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The Best Colours For North-Facing Kitchens (+ Colours To Avoid)

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Ideally, you should avoid having a North facing kitchen. This is because the main component of the kitchen – the stove represents the fire element of the Panchabhutas which govern all energy that surrounds us. Since North represents the water element (which is not friends with fire), the resulting energy is troubling for the occupants of such a house.

But if you cannot have your kitchen placed in the South-East (the ideal kitchen direction) or any other area of your property, the North-facing kitchen is your last resort.

Colours To Use In A North-Facing Kitchen

The right kitchen colour according to Vastu depends on the direction the kitchen is in and the astrological chart of the person using it – that’s the lady of the house in most cases.

For a North-facing kitchen, there are not many options. You can use:

Cream or Beige

In a kitchen that’s wrongly placed in the North direction, you need colours that would calm the excitement and aggression caused by the fire (kitchen stove) burning there. Cream and beige colours are a perfect choice here. Using these colours in the kitchen can help balance the fire element and create a sense of peace and harmony in the space.

Their soothing sense of warmth and comfort, plus the quality of making a room feel spacious, helps create a serene and welcoming environment that’s conducive to cooking and eating in this kitchen. The best part is despite being a safe, neutral shade, these are not boring colours. These colours can work well in both traditional and modern kitchen designs and can be paired with a variety of other colours to create a unique and personalized look. 

As a bonus, a cream-coloured kitchen gives a cheerful, summery vibe that keeps the mood of the cook uplifted at all times. It’s no surprise that many of us want to choose kitchen colour schemes that will endure the test of time. After all, a new kitchen requires a significant investment. Cream with shades of ivory, buttermilk, and off-white is a kitchen design trend that is sure to win your heart. 

Wooden Shades 

Using wooden shades of colours in a kitchen can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. These colours are often associated with feelings of comfort and stability and can help create a cosy and homely feel in the kitchen. Wooden shades can range from soft, pale hues to deep, rich tones. These shades can work well in both traditional and contemporary kitchens and can be accented with a range of colours like green, cream and white. They tend to add depth and personality to a kitchen, making it feel like a comfortable space – both for the cook and the family that eats there.

In the Indian tradition of Vastu shastra, wood is considered to be a symbol of growth, stability, and prosperity. Using wooden shades in a kitchen, therefore, can bring positive energy and nourishment to the home. It is also believed that wooden shades can help to create a sense of grounding and stability in the kitchen. This can be especially helpful in a space where there is often a lot of activity and movement. 

You can use wooden shades on the cabinets, blinds for the kitchen windows, and on the slab, as well. You could also add wooden shelves and chopping boards and keep a dining table and chairs made of wood (not glass or plastic) in the kitchen. Bonus Tip: Use lighter brown wooden tones in the kitchen instead of darker shades. Light brown tends to stimulate hunger and brings contentment.

What Shades To Avoid

You may think that since this kitchen is in the North, you could use some shades of blue (representing the water element) to amp up its appeal. 

While it may look aesthetic, the energy of the blue colour will hamper the balance of Vastu in the kitchen. This is because the kitchen represents the fire element, and adding water to the fire, in this case, would mean adding fuel to fire. You should also avoid using black granite slabs and grey-coloured accents since they represent the water element. Similarly, you should avoid the colours representing the fire element. Even though these colours are recommended for kitchens, a North-facing kitchen should not have them. The reason is straightforward, colours like red, pink and orange represent fire. They should not be in the North – the direction of the water element.

The Final Word

While a North-facing house Vastu plan will be beneficial for your life at home, a North-facing kitchen needs some Vastu balancing to be fruitful.

Using colours like cream, beige and wooden tones will help you take a huge leap towards a perfectly Vastu-balanced home. That’s because colours have a massive impact on our mindset which affects our daily actions and therefore, our life. Want to make sure your kitchen doesn’t come in the way of the growth, health, wealth and happiness of the family? Get in touch with the experts at Vaastu Devayah Namah. You could even get an online consultation.


John Smith

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