The Year of the Pig: Lucky Colors and Good Feng Shui for the New Year

2019 is the Year of the Pig, according to the Chinese calendar. The pig is the 12th zodiac sign in the Chinese calendar. Pigs are a symbol of wealth and represent good fortune in the zodiac legend. To increase one’s good fortune in the Year of the Pig, it is recommended to incorporate the colors associated with the pig zodiac symbol. In Feng Shui, this applies to both the colors you wear and the colors in your home.

The intrinsic elements for the pig are water and wood, representative of the Earth. To balance these elements, in order to ensure stability and good luck, one must utilize the colors of the deficient elements. The yin to the yang of water and wood are fire and metal. The colors that represent fire and metal are the ones that will bring good luck in the Year of the Pig, as they provide balance to the pig’s intrinsic elements. Here are the lucky colors for good Feng Shui in the Year of the Pig.

Red

 

Using Red during The Year of the Pig: Lucky Colors and Good Feng Shui for the New Year
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Red represents the fire element. It is a popular color in the Chinese Zodiac and is considered to bring good luck. It also is thought to attract positive energy. Feng Shui experts recommend a vivid red hue for 2019. This color can be used alone, as an accent, or in a pattern with the other lucky colors. Decorative pieces are a wonderful way to incorporate lucky colors without redecorating an entire room. This Ruby Pave Corner Frame is a lovely way to add the lucky color red to any space.

White

 

Using White During The Year of the Pig: Lucky Colors and Good Feng Shui for the New Year
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White is another favored color by Feng Shui experts during The Year of the Pig, as it represents metal. The pig wears fire and metal elements, which are represented by the colors red and white. As mentioned earlier, red attracts positive energy, and white is thought to serve as an energy stabilizer. It is a calming neutral, both in the wardrobe and interior design. Gold is another metal element that can be incorporated with white to ensure balance and good fortune. The Brooklyn Entertainment Console is finished in a gloss white paint. This furniture piece shows how beautifully white works as a stand-alone color.

Pink

 

Pink Accents for The Year of the Pig: Lucky Colors and Good Feng Shui for the New Year
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Another color that represents fire is pink. This color can be used alone or in a pattern with the other lucky colors to increase your positive fortune. This Primrose comforter, available at Neiman Marcus, is a beautiful and elegant way to bring the color pink into your home. The shade is subdued and natural, and the scalloped edge gives the piece a luxurious feel.

Orange

 

Adding Orange for The Year of the Pig: Lucky Colors and Good Feng Shui for the New Year
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There are multiple shades of orange, ranging from the lighter apricot hue to the bolder, brighter orange shades. Both Pantone and Etsy have selected shades of orange as their colors of the year, suggesting that it will be very easy to be both on trend this year. The Keegan accent chair by Bernhardt beautifully balances both the fire and wood elements of the Year of the Pig. This handcrafted chair has a hardwood frame and ample soft cushioning. The colors are both on trend and will lend your space good Feng Shui.

To bring good fortune in the Year of the Pig, Feng Shui experts recommend incorporating these colors in your life. Fire, represented by the colors red, pink and orange, along with metal, represented by the color white, are the hues to choose from. For more great color advice, see our article about the hottest colors in fashion.

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