Many of my articles emphasize that feng shui is a natural earth science, based on physical laws and principles that have been tested for thousands of years. no A subjective conclusion about how a person is affected by the environment.

But this defined field has a small corner that can be considered subjective in its interpretation. Yet even subjective experiences and interpretations affect a person’s nervous and glandular systems in universal ways. When I see something I don’t like, my mind and body become tense. A trickle-down effect is when a chronically unpleasant image or situation can impair a person’s physical, mental, or mental health over time.

There is that cliché: beauty is in the eye of the beholderIf you have “conflict art” hanging in your home, and you like it, and seeing it regularly makes you feel better, you can’t say that your subjective experience with it is bad feng shui. yeah. Most people don’t want to see art that makes them feel down or angry, except perhaps for a moment’s experience walking through his gallery of art. Just like we go to the movies, if we know the subject matter is terrifying, we assume that it won’t bother us too long after we see it.

I once had a client who had a henchman’s hood and sword attached to the headboard of his bedroom. When I asked him about his love life, whether his girlfriend enjoyed this horrific display, he admitted it didn’t and told me he later deleted it. It was pretty clear to me why these potential love interests wouldn’t be returning to his home. subjective but real.

Some people have very strong reactions to color alone, even without an image. One client will tell me they can’t stand blue, red, green, or any color you can imagine.In Feng Shui theory, no color is good or bad. However, large-scale colors such as walls and floors can vibrate some of the associated elements.

Associated with the water element all shades of blue or black
Associated with wood elements all shades of green
associated with the element of fire all shades of red
associated with the element of earth Any shade of yellow, orange, or brown
Associated with metal elements All shades of grey, white, gold, or silver

After a traditional feng shui analysis is done, specific colors for the room are recommended, not based on the subjective tastes of those who live there, but based on five element theory. However, there is a subjective element to our reactions, so it’s generally considered “bad” feng shui to claim that there are colors around people that you don’t like.

Instead, you can easily create another color from our wide selection. For example, a person may not like fire engine red, but may like burgundy or maroon, which are within the red tones.

Going back to the Chinese culture where feng shui originated, symbolism through art and sculpture was and is still used on a daily basis today, but it is largely subjective. , If a Buddha statue brings you peace and tranquility, that’s good feng shui.

If someone tells you that painting a rampaging horse will do you a better job, you have to accept it as a belief for the placebo effect to work. Rather than trying to make me like something organically unattractive, I prefer to stay connected to images of inspiration that I already accept or feel strongly about.this is another reason There is no preferred style of art, architecture, or interior design that is arbitrarily regarded as good or bad in feng shui..

Author: Carter Diamond

Company: Feng Shui Solutions ® since 1992

From the architecture and design blog series