Color - one aspect of the element of fire, because fire is part of the electromagnetic solar spectrum. All colors that you can see an impact on your emotions and physical sensations. For example, the finding of red shades of the color spectrum contributes to an increase in blood pressure, and cool shades of the spectrum have a reverse effect on you.
We perceive color not only eyes, but feel his whole body. There is even a perception of color, which is called "Vision Care" when we feel a touch of color to them. Experimentally proved that the yellow color is slippery to the touch, orange - hard and rough. Color can be used to stimulate and support, or in order to reduce the impact of a given element.
Understanding the emotional context of the different colors of the spectrum, we can manipulate the perception of space at its discretion. Color serves as a basis for cultural interpretation of emotional experiences. Black, absorbs all other colors, the West symbolizes death. Christians believe that at the time of death awaits us reward or punishment by accumulation of virtuous deeds and sins in our lives.
On the other hand, the Chinese death symbolizes the white light that is directly linked with the Taoist philosophy and traditional views of the surrounding world. White reflects all other colors, do not reflect anything. The Chinese believe that after death we are freed from the energy accumulated throughout life, and begin the process of preparing for a new life.
By increasing or decreasing the intensity or purity of color, you can change the situation in accordance with its intent. For example, in the West, no one will drape a black hospital room and placed a small child in a completely white room. But the decrease in the intensity of black color and the transition to soft shades of gray may be appropriate for the patient's room to create an atmosphere of healing, and the color white to pale yellow, pink or blue colors suitable for a child's room.
Colors can have both positive and negative effects. Although red roses on the table in the living symbol of elegance and beauty, the red lamp on the wall might be thought of a brothel.
Red - the color of vitality. As the color of blood, red color symbolizes the flow of life force. Adding it to the interior of the premises, we affirm life at a deep level. Red can serve as a springboard for acute reactions, mental activity and concentration. It is located in one of the edges of the visible spectrum in the wavelength region. The red color can be described as demanding.
Very eye-catching color, visually increases the object and the speaker of the motion sent to us. Very stimulating and exciting color. It is associated with fire, warmth and prosperity. It may also mean anger, shame, and strife. In nature, it is used to attract the opposite sex. It warms and activates, attracts the eye and tells of the danger, improves appetite, gives physical strength, means passion, the dynamics of life, tenacity, excitement.
Our eyes are attracted to red, and he falls into the field of view before other colors. In addition, it is associated with violence and may act as an agent, dispersing the feeling of comfort. In any case, the red color is a powerful reaction, and awareness of its potential is vital for effective use in the interior. It is not suitable for a child's room, living room, kitchen and office.
Use red for: marking boundaries and limits; divert attention from undesirable places, warning of ritual activity; emotional stimulation and sexual arousal; warming; designation of important sites.
Do not use a pure red: in the places intended for contemplation and meditation, in psychiatric institutions, in public places (elevators, rest rooms), in the halls and sports facilities.
Is the color of the building. Very lively and cheerful color, although some causes. Orange is a combination of red human blood and the yellow color of the solar disk. Located halfway between the yellow and red, it has characteristics of both colors. Promotes the development of optimism, exuberance, a sense of confidence and steadfastness, unity with other people, enthusiasm, expressiveness, warmth.
It helps to show the hidden human potential, free from fear and depression. Symbolizes good nature and stimulates sociability. Positive associations - happiness, intelligence. Negative associations - self-centeredness, a protest. Good use of orange in the rooms, designed for communication. Suitable for living room and dining room, is not suitable for the bedroom.
But orange is not a popular background color for the interior, partly due to the mixing of the above concepts. In many cultures, human activities are placed higher than the natural processes and, consequently, the red color is used more than a yellow or orange.
Use orange for: attaching to human habitats (red and yellow make to human element of the Earth); gain a sense of loyalty, reinforce the thought or conversation; definition of spirituality, getting rid of feelings of loneliness.
Do not use pure orange: when you need tough leadership, when you need complete rest and when you want to focus on one thing.
Yellow - the color of the sun, which is an essential source of life on Earth. In different cultures, yellow (golden) color denotes wealth. Measure of wealth in the biological and material terms is plenty, whether it be money or sunlight.
In our culture, yellow is often associated with negative phenomena such as spreading rumors (yellow press), cowardice or underdevelopment (inexperienced). Paper eventually turn yellow, light yellow whites of the eyes indicates a problem with his health. In addition, the human face seems to be unattractive in the yellow light.
In fact, the yellow color promotes the development of the intellect, stimulates mental ability and helps the assimilation of information, ability to communicate with others, express their thoughts and emotions, causes us to account for different little things and details to achieve success in the sciences, to appreciate the freedom, to be sincere. Useful for insecurity and shyness. Brings laughter and joy. It symbolizes the optimism, determination and prudence. The negative qualities - self-confidence and maximalism. Yellow can be used in rooms where you want to focus and active mental activity. Suitable for processing the hallway and the kitchen is not suitable for the bathroom.
Use yellow for: sense of fun and good cheer, strengthening hopes, revive the workplace; attachment to the place of human habitation; counteract the weakening of daylight to dusk; feelings of warmth and comfort (golden and honey tones) of active research, awakening the entrepreneurial spirit.
Do not use a pure yellow color: in nightclubs, in light of human persons, inside cupboards or drawers, in bathrooms
It means balance, harmony, healing, growth and development, hope, abundance and prosperity, as well as unused resources. Color emotional relationships, has to love. Helps to get rid of negative feelings and weakens the excitement. Calming effect. It symbolizes growth, freedom and fertility. People who prefer green, usually compassionate and sentimental, love companionship. They are constant and trusting.
Green, located in the spectrum between blue and yellow, it awakens the awareness of life. Where there is green, there is a favorable habitat for humans. It is no accident especially green vegetables provide valuable nutrients for the human body. Color of the vegetation, recorded in the interior space, connects us with nature. We feel very active and updated, because green is associated with growth and development.
Green can also point to the immaturity of (green apple). The expression "fledgling" says inexperience or naivete. The man's face at the moment of nausea acquires a greenish tint, so the green can be a sign of malaise. Negative qualities - symbolizes envy and deceit. Suitable for bathroom design, but not suitable as a primary color room, children's and Cabinet.
Use green for: the expression of connection with nature, creating comfortable conditions, education, training, recuperation, rehabilitation, rest or solace, guidance on something new and young.
Do not use pure green: where the growth is not desirable (eg in hospitals) within a moving vehicle.
Very quiet color. It is a symbol of mystery, contemplation. Means inspiration, inner peace, spiritual unity and mutual understanding, trust, loyalty, patience, composure, contentment. Facilitates the implementation of desires. Color of justice. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, reliability. Negative associations - suspicion and melancholy.
Suitable as a main color for the bedroom, not suitable for the living room, dining room, study. Water and sky surrounding the planet blue jacket. Blue color creates a sense of depth, mystery and invites you to research. Is the color of independence and desire for adventure. However, like all other colors, it has its positive and negative shades.
Use blue for: marking secrets; aid in meditation, expressing their individuality; sensation of coolness, expression of the seriousness of their intentions.
Do not use pure blue: when the room is designed for active recreation, in cold places, in places designated for eating, at the entrances to public use (corridors, escalators, etc.).
Cooling and soothing color. Symbolizes peace, tranquility, wisdom and balance. Disposes to rest and relaxation. It is encouraging healthy optimism. This color is preferred by people striving for spiritual perfection. Suitable for recreation rooms and bedrooms.
Blue - the color of water and sky. It creates a sense of mystery and invites you to research. Is the color of independence and desire for adventure. Incidentally, this is the most popular color among American men. Blue is associated with melancholy or irritation. Feng Shui proposes to use the blue color to express their uniqueness. And it should be avoided in rooms that are designed for fun in the cold places and in places where they have dinner.
Purple (or raspberry).
Affirming color, speaking about spirituality. It symbolizes passion, excitement. Means composure and equanimity, intuition, psychic self-awareness, comfort, and the prospect of spiritual growth. Negative associations - the violence and grief. Suitable for bedrooms, not suitable for bathrooms and kitchens.
Purple is not a simple combination of blue and red. It can be obtained only through a careful combination of blue with some shades of purple color. This is partly why he symbolized royal grandeur: the burden of leadership to bear just as hard as allocates a purple cloth. This color indicates the spirituality and balance. The man who kept calm and dignity, the opposite of man, which flows into a rage. The expression "red in the face with rage" is a negative connotation purple.
Use purple (raspberry) color for: aggravation of higher mental processes; designation authority; building self-esteem.
Do not use pure purple (crimson) Color: in public places in discussion clubs and other places where there is a clash of characters.
Color supreme kindness, love and wisdom. This is a powerful color, which is a companion leaders. Sharpens vision and feelings. Helps to balance the physical and spiritual energy. People who prefer this color - the creative personality, inclined to mysticism.
Violet is good to use in the rooms for solitary reflection. Feng Shui advises activate a zone rich with purple, which inspires, stimulates the imagination, sets up for success in any commercial enterprise.
It symbolizes purity of mind, happiness and love. No negative associations. Suitable for bedrooms, not suitable for kitchen and bathroom. Symbols. Pink - the color sensitivity, renewal, rebirth, spring. In the perception of some people, pink takes on a negative, sugary-sweet color. In Feng Shui, pink is the color of little girls, symbolizing their future tenderness and femininity, the ability to love.
Visual perception. Pink visually increases the size of the room. Compatibility. Pink balances the dominant red, mitigating its negative effects. Impact. Pink has the ability to neutralize or completely suppress the aggression.
Recommendations. Pink should not use those people for whom he seems very sugary or sentimental - in this case it will cause them irritation reaction. The same applies to people pragmatic.
Color and zodiac sign. Pink with a purple tint is recommended for people born under the sign of Pisces.
Witness the reliability, validity. Positive associations - reliability, elegance. Negative - depression, old age. Suitable for cabinet design, not suitable for a child's room and living room. Brown has a many-sided effect on the person depending on their hue. Light brown tones are preferable to dark brown: they form a feeling of warmth and tranquility. Especially recommended for use with light-brown tone for furniture. The dark shade of brown adversely affects human: the overwhelming positive emotions and positive direction of thought and desire.
It is a symbol of purity and perfection. It includes all the colors of the spectrum and is associated with virtue and divinity. It has a cleansing effect on man. Promotes cleansing of the soul and body, signifies purity, modesty and humility, spiritual growth, balance, loyal love. Too much white can mean sterility. People who choose white color with a different color, usually honest and sincere. But sometimes it can be very demanding. White revives and illuminates the dark room. It gives a sense of purity and freshness.
Suitable for bathroom and kitchen design is not suitable for children and dining room. White color is a combination of all the other colors. For Europeans, it implies innocence, as our gaze appears clean and unblemished. Since white reflects all other colors, and he remains clean, with this color is often associated virtue and divinity.
The protein surrounds the egg yolk and the pupil of the eye, is a repository of life itself. White color can be perceived as provocative or challenge the status quo because it makes all the other things to speak out. Nothing can be hidden on a white background. White clothing to wear well during the consultation on the job: it shows that man has nothing to hide.
Use white color for: the expression of purpose, determination of innocence and virtue, a sense of freshness and purity, expression of sincerity. Do not use a pure white color: in a cold climate, in the interior of theaters and cinemas, places where there are strangers, and in student dormitories and in burial facilities, waiting rooms and children's bedrooms.
It symbolizes all the unknown and secret. It activates all the mystical. Black prefer quiet, strong men, with their inside advantage. But it can also act as a sign of denial and to symbolize self-doubt. Color secrecy and independence. Mean immobility, inner peace, stay in hibernation. Too many black points to depression.
Positive associations - strength and power. Negative association - death, darkness, evil. Suitable for teen rooms and bedrooms, not suitable for children, living room and office. Black absorbs all the others and as such is considered to be unfavorable in the interior living rooms. However, this does not mean that they can not be used as an element of decor or exterior decoration, combined with a blue or silver steel color, especially for toilets and utility rooms. Black - the color of mystery. He seems to be saying: "If you want to know me, try to find out for myself." In some situations, the use of black hints at sexuality, in other cases it causes inconvenience.
Use black for: approval of independence, creating an atmosphere of mystery and intrigue; impression of warmth, expression of strength and solidarity.
Do not use pure black: in the children's rooms, in places of healing, in situations where a genuine need to communicate, in the service sector; in the field to read.
In many ways, the above interpretation of flowers appeals to the spirit of modern man of western civilization. But the classic canons of Feng Shui sign nature of the color is slightly different from that which was discussed above. Most important for understanding the meaning of flowers is a "cycle of generation." In this series of elements interact, alternately reinforcing each other. Each element correspond to certain colors.
By the elements of Water are black and blue (the color of water) to the element of a tree - green (the color of plants) to the element of fire - red, pink, orange (the color of fire) to the element of Metal - white, gold, silver (metal colors) ; to the element of Earth - brown and yellow (earth tones).
On the north is the Water in the east and south-east - Wood, on the west and north-west - Metal, on the south-west and north-east - the Earth. Center facilities also belongs to the Earth. In the south - Fire. In order to correctly use the colors in the room, you should follow the following rule: put the color in that sector, which refers to the corresponding element, or in the sector, an element which will "originate", or more simply - to grow that color.
Thus, we can derive the following pattern:
In the north acceptable color of the water and metal. This sector of water and metal strengthens water.
The north-east placing the color of earth and fire. This sector of the Earth, which is generated by the fire.
In the east - the colors of trees and water. This sector of the Tree which contributes water.
The south-east - the colors of trees and water. It is also a sector of the Tree which contributes water.
In the south - the color of fire and wood. This sector of fire which is fueled by wood.
The south-west - the colors of earth and fire. This sector of the Earth, which is generated by the fire.
In the west - the colors of Metal and Earth. This is for metals generated by the Earth.
The north-west - the colors of Metal and Earth. It is also for metals generated by the Earth.
Five colors associated with the five elements, carry the energy that is characteristic of these elements.
Therefore we can safely use the known colors to enhance the influence of certain elements in the interior - where it is needed. The colors corresponding to the elements, and therefore, and the directions of the countries of the world, you can check the compass ba-gua (see "Octagon ba-gua")
Among other things, the colors cause different associations in the East and West. In the East, red is considered auspicious color that brings joy, especially in the New Year's Eve, while the white color associated with mourning. Yellow is associated with longevity, the blue symbolizes the sky, and green - the growth and development. Think about how to relate these qualities in the paintings, images or symbols that you decorate your home.
The main thing for feng shui - it is harmony. Selecting a color in accordance with its own flavor, we can build a house in which it will be nice and cozy, where we do not feel irritation or fatigue. Not necessarily paint the whole room in the ba-gua, recommended color. A single object, which successfully combined the colors of all five elements to the room harmony of energies.
Interiors of the homes and offices have a strong impact on the energy of qi. Colors of walls, floors and furniture, stimulate, balance or oppress it. The best colors for your home or office are the colors that excite the sense of optimism and happiness. Avoid too intense colors in the interior. If you like the dark purple color, it is not necessary to repaint the walls, because it could lead to an oversupply and disequilibrium. Better to use a color, such as upholstery, sofa or buy a dark purple veil. You can also use lamps, paintings and other items.
Not recommended and entirely neutral colors, because they contribute to the development of apathy and indifference. Color evokes feelings, his absence will neutralize them. If you really care about these colors, or they already dominate in your house, try to make the diversity in its interior a bit brighter than the colors of a room or a wall hanging or a colorful picture or photo. Explore the places where you're most at home and at work. If your environment is no bright colors, most likely, they do not exist in your life.
On the energy balance of influence and bus stops and shops, and apartments of friends, and doctors' offices, that is, those places where every day is people. Condition qi energy and balance depend on what feelings: security, depression, serenity, inspiration - cause these places.
Find themselves in a particular location, analyze what you feel it is and where exactly in your body, these sensations are generated. While at the doctor, learn colors of the Cabinet, while appreciating their feelings: soothe or irritate you these colors. This will help you develop a sensitivity to the effects of colors and the environment.
Using Feng Shui and its sensitivity to color, select stores, restaurants that you visit, and even the chairs on which sit down. If circumstances allow, pay attention to its energy system and choose colors that you feel the need.
Nature with its diversity of color: green trees, blue sky, etc. - Very powerful source of energy. Determine what colors you like in nature, most of all, when you want to relax and unwind, what colors you soothe, stimulate, encourage, a sense of calm, comfort and peace. Make a piece of nature in his house, hanging a picture or painting of your favorite place in nature, and transmitting the color and quality that you like.
Place a copy of this image in the strategic, in terms of Feng Shui, the point. How can often look at them and imagine that absorbs energy and the balancing effect of color. To achieve greater efficiency turn your sights on the same color in its interior. Absorb the color of his eyes, visualizing at the same time as your body is filled with healing energy.
Color of clothing is intimately related to your body, and hence your energy state. Clothing allows daily adjustment of the color of energy. In contrast to the walls, clothes can change at any time in accordance with the mood and your current status. Clothing - a universal system of energy correction.
Choose clothing that inspires you, encourages creativity and helps to express your love. Changing the color of clothing, a person can stand out as well as to remain inconspicuous. The more you set for yourself and your color needs, the better the energy recharge you can give your soul.