Vastu Shastra Based – Colour Selection for Your House

Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian science that unifies science, art, astronomy, and astrology to help make people`s lives better. As per Vastu Shastra, every direction is governed by a particular planet and certain gods or devils or tatwas. According to Vastu Shastra, the 5 elements — fire, water, earth, air, and space are a combination of cosmic energies. If any of these elements are not balanced then it can attract tons of negativity at home. By following a few principle guidelines of Vastu Shastra, homeowners can efficiently escalate their standard of living, financial stability, peace, and prosperity at home.

homecolor map based on Vastu

This article will elaborate on the colors that should be chosen for various areas of the house for well-being and peace. Generally, colors have a significant emotional effect on people. Few particular colors stimulate some characteristic emotions in people, it is important to have appropriate Vastu colors for your home to have a happy and healthy life.

By color, one should not restrict oneself to the color of the walls only. The color should be applied to the soft furnishing, flooring, upholstery, finishes and other such areas possible.

Significance of Various Colours in Vastu Sastra

Significance of Red colour in vastu

  • Color of blood and has an association with our life and body
  • Represents lust, passion, materialism, base energies, bravery, power, drama, emotions, action, passion, aggressiveness, warmth, energy and, vibrancy
  • Use red color for warmth and energy
  • Avoid in resting places
  • People suffering from depression should avoid red color

Significance of Blue Colour in Vastu

  • Represents sky and water
  • Signifies beauty, tranquility, contentment, emotions, inspiration, devotion, truth and mercy
  • Helps to heal and reduces pain
  • Use in huge areas
  • Avoid using for small rooms
  • Choose lighter shades of blue
  • Avoid in office, shop or factory
  • Having too much can lead to cough, cold and similar medical issues
Vastu Colour Circle

Significance of Green Colour in Vastu

  • Color of blood and has an association with our life and body
  • Represents lust, passion, materialism, base energies, bravery, power, drama, emotions, action, passion, aggressiveness, warmth, energy and, vibrancy
  • Use red color for warmth and energy
  • Avoid in resting places
  • People suffering from depression should avoid red color

Significance of White Colour in Vastu

  • Signifies purity, cleanliness, openness, innocence, simplicity, and luxury
  • Represents privacy and intimacy hence do not paint the whole house white
  • Make sure to have the whole ceiling of the house in white color (including car parking)

Significance of Yellow Colour in Vastu

  • Represents happiness, purity, optimism, illumination, intelligence, stable mind, wealth and concentration
  • Can be used at places that aren’t big
  • The solar plexus chakra (out of the 7 chakras) of the human body has yellow color hence, people having behavioral issues can use more of yellow color

Significance of Orange Colour in Vastu

  • Characterizes pride, determination, good health, vivacity, warmth, action, energy, comfort and ease
  • Can be used by people who feel depressed
  • Ones willing to put in determined efforts to achieve goals in their life should use more of orange color

Significance of brown Colour in Vastu

  • Represents satisfaction, masculinity, contentment, comfort, stability and earth element
  • Can be used by anyone who wants to feel happy and satisfied in his life

Significance of Purple colour in Vastu

  • Color of luxury, riches, graciousness, self-respect and, poise
  • Can be used by people who’re suffering from inferiority complex

Significance of Violet Colour in Vastu

  • Represents spirituality, contentment, memory, concentration, peace of mind and decisive nature
  • Helps to make indecisive people make better decisions and instill confidence
  • People who feel they’re always discontented with life can use violet color
  • Use moderately in kid’s bedroom, Pooja room, study room and the rooms of people whose work requires constant mental activity

Significance of Pastel Colours in Vastu

  • Pastel colours include Light Pink, Light Blue, Light Green, Aqua, Lavender, Cream, Ivory, White, Light Grey Etc.,
  • Pastels are considered best in Vastu Shastra
  • Give an elegant and sober look

Significance of neutral Colours in vastu

  • Neutral colours are black, white, grey, brown and beige
  • Considered very good in Vastu Shastra

best colours According to Direction - Vastu

  • North-east – Light blue
  • East – White or light blue.
  • South-east – (associated with fire) orange, pink and silver
  • North – Green and its shades
  • North-west – (related to air) white, light grey, and cream
  • West – (place of ‘Varun’ i.e., water) blue or white
  • South-west – Peach, mud color, biscuit or light brown.
  • South – Red and yellow

Application of Colours in Different parts of House - Vastu

main Door Colour Based on Vastu

  • All the energy enters your home through the entrance
  • entrance in the East or North is the best option
  • Green and its shades are the best options
  • Keep fresh green plants near the entrance so it looks divine.
Entrance of House Main Door

Living Room Colour Based on Vastu

  • An area where you entertain guests and spend quality time with family
  • Using white, pastels and light shades of blue, red, yellow and green will not only provide a comforting feeling but also give the illusion of space.
Living Room Colour Combination Vastu Shastra

Kitchen colour based on Vastu

  • South-east represents the fire element which represents the Red color
  • Should colors of fire including Silver, white, and pink
Kitchen Vastu Colour Combination

puja or Prayer Room colour Based on vastu

  • Should be located in the north-east
  • Should be colored using light colors such as light yellow, white, cream, light green, light blue

Bedroom Colour based on Vastu

Having a bedroom in the South-west direction is ideal. If not possible, South-west, West and South-east are also an option. The color for the bedroom will primarily depend on the direction of the bedroom.

The Southwest Bedroom

  • Ideal for master bedroom
  • Have earthy and neutral tones, for instance brick red, browns, ochre yellow, ivory, beige, etc.
  • Combination of brown, pink and blue will ensure a good balance
  • Wooden flooring with various hues of brown or ochre yellow Jaisalmer yellow marble.
South West Bedroom Colour Combination Vastu

The West Bedroom

  • Ruled by Lord Shani and Varun (The God of Rains)
  • Paint with hues of blue or grey but in light shades
West Bedroom Colour Combination Vastu

The South East Bedroom

  • Ruled by Lord Agni (Fire God)
  • Opt for colors of fire and White. You adjust the intensity and value of the hue to make it soothing for the bedroom
South East Bedroom Vastu Colour Combination

Kids bedroom Colour Based on vastu

  • Light yellow or light green and orange helps children focus
  • Painting the room with deep and intense color can lead to illness
  • Avoid using dark red, blue and black which might lead to temperament issues

bathroom Colour Based on Vastu

  • West is a suitable location
  • Blue is the best color including white, yellow, blue, lime green
Colour Combination for Bathroom based on vastu

Staircase Colour Based on Vastu

  • North-west is the best location for the staircase
  • White colors and its shades

Carpark Colour Based on Vastu

  • White, cream, yellow and other colorsin light shades are suited best