Feng Shui In The Kitchen


Feng Shui Kitchen Layouts

The kitchen is what brings us together as families and friends, the eating and laughter and every holiday is made special in this room. To Feng Shui a kitchen that you already have is not as hard as you may think. There does not need to be any demo or major renovations, unless renovations is your thing then go for it I love renovations. The lay out of the kitchen is dependent on many different factors other then color such as location and history.


Bring On Colors



The colors you bring to your kitchen's chi is very dependent on the direction your kitchen is facing. According to thespruce.com East Kitchens: Main colors: Brown and green Additional colors: Black, blue, sandy, and beige Colors to limit: Red, orange, purple, strong yellow, gray Appropriate art: Images from nature (forest, rivers, seashore etc), happy family gathering, images of medicinal plants Art to limit: Images with fiery energy (a strong sunset) or actual images of fire. Suggested decor: Herbs and plants in terracotta or wood planters, mirrors Best shapes: Rectangular, wavy, square


Southeast: Main colors: Brown and green Additional colors: Black, blue, sandy and beige Colors to limit: Red, orange, purple, strong yellow, gray Appropriate art: Images of water (waterfall, oceans, rivers, etc), lush landscapes, expressions of wealth that speak to your heart and are appropriate for the kitchen. For example, friends dining in an expensive restaurant or a Parisian cafe, a table full of food, an edible garden, etc. Art to limit: Images with fiery energy (a strong sunset) or actual images of fire. Suggested decor: Herbs and plants in terracotta planters, gold leaf mirrors Best shapes: Rectangular, wavy, square


South: Main colors: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple Additional colors: Brown, green, black, blueColors to limit: Red, orange, purple, strong yellow, gray Appropriate art: Images of fire be it an actual fire or its symbolic energy (a sunset). Images of colorful bright flowers (poppies, red roses), fruits or vegetables with fiery energy (red peppers, spices, etc).Art to limit: Images with water energy (lakes, oceans, rivers), images of the desert Suggested decor: Herbs and plants in fiery color planters. Best shapes: Triangular and rectangular


Southwest: Main colors: Beige, sandy, light butter yellow Additional colors: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple Colors to limit: Blue, black, green, gray Appropriate art: Images of various landscapes, soil, pottery, etc as well as images of fire Art to limit: Images with watery energy (lakes, oceans, etc), images with lush greenery Suggested decor: Terracotta pots, pottery, various earthenware items Best shapes: Square and rectangular


West: Main colors: White and gray Additional colors: Beige, sandy, light yellow Colors to limit: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple Appropriate art: Images with predominantly white and gray colors, images of metal items, images of landscapes Art to limit: Fiery images Suggested decor: Metal bowls, terracotta pots, pottery, various earthenware items Best shapes: Round and square


Northwest: Main colors: White and gray Additional colors: Beige, sandy, light yellow Colors to limit: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple Appropriate art: Images with predominantly white and gray colors, images of metal items or landscapes Art to limit: Fiery images Suggested decor: Metal bowls, terracotta pots, pottery, various earthenware items Best shapes: Round and square


North: Main colors: Black and blue Additional colors: White and gray Colors to limit: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple, green, brown, sandy Appropriate art: Images of water (oceans, rivers, etc) images of metal items, black and white photos Art to limit: Fiery images, lush landscapes, images of the dessert Suggested decor: Metal bowls, white color appliances Best shapes: Round and wavy


Northeast: Main colors: Beige, sandy, light butter yellow Additional colors: Red, orange, yellow, pink, magenta, purple Colors to limit: Blue, black, green, gray Appropriate art: Images of various landscapes, soil, pottery, as well as images of fire. Images of Buddha or other deities, a lotus flower or any other images evoking a spiritual quality of energy. Art to limit: Images with watery energy (lakes, oceans, etc) and/or lush greenery.Suggested decor: Terracotta pots, pottery, various earthenware items Best shapes: Square and rectangular



Floating Shelving

Lighting is Everything

The lighting and size of your kitchen determines the shades of colors and the you may want to look into different types lighting options that would bring the most open and bright feel to your kitchen. Choosing the color scheme of your kitchen depends on how far into the renovations process you want to get into, here are some small things that can be done to change the chi of your kitchen click here.

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