The Art of Placement, more popularly known as Feng Shui, is a belief dating from over 3000 years ago in China. It is called the Art of Placement because it focuses on the specific arrangement of things that would optimally bring in good luck or, more aptly, good Feng Shui.
An essential part of the Feng Shui practice is the taoist Yin and Yang Theory. This theory emphasizes a perfect balance of feminine (Yin) and masculine (Yang) energies that must be maintained at all times for a harmonized happy life which, in the practice of Feng Shui, manifests in the orientation of things.
By tradition, feng shui practice holds that all things consist of varying degrees of the five elevents: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each is represented by certain colors that can help you bring harmony to a particular space.