Colors play a significant influence on the inmates of a home. It is a proven fact that colors have a great psychological influence on people. Colors do have an effect in balancing our body, mind and spirit. A home is a place where people spend their major part of life. Colors in line with Vastu Shastra attract healing energy into your living space. Colors stimulate unique emotions in people’s life, career, decision, love, compassion, belongingness… and the list is endless. Hence it is important to have the right colors to match the interiors of the home so that it helps people to feel fresh, energetic, strong and live a healthy life.
Colors for your home, as per direction
“While each direction has a specific color, at times, it may still not suit the owner. Therefore, homeowners should adhere to the general guidelines for colors as per Vastu Shastra, which details the following key points:
- North-east – Light blue.
- East – White or light blue.
- South-east – As this direction is associated with fire, orange, pink and silver colors can be used to enhance the energy.
- North – Green, pista green.
- North-west – This area is related to air. So, white, light grey and cream are the best colors.
- West – It is the place of ‘Varun’ (i.e., water). So, the best colors are blue or white.
- South-west – Peach, mud color, biscuit color or light brown.
- South – Red and yellow.
Color guidelines to your home section
Experts point out that each section of your home, requires colors as per its energy requirement, size and direction. The color requirement of your home section should be as per its usage. Here are few tips:
Master bedroom: Ideally, the master bedroom should be in a south-west direction and hence, should be painted with blue color.
Guest room/ drawing room: North-west is the best place for the guest room/ drawing room and hence, a guest room in this direction should be painted with white color.
Kids’ room: North-west is the best place for rooms for children who are grown up and go out for study purposes. As the north-west direction is governed by the moon, hence, children’s rooms in this direction should be painted with, shades of Green, shades of light yellow or White color.
Kitchen: The south-east zone is ideal for kitchens and hence, the walls of the kitchen should be painted with Brick orange, Light Scarlet red, Brown, Woody Green or Saffron Orange.
Bathroom: North-west is the best place for bathroom and hence, the bathroom should be painted with white color.
Hall/Living Room: Ideally, the hall should be in the north-east or north-west direction and hence, should be painted yellow, cream, light pink or floral white. Fittings and furnishings in the living room should be in colors that contrast with the primary hues of the room. Cushions, curtains, and bolsters in streaks of gold, shares of turquoise and bright pink will fill the living room with fresh energy.
Dining Room: The best direction for the dining area to be situated in is the East or South-east.
Ideal colors that complement the dining space:
a) Peach (one of the colors of healing)
b) Saffron (associated with devotion)
c) Light orange (fosters creativity, happiness and joy)
d) Yellow (the color or honor and enlightenment)
Home exterior color: The exterior color of the house, should be based on its owners. Colors, such as yellowish-white or off-white or light mauve or orange as these colors ideally suits people of all Rashis/ Zodiacs”
Colors that you should avoid in your home
Experts suggest that light shades are always good. Dark shades like red, brown, gray and black may not suit everyone, as they represent some of the fiery planets likes Rahu, Shani, Mars and Sun. “Red, deep yellow and black should be avoided. Generally, theses colors have high intensity and it may disturb the energy pattern inside your house,” cautions Vastu experts.
Source: housing.com & architectural digest.in