How to Decorate for the Metal Element in Feng Shui

Updated: Mar 17

The five elements are a cornerstone to Feng Shui design. Each element contains its own characteristics and qualities that reflect not only a space, but a person as well.

Understanding what your dominate element is can help you better arrange your space to suit your needs and energy. If you don’t know what your primary element is, read through my post, “What’s Your Element” to find out. If you have and it’s brought you here, continue on to find out how to decorate for the Metal Element.


Polarity – Yin

Season – Autumn

Direction – West

Organ – Lungs

Qualities – Grief, Independence, Righteousness, Focus, Intensity

Needs – Order, Purity, Boundaries


High Contrast

Having an artistic eye, metal people enjoy high contrast when it comes to color…but please, keep it monochromatic. Metal elements like to keep things classy and tend to avoid color, especially the trendy palettes. Black and white is a classic contrasting look.