Colours are most powerful in influencing the human mind and body. It is also the least expensive, easiest and quickest to use, to change and to create a decorating scheme. In Vedic
periods, all colours were taken out from vegetables and flowers, which were more permanent in shade, soothing to eye and natural tint. Vaastu Shastra provides vital guidelines as
to how to decorate our homes etc. in decent manner to derive maximum delight with dignity and decor.
Colours can be used in a variety of ways. Walls can be painted with a range of
colours. Clothes can be worn with colours of your preference; solarised water kept in coloured glasses can be drunk. Curtains, carpets and furniture with different colours of your
liking can be used.
According to some Vaastukars, the colour schemes should conform to the raashi (constellation/zodiac sign) of the owner to bring good luck and happiness.
Zodiac Signs and Colours
Aries - Coral Red
Taurus - Milky white
Gemini - Green
Cancer - Rose red, pearl
Leo - Ruby red, dim white
Virgo - Emerald green
Libra - Cement colour, milky white
Scorpio - Pink, coral red
Sagittarius - Golden yellow
Capricorn - Dim red
Aquarius -Pink, blue
Pisces - Yellow, pure white
Different shades and hues of colours can be used for the interiors and exteriors on the basis of the Janma Rasis or Moon-signs of the house owners. For instance, let us take the
owner's Janma "Rasi as Mithuna (Gemini) and the spouse's Janma Rasi as Meena (Pisces). The respective lords are Mercury and Jupiter. Green for the exteriors and yellow for the
interiors in their varied hues, can be used to make the house look beautiful and compatible astrologically.
Colours can be used based on directions. For instance, north¬west rooms can be white, North rooms can be in light hues of green, West rooms can be greys, South-east rooms can have
varied colours, north-east rooms can be in shades and hues of yellow-like cream and South rooms can be in shades and hues of red.
Study rooms can be green, kitchen and dining rooms can be orange, mediation and prayer rooms can be white, living and discussion rooms can be cream and hues of yellow, and bedrooms
can be blue. Parents may, perhaps, find rooms coloured blue ideal for their children who tend to be aggressive.