Spiritual Colors for the Living Room

Living room with orange sofas and beige walls

The color of our environment affects our consciousness and, thereby, many other factors in our lives, including health, relationships, and even wealth or abundance. When you create beauty in your surroundings through the use of the right spiritual colors, beautiful plants, crystals, artifacts, and other feng shui elements, you naturally enhance your aura and that, in turn, improves all other aspects of your life.

Today, we will take a look at some of the spiritual colors specifically for the living room. According to color psychology in interior design, these colors help bring positive energy into the home. The living room is a place where we want to relax at the end of a long, hard day. So the right use of comforting and soothing colors is very important. At the same time, according to feng shui, ‘everything starts’ in the living room as that is where the door is located. So it is equally important for the living room to energize, get us moving, and instill passion and zeal for life.

Here are some of the best and most uplifting spiritual colors for the living room.

Neutrals – White/Off-White

White stylish living room

What the Colors Mean

In feng shui, white represents cleanliness or purity, being without stains or blemishes. White helps to make the old look new and stimulates intellectual energy. Neutrals like white, beige, or cream work extremely well for a living room as they foster relaxation, peace, and calm. When used on the walls, white or off-white enhances relaxation and calms frayed nerves at the end of a long day.

How to Use Them

White zen interior with indoor plants

You need not go overboard with these colors; that would make the space look industrial and devoid of personality. So feel free to play around with other shades and accent colors. Green is a good color to pair with white in the living room: the white will keep you feeling clean and tidy, whereas the green will encourage movement and growth.

Calming Colors – Blue and Green

Sofa in a blue painted living room

What the Colors Mean

Blue and green are considered calming colors for a living room area. According to feng shui, green in the living room balances stress and heals emotional trauma. It also brings in health, wealth, and prosperity. Blue, on the other hand, symbolizes peace, harmony, and tranquility. Like green, having blue on the walls can reduce stress and anxiety and is a great color to relax in at the end of a long day.

How to Use Them

Interior design with green walls

Complement the blue or green with a neutral sofa, either in brown or white or even in a lighter shade of green or blue that complements the wall color. The living room is also an area that you should fill up with the things you love. This can include paintings, artifacts, rugs, throws, carpets, pillows, vases, pots, and so on. If you are planning to have upholstered furniture, go for natural fibers like cotton, linen, denim, velvet, etc.

All these items can either be in your main color of blue or green or an accent color. You can also rotate these items as per the season: for autumn and winter, go in for deeper colors, whereas for spring and summer, choose a brighter color.

Stimulating Colors – Yellow and Orange

Living room with yellow painted walls

What the Colors Mean

Yellow and orange are great colors for the living room as they stimulate energy. Yellow helps perk up a person just like sunshine perks up plants. Orange, on the other hand, inspires creativity, gets you moving, and makes you ambitious. These colors are useful for people looking to heal childhood traumas.

How to Use Them

Warm living room with orange walls and brown sofa

Both colors can be used on the walls or as accent colors in the drapes, curtains, pillows, rugs, artwork, and lampshades.

Note that too much yellow can be jarring. So go for subtle shades of yellow. It is said that babies tend to cry more in yellow rooms, and while there is no definite proof of that, you might want to avoid using it altogether – at least until the children grow up.

Orange can be a bit difficult to work with, especially when it comes to living rooms. Finding a shade of orange that works well for decorating can be hard. So use it in the artwork, linen, throws, and rugs if you choose not to use it on the walls.

Warming Colors – Red, Maroon, Purple

Red armchair next to a purple sofa in cozy living room interior

What the Colors Mean

Red is a passionate and energetic color. Feng shui experts might warn you not to use it in the bedroom; it can stimulate and excite you too much and interfere with sleep. However, it is a good color to use in the living room, particularly if you wish to stimulate blood circulation.

Purple, especially its paler shades, is known to inspire spiritual understanding. This calming color is generally recommended for a meditation room. It is a warming color that is associated with royalty, wisdom, luxury, and magic.

How to Use Them

Modern living room interior of a luxury home

Light purple or violet works harmoniously with many colors. One of the most stunning combinations you can use with violet in the living room is green. You can add plenty of indoor plants or even green moldings or wainscoting. For an effect that is soft yet sophisticated, combine this with white upholstery or white furniture.

Red rooms look rich and elegant when the walls are glazed in a moderate to a high sheen or a shiny, smooth coating. You can go in for a ‘broken’ painting technique like sponging or rag rolling. These techniques give depth and dimension to a room and also hide flaws. Red is ideal in the living when paired with off-white or beige. A red sofa looks attractive and can be made the focal point of the living room. Toss in some off-white pillows, a beige rug, and a white throw, and your living room will become a warm and inviting space.


These are just a few basic guidelines for decorating your living room with spiritual colors. There are no hard and fast rules; you can also use colors that make you ‘feel spiritual.’ For example, you could go in for light pink, emerald, or other jewel tones, or even blacks and grays.

If, however, you choose to adhere to the rules of feng shui, then it is best to consult an expert who can recommend the best feng shui colors for north or south-facing living rooms. Other factors and elements may also need to be considered when it comes to feng shui paint selection. So, talk to an expert before making your choices.

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