The Five Element Theory has its roots in the ancient Chinese view of the universe. According to this doctrine, the course of all natural phenomena with their relationships and modes of action is regulated by the five basic elements. This means that an item can be assigned to every thing in the world. Fire, metal, earth, wood and water are a further differentiation of the Yin and Yang energies, which try to describe the duality of our world and still find their good place in the Chinese sciences, especially in medicine.
Each of the five elements is found daily in its environment in shapes, colors, patterns, tastes, foods, properties, materials, directions, etc. It is assumed that all five elements must be in harmony with each other in order to achieve an optimal flow of energy guarantee that they can control, nourish or even destroy each other. When you understand how the five elements relate to each other, you understand how Feng Shui harmony can be achieved in a living space.
The cycle of elements determines the success in applying the Feng Shui doctrine, because there is a productive and a destructive interplay between the elements. The productive one is called emergence cycle and the negative - destruction cycle. Recognizing and eliminating the inhibiting factors in the circulation of the elements in the design and furnishing of living spaces is the goal of Feng Shui.
The cycle of the five elements
The cycle of elements describes how they merge and change. So the wood nourishes the fire and the fire nourishes the earth. Metal is extracted from soil and its minerals liven up the water. In turn, it feeds the trees that make wood, etc. Normally, the system is balanced. But sometimes there are imbalances, because the elements also control each other. For example, wood controls the earth, the earth the water, the water the fire, the fire the metal and the metal the wood.
Each room should have a balanced balance of power between the five elements. With the help of the appropriate shapes, colors, patterns, materials and objects to each element, one can achieve harmony in the interior.
Decorations made of clay and ceramics strengthen the element of the earth
The element wood is stimulated by plants, fresh flowers, wooden figures, green fabrics as well as high, emerging, branched and cylindrical shapes. With its colors green and light blue, it fits best in the dining room and bedroom. The fire element is inspired by pictures in reds, candles, red lamps and stars. The matching shapes are pointed, sharp-edged and star-shaped and the matching space because of the red and orange color - the kitchen. Decorations of clay and ceramics, stones and brown floors strengthen the element of the earth. The colors are ocher and yellow, which are very suitable for the interior of the living room. Earth energy also strengthens all flat, rectangular, checkered and low forms. The element metal, symbolizing success, is stimulated by all metal objects, as well as curved, silver and white picture frames. The matching shapes are round, domed and curved. In the home office, the colors of the metal energy - white and silver are excellent. The bathroom corresponds to the water energy and thus the colors blue and black. All glass objects amplify this energy, which is the symbol of communication, ideas and art. Therefore, in the study, the water energy should be balanced. waterbased runnings, water decorations, blue pictures and wavy shapes make their good help here.
Candles strengthen the fire element in the living room
Black is the color of the water element
Light blue fits well in the bedroom
Green fabrics activate the wood energy in the living room
The fire element with its red color goes well with the kitchen
The element wood in Feng Shui is stimulated by plants and fresh flowers
Side table made of glass strengthens the water element in the living room
All metal objects and picture frames strengthen this element