It is a proven fact that colours 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 colours stimulate distinctive emotions in the people, it is important to have an appropriate balance of colours in one’s home, to feel fresh and live a healthy life.
Colours for your home, as per direction
Vikash Sethi, CEO and founder of A2ZVastu.com, says that colours have to be decided, based on the direction and the date of birth of the homeowner.
“While each direction has a specific colour, at times, it may still not suit the owner. Therefore, home owners should adhere to the general guidelines for colours as per Vastu Shastra, which entails the following key points:
- North-east – Light blue.
- East – White or light blue.
- South-east – As this direction is associated with fire, orange, pink and silver colours 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 colours.
- West – It is the place of ‘Varun’ (i.e., water). So, the best colours are blue or white.
- South-west – Peach, mud colour, biscuit colour or light brown.
- South – Red and yellow.
Home owners must take extra precautions while choosing colours like black, red and pink, as these colours do not suit every person,” explains Sethi.
Colour guidelines, as per your home section
Experts point out that each section of your home, requires colours as per its energy requirement, size and direction. The colour requirement of your home section, should be as per its usage. Astro-numerologist, Gauravv Mittal, says, “People living in a home should keep the following points in mind, while colouring the rooms:
Master bedroom: Ideally, the master bedroom should be in a south-west direction and hence, should be painted with blue colour.
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 colour.
Kids’ room: 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 colour.
Kitchen: The south-east zone is ideal for kitchens and hence, the walls of the kitchen should be painted with orange or red colour.
Bathroom: North-west is the best place for bathroom and hence, the bathroom should be painted with white colour.
Hall: Ideally, the hall should be in the north-east or north-west direction and hence, should be painted yellow or white.
Home exterior colour: The exterior colour of the house, should be based on its owners. Colours, such as yellowish-white or off-white or light mauve or orange, can suit to people of all Rashis.”
Colours 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, theses colours have high intensity and it may disturb the energy pattern inside your house,” cautions Sethi.