You might have heard that the Feng Shui philosophy of decorating and arranging your furniture and appliances can help bring harmony and good luck to your home. But you probably have not thought that this applies to your bathroom as well.
According to Feng Shui practitioners, bathrooms can, in fact, benefit greatly from this philosophy. As they are generally humid and dimly lit, they can invite negative energy that can spread throughout your home. Moreover, as bathrooms have become a space for personal relaxation and rejuvenation, harmony of the various elements is even more essential here.
Color is one of the elements that can affect the energy of your space. There are recommended Feng shui colors that can improve the flow of energy in your bathroom, but you also need to choose the one that resonates with you. If you wish to follow the Feng Shui philosophy in your Atlanta home, these are the colors to consider in your next bathroom remodel.
White is the color of purity
Feng Shui experts recommend a white bathroom because the color connotes purity and cleanliness — and physically, that’s what we aspire for when we bathe or do our cleaning rituals in the bathroom. Moreover, in our private time, we seek a clear, uncluttered mind and white promotes that as well.
Others recommend warm white, or white mixed with pigments of ochre. Beige or cream are examples of this pigmentation. Warm white creates a cozy ambience and allows for better light circulation. In contrast, solid whites or those mixed with blue pigments result in a “cold” atmosphere.
Blue enhances the benefits of water
Color is linked to the five elements of Feng Shui, namely wood, fire, earth, water, and metal. The color blue is actually a “wood” color, which means it influences the vitality and expansiveness of the space. In addition, blue is a color that’s closely associated with water, and in Feng Shui, water brings both dynamism and stillness. The water element feeds the wood element, so the effect of the color blue is both uplifting and relaxing. Blue combined with white also helps achieve tranquility, and lighter blue tones, such as sky blue and baby blue, are preferred.
Green is calming and healing
Green is another color associated with the wood element, so the use of green in a room where water is a dominant feature also results in an uplifting and positive energy. Moreover, as green is the color of nature, it has a refreshing and rejuvenating effect, which is ideal for private moments after a long day. The kind of energy captured by the space may also be influenced by the shade of green — brighter hues may result in a more active and energetic vibe, while a deeper shade is more soothing.
Earth colors keep you grounded
Earthy tones, such as yellows, oranges, and browns, promote groundedness and stability, as well as self-care, which make them perfect colors in a bathroom. If you seek restful alone time after an active day, an earth-color dominated bathroom can provide that mood.
If you want to incorporate Feng Shui in designing your bathroom, discuss your ideas with your remodeling expert.
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