Vastu For Selection of Paint Colors
Colors are most powerful in influencing the human mind and body. It is also the least expensive, easiest and quickest to use, to change and to create a decorating scheme. In Vedic periods, all colors were taken out from vegetables and flowers, which were more permanent in shade, soothing to eye and natural tint. At an early period in human history the symbolic use of colors was made. Vaastu Shastra provides vital guidelines as to how to decorate our homes etc. in decent manner to derive maximum delight with dignity and décor.
According to Vaastu Shastra, the color schemes should conform to the raashi (constellation / zodiac sign) of the owner to bring good luck and happiness.
|Zodiac Sign||Colors Suggested|
|Cancer||Rose Red, Pearl White|
|Leo||Ruby Red, Dim White|
|Libra||Cement color, Milky White|
|Scorpio||Pink, Coral Red|
|Pisces||Yellow, Pure White|
If a room has poor daylight, it should be painted in light color and if a room gets good amount of natural light throughout the day, it can be painted in some deep color. If a room has only a North window, which admits cold light, we should not use blue on the walls. If a room gets much direct sunlight, it is not advisable to paint the walls yellow or peach. It is nearly better to have ceilings white and the ceiling temperature should be less than the human body temperature.
|East (Sun)||Shining white|
|North (Mercury)||All Green|
|South (Mars)||Pink, coral red|
|North-East (Jupiter)||Golden yellow|
|South-West (Rahu)||All Green|
|South-East (Venus)||Silver white|
A particular color can activate or can control human glands by different bodily functions. Such as for good appetizer or to give excitement for the low blood pressure patient, a light limited soothing color atmosphere is recommended. Similarly Blue color is to stop overeating habits. For a high blood pressure patient, a light limited soothing color atmosphere is recommended. For quicker healing, green color is used in hospitals. For a good healthy, tasty food, golden yellow or tinted brown color is recommended.
Here are some guidelines on particular colors, which will help you to choose the right Vaastu colors for every room.
Use dark colors along with lighter shades of the same color or glazed type/version of the same paint color to create stripes on the walls. This will also help you add height to the living room.It is also advisable to use chocolate brown or very dark colors in satin or semi-gloss finishing.You may add faux crackle finishing to your living room wall by first painting it with dark color followed by lighter color.If you are using faux painting techniques, choose the right kind of paint.
When planning the bedroom colors we want warmth, style, mood and comfort.Light colors are suitable for bed rooms. Pink, blue, green, gray and lavender in their lighter shades keep the rooms tranquil and induce good sleep. Pink or cream colored tiles or marble are good for flooring. Avoid black and red color in bedroom. Yellow and white marble should not be used in bedroom.
White is the evergreen color for kitchens.Kitchen must have some tinge of red in it depicting fire. It can be utensils, or any other items. White or blue are suitable for walls and flooring.The kitchen painted with colors such as orange, red and yellow should match nicely to the bright lights of the cooking area.Good use of color contrast on walls can help enhance visibility and mobility within the kitchen.Avoid bright colors and busy patterns, which may contribute to eyestrain.
To improve concentration and for pleasantness opt for green, blue, light purple which also improve memory.The walls of study room should be painted in light colours rather than dark colours. Light colours are very auspicious according to vastu and enhance learning power of students. Avoid black color in study room.
Children's rooms are a very special and attractive place in the home and should reflect the interests of the child. So select the paint according to their taste.You can use bright high shine primary colors (red, green, yellow, blue) to make different patterns look interesting such as polka dots, checks, geometrical shapes, numbers, alphabets, etc. They can be applied either as border or throughout the wall.Contemporary color favorites include purples, vibrant, blues, pinks, yellows and greens.Bright colors are suitable for baby rooms be it pink, blue, yellow orange or purple.
Fresh linen white seems a good bathroom color idea as it makes the bath room fresh, clean and simple and works well with almost all the colors and shades.Crispy white bathrooms with light soothing blue tone (Blue creates a calming effect and it highlights the bath room for relaxation and treat. Blue also makes a bath appear larger).Go for lime green and shades of pink (for a quiet, restful space).For decoration in bath room, you can choose gold or light brown paint.You can also choose your paint color that matches with the color of the tiles, mirror frame, towel, etc to create a decorative appearance.White, light gray, pink or any pastel shade is suitable.
If a room has poor daylight, it should be painted in light color and if a room gets good amount of natural light throughout the day. If a room has only a North window, which admits cold light, we should not use blue on the walls. If a room gets much direct sunlight, it is not advisable to paint the walls yellow or peach. It is nearly better to have ceilings white and the ceiling temperature should be less than the human body temperature.