Flower Mound Town Life Magazine March 2021

Page 43

Home Decorating: Ask The Expert

IMPROVING

YOUR

ENERGY

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by Allison Fifer

he ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”), which literally means wind and water, has been widely used in Asia for thousands of years. Across the U.S. and around the world, thousands of people are discovering how simple changes in the selection, color, and arrangement of their furnishings can help improve the energy of chi within their homes. Here are a few tips for utilizing color to appeal to different cultures and communities:

FENG SHUI BELIEFS – COLORS

• Purple – short-lived happiness – Japan

• Yellow represents good health

• Purple – Death – Brazil & Mexico

• Red brings fame and fortune

• Brown – Funerals – Persia

• White increases the chance of offspring

• Blue – Death - Syria

• Black improves career • Blue helps gain knowledge • Green brings family happiness • Purple attracts wealth COLORS – OTHER CULTURES • Red – Good luck – Asian • Green – Lucky – Hindu • Blue – Lucky – Moslem • Red – Mourning – Ghana • Black – Mourning – Western cultures • White – Weddings – Western cultures • White – Mourning – China • Black – Weddings – China

EARTH – Settling, stable energy associated with browns and beiges and a higher vibration color of yellow. Flat, square shapes, stones, brick, and ceramic objects and vases. METAL – Contracting, introverted energy associated with white, gray, and metallic colors (silver, gold, copper, and bronze); round, half-round, and oval shapes; coins, metal, rod iron objects. WATER – Flowing energy associated with blacks and blues; smoothly irregular shapes; liquids of all kinds and mirrors. By adjusting the balance of the elements in a space using the colors, materials, and shapes of objects associated with the element, you can adjust the quality of the energy.

UNDERSTANDING THE FIVE FENG SHUI ELEMENTS The five elements of Feng Shui — wood, fire, earth, metal, and water — define five different qualities of chi. Each element is associated with specific colors, shapes, and types of objects. Below are the five elements and their associations, which you can easily connect to decorative elements: WOOD – Upward, growing energy associated with all shades of green, columns, vertical stripes, and any kind of plant or tree. FIRE – Excited energy associated with reds and oranges; triangular and jaggedly irregular shapes, flames (like candles or a fireplace), lights, and electricity.

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