The kitchen is the embodiment of the hearth, the heart of the house, a reflection of the well-being of the family, so the interior of the kitchen should be harmonious and cozy, and not only beautiful. Feng Shui is a Taoist teaching that studies the laws of energy distribution and recommends ways to achieve harmonious interaction with the environment, brings good luck and happiness to life. The arrangement of furniture and household appliances in the kitchen in Feng Shui helps the family to prosper and harmonious relations between households. Adherence to the rules of Feng Shui does not oblige the design in the style of Chinese ethnics, it is easily doable in any interior and is applicable to the realities of Russian apartments.
Feng Shui Basics
There are many schools in Feng Shui teaching, but they all have one goal - to achieve harmony of a person with the surrounding space. There are two classic schools: Ba-Gua and Compass. The school of the compass determines the zones on the cardinal points, and the school of Ba-Gua relative to the entrance to the room. They are complementary, for example, on a compass you can zone a whole house or apartment, and each individual room is Ba-Gua, this eliminates the possibility of "falling out" of any zone due to the layout of the apartment, far from the square or rectangle.
Rules for the location of zones and their activation
The knowledge of the zones will help you choose the right wallpaper for the kitchen and successfully arrange the furniture. Each of the nine sectors of the Ba-gua (including the center) has a specific meaning and is responsible for a specific area of life. The area of the zone is the same, because it is necessary to pay equal attention to all areas of activity. With a ba-gua grid and a compass, you can start working on the decor of the kitchen. Activating zones will help the circulation of qi energy, which will bring success in various fields. For each zone, special rules are used, but there are general recommendations. The counting of zones starts from the north or from the wall on which the door is located.
Feng Shui Kitchen Color
The elements of fire and water prevail in the kitchen, therefore it is undesirable to use a red, blue or black scale in the interior design, as this will break the balance. These colors, if desired, can be used in muted shades or as decorative elements. Feng shui masters recommend not using bright flashy colors for the walls in the kitchen. Preference is better to give pastel shades.
The kitchen should not be located opposite the entrance door, otherwise the Sha energy will damage the hearth. It is also unfortunate if the kitchen door is opposite the bedroom door. The wind, crystal or bead curtains will help to correct this lack of planning.