Orange, red and earth tones are the colors of the fall season. They represent the color of leaves that fall from the trees and the harvesting of many fall crops, including pumpkins, butternut squash and gourds of every size and shape. But what does orange mean in Feng Shui?
A derivative of red and symbolic of the element of fire, orange can often be used where the effects of red are desired, but red would introduce too much fire element into the space. In large areas, orange or yellow may be preferable to the color red.
Orange represents social activity, joy, fun, and interaction making it perfect for this time of year when we may gather indoors with family and friends. Orange also calls to mind fond memories of summer's bright sun and watching sunsets and sunrises in the warm summer air. Overall, it is a happy color. If you suffer from winter depression, introducing the color orange into your space may help cheer you up.
Where to Use the Color Orange in Feng Shui
Orange can help empower a space located in the Fame and Reputation or Love and Marriage trigrams of your home. Avoid using it in the career section or in the children trigram, as the fire element does not act favorably upon water or metal.
As you redecorate for fall, can you brighten your home with the introduction of some orange color to welcome friends and family and create a cheery, social space?