Metal. Metal affects mental clarity and logic. The presence of metal within a room can be felt in personal characteristics such as organization, focus, righteousness and analytical abilities. When surrounded with too much metal, you can be seen as chatty, overly critical and prone to speaking without thinking. When there’s too little metal, you may notice a feeling of quiet, cautiousness and lack of focus.
When enhancing a space with metal, add:
- round or oval shapes
- anything made of metals, including iron, aluminum, gold or silver
- rocks and stones
- white, gray, silver or light pastel colors
Water. Water’s domain encompasses spirituality and the emotions. A balance of water brings about inspiration, wisdom and insightfulness. Too much water can create the feeling of unbalanced transition and the sense that you’re drowning emotionally. It can make you feel overwhelmed and overly social. When there’s too little water, you may experience a lack of sympathy, loneliness, isolation, stress and pettiness.
When incorporating the water element, add:
- the color black or any deep, dark tones
- reflective surfaces, such as mirrors and gazing balls
- wavy, free-form or asymmetrical shapes
- water or water features, such as aquariums and fountains