Everything and everyone – people, points of the compass, objects, etc. – can be assigned to one of the five elements that are valid in Feng Shui:
wood, fire, earth, metal, water
Each element appears in different ways: as colour, shape, material, structure, time of day or season.
Colours can change the atmosphere in our rooms. Their influence on the people living / working in a given room is enormous: orange and red tones (fire, yang polarity) support activity and vitality. Earth and natural tones (earth, Yin polarity) have a slowing, calming effect. Grey, white and metallic colours (metal, Yin polarity) stand for inspiration and clarity. Blue and black (water, Yin polarity) promote orientation towards goals, and flexibility. Green tones (wood, yang polarity) stand for growth, confidence, harmony and health.
If elements come together (e.g. the element of the room coming together with the element of furnishings and people), they can influence each other favourably or unfavourably. One goal of Feng Shui is to create a balance between the elements and, for example, to harmonise the element of the human being with the element of the room.