In Chinese metaphysics each of the five Chinese elements is associated with a color and in feng shui each sector of a house is associated with an element so subsequently it is associated with a color.

Generally speaking water is associated with blue, wood with green, fire with red, earth with yellow and metal with white. However, colors generate a very little impact on the quality of energy in a place. The greater impact comes from the use of the actual elements so for instance if you need wood you need a real plant, a green pillow won’t do the trick.

There are tons of articles relating wellbeing to the use of colors because it is proven that colors impact your emotional state but classical feng shui doesn’t deal with emotions, it doesn’t even deal with beliefs. Don’t think that just because Chinese coins are tied with a red ribbon or Chinese people on New Year show their appreciation to their friends giving them money in red envelopes, decorating with red tones will make you rich. Feng shui doesn’t work like that, it takes much more than the use of colors to manipulate the energy or to tap on the favorable energy around you.

In any case, since colors affect your emotional estate, if it makes you happy to enhance each corner of your house using the color associated with it, follow the table below and go for it.





Black, blue

East and Southeast



Red, orange, pink

Northeast, Southwest, Center

Yellow, brown

Northwest, West

White, silver, gold

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