Your kitchen is perhaps the busiest room in your house. It’s also where you and your family members sit together to enjoy a meal and some deep tête-à-têtes. No wonder, your kitchen ambiance should be as calming as possible. And, the right feng shui kitchen colors will help set a tone for harmony and nurturing energy required for a happy home.

Feng shui is the ancient Chinese spatial law that, when applied well, can bring good vibes into your home. The traditional practice claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their environment. It goes beyond optimizing your feng shui kitchen layout and feng shui kitchen design. The colors you choose can contribute too. 

Therefore, it’s important to have good feng shui energy in your kitchen. It transfers good feng shui to your whole home. After all, the kitchen is the place where your nutrition comes from. So, the vibes in your cooking area will have an effect on your health too!

Try to find a wall color that suits your decorating sense and your feng shui goals. Thankfully, you don’t have to limit yourself to a kitchen with just earth tones or pure white. You can utilize other interesting colors as well, as long as the overall visual effect is calming and balanced.

Creating a feng shui kitchen 

feng shui kitchen

So, how do you create a feng shui kitchen? Well, the easiest way to bring good feng shui energy into your cooking space is by taking these two steps:

  • Identify the bagua of your home

Define the energy center or the bagua area of your kitchen and make sure that it’s helpful in creating good feng shui. Consulting a feng shui professional can help. They’ll be able to provide you feng shui cures or adjustments to remove any blocked energy. That will balance the flow of energy in your cooking space — without you having to rebuild or redesign the kitchen layout. 

  • Bring in the right feng shui kitchen colors

A kitchen allows you to bring in feng shui colors in any way — not just on the walls. You can add colors with your backsplash tiles, kitchen countertops, storage cabinets, or kitchen flooring. If you’re not planning a large-scale renovation in the near future, you can still make significant changes with the color of your kitchen appliances, wallpapers, artwork, or kitchen decor items. 

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Best feng shui kitchen colors

Feng shui kitchen colors are crucial in creating an efficient, yet calming cooking space. White, yellow, green, beige, red, orange, and blue colors are considered good feng shui kitchen paint colors, but you must understand how to use them. The way you use the colors, which hue should dominate the color scheme — will be different for every kitchen. The color choices will depend on the five feng shui elements and the direction of the kitchen. 

  • White color
white kitchen

White is a popular kitchen color, especially if you’re applying the principles of feng shui. The color is a symbol of cleanliness and purity. Since your kitchen is where you cook your meals, you’d want to keep things pure. Aesthetically too, white pairs well with every color.  In fact, a white background provides the perfect canvas which you can accent with warmer shades on your kitchen cabinets, backsplash, or window treatments. That way, your kitchen room is neither too stark nor too cold. 

  • Neutral shades 

Neutral colors such as beige, oatmeal, and other earth colors work well in the kitchen. According to feng shui, such hues bring stability to a household and have a harmonious effect. These light colors are warm and comforting and make your kitchen feel cozy.

  • Yellow color
yellow kitchen

This is again a popular feng shui kitchen color. Feng shui experts believe that it promotes socialization, it uplifts your spirits and makes your cooking space cheerful and happy. However, steer clear of shocking shades of yellow that might agitate you and your guests. Opt for a light yellow or golden yellow. It’s soothing to the eyes.  

  • Blue color

An interesting thing about blue is that it’s believed to curb hunger! So, if you’re someone who’s watching their weight, shades of blue are a smart choice. However, be sure to use the water element in small doses. While a little blue will add a calming effect, too much of it can make your kitchen look gloomy.

  • Green color

Did you know, the color green promotes digestion! No wonder feng shui recommends it for your kitchen space. It’s best to choose soft and earthy greens which will help you create a relaxing cooking space. You can enhance these earthy colors further by putting indoor plants and herbs.

  • Red color

Red is a good color for your kitchen, provided you use it in small doses. Otherwise, the fiery shade can create an imbalance in the space. A good idea is to combine a neutral color with a little bit of red — maybe only as an accent.

Read more: How to Create a Feng Shui Bedroom: A Complete Guide

Feng shui kitchen colors and kitchen directions

kitchen feng shui

Here are some specific Feng shui colors that go well with certain directions of your kitchen

East facing kitchen

  • Responsible for: Family’s health and family
  • Good feng shui colors: Brown and green
  • Additional feng shui colors: Black, blue and beige
  • Colors to avoid: Red, orange, purple, dark yellow, and gray

Southeast facing kitchen

  • Responsible for: Money and abundance
  • Good feng shui colors: Brown and green
  • Additional feng shui colors: Black, beige, blue and sandy
  • Colors to avoid: Red, orange, purple, gray and strong yellow

South-facing kitchen

  • Responsible for: Fame and reputation
  • Good feng shui colors: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple
  • Additional feng shui colors: Brown, green, black, blue
  • Colors to avoid: Red, orange, purple, strong yellow, gray

Southwest facing kitchen

Kitchen in the southwest
  • Responsible for: Love and marriage
  • Good feng shui colors: Earth element colors such as beige, sandy, light butter yellow
  • Additional feng shui colors: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple
  • Colors to avoid: Blue, black, green, gray

West facing kitchen

  • Responsible for: Children and creativity
  • Good feng shui colors: White and soft gray
  • Additional feng shui colors: Beige, sandy, light yellow
  • Colors to avoid: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple

Northwest facing kitchen

  • Responsible for: Helpful people and good blessings
  • Good feng shui colors: White and gray
  • Additional feng shui colors: Beige, sandy, light yellow
  • Colors to avoid: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple

North facing kitchen

  • Responsible for: Career in life
  • Good feng shui colors: Black and blue
  • Additional feng shui colors: White and gray
  • Colors to avoid: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple, green, brown, sandy

Northeast facing kitchen

  • Responsible for: Spiritual growth
  • Good feng shui colors: Beige, sandy, light butter yellow
  • Additional feng shui colors: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple
  • Colors to avoid: Blue, black, green, gray

Last words

Feng shui gives special consideration to a kitchen — because it’s the heart of your home. Feng shui practitioners believe that this space is where you nurture and sustain life by preparing food for your entire family.

We hope the above tips will help you create a good and happy feng shui kitchen — a feeling that will transcend to the rest of your home. 
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Helpful Tips to Choose the Best Feng Shui Kitchen Colors was last modified: April 15th, 2021 by Ramona Sinha
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