The kitchen is in most cases the heart of a house. It is one of the most important spaces in the Feng Shui doctrine because it figuratively symbolizes abundance, well-being and health. An often and gladly used kitchen activates the chi of the dwelling and the people with animating and uplifting vibrations.
Functionality and clarity in the kitchen are, according to Feng Shui, important for a balanced and harmonious family life. It should be a cozy room where the housekeepers like to spend a lot of time. That’s why we’ve put together some important feng shui tips for you that could be useful for a kitchen remodeling or redesign.
Feng Shui is based on the teaching of the Five Elements. Fire, water, earth, metal and wood should therefore always harmonize well with each other. In each kitchen, the elements fire (stove) and water (sink) are available. Since these two are very powerful elements, you should opt for a kitchen in a neutral, light and subtle color. White, cream, light gray and soft yellow are optimal. The same applies to the wall color. Bright and dark wall paints should be avoided in a Feng Shui kitchen. An example of this is the strong red, because it represents the element of fire. Used incorrectly, red can be particularly unfavorable and cause conflicts. Even black, dark green and bright blue, depending on the environment, year of construction and orientation of the house can be very disturbing. If you are interested in a kitchen in such a hue, perhaps it would not be wrong to fetch a reputable Feng Shui consultant and ask him for advice. With bright colors and natural materials but you do not do anything wrong. A few selected house plants as well as fresh potted herbs are particularly suitable for most kitchens.
In a feng shui kitchen, the position of the cooker is very important. Ideally, he should stand so that the cook while cooking has doors and windows in view and preferably not with his back to the door. If this is not possible, a mirror can help to at least indirectly observe doors and windows. A stove in the center of the kitchen, as in the so-called cooking islands, can disturb the harmony. That’s why it should not be right in the middle of the kitchen.
Find out where you can find the best place for the sink in your Feng Shui kitchen here.