The Best Feng Shui Paint Colors for Your Front Door
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The front door is one of the most important areas of your home when it comes to feng shui. We want to invite qi, or vital life force energy, into our homes so that it can circulate in our surroundings and support us. The front door is often called the “mouth of qi,” because it’s the main entry point for energy coming into your home. Your front door represents your face to the world and people’s first impressions of you. Having a strong front door allows opportunities, experiences, and helpful people to find you.
To optimize the feng shui of your front door, you first want to make sure that it is working properly and that it can open fully. If you have a squeaky, broken, or blocked door, you’ll want to start by resolving those issues. Once you’ve dealt with any mundane concerns, it’s also important to put some intention into the color of your front door. Color is a simple and powerful way to shift the energy in your home, and different colors have different qualities and associations in feng shui.
Here are a few of our favorite paint colors for front doors and what they represent.
This is usually the most popular answer when it comes to front door colors, because red is the most auspicious color in feng shui. It also looks great! Red is protective and powerful, and it’s related to the fire element. If the qi in your home is low and it’s time to shake things up, red is a great choice for your front door. It’s also helpful to paint your door red if you would like more opportunities to be seen and recognized. It is a very dynamic color that can bring in a lot of new energy, so make sure you’re prepared for that if you do choose red for your front door.
Black is a very elegant color for a front door. It represents the water element, which is connected to deep wisdom. It can help things flow to you, and it can also draw in and absorb positive energy.
Yellow is an excellent choice if you are looking for more nourishment, stability, and nurturing, all earth element qualities. It’s great for creating a really cozy, slower, homey feeling. It can also help support self care and health.
Other things to consider
First, it’s important to check in with yourself and trust your own intuition when you’re choosing a color for your front door — or for any part of your home! Maybe the qualities of a yellow door sound great, but you hate yellow. That’s not going to be good feng shui. You might be feeling drawn to a color that we didn’t mention, and that’s okay too! If your intuition is guiding you towards a certain color, trust that. Try it out, and see how it feels.
Also, make sure you are paying attention to the surroundings when you’re choosing your front door color. What does the rest of your home look like, and what color would complement it? What colors are the other houses on your street? Do you want to be in harmony with the other houses? Do you want to stand out?
Lastly, don’t stress too much about finding the “right” front door color. The great thing about paint is that it’s easy to change! Choose the color that sounds the best to you right now, test it out for 27 days, and then if you don’t like it you can change it again. It can even be helpful to change your front door color every so often as your intentions and circumstances change.
If you’re still not sure what to do about your front door, hire a consultant! They’ll be able to help you figure out what color would be most supportive for you right now.