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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. Here is a detailed explanation for choosing wall colours as per Vastu and other tips that you should follow while picking these colours:
Wall colours for your home as per Vastu
Vikash Sethi, CEO and founder of A2ZVastu.com, says that colours for each room 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:
|East||White, light blue|
|South-east||Orange, pink, silver|
|North||Green, pista green|
|North-west||Light grey, white, cream|
|South-west||Peach, mud 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.
Zone-wise quick glance at the best colours for your home
Wall colour guidelines as per Vastu
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: According to Vastu for the bedroom, 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 home colour, 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.”
Pooja room: According to Vastu Shastra, the pooja room should face the north-east direction, to harness maximum sunlight. Yellow is the most suitable colour for this part of your home, as this will facilitate this process.
Main door/entrance: Opt for soft colours for the front door, such as white, silver or wood colours. As per Vastu, avoid dark colours such as black, red or dark blue. Remember, the main entrance gates should always open in a clockwise direction and open inwards.
Study room: If you have a home-office, opt for colours like light green, blue, cream and white, according to Vastu. Light colours make the room look big. Avoid dark colours as it will add gloominess to the space.
Balcony/veranda: According to Vastu, the balcony should be in the north or east direction. Prefer using calm colours like blue, cream and light tones of pink and green, for the balcony. This is the space where the occupants connect with the outer world. Hence, all dark colours should be avoided.
Garage: As per Vastu, the ideal location for a garage is in the north-west side. Ideal colours are white, yellow, blue or any other light shade.
|Room||Suggested colours as per Vastu||Colours to avoid as per Vastu|
|Master bedroom||Blue||Dark shades of red|
|Guest room||White||Dark shades of red|
|Drawing/living room||White||Dark colours|
|Kid’s room||White||Dark blue and red|
|Kitchen||Orange or red||Dark grey, blue, brown and black|
|Bathroom||White||Dark shades of any colour|
|Hall||Yellow or white||Any colour in deep shade|
|Home exterior||Yellowish-white, off-white, light mauve||Black|
|Main door/entrance||White, silver or wood colours||Red, deep yellow|
|Study room||Light green, blue, cream or white||Brown, grey|
|Balcony/veranda||Blue, cream, light tones of pink and green||Grey, black|
|Garage||White, yellow, blue||Black, brown|
Wall 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. However, if you feel that your home lacks passion and warmth, you can choose Red colour in some corners of your home.
*For the bedroom, avoid excessive use of red as it represents fire energy and may trigger temperament issues.
*According to Vastu, homeowners should avoid excessive white colour as it increases egocentrism.
*Homeowners should also avoid any dark colours in garage and car parking area.
Significance of colours as per Vastu
|Red||Passion, power, emotions, warmth|
|Blue||Beauty, contentment, devotion, truth|
|Green||Growth, healing, fertility, prosperity|
|White||Purity, openness, innocence, luxury|
|Yellow||Optimism, openness, study, intelligence|
|Orange||Determination, goals, good health, comfort|
|Brown||Stability, satisfaction, comfort|
|Purple||Richness, luxury, graciousness, pride|
About kitchen colour Vastu
The kitchen represents the fire element. Hence, bright shades would be the best fit. You can opt for yellow or even bright reds and orange shades. Warm tones like pink signify love and warmth, while brown too works for the kitchen as it signifies satisfaction. If there are kitchen cabinets, shades of lemon yellow, orange or even green work well, as it denotes freshness, health and positivity. As for the flooring, opt for mosaic, marble or ceramic tiles. Light shades – beige, whites or light brown are good for the floor. Kitchen slabs as per Vastu recommendations are the best in naturally available stones, which include granite or quartz. Orange, yellow and green colours work well for the kitchen’s countertops.
Vastu tips for wall colours
- Choose colours that belong to your favorable planet or lucky number. Consult a numerologist while choosing colours for your bedroom.
- Green is preferred for the north direction, because it is governed by planet Mercury. The north-east direction is governed by Jupiter and therefore, colours such as yellow should be preferred for walls in this direction.
- Since east is governed by the Sun, always prefer orange colour for this direction. Similarly, for the south-east direction, choose the colour red.
- West is governed by Shani or Saturn and grey is the ideal colour for this corner.
Which colour is lucky for home?
Colours have to be decided, based on the direction and the date of birth of the homeowner. Colours, such as yellowish-white or off-white or light mauve or orange, can suit to people of all Rashis.
Which colour is lucky for bedroom?
The master bedroom should be in a south-west direction and hence, should be painted with blue colour.
Which colour is best for east direction?
White or light blue is ideal for houses in east direction.
Which colour is best for kitchen?
The south-east zone is ideal for kitchens and hence, the walls of the kitchen should be painted with orange or red colour.
Which colour is best for kid’s 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.
Which colour is best for 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.
(With inputs from Surbhi Gupta and Sneha Sharon Mammen)