In business feng shui, your brand, logo and colour scheme can be classify under 5 elements. One can use this 5 element formula to complement your office fengshui. The 5 elements are wood, water, metal, earth and fire. Business feng shui can apply the 5 element formula through corporate identity design such as the colour to use for uniform, logo, masthead, letterhead etc
The chinese classical art and science of feng shui has numerous applications in business – all focused on creating a better quality energy to order to improve revenue and profitability of a Company.
Business feng shui corporate identity
Besides matching the type of business that a Company is in, the Corporate Identity communication package must be compatible with the bazi favourable elements of the business owners running the show. The “elements” created in the brand name should be in favour with the bazi of the CEO.
In business, feng shui is apply to create a positive flow of “qi” (energies) to induce harmony and health of of the employees, as well as to improve the topline and bottomline. Besides the Logo, business feng shui also look into aspects of marketing and promotion materials such as business cards, billboards, signages, press releases, flyers and other business marketing materials.
Feng shui can even be applied to the design of a web portal, as it is all about the expression of the energy of a business, its corporate image, positioning, identity and goals.
Before we look into the business logo guidelines, be sure to find out the main feng shui element of your business, as this is a helpful starting point in the design of your business logo. You can look at this link about feng shui five elements and business industry type as a start.
Business fengshui 5 elements by industry, businesses or professions
In chinese astrology, a “weak” wood person will be suitable to be in the water business because water generate wood. On the other hand a “strong wood” profile will need “earth” because this is his wealth.
feng shui fire industry
Art and craft related, psychologist, artist, graphic designer, computer and computer related industries, electronics, mobile phones, beautician, cosmetics, fuel, singer, dancer, movie celebrities, aromatherapy, plastic, hot beverages cafe, cooking, electric engineering, energy, firework, food processing, gas or oil company, petroleum, chemistry, therma, multimedia, printing, liquor, laser, lighting, movie production, photography, semi-conductor and anything that utilises light or heat, or uses objects to create light or heat.
feng shui metal industry
Financial, banks, insurance, gold, machining, mining, car maker, key, hardware, glass, accountancy, auditor, military, police, security, debt collector, pawn shop, engineering, moulding, hardware shops, mechanical engineering, hardware stalls, metal, military, army personnel, work that depends on metal or related to financial accounting.
feng shui wood industry
Cultural profession, novelist, writer ( but not blog cos blog is more to fire related via internet ), journalist, librarian, educator, teacher, professor, relating to the educational business, publisher, carpentry, botanist, florist, plantation, greeneries, paper, doctor, timber, wood furniture, textile, stationery, cultural publications, writer, civil servant, health care products, nurse, doctor, library, fabric, curtains, cloth, bookshop, gardening, office supplies.
feng shui water industry
Business that is highly mobile, involving changes, overseas travelling, Marine, Naval seal, spa, fire fighting, aquarium, cold beverages, soya sauce, sportsman, magician, illusionist, outdoor journalist, outdoor newscaster, swimming coach, cleaning companies, casino, sailing, yacht, kopi tiam, food stall, restaurant, retailing, stocks and shares, cold and refrigerated products like ice cream, fish, meat, fruits, aircondition, travelling, tourist industry, coach buses, transportation, trains, railway, anything business relating to water/sea/lakes or need water to produce, sales personnel, entertainment industry.
“Earth element” industry – period 8 most trending industry
Real estate and property related, architecture, building, construction, pet shop, storage & warehousing, pawn shop, antiques, building materials, renovator, ceramics, demolition, marble, pottery, real estate agent, landfill, recycle, sculpture, stone masonry, and any job that involves earth, soil, land, or rock e.g. carpark, mining.
In period 9 from Year 2024 onwards the most profitable business is “fire element” which represent IT, computer, media, robotics, social media, info gathering etc as above.
There are 5 main categories to classify a business industry, however some industries do overlap and stretch across 2 different elements. Take for example a real estate company belongs to the “earth” industry but the “property agents” are consider as “water” element because they travelled around to look for new businesses. These guidelines are based on essential feng shui principles such as the five element theory, the yin-yang theory and the harmonious combination of various elements in order to best express specific energies.
The first one is the choice of color, as human’s reaction to color is stronger than the reaction to shapes and words. Feng shui-wise, each color represents a specific feng shui element and it is chosen with care.
Feng Shui 5 Element Colours, Shape, font, graphics and symbolism
Fire: Red, orange, purple, pink
Earth: Khaki brown, yellow, brown
Water: Blue, black, grey.
Color is followed by the choice of specific shapes, as shapes are also expressions of the five feng shui elements.
Fire: Triangle, sharp edges and angular fonts
Wood: Rectangle, Tall and thin font,
Water: Wavy, cursive fonts
Metal: Round, rounded fonts
Earth: Square, squarish fonts.
Incorporate these fonts, shapes, colour scheme into your Corporate Identity kit will enhance your Company’s image to a certain degree. Used these in your marketing, public relation materials like signs, logos, font which is a powerful imagery based on business feng shui perspective.