Feng Shui and Real Estate

For many sellers (and buyers), the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui can be important.

Feng Shui is not voodoo, religious, and not political ~~ nothing weird or strange.

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese philosophy that believes the positioning and physical characteristics of a home, landscaping, and workplace affect the fortunes and health of the owner.

If selling, Feng Shui techniques may help make the sale faster. If you are looking to buy a new home, and want help in locating a home that has “good chi”, Feng Shui can help play an important role in helping you find the perfect home for your needs.

The knowledge of Feng shui colors can allow you to choose the right colors to create harmony in any living or working space.

According to Feng Shui color specifications, colors should not be used randomly, but according to what they represent.

Each one of the five elements, water, wood, fire, earth, and metal is represented by different colors. This allows the creation of Feng Shui colors based on harmony.

The element water, according to Feng Shui colors representation chart, is represented by the colors blue and black and all their shades. This means that if, for example, more of the water element needs to be added to a room, it can be done by adding these colors to it.

According to Feng Shui colors spectrum, wood is represented by all shades of green. Therefore, painting a room green, or adding green objects, it would mean that more wood is being included in it.

The next element, fire, is represented by red, pink, and maroon, and adding any of these colors within a space would be like adding that element.

The last two elements symbolized by Feng Shui colors are earth and metal. The Feng Shui element of earth is represented by the color orange, yellow, and brown. And the element metal is represented by the color white, silver, gray and gold. Using any of the colors within these last two groups would add more of the element that they represent.

A house’s position also determines the color which we should ideally use in its exterior. A house facing south should be white, gray, or blue, facing SW should be in red or earth shades, facing west should be in blue or green or if it is facing north it should have green shades or red. A house facing NE should be painted in earth shades or red, and if it is either facing east or SE it should be in metal or earth shades.

(Of course, be sure to take into consideration the Home Owners Association rules of a community before going out and buying new paint for the outside of your home! Especially in many Arizona communities, you will find that houses of blue, green, or red, are not allowed.)

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