and 2, skip them and just bring home a variety of paint color chips in all skin tones — from white to deep chocolate brown — and see which color creates the best energy in your bedroom. Skin color tones are considered the best feng shui colors for a bedroom, so you cannot really go wrong with these colors in your bedroom decor. In time, you might want to explore steps 1 and 2 because they will help you create really good feng shui energy in your whole home, as well as great feng shui energy in your specific bedroom.

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Rodika Tchi

Rodika Tchi is a master feng shui consultant and author of two best-selling books on feng shui -- "The Healing Power of Smudging" (Simon and Schuster, 2017) and "Feng Shui for Healing" (Rockridge Press, 2019). Connect with Rodika on