Colors have been known for centuries to possess the power to inspire our behavior or create a beautiful atmosphere in the house by creating illusions. Color is among the most powerful elements of decorating a home, it is unforgettable and personal.
Understanding a variety of colors will help you improve the atmosphere of your home. There are countless color options, and deciding which one or several to go with can be a tricky task. That is where you turn to Vastu color map.
3 Color Categories
Colors are categorized into three:
• The primary color, which includes the three main colors reds, yellow, and blue. These three makes the basis from where all colors are derived.
• Secondary colors made from mixing two primary colors and include green, orange, and violet.
• Tertiary color that is formed by mixing two secondary colors.
Using colors properly according to Vastu will bring peace of mind to you as well as activating positive energy. To have the right color, it must be matched with the different Vastu directions and the elements and planet they represent. A nice color combination will enhance the flow of energy inside your house or office.
Direction And Color Representation
Color is the foundation of Vastu and is regarded as the representation of deity powers that are responsible for our lives. They are like energy generators in our bodies.
Here is a representation of the color map in Vastu.
North – shades of green
South – shades of red
East – shades of orange or yellow
West – shades of blue or grey
There are many other colors used that come from mixing the above major colors. We will cover a few of them shortly.
The significance of the Vastu colors
Vasatu Color Map
Red is the bold and dominant color in Vastu that represents materialism, passion, lust, bravery, base energies, drama, power, action, emotions, warmth, energy, aggressiveness, and vibrancy. Red is characteristically active color and stimulating. It can stimulate emotions such as hunger and that is why many restaurants feature at least a red color.
In Vastu homes, red color can be used at places in need of energy and warmth. You can use the color in your living room to activate the energies the space needs.
If you are nervous or suffer from depression, it may not be a good idea to use the color red as it can add to your stress levels.
Blue is a symbol of love, emotions, contentment, tranquility devotion, truth, inspiration, and mercy. In Vastu, the color is represented by water and sky and can help you relieve and heal the pain.
The color blue can be used in large areas in the room, so don’t use it is tiny spaces. The walls of your home should be painted with lighter shades of blue and avoid overusing it in shops, restaurants, office, or factory.
Too much blue in the house can result in cold, cough, or similar illnesses.
Green is about nature, healing, fertility, relaxation, prosperity, abundance, positive energy, re-creation, rebirth, and more. There is no doubt you have seen more of green color in the hospitals and clinics.
Green color can help you calm down the rage and soothe the mood, so if you or your partner is temperamental, consider using more of color green in your house.
The color white has many attributes including purity, cleanliness, innocence, simplicity, openness, luxury, and many more. White also symbolizes intimacy and privacy, though a word of caution: do not paint your entire house, else you may become self-centered, however, make your entire ceiling white in your house.
Yellow is another one of the most important Vastu colors. It represents positive thoughts, optimism, purity, openness, intelligence, illumination, stable mind, study, concentration, and wealth among many others. While blue should not be used in small rooms, the best substitute color is yellow as it creates the illusion of large spaces.
One of the 7 chakras of – solar plexus chakra has a yellow color, meaning the color can be perfect for people with behavioral issues.
Orange is a unique Vastu color. It symbolizes determination, pride, communication, goals, good health, warmth, action, vivacity, energy, ease, comfort, and many more. While depression repels color red, orange provides warmth and ease needed to calm down.
Because of its goal-oriented attributes, the color orange is perfect for those who are willing to go all out to achieve their life goals. But don’t use too much of this color.
This is the color of comfort, satisfaction, stability, contentment, and earth element. Brown can be used to enhance that feel-good sense in your life. It is the color of masculinity.
When you see purple, it only means one thing – money. Purple is the color of royalty and represents luxury, riches, self-respect, graciousness, and poise. This color is perfect for those who tend to undervalue themselves in the presence of others or anyone with inferiority issues.
Violet is all about cosmic powers, contentment, memory, satisfaction, concentration, decisive nature, and peace of mind. The color is suitable for incisive people as it helps to make informed and better decision and in confidence. Additionally, if you always feel unsatisfied with life this color can be a rollicking you need.
And just like many Vastu colors, avoid overusing it, especially in business place or office as it will make you rest on your laurels and think that you have already made it.
The color shouldn’t also be used dominantly in children’s rooms, study room, pooja room, and any other room that requires constant mental activities.
Pastel colors are sometimes described as soft, soothing, near neutral, washed out, milky, or desaturated. The most common pastels are pink, baby blue, magic mint, lavender, periwinkle, and mauve.
While they luck strong chromatic content, pastels are considered the best colors for Vastu Shastra. As you may have already seen the trend, Vastu recommends the use of light colors or colors in moderation, making pastels the perfect colors for any wall of your room as well as the ceilings.
These are also good colors for Vastu Shastra and highly suitable for houses.
Vastu Clors For Each Room
To understand which color should be in which room, you need to understand the primary and secondary directions in Vastu.
There are four main directions in Vastu and another four sub-directions. Here they are:
The reason for you to know these directions is that they are all connected to a certain color, which should be used in that direction of the house.
Let’s see the colors for each room in the house.
The master bedroom in Vastu should be located in the southwest, and the color associated with this direction is browns and shades of brown. So, the color that shouldn’t miss in the master bedroom is brown.
But that is not to say that you should use brown in the whole master bedroom. Consider the functions of the master bedroom, which is for relaxing and having a nice sleep, and for physical pleasure with your partner (or alone?). With these two points, you can see that you need color blue for relaxation and pink for a romantic relationship.
Combining blue, brown, and pink will also bring balance in your life.
The kid’s bedroom colors should be ones that encourage him or her to concentrate on studying. These colors are mainly green and hues of light yellow. Dark blue colors in the bedroom may lead to health issues, while too much red can lead to temperament problems.
The importance of living cannot be stressed enough. It is the social room in your house, and where you welcome and entertain guests. The colors for this room depend on the location and direction in relation to your house. Study the map of your house and see in which direction the living room falls to get the ideal color.
The kitchen is the source of all our day-to-day energy. It should be located in the southwest corner of the house northwest if the first option is not possible.
The southeast area of the house is associated with the element of fire, which is represented by the color red. On the floor and wall, you can use yellow, silver, white, orange, rose, chocolate, rose, and many more.
Bathroom and toilet
The recommended Vastu colors for toilets and bathroom are white, shades of blue, light yellow, light pink, and lime green. Don’t use dark colors in floors, tiles, and walls in the toilet and bathroom.
Perhaps the most important thing in Vastu Shastra, the main door should be taken care of properly as it is from which all energy enters your home, positive or negative. Choose the color of your main door based on its direction in relation to the house, the colors should be light so that your entrance can look warm and welcoming.