A beautiful design from Period Corsets.
Red is a powerful color. The symbol of passion. (That 1950’s corset from Period Corsets shown above would not have the same erotic power if it were made of blue satin.) Red stands out. Red is the color of fire. Red is HOT! It’s used as a warning, attracting our attention. Just think of the Red Carpet at the Oscars…would it hold the same power if it were yellow? Red attracts. We use feng shui to attract opportunity and strengthen power points within a space. In feng shui the best sectors for applying the color red are Wealth, Fame, and Love—the upper 3 sectors of the bagua.
Adding red accessories to these areas of your home will add instant feng shui punch. You can use the color red to accent a wall or select red furnishings carefully (one red chair for example). At work, red shows up in “power ties” on men and all red suits on women (remember Hillary Clinton’s campaign suits?) but there are other ways to use red for career. Red can secretly make us feel our own power (try wearing that red satin bustier completely concealed under your grey flannel suit next time you go to an important meeting!).
Do you have the color red in your home? Tell Feng Shui By Fishgirl how you harness the power of red in your life…
Here's a great example of a red accent chair providing feng shui PUNCH!
Kitchen photo from Design is Mine.
It’s the first day of the new decade and I’m seeing red! No, I’m not angry. Red is the color of passion and that’s one of the reasons it activates the Love & Relationship area of your home. Where’s that? Consult the bagua to get a rough idea of the layout of your home. Equipped with that knowledge you can then select colors and symbols that strengthen and enhance the feng shui power for your Love sector. It’s important to note that even though we equate our master bedrooms with Love & Relationship, the master bedroom does not necessarily fall within your Love & Relationship sector. Your love power could be in your kitchen, your bathroom, your guest room…even your garage. Depends on the layout of your home and that can get complicated to figure out if your home is on more than one level and might have entire sectors missing. If you’re not sure, consult with a pro. The Love section of your bagua is enhanced by red, pink, and white. I found some terrific red room inspiration at Design is Mine for any room of the house.
Photo from Desire to Inspire
The photo above shows a bedroom under beams (you know how I feel about THAT!) but the bad beam energy is dissipated in two ways: they’re painted white (white = metal, metal “cuts” wood) and the bed is protected by a white veil of a canopy. Problem solved! I love the whites and reds used here whether your bedroom is in the Love Area or not. See more cool bedrooms of all colors at Desire to Inspire.
Photo and more info at Trendir
Of course, you can always add just a shot of red color to your Love area to activate it. This ultra hip warming towel rack is hot, hot, hot. I found it at Trendir, a fun design blog. And priced accordingly from Antrax Art Heating. On another note, the company name has dubious feng shui benefits…it’s too close to anthrax. I would rethink that, guys!
And this photo shows how to incorporate red totally like the inside of a box. It’s an inspiration I found at Home Design Find for a kitchen or a bathroom but I’d avoid it in the bedroom as it is too stimulating. Touches of red work better in the bedroom.
Pic from Home Design Find