Kick off Chinese New Year with a guide to auspicious colours for each member of the Chinese Zodiac! We’ve got your colour forecast on hand as well as some advice and insights courtesy of Fengshui Master Phang, who teamed up with the folks at Nippon Paint.
YEAR OF THE GOAT
1955 | 1967 | 1979 | 1991 | 2003 | 2015
Master Phang: You have a rocky year ahead, mediocre luck and immense pressure during the third, six and seventh month of the year. There is a need to persevere and be more optimistic despite these adversities.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: Pinks and purples should help with one’s luck.
Colour shown above is Sparkling Sequins (NP R 1323 A) Photo: Y-Axis ID.
YEAR OF THE MONKEY
1944 | 1956 | 1968 | 1980 | 1992 | 2004
Master Phang: Some unforeseen circumstances could affect your wealth this year. Safe-keep your money and avoid being the guarantor for loans. Things will fall into place if you are cautious and let nature take its course.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: A palette of light blues and light purples should help.
Colour shown above is Sprizzle (NP OW 1060 P) Photo: Icon Interior
YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
1945 | 1957 | 1969 | 1981 | 1993 | 2005
Master Phang: Blessed with a lucky star, this year will be a bountiful one! Do more charity and lend a helping hand to those in need. Kindness will be rewarded in due course. Spend more time close to nature to relax the body and mind.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: A palette of earthy colours will help boost the luck of those born in the year of the Rooster.
Colour shown above is Garden Earth (NP N 1905 D) Photo: Meter Square Pte Ltd
YEAR OF THE DOG
1946 | 1958 | 1970 | 1982 | 1994 | 2006
Master Phang: This year will be a tumultuous year for those born in the year of the dog. Emotions will run amok, with you feeling uncertain and suspicious of characters around you. Spend money on grooming and improving yourself.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: Pinks and purples are lucky colours for those born in the year of the dog.
Colour shown above is Rosy Cushion (NP R 1298 P). Photo: Absolook Design Studio Pte Ltd.
YEAR OF THE PIG
1947 | 1959 | 1971 | 1983 | 1995 | 2007
Master Phang: Plans are unlikely to succeed due to poor judgment and decisions this year, and there may be plenty of obstacles in your career. Seek help from male friends this year, even those you dislike. See your obstacles as opportunity to grow and do not give up in times of adversity.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: Yellows, tans and light neutral colours will bring you luck this year.
Colour shown above is Amber Light (NP YO 1145 P). Photo: One Design Wekz Pte Ltd.
YEAR OF THE RAT
1948 | 1960 | 1972 | 1984 | 1996 | 2008
Master Phang: Those born in the year of the rat will be susceptible to betrayal from friends, straining relationships and financial losses. Unfortunately, it will not be a year of smooth sailing.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: Deep blues and greens would be soothing colours to help with luck.
Colour shown above is Founder Blue (NP PB 1527 D). Photo: SYRB Pte Ltd.
YEAR OF THE OX
1949 | 1961 | 1973 | 1985 | 1997 | 2009
Master Phang: You will harbour conflicting thoughts and read too much into situations, creating trouble in your life. Many born in the year of the Ox will develop an interest in religion and express the desire to meditate and adopt a vegetarian diet.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: Increase your luck with rich yellow hues.
Colour shown above is Sassy Yellow (NP YO 1120 D). Photo: U-Home Interior Design Pte Ltd.
YEAR OF THE TIGER
1950 | 1962 | 1974 | 1986 | 1998 | 2010
Master Phang: Work hard towards your goal this year, as it is an auspicious year for you. Your decisiveness and confidence, paired with your hard work, will let you reap a bountiful harvest.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: Boost your luck with soft, light green colours such as mint.
Colour shown above is Spring Spash (NP BGG 1601 P). Photo: Nippon Paint Singapore.
YEAR OF THE RABBIT
1951 | 1963 | 1975 | 1987 | 1999 | 2011
Master Phang: This will be an extremely busy and tiring year for you. As you try to please people around you, family and friends might start to take your kindness for granted. Aspire towards a carefree life and try to avoid gossip.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: Pick soft greys with light, bluish-tones for better luck.
Colour shown above is Gray Cotton (NP N 1983 P). Photo: U-Home Interior Design Pte Ltd.
YEAR OF THE DRAGON
1952 | 1964 | 1976 | 1988 | 2000 | 2012
Master Phang: It is a suitable year to jumpstart your business ideas. But remember to grow your wealth steadily and progressively by working hard and avoiding procrastination. Haste makes waste. Renovating your home or moving to a new place can be beneficial for your career and luck.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: Pick bright pinks and yellows.
Colour shown above is Fire Princess (NP R 1268 D). Photo: De Exclusive Interior Group Pte Ltd.
YEAR OF THE SNAKE
1953 | 1965 | 1977 | 1989 | 2001 | 2013
Master Phang: Darkness looms ahead for you. You will often feel fatigued, face conflicts within your family, and find that your work grows stagnant. Avoid this by working cautiously and logically rather than following your emotions. Do more charity work, and adopt an open mind.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: Bright and light yellows will help improve your luck.
Colour shown above is Feather Plume (NP YO 1187 P). Photo: Ciseern by Designer Furnishings Pte Ltd.
YEAR OF THE HORSE
1954 | 1966 | 1978 | 1990 | 2002 | 2014
Master Phang: This is a suitable year to seek self-improvement and pursue a higher education. You will find breakthrough in the process of learning. But guard against friends who might try to take advantage of your wealth. Remain grounded and focus on your goals.
GOOD-LUCK COLOURS: Pick sweet and soft pinks to improve your luck.
Colour shown above is Blusher (NP R 1292 P). Photo: Ideal House Pte Ltd.
Fengshui tips come from Fengshui Master Phang, images provided by Nippon Paint.