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More about Yellow in Design

Yellow

InYellow China yellow was the color of the emperor as it depicted the center of the universe and it is often used to contrast black to complement the yin and yang of these two colors.  Their theory is yellow arises out of black as earth arises out of the dark waters, yin and yang.

Common psychological effects are of hope and optimism.  It is a warming and stimulating color that often is associated with happiness and drawing out intellect.  A mid-range yellow palette  supports grounding and stability.

In 5 element theory the palette of yellow has a range considered the fire element and a range considered the earth element.  The fire element of yellows range from bright yellow to the gold of the emperors cloths while the earth range is light yellow and ochre shades of yellow.

The palette range of yellow has different cultural associations, such as dark yellows the color of the sun and happiness and the shade of sulfur as deceitful and evil.    Therefore it is important that in your home or business that the palette chosen is one that is appealing to you!

Best room placements for painting yellow in your home or office:

  • It is an appetizing color that represents fertility, abundance and richness making it a great color choice for the kitchen.
  • It stimulates conversation  and socialization making it a great choice for rooms designed for gatherings; waiting rooms, foyers, living rooms, dining rooms, dens, open group offices and meeting rooms.  (May not be the best choice for bedrooms and private working spaces!)

Wearing yellow:

There are two palette choices wearing yellow;  the sun yellows in the fire element and the ochre yellows in the earth element.

  • Fire Element

In the 5 element nurturing cycle wearing the yellows in the fire element can be accented by the greens and browns in the wood element.   The yellows of the fire element can also be worn to accent the earth palette.

If an outfit is too much fire it can be contrasted with black, the yin to yellows yang!

  • Earth Element

In the 5 element nurturing cycle wearing the yellows in the earth element can be accented by the palette in the fire element.   The yellows of the earth element can also be worn to accent the wood palette.

If an outfit is too much earth add dark blues and blacks in the water element, blues and greens in the wood element and whites and shades of grey in the metal element.

Wonder if yellow is your color or not?  Learn your primary color by reading more at: What 5 element are you? Fire, Earth, Metal, Water or Wood

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When would you paint your Front Door Yellow?

There are two yellow palette ranges for front doors. They are associated with the earth and fire elements.

Earth Palette range:

The best directions for a front door in either the  light yellow or ochre palette is  North-East and South-West .  A North-East facing entrance is the Personal Growth and Spiritual Doorway while the South-West is the Relationship doorway!

Yellow

A  light yellow or ochre colored doorway can be used in the metal element directions of West and North-West. Light Yellow is considered an earth element shade and in the 5 element theory, earth supports metal.

Fire Palette Range:

The best direction for a deep and dark painted yellow door is South.  This South facing front entrance way is the Fame Doorway and it reflects Recognition.  The deep darker yellows can also accent the South-West  and North-East facing doorway as fire supports the earth element.  These two directions reflect the earth element.

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A NORTH-WEST FACING DOOR

Compass reading –  292.5 to 337.5 degrees

A North–West  facing front door is considered to have yin (feminine) energy.   This direction is the season of fall transitioning into winter or evening into night time.

This direction is the Helpful People doorway and it represents blessing and travel.  The North  is considered a metal element which can be reflected by a round shape or in  the colors of white, grey or black.

Feng Shui Cardinal Directions

Enhancements to a North-West Facing Front Door

In the element theory metal is nurtured by the earth element.  Earth colors are light yellow and earthy colors.  It is reflected with low square shapes.

Avoid with a North-West Facing Door

The elements of  Fire and Water destroy metal.


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AN EAST FACING FRONT DOOR

Compass reading – 67.5 to 112.5 degrees

An east  facing front door is considered to have a yang (masculine) quality to it. East reflects springtime and morning time.  Therefore this would not be the hot afternoon sun, but the fresh rising sun.

This direction is the family doorway and it represents community and past.  The East is considered a wood element which can be reflected by the shape of an upright rectangle or in  the colors of green and brown.

Feng Shui Cardinal Directions

Enhancements to an East Facing Front Door

Water and earth support the wood element in the nurturing cycle of the element theory .  Therefore enhancements can be made using these element’s characteristics.   These are the colors of blue, black, light yellows & earth colors and the low square or irregular shapes.

Avoid with a East Facing Door

Metal  & Fire elements destroy wood, therefore colors and objects reflecting these two elements are avoid at an East Facing Front Door.


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A NORTH FACING DOOR

Compass reading –  337.5 to 22.5 degrees

A North  facing front door is considered to have yin (feminine energy).   This direction is the season of winter or night into morning.

This direction is the Life-path doorway and it represents the journey and careers.  The North  is considered a water element which can be reflected by an irregular shape or in  the colors of blue and black.

Feng Shui Cardinal Directions

Enhancements to a North Facing Front Door

In the element theory water is supported by the metal element therefore enhancements can be made using characteristics of this elements.   These are the colors of blue and black, round shapes and metal objects.

Avoid with a North Facing Door

It is best to avoid objects and colors in the elements of Fire and Wood as these elements destroy water. 


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A NORTH–EAST FACING FRONT DOOR

Compass reading –  22.5 to 67.5  degrees

A North – East  facing front door is considered a yin and yang balance.  This direction is a transitional stage in the wheel of winter into spring or night into morning.

This direction is the spirituality and personal growth  doorway and it represents higher education.  The North–East is considered an earth element which can be reflected by a low square shape or in  the colors of light yellow, sand and earth, however it is primarily associated with the color of blue.

Feng Shui Cardinal Directions

Enhancements to a North-East Facing Front Door

Fire and Metal supports earth in the nurturing cycle of the element theory.   Therefore enhancements can be made using these element’s characteristics.   Colors of black, grey, white, red, purple, orange, deep yellows and pinks and the shape of triangles and circles are some examples.

Avoid with a North-East Facing Door

Wood and water destroys earth, therefore colors and objects reflecting these two elements are avoided with East Facing Front Door in the element theory.


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