To use a feng shui color wheel, you need to understand the five different elements, which direction each element represents, and which colors represent the different elements. You also need to understand which colors are favorable or unfavorable for each direction.
The colors on the feng shui color wheel represent the five elements, which are water, fire, earth, metal and wood. Each element represents or governs a specific direction or area in the home or office. Therefore, it is important for you to understand the feng shui energy map, or bagua, of your home or office in order to use this color wheel effectively.
The southern area of your home is governed by the element of fire, and the colors for this direction are red, orange or strong yellow. The element that governs the northern area of your room is water. This element brings purity, freshness and calm into your space. Water colors are blue and black.
Wood is the element for the east and southeast areas of your home, and the colors to use in these areas are green and brown. The wood element brings vitality, health and growth. The metal element is for preciseness and clarity, and it governs the west and northwest areas of your space. The colors to use in these areas are white and gray. The earth element governs the northeast and southwest areas of the home, and the best colors for these areas are beige, brown, light yellow, and sandy or earthy colors.