Black and White can have a strong effect on our emotions. Too much black can create negativity. Black is a self confidence, independent, mysterious color. It is a color for career, power, and knowledge. Using black in the home requires thought and perspective. The best way to use black is to balance it with white or use it as an accent color. Finding the right balance can be crucial depending on the room. Too much black in the dining room brings a heavy energy to a room that is the heart of the family. This is where we come together to share a meal with loved ones. Black is not a good color for digestion. White acts as a blank canvas to help us think clearly, focus, and to stimulate creativity. Adding an orange accent would be very beneficial as orange is a lively color that stimulates conversation for a great dinner party.
Consider the personalities in your home when choosing color for effective Feng Shui.
A round table in the dining room designates everyone as equal, the head of the table of all taking the lead in all their uniqueness. An equal number of chairs at the table creates a balanced energy. The Chinese consider the dining room the wealth center. Using a mirror in Feng Shui magnifies the energy of the space. A mirror in the dining room magnifies that wealth center. Balance in design helps to balance the chi, energy of this dining room. The black metal chandelier, though being gorgeous, has a heavy, severe energy overhead in an environment that needs to be soothing to enjoy a meal and allow for healthy digestion.
Patty Malek is a Life/Spiritual Awareness Coach & author of the forthcoming book ~The Complete Soulful Home~A Lifestyle for a new way of Being. Aligning the Interior Design of You with The Interior Design of Your Home.