Everything can be related to five basic elements and how
to use them is in the art of Fengshui. The table below is the most basic
However, the most difficult part is not the answer itself. The original
meanings of ancient Chinese
materials faded with time and the description of color is strongly at the
eyes of beholder. For example, according to the description of the
manufacture, my car's color is aqua, which has a metal element. According
to the RMV, it is green, which has a wood element. Luckily, there is no
argument about what red or black is. Most of the people agrees that yellow
refers to is the same yellow that we use for our link buttons on the left.
This is also the yellow used by Chinese royal family historically. It has the
character of earth thus the royal family claims they own the earth (or
they can claim they are 'down to earth', whatever).
As for the different shades of the color, I do not believe there is an
agreement among the researchers.
||White, Aqua blue
||Black, navy blue
||Red, light purple
For practical applications like painting
your house, it is recommend to use very light, close to white color and
avoid collision of colors. This is true to most of the houses.
However, if you are into modern arts, make sure you do not pain your kitchen
black or bathroom red. Unless, you have hired an on site consultant and
know exactly what you are doing.