Throughout time, colors have carried powerful symbolism. Some of these meanings are universal. For instance, green typically represents hope and re-birth. Others are tied in to different cultures. In China, white represents mourning, while, in the U.S., it is a symbol of purity. Instead of white wedding dresses (which could imply early widowhood in China), Chinese brides wear red a symbol of good fortune.
Before selecting specific colors, be aware of the cultural symbolism behind those colors. Did you know that in China, a green hat represents infidelity and being cheated on? Advertisers wouldn't want to show someone wearing a green hat in a commercial for a product targeted at married men.
In addition to cultural symbolism, colors also evoke specific feelings in different people. One person may feel comfortable, classy and dignified in black, while someone else feels depressed in the color. This isn't an accident! The way certain colors affect us relates to our personal chi. Pay attention to how you feel in specific rooms of your house or apartment. A room with balanced chi, in the right colors for the purpose of the room and for your personality, will feel like it was designed just for you. (And if you Feng Shui your home to achieve your goals and improve your life, it will be!)
In this environment, you'll project more confidence, carry more positive energy, and be able to achieve your objectives more easily. It means your environment is in alignment with your chi.
This special, 3-part Feng Shui Report provides:
Tips on how to use color to achieve specific goals
A room-by-room guide of the best colors for the rooms in your home or apartment
Feng Shui color career guide