How to choose the right colors for your home, based on Vastu Shastra


It is a proven fact that colors have a great psychological impact on people. Home is where a person spends much of his life. Since specific colors stimulate different emotions in people, it is important to have a proper color balance at home, to feel fresh, and lead a healthy life. Here is a detailed explanation of how to choose wall colors according to Vastu Shastra and other tips to follow when choosing these colors

According to Vastu Shastra, owners should follow the general color rules, which include the following major points:

Direction Suitable colors
North-east Light blue
East White, light blue
South-east Orange, pink, silver
North Green, pista green
North-west Light grey, white, cream
West Blue, white
South-west Peach, mud color, or light brown
South Red and yellow

Homeowners must take extra precautions while choosing colors like black, red, and pink.

Zone-wise quick glance at the best colors for your home

Wall color guidelines as per Vastu Shastra

Experts note that each section of your home requires color based on energy requirements, size, and orientation. The color requirements of your home section should be in accordance with your use.

Master bedroom:  According to Vastu Bedroom, the master bedroom should face southwest and therefore should be painted blue. The bedroom is a space to relax. Therefore, it is important that this space has a positive aura. It is best to keep the space light and fresh with soft colors that are pleasing to the eye. According to Vastu, the all-white style with blue doors and furniture is a perfect match. Apart from this, any light or light shade can work in the bedroom. Avoid heavy, dark colors as they can add a feeling of bleakness to a space.

Guest room/ drawing room: The northwest is the best place for the guest room/hall, and therefore the guest room in this direction should be painted white.

Kids’ room:  The Northwest is the best place for bedrooms for children who grow up and go out to study. Since the northwest direction is ruled by the moon, children's rooms in this direction should be painted white.

Kitchen: The southeast is good for kitchens, the kitchen walls should be painted in orange or red. Thus, bright shades are best suited. You can choose yellow. Warm colors like pink signify love and warmth, while brown is suitable for the kitchen as it signifies contentment. Shades of lemon yellow, orange, or even green, if there are kitchen cabinets, work well since they represent freshness, health, and cheerfulness. For floors, choose a mosaic, marble, or ceramic tiles. Light colors - beige, white or light brown are good for the floor. According to Vastu, the greatest kitchen slabs are made of naturally occurring stones such as granite or quartz. Orange, yellow, and green colors work well with kitchen countertops.

Bathroom: The northwest is the best place for the bathroom, and therefore the bathroom should be painted white.

Hall:  The room should be painted yellow or white and should face northeast or northwest.

Home exterior color: The color of the exterior of the house should be up to the owners. The colors, such as yellowish-white, off-white, light purple, or orange, can be adapted to people with all types of rashes. "

Pooja room: According to Vastu's guidelines for the puja room, this room should face northeast to take advantage of the maximum amount of sunlight. Yellow is the most suitable color for this part of your home, as it will facilitate this process. Dark colors should also be avoided in this area to make this space a quiet area in your home.

Main door/entrance:  Choose soft colors for the front door, such as white, silver, or wood. According to Vastu's guidelines for the front door, avoid dark colors like black, red, or dark blue. Remember that the main entrance doors should always open clockwise and inward.

Study room: If you have a home office, choose colors like light green, blue, cream, and white, based on Study room Vastu. Light colors make the room look large. Avoid dark colors as they will add darkness to the space. Light shades of gold, yellow, brown, and green ensure a stable work environment for your home office and increase productivity.

Balcony/veranda:  According to Vastu, the balcony should be in the north or east direction. This is the space in which its occupants communicate with the outside world. Therefore, all dark colors should be avoided.

Garage:  According to Vastu, the ideal location for the garage is on the northwest side. Ideal colors are white, yellow, blue, or any other light shade.

Room Suggested colors as per Vastu Shastra Colors to avoid as per Vastu Shastra
Master bedroom Blue Dark shades of red
Guest room White Dark shades of red
Drawing/living room White Dark colors
Dining room Green, blue or yellow Grey
Ceiling White or off-white Black and grey
Kid’s room White Dark blue and red
Kitchen Orange or red Dark grey, blue, brown, and black
Bathroom White Dark shades of any color
Hall Yellow or white Any color in deep shade
Pooja room Yellow Red
Home exterior Yellowish-white, off-white, light mauve Black
Main door/entrance White, silver or wood colors Red, deep yellow
Study room Light green, blue, cream, or white Brown, grey
Balcony/veranda Blue, cream, light tones of pink and green Grey, black
Garage White, yellow, blue Black, brown

Wall colors that emit positive energy

If you are looking for wall colors that bring positivity at home, you can opt for the following color palette:


Shades of yellow are associated with communication, self-esteem, and power.


Purple creates a perfect atmosphere for quietness. You can choose light shades like lavender, for a restful and soothing sleep.


Green soothes stress. It is also associated with the wood element and has the qualities of healing stress and depression.

Wall colors that you should avoid in your home

Experts suggest that light shades are always good. Dark shades such as red, brown, grey, and black may not be suitable for everyone as they represent some fiery planets such as Rahu, Shani, Mars, and the Sun. Red, dark yellow, and black should be avoided. In general, these colors have a high intensity and can disturb the energy pattern within your home,

  •  For the bedroom, avoid excessive use of red, as it represents the energy of fire and can lead to mood problems.
  • According to Vastu Shastra, owners should avoid excessive white color, as it increases selfishness.
  • Homeowners should also avoid dark colors in the garage and parking lot.

Curtains’ color guidelines as per Vastu Shastra

According to Vastu, it is not only the colors of the walls but the general colors of the room that affect us. Therefore, the right colors of the curtains make the house cozy. Choose light-colored curtains such as white, off-white, rose red, pink, etc. These colors are associated with calm and relaxation and are ideal for the bedroom. Avoid black curtains in the bedroom.

Also according to Vastu, the suitable colors for the curtains in the living room are yellow, green, and blue, while green, pink and blue are recommended for the curtains in the dining room. Green is a symbol of hope and represents healing and harmony. Blue represents new beginnings and pink represents love. The color of the curtains in the bathrooms should be a combination of gray, pink, white, and black.

  • The curtains in the north-facing rooms should be light green.
  • According to Vastu, the rooms facing the northwest should have white curtains.
  • West-facing rooms should have grey curtains.
  • Rooms facing southeast should have red or pink curtains.
  • Northeast-facing rooms should have yellow curtains.

Flooring color as per Vastu Shastra

According to Vastu Shastra, the colors of the floors should be light, muted, and in neutral tones. White marble or granite are suitable as they enhance the calm atmosphere. Laminate flooring can also be used in the north, northeast, or east direction of the house. Also, in the northeast direction, you can opt for a blue shade of the floor. Avoid black floors in the kitchen. However, in the southeast direction, it is desirable to have red or pink floors. Rooms located in a southwesterly direction should have a yellow-hued floor.

Significance of colors as per Vastu Shastra

Colour Represents
Red Passion, power, emotions, warmth
Blue Beauty, contentment, devotion, truth
Green Growth, healing, fertility, prosperity
White Purity, openness, innocence, luxury
Yellow Optimism, openness, study, intelligence
Orange Determination, goals, good health, comfort
Brown Stability, satisfaction, comort
Purple Richness, luxury, graciousness, pride

Vastu Shastra tips for wall colors 

  • Choose the colors that belong to your favorite planet or your lucky number. Consult a numerologist when choosing colors for your bedroom.
  • Green is preferred for the north direction because it is ruled by the planet Mercury. Jupiter controls the northeast direction, therefore colors like yellow for the walls should be preferred in this direction.

  • Since the east is ruled by the sun, I always prefer orange for this direction. Similarly, for the southeast direction, choose red.

  • The west is ruled by Shani or Saturn and grey is the perfect color for this angle.

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