Decoding the Impact of colors on the Vastu of Your Home


Vastu Shastra, a science of architecture, defines that there are specific colours that are fit specific directions and rooms of your home. According to Astro-Numerologist Mahha Guru, Guravv Mittal, colours, if chosen in line with Vastu /Astrology/Numerology principles, will not only help you bringing down the stress levels but can also make your life joyful.


Colours for your home based on Vastu:


North-east is that the direction governed by Guru (Jupiter) and Ketu. Guru represents number 3 and governed by the color Yellow, and Ketu represents number 7. North-east is the place for the temple and the walls of your temple should be painted with yellow.


North is direction governed by Budh (Mercury); Mercury represents number 5 and colour governed by Mercury is Green. North is that the direction of toilet or water source and hence, the walls of the rooms within the north should be painted green.


East is direction governed by Sun that represents number 1 and the colour that govern this direction is Orange. Walls or curtains in east direction should be orange or red in colour.


South-east is the direction governed by Angee Dev (Lord of Fire)/ Venus and the colour associated with fire is Red whereas the colour associated with Venus is White/Blue. It is known that south-east zone belongs to the kitchen and hence, the walls of the kitchen should be painted with red or orange colour. However, just in case it is a room, then it should be painted white.


South is governed by Mangal (Mars) that represents number 9 and is governed by colour Red. Hence, this is often the color that the southern walls of your house should be painted in.


South-west is governed by Rahu that represents number 4 and colour related to Rahu is Blue. South-west is that the best for main bedroom with walls painted blue.


West is governed by Shani (Saturn) which represents number 8. The colour associated with Shani is Black/Grey. Hence, the western walls of the house should be painted grey.


North-west is that the direction governed by Vayu Dev (Moon) that represents number 2 and colour related to Rahu is White. This direction is best to possess a guest room/ drawing room. The walls of this room should be painted in white.


Here are some colours that are best-suited for various areas of your home:


Master bedroom: Ideally a main bedroom should be within the south-west direction and hence, should be painted with blue colour.


Guest room/Drawing room: North-west is the best place for a guest or a drawing room. The walls of these rooms should be painted white.


Kids' room: North-west is that the best place for teenagers who are studying as this direction is governed by Moon. Hence, kid's room, if in the north-west direction, should be painted white colour.


Kitchen: South-east zone is suitable for a kitchen. Make sure that you simply paint the walls of the kitchen orange or red.


Bathroom: North-west is that the best direction for a toilet. The best-suited colour for a toilet during this direction is white.


Hall: Ideally a hall should be within the north-east or north-west direction and accordingly should be painted yellow or white, respectively.


Exterior colour: For exterior walls the home owner could choose between off white, light mauve or orange colour. These colours are suitable for all sun signs.


Avoid these colours:


Prefer lighter shades over darker tones because these aren't suitable to everyone. Especially, red, yellow or orange, since, these colours represents the fiery planets likes Rahu, Shani, Mars and Sun.


Positive surroundings and good vibes have the maximum contribution to the success of individuals. Though most of the people curse their stars for his or her discontent and unhappiness; there are other forces working towards your unsuccessful life, mental stress and bad health. That is going against the Vastu principles. Colour therapy is one cure for the same.


As per Astrology/Numerology, using this suggested colour therapy, one should not use colours which belong to malefic planets in one's horoscope. Only those colours should be used which belongs to favourable planets or represent your luck/life path number.

So, observe use of favourable colours and consider the Vastu-suggested colours for various directions.

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