Yesterday I enjoyed learning about Feng Shui with Carole Shashona - Grand Master Feng Shui Designer on International Interior Design Chat. Its a community that shares creativity, problems solves design, and shares knowledge on techniques. Interior Design is not as simple as throwing a cushion on a chair, although this is done with consideration. Its about being diverse to understanding the space and how it functions, and how the inhabitants will function with in it. Its making a space that looks so easily done a success to us, as it takes a lot of knowledge, trade skill and energy to make it look that way - but that is a compliment I assure you! So I thought today instead of looking at a tone of yellow I would share how Yellow works in Feng Shui Design.
In Feng Shui Yellow is associated with the Earth element - gathering and nourishing. Yellow is the colour of happiness - sunshine and smiles! The mood of optimism and mental clarity. Its a pure colour, and usually we when we think of Feng Shui we think of purity and how to use whites. Now because yellow is pure, we can use it in our design as well, as in this practice it is about BALANCE.
Yellow is also part of the third chakra for digestion and mental process - which is also extremely important. Symbolizing digesting LIFE, breaking down details, enjoyment and elimination. Put some lemons on your kitchen counter or yellow tulips on your table.
In design we change the mood of the room by painting the walls a pale shade of yellow, increasing the harmony to the objects in the room. The room feels enlightened. The same can be achieved with lighting, a warm yellow light is comforting. Yellow glass or a vignette of yellow candles.
In mental clarity, a yellow office is stimulating and allows us to focus on our work. Hence the use of yellow on the Post It, or the yellow writing pad. We remember more and focus our thoughts on these mental yellow papers. I laugh as I look around my desk, at the pile of yellow notes, yellow writing pads and files! It must be true!
So my Shout Out for today in Yellow and Feng Shui, bring some yellow into your space in either paint, furniture, or in floral arrangements. Take a self test, and see not only how you feel in your space but how it transforms. Don't forget.....focus and write it down!