According to Vastu Expert Pt. Dayanand Shastri, colors, if chosen in line with Vastu /Astrology/ Numerology principles, will not only help to bring you down the stress levels but can also make your life joyful.
Vastu Shastra, a science of architecture, defines there are specific colors that are suitable for specific directions (and rooms) of your home.
The colors in a home have a significant influence on its inhabitants.
We get the experts’ advice on selecting the right colors for the various rooms in your house.
It is a proven fact that colors have a significant psychological effect on people.
A home is a place where a person spends a major part of one’s life.
As specific colors stimulate distinctive emotions in the people, it is important to have an appropriate balance of colors in one’s home, to feel fresh and live a healthy life.
Colors for your home have to be decided, based on the direction and the date of birth of the homeowner.
According to Pt. Dayanand Shastri, Color plays an important role and has a definite function in our lives. We are living in a colorful world.
In one way or other, wherever life exists there is color. Color is an effect caused by the reflection of light, which is a form of intense vibrations.
These vibrations affect the nerves in your eyes causing a sensation perceived as color. The vibrations in the universe manifest themselves in the form of colors and musical notes.
This is the reason why we like to hear certain types of music colors and eventually like to show or acquire them in one form or other.
“While each direction has a specific color, at times, it may still not suit the owner.
Therefore, homeowners should adhere to the general guidelines for colors as per Vastu Shastra, which entails the following key points:
- North-east – Light blue.
- East – White or light blue.
- South-east – This direction is associated with fire. Therefore, orange, pink and silver colors can be used to enhance the energy.
- North – Green, pista green.
- North-west – This area is related to air. So, white, light grey, and cream are the best colors.
- West – It is the place of ‘Varun’ (i.e., water). So, the best colors are blue or white.
- South-west – Peach, mud color, biscuit color, or light brown.
- South – Red and yellow.
Homeowners must take extra precautions while choosing colors like black, red and pink, as these colors do not suit every person,” explains Pt. Dayanand Shastri.
Color guidelines, as per your home section
Each section of your home, requires colors as per its energy requirement, size and direction.
The color requirement of your home section should be as per its usage.
Astro-numerologist, Pt. Dayanand Shastri says, “People living in a home should keep the following points in mind while coloring the rooms:
Ideally, the master bedroom should be in a south-west direction and hence, should be painted with a blue color.
Guest room/ drawing room
North-west is the best place for the guest room/ drawing room and hence, a guest room in this direction should be painted with white color.
North-west is the best place for rooms for children who are grown up and go out for study purposes.
As the north-west direction is governed by the moon, hence, children’s rooms in this direction should be painted with white color.
The south-east zone is ideal for kitchens and hence, the walls of the kitchen should be painted with orange or red color.
North-west is the best place for the bathroom and hence, the bathroom should be painted with white color.
Ideally, the hall should be in the north-east or north-west direction and hence, should be painted yellow or white color.
Home exterior color
The exterior color of the house should be based on its owners. Colors, such as yellowish-white or off-white or light mauve or orange, can suit people of all Rashis.”
So without any delay, let’s start learning what each color means and what area of life it influences according to Pt. Dayanand Shastri Ji.
Red is a bold color. It represents lust, passion, materialism, base energies, bravery, power, drama, emotions, action, passion, aggressiveness, warmth, energy, and vibrancy.
Its nature is active and stimulating (that’s why you can see more of red in some restaurants as it stimulates hunger).
You can use red color in places that need warmth and energy.
Try putting combination of red color shades (not too much) in the living room and see how lively that room becomes.
People suffering from depression should avoid red color as it can be very stressful.
Sky and water are represented by this color.
Blue also signifies beauty, tranquility, contentment, emotions, inspiration, devotion, truth and mercy. It’s a color that helps to heal and reduces pain.
You can use blue colors in areas that are huge. But, avoid using blue for small rooms.
Always make sure to choose lighter shades of blue while coloring the walls of your home. Try to avoid more blue color in the office, shop or factory.
Avoid having too much blue in the house as it’ll lead to cough, cold and similar medical issues.
Growth, nature, relaxation, healing, fertility, abundance, prosperity, positive energy, rebirth, re-creation, etc. are the attributes represented by green color.
Since it represents healing that’s why you’ll notice more of green color in hospitals.
Another important quality of green color is that it helps to calm down temper and helps soothe the mood. Hence, people or couples with temperament issues can use more green color.
The white color signifies purity, cleanliness, openness, innocence, simplicity, and luxury.
Since it also represents privacy and intimacy, you should not paint the whole house white, else you may become egocentric.
But, you must make sure to have the whole ceiling of the house in white color.
Yellow represents happiness, purity, positive thoughts, optimism, openness, illumination, intelligence, study, stable mind, wealth and concentration. Yellow has a broadening effect i.e. it can be used at places or rooms that aren’t big; that’ll make the place look bigger than it actually is.
The solar plexus chakra (out of the 7 chakras) of the human body has yellow color. Hence, people having behavioral issues can use more of yellow color.
Orange color characterizes pride, determination, goals, communication, good health, vivacity, warmth, action, energy, comfort, and ease.
It’s a color that can be used by people who feel depressed with life. Also, young aspirants who’re willing to put in determined efforts to achieve goals in their life should use more of an orange color.
However, make sure not to use too much orange (just use it in moderation).
Brown represents satisfaction, contentment, comfort, stability and earth element. It’s a masculine color and can be used by anyone who wants to feel happy and satisfied in his life.
Purple is the color of luxury, riches, graciousness, self-respect and poise. It can be used by people who’re suffering from inferiority complex (especially males).
It represents spirituality, contentment, satisfaction, memory, concentration, peace of mind and decisive nature.
Indecisive people should use more of violet color; it’ll help them take better decisions and instill confidence. Also, people who feel they’re always discontented with life can use violet color.
Try not to use too much of violet color in office or business place as it’ll make you feel satisfied with whatever money you have and the drive to make more money won’t be in you.
It’s a very good color to be used moderately in kid’s bedroom, pooja room, study room and the rooms of people whose work requires constant mental activity.
All the pastel colors are considered best in vastu shastra….
Every color is related to some planet here are some examples for your convenience.
Sun: Orange, Yellow, Brown, gold, Deeper Shades of Yellow….
Moon: Green, Yellowish, White, Silver, Pale Green opal, Sea Green, Pearl, Olive Green, Emerald Green and Apple Green….
Mars: Red, Scarlet and Crimson, Maroon, Pink or brown….
Mercury: Yellow, Azure Blue, Dove, Golden Glow. Jupiter Violet Green or purple, Lavender….
Venus: Indigo, Turquoise, Pink, Lemon and Purple. Yellow and Pale Blue, Navy Blue and Sky Blue….
Saturn: Black, Dark Brown and Blue….
Pluto: Smoky and Grey….
Rahu: Checks, Changeable colors and Mixed Shades….
Ketu: Ocean color, Mauve and Lavender…
The colors allotted to various Zodiac signs are:
Aries (Mesh):— Red Family…
Taurus (Vrish):– Milky White…
Gemini (Mithun): –Green family…
Cancer (Karak):— Light Pink or Pearl…
Leo (Singh):– Broken White or Light Yellow…
Virgo (Kanaya):— Sky Blue or Light Green…
Libra (Thula): –White with Grey Tint…
Scorpio (Vrischika): Red or Pink….
Sagittarius (Dhanu):— Golden Yellow….
Capricorn (Makara):— Blue Family…
Aquarius (Kumbha):— Blue family / Light Pink….
Pisces (Meen):— White or Yellow…
In-fact as per vastu shastra, Pt. Dayanan Shastri suggests we should be using very light colors for walls and ceiling of our home.
Neutral colors are also considered very good in vastu shastra and are recommended for houses and other buildings.
Colors Vastu –
Directions & Colors (The Relation Amongst Them) As per vastu shastra, there’re 8 directions that we need to take care of. Out of these 8 directions, 4 are main directions and the rest 4 are sub-directions.
Also, each and every direction and sub-direction in vastu shastra is associated with a color. Hence, that color becomes the dominating color for that particular direction.
Here’s an image, which I’ve created, for better – and easier – understanding of the concept. The image reveals to you the directions and sub-directions and the colors associated with them.
Do have good look at it!
Direction-Wise Colors As per Vastu Shastra
Relation Between Colors & Directions
Taking from the image above, you can – and I know you’ve – deciphered that there’re various colors and color combinations that you can use in your home; but there’s still a lot to be understood.
Here’s what I mean…..
For example: The best color for North side (from the image) is green (and its shades).
Now, painting the whole North of the house in green color would certainly make it look very odd.
Furthermore, if each direction is painted with the exact color (as from the image) then the house would end up looking ugly and patchy.
Hence, North will be green, East will be white, West ends up being blue and South is red in color.
There doesn’t seem to be any balance of colors in a house like that. Hence, you need to take care while coloring rooms of your home.
Now, depending upon which direction a room is located you need to decide the best suitable colors for it.
Ok, it may get overwhelming to think that much and understand everything; hence, I’ve sculpted the next section of this article as a room by room coloring guide that’ll help you to understand and choose the best colors for each room of your home depending on the direction they’re located.
All you need to do is to just read on carefully.
The Complete Room by Room Home Coloring Guide
Each and every room in a house is different and that’s because every room has specific purpose.
For example, bedroom for sleeping, living room for entertaining guests and spending leisure time with family, kitchen for cooking and so on.
Also, you’re now aware that colors can – and they do – have a significant effect on our moods and thought process.
What this all means is that if we’re using wrong colors at wrong places then there’re chances – and very good chances – that we’ll end-up messing something in our lives.
Here’s an example for better understanding:
Suppose a master bedroom that’s painted completely red.
Now, as you may know, red color represent “Fire” element and uncontrolled fire leads to chaos; hence, any couple (or even an individual) that sleeps in this – red colored – bedroom for prolonged periods of time will have temperament issues.
There’ll be fights within the family, with neighbors, even quarrels in office etc.
On that note let’s start learning what colors are best suited for each and every room of a home.
Below are room-wise vastu guidelines for choosing the best colors for each and every room of a house.
Colors that you should avoid in your home
Experts suggest that light shades are always good. Dark shades like red, brown, gray and black may not suit everyone, as they represent some of the fiery planets likes Rahu, Shani, Mars, and Sun. “Red, deep yellow and black should be avoided. Generally, these colors have high intensity and it may disturb the energy pattern inside your house,” cautions Pt.Dayanand ji.