If you feel like choosing Feng Shui bedroom colors is something you just can’t figure out how to do, you are not alone. Many of us struggle with decorating our bedrooms. Add that struggle to learning how to Feng Shui “properly,” and it can be extremely confusing!
I know for me when I first heard that the bedroom is one of the most important Feng Shui rooms in the house I started to panic. The master bedroom was one of the last places I even bothered to decorate, and I know I’m not alone!
Many of us (especially in America) tend to store things in our bedrooms and treat them as “out of sight, out of mind.” After all, the bedroom isn’t a public space and most of us just sleep in there, so what’s the point?
But actually, the bedroom is so important to our health and well being. This is where we re-energize our lives. This is where we retreat from the world and gain the energy to live another day. Restful sleep is important to our health, and if we don’t have our health then we can’t take care of anything else.
Your bedroom should be your sanctuary — the place you go to restore yourself and your energy. It should be restful, peaceful, and represent the relationship you have with yourself and your partner.
I think a lot of people struggle with the bedroom just because they feel like they can’t “decorate.” In the age of Pinterest and Instagram, our bedrooms can really make us feel like we aren’t living up to the same decorating standards as everyone else. But the good news is that if you use Feng Shui, decorating your bedroom becomes a lot easier.
Here are 3 tips to help you choose great Feng Shui bedroom colors:
- Choose a peaceful neutral as your base color. Whether this is your wall color or your bedding color, choosing something neutral means you are starting from a restful place. Think pastels, beiges, whites, or grays for this area. Choosing this as your base color means the overall feeling of the room will be peaceful and restorative.
- Figure out which area of the bagua your bedroom falls in, and choose a color from that area as your pop of color. My bedroom actually falls in the love/relationships area of the bagua, so pastel pinks are great as an accent color for me. But if your room falls in a different area, then you can use that color as an accent. Think pillows, curtains, side tables, or throw blankets in this color. Items that give interest, but aren’t the overall color.
- When it comes to love and relationships, fire colors are also great accent colors. Reds, oranges, and yellows can add spice to your color scheme — just remember that a little goes a long way. Don’t buy a bright red comforter unless you also plan to pile it high with pillows and throw blankets to balance it out. If red is your favorite color – you can definitely use it! Just remember that too much fire in the bedroom can cause arguments, so you want to make sure it’s balanced and not overwhelming.
Choosing a Feng Shui bedroom wall color:
When decorating with Feng Shui, I recommend choosing neutral wall colors. This way you can change out your accent colors any time you want to and you don’t have to repaint the whole room. Beiges are actually really great for the bedroom because they are earth colors and will help ground the space. You can also choose blue-toned neutral light greys, which will bring in some water and metal into the space. Or purple-toned light greys, which will bring in some fire without being too stimulating to your nervous system (and relationship. 😉 )
What colors should you avoid in your bedroom?
I believe there is room for ALL colors in Feng Shui, so if you love a color, then use it! It is more important to love the space you’re sleeping in than it is to pick a color according to some Feng Shui rule book. However, there some Feng Shui bedroom colors that you should avoid using in the bedroom if you want to really go for it.
Anything extremely bright — like fluorescent yellows, pinks, blues, or reds. If you want to use something bright, try to choose one that is a deep tone — think jewel tones, not brights.
Too much of one color. Like an all-white, all-gray, or all-blue bedroom — even if you choose a restful color, too much of a good thing is sometimes just too much. You want to mix it up some so that your elements don’t get thrown out of balance. If you DO want an all-white bedroom, then make sure that you balance out the elements with your furniture so that things don’t get off-kilter.
Too much pattern mixing. Patterns carry their own energy, so while they might be neutral colors (like an animal print, for example) the pattern itself is high-energy. Use patterns sparingly, like you would an accent color.
Remember that you can mix up your colors for the seasons! If you feel like redecorating your bedroom but don’t know where to start, think about what season it is.
Most likely you will be switching out your heavy and thick blankets for the warmer months (and vice-versa) so that’s a great time to switch up your accent colors as well. (Just another reason why it’s good to start with neutrals!)
Feng Shui Bedroom Colors for Different Seasons are:
- Spring: Greens and Beiges (wood element colors)
- Summer: Yellows, Reds, Oranges (fire element colors)
- End of Summer: Browns, Deep Reds, Rusty Oranges (earth element colors)
- Fall: Silvers and grays (metal element colors)
- Winter: Blues (water element colors)
As I’ve said before, you can’t really get it wrong. If you find bedding that you love, but it doesn’t fit the Feng Shui “rules,” use it anyway and see how you feel! If you give it a couple of weeks and you are sleeping great and you feel great, then keep it.
How YOU respond to your home is the most important thing. If you love the Feng Shui bedroom colors you’re choosing, then those are the right colors for you. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!