Following a few simple Feng Shui adjustments in your bedroom can have a very powerful effect on your personal energy. We’ve discussed a few principles in the past, like plants in the bedroom for Feng Shui. Today, we’re going to dive deeper into Feng Shui bedroom colors!
How do Colors Affect the Feng Shui of a Bedroom?
The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home from a Feng Shui perspective. Why? Your bedroom represents you! It’s the most private space in your home. Remember, Feng Shui doesn’t just look at the function of each room, but also what each part of the home represents metaphorically. Your bedroom is the part of your home that is most yours and therefore the most energetically connected to you.
A huge part of Feng Shui is the placement of furniture, but your Feng Shui bedroom layout is only the beginning! Just like there are Feng Shui bedroom rules for mirrors and plants, there are guidelines for colors as well. You spend a lot of time in your bedroom in a receptive and passive “Yin” state. This means that while you are sleeping or simply relaxing, you are more open to absorbing the energy around you. This is why it’s worth taking some time to make sure that the energy surrounding you in your bedroom is healthy, supportive, helpful, and nurturing.
Feng Shui Bedroom Colors
A simple yet impactful way that you can activate Feng Shui in your bedroom is through the use of color. As humans, we are visual creatures. We are affected by the visual cues in our environments, whether or not we realize it. Because your bedroom is so essential to your sleep, it’s also vital to your overall health and happiness. If you’re struggling, it can be helpful to pay attention to the colors you are spending your time in, and how those colors affect your Qi (life force energy).
Green and Blue for Wellness
Blue, green, and a combination of the two like teal are great colors for bedrooms. They connected to the wood element, which represents growth, vitality, and new beginnings. You have a new beginning every morning when you open your eyes! Because these are the colors that we see most often in nature, they can be very soothing. Pale pastel shades of green and blue are especially calming and restful because they remind your brain of plants, the ocean, and the sky. As an added bonus- blue is also the best color to help you sleep!
Purple for Wealth and Prosperity
Purple is fit for royalty! Not only is it beautiful, but it is also a very balancing color. Purple is connected to the Xun (Wealth) area of the Feng Shui bagua map, related to prosperity and financial abundance as well as self-worth.
Pink to Attract a Partner
Are you single and not loving it? Pink is connected to the Kun, the Relationships area of the Feng Shui bagua map. If your intention is to become more comfortable receiving, to create softness in an existing relationship, or to invite a new partner into your life, pink is a great color to work with. If you don’t want full-on pink in your bedroom, peach works too!
Earthy Yellow, Brown, and Orange for Balance
The colors that we traditionally associate with Autumn are connected to the Earth element in Feng Shui. These are associated with grounding, stability, and nourishment. This makes them great colors for a bedroom, especially if you are feeling ungrounded. Try a pale yellow for a grounding or a cheerful touch of a warm brown to create a stable, nurturing environment.
Navy for Spirituality
Dark blue and navy are colors that are connected to the Gen area, also called the Knowledge area, of the bagua. Deep blue is calming and meditative. Think of the night sky or a deep pool of water and you begin to relax already! Dark blue can be a great addition to a bedroom, especially if your intention is to release tension after a long day of responsibilities and duties.
Gray for Support
Gray is connected to the Qian area of the bagua, related to helpful people and travel. It’s a combination of black (Yin) and white (Yang), meaning it has a balancing and serene effect. As a neutral, it’s especially versatile and can complement so many other colors. You can also combine gray with another color in your bedroom to support the intention of the other color. Who doesn’t love a gray and navy combination? Or if you’re flirty and feminine, gray and pink go well together too.
Black for Wisdom
Black isn’t often used in the bedroom, but it can look fabulous if done correctly. Black is a color with a lot of depth. It is the most Yin and connected to the water element. Since your bedroom is also a very Yin room, it makes sense that you might want to incorporate some black here. Rather than painting your bedroom walls black, try it as an accent in the form of picture frames and throw pillows. How about a Beautyrest Black mattress? You could even wear black pajamas! Once you get started thinking about Feng Shui bedroom colors, the possibilities are endless!
Ways to Bring Color into Your Bedroom
You don’t have to paint your walls and live in monochrome in order to take advantage of these Feng Shui bedroom rules. You can always bring in color through decor accents and accessories. For example, you could try some fresh new bed sheets in a color that you’d like to invite into your life. You spend most of your passive hours in bed, so the color of your bedding can really affect you. You can also add throw pillows, curtains, an area rug, wall art, or other decor accessories. You can even choose your pajamas based on what color resonates with you!
The bedroom is the ideal place to begin incorporating Feng Shui into your home and life, if you aren't already. This is because it is a room where just a few adjustments can be very impactful.