Chinese Decoration, Perfectly Balanced

Chinese decorating includes colors that are bold and symbolize the many different aspects associated with life and culture. The dominant positive colors which make up Chinese palette include red, yellow, green and purple. Red, representing good luck, celebration, happiness and strength, is plentiful throughout Chinese decor. Yellow or gold exemplifies health and a long life. Green, the color of tranquility, thought and growth, also represents family, and is another favorite in this design. Another fashionable color is purple, which represents spirituality.

Negative colors, conversely, which are generally avoided in Chinese design are black, representing bad luck and suffering, and white, which is associated with death.