I’m getting ready to redecorate one of my “empty nest” rooms. I want to try something different so I plan to do a “Feng shui” concept. This is not just a decorating a scheme but it is actually an ancient philosophy system that originated in China. It attempts to harmonize humans with the environment which surrounds them. It teaches that there are invisible threads that connect everything in the universe.
Color is considered to be a form of energy expression. I want to create a reading space so, according to principles of Feng shui, I should use colors that create a calming and relaxing atmosphere. I should choose colors that reflect the elements of earth and water. These would be complementary shades blue, brown and green. Warmer and more vibrant colors should be used in moderation. Their purpose is to create balance.