Feng Shui Tips: How to Use Dark Colors for Your Home

Luxurious Dark Chinese Home InteriorBright colors are often favorite for many homeowners. However, it turns out that dark colors are also able to make a home look great. How, when, and where can we use dark colors then?

Dark and bright are situations that make up two main elements in Feng Shui, the Yin and Yang. Feng Shui design principles require the two elements of Yin and Yang to be present in a house.

Color is a form factor where the dark color is Yin and bright color is Yang. Either Yin or Yang activity requires an element of Yin and Yang in the form of architecture that meets harmony according to Feng Shui principles.

Yin activities would need a Yin space, such as a space for resting, relaxing, and sleeping. In contrast, Yang activities, like working, cooking, eating, gathering with family, and gym, require Yang spaces.

Sleeping, taking a rest, relaxing, and watching television requires a Yin space, and dark colors need to be highlighted here. In contrast, spaces for cooking, working, and sporting need bright colors (Yang).

The question is, can the dark colors also be used in Yang space? The answer is: yes, of course! The reason is, a room with too much sunlight and bright colors will require dark colors as a controller to create a balance.

Fei Xing and Ghost Phenomena
According to the method of Fei Xing (Flying Star), Chi energy distributed into a room is divided into Yin and Yang energy. The energy is symbolized in numbers, from number 1 to 9. The Yang energy is Star-1 (Kan), Star-3 (Chen), Star-6 (Chien), and Star-8 (Gen); while Yin energy is Star-2 (Kun), Star-4 (Xun), Star-7 (Tui), and Star-9 (Li). By using this method, you are able to know Yin, Yang, or a mix of Yin and Yang sectors within your house.

A room with a lot of Yang energy (1, 3, 6, or 8 ) should use dark colors to offset the bright ones. In contrast, rooms with Yin energy (2, 5, 7, or 9) should use bright colors.

It is important to know that if a room has quite big Yin energy, the accumulation of this energy will cause bad effects for occupants. This effect gets bigger if there is no adequate sunlight and openings in the room. At this case, ghost phenomenon could happen.

According to the science of Feng Shui, this phenomenon could happen due to the accumulation of Yin energy that is triggered by external factors that are also Yin, such as rivers, cemeteries, banana trees, and so on. This greatly influences the interior of the house.

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