The Best Feng Shui Color For My Front Door For Attraction

If you find yourself curious about feng shui and how to add it to your home, especially your front door. Here are some feng shui colors that can help.

By MJ Faublas
The Best Feng Shui Color For My Front Door For Attraction

A Brief Introduction to Feng Shui

Feng shui is a traditional Chinese practice that uses energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. Feng shui is closely tied to Taoism, and the translation of the word Feng shui is "wind-water." Over the course of history, Feng shui was used to orient buildings, spiritually connect tombs, and other structures in an auspicious or favorable manner.
 

The earliest recollection of the practice of Feng shui dates back to 4000 BC where the doors of Banpo were aligned with the asterism Yingshi after the winter solstice which became the site home for solar grain. Feng shui, originating in Chinese astrology was used before the invention of the magnetic compass.
 
Matter of fact, the first Feng shui instrument is known as the gnomon. The use of circumpolar stars were also used to determine the north-south axis settlements.  The 'Qi' (pronounced "Chee"), is a positve or negative life force which moves and is the main role in Feng shui. Feng shui is also expressed in the practice of Chinese martial arts.

Though Feng shui is not considered a science, it is respected as a pseudoscience.

Feng Shui Meaning

As stated above, Feng shui uses the "Qi," and energy force that is either positive or negative to dictate the movement of the energy in an environment. In using the "Qi," the practice of polarity is used, i.e., yin yang. The aspect of the yin-yang is a relationship where one creates an exertion, and the other receives the exertion. Meaning, Yang is than acting, while Yin is receiving.
 
Feng shui uses the five elements, earth, fire, metal, water, and wood in the practice of Feng shui. Of all the elements used in Feng shui, Earth is the neutralizer, meaning that plays the role of buffer and an equilibrium is reached when the two energies (yin-yang) cancel each other out.

There are four cardinal directions in Feng shui:
  1. East: The Azure Dragon (Spring equinox) - Niao (Bird), Scorpions
  2. South: The Vermilion Bird (Summer solstice) - Huo (Fire), Hydrae
  3. West: The White Tiger (Autumn equinox) - Mǎo (Hair) the Pleiades
  4. North: The Black Tortoise (Winter solstice) -   (Emptiness, Void) Aquarii

Feng Shui: Meaning of Colors

Each color used in the practice of Feng shui has a unique and essential meaning, here's a brief list of each color, it's meaning, use, and avoidance situations:

Feng Shui Meaning of the Color: Red

Red is the color of fire and is considered a lucky color in Feng shui. Red should be used in doses around the home to redirect energy. Basic meanings of red: hot, bold, daring, high voltage, lucky.

Red should be avoided if you suffer from anxiety, insomnia, or over-activity.

Feng Shui Meaning of the Color: Orange

Orange holds the meaning of the "social" color. Orange is one of the colors of happiness and vibrancy. The basic purposes of the color orange are: creative, exuberant, lively, fun, loving, and extroverted. 

However, the color orange should be avoided if a quiet, reflective space is being created.

Feng Shui Meaning of the Color: Yellow

Yellow is a cheerful and uplifting color. Yellow is known for triggering intellect and stimulates the mental space. The basic meaning of the color yellow is: sunny, happy, enlivening, powerful, active, and cheerful. 

However, the color yellow should be avoided if one suffers from anxiety or is trying to calm their nerves.

Feng Shui Meaning of the Color: Green

Green holds the meaning of balance, growth, and abundance. The color green resonates with the Heart Chakra and has a meaning of youthfulness. The basic meaning of the color green are: healing, balance, expanding, lively, prosperous, and fresh.

Even though green has a balancing nature, there are times where the color should be avoided.

Feng Shui Meaning of the Color: Blue

Blue is a color of calm. The vastness of the color blue resonates with the colors of the sky and ocean. The basic meaning of the color blue is truth, communication, peace, calm, and spiritually attuned.

Those suffering from depression or need to be more social should stay clear of the color blue.

Feng Shui Meaning of the Color: Purple

Purple is the color of royalty, wealth, and high spirituality. The color purple is known for making the wearer feel like royalty. The basic meaning of the color purple is: rich, noble, deep, quiet, and wise.

In cases where one is trying to feel more extroverted or connect more with nature and the Earth, the color purple should be avoided.

Feng Shui Meaning of the Color: White

White is a color of all new beginnings, purity, and innocence. The basic meaning of the color white is cleansing, pure, light, free, and whole.

If you feel overwhelmed, stay clear of the color white.

Feng Shui Meaning of the Color: Black

Black is an introspective color that holds the meaning of the void. The basic color meaning of the color black is: protective, secretive, mysterious, and hidden.

The color of black should be avoided if one wishes to be more self-expressive or to feel uplifted.

Feng Shui Meaning of the Color: Pink

Pink is the known color of unconditional love and femininity. Pink is known for carrying strong feminine energy. The basic meaning of the color pink is: love, nurturing, romance, and peace.

However, avoid the color pink if you wish to be creative with the masculine energy.

Feng Shui Meaning of the Color: Brown

Brown is the color of the Earth which holds a nurturing and grounding energy. The basic meaning of the color brown is rooted, quiet, nurturing, and grounding.

Brown should be avoided if one wishes to expand or branch out.

Feng Shui of Variations of South Facing Front Doors

Depending on the direction of your south facing door, the Feng shui colors may be different. Review the below directions to find the correct Feng shui color for your front door.

Feng Shui of South Facing Front Door: Fire Element

South facing front doors are at a 157.5° - 202.5°. The Feng Shui element for this direction is fire which best corresponds with the color red.

However, other color options for the fire element are as followed:

  1. Yellow

  2. Purple

  3. Orange

  4. Pink

  5. Magenta

  6. Coral

If those colors are not suitable for your home, the following colors will work as well:

  1. Green

  2. Brown

  3. Wood Tones

Feng Shui of Southeast Facing Front Door: Prosperity

Southeast facing front door and according to this directional Feng Shui it relates to prosperity, money, and wealth and has a direction of 112.5° - 157.5°. It is similar to the east facing front door and holds similar feng shui colors.

Primary feng shui color options for this front door are:

  1. Green
  2. Brown
  3. Wood Tones
However, if your goal is to attract more money and wealth into your home simply, the best feng shui colors to paint your southeast facing front door are:
  1. Blue
  2. Black
  3. Light Yellow
  4. Earthy/Sand Colors

Feng Shui of Southwest Facing Front Door: Love

Southwest facing front door relates to love, maternal energy, and marriage and has a direction of 202.5° - 247.5°. It has similar Feng Shui of the fire element characteristics and colors as well.

Primary feng shui color options for this front door are:

  1. Light Yellow

  2. Beige

  3. Clay 

  4. Earthy & Sand Colors


The Southwest facing front door also share fire element components, here are the colors related to the element of fire:

  1. Red

  2. Yellow

  3. Purple

  4. Pink

  5. Magenta

  6. Coral

Feng Shui of East Facing Front Door: Wood Element

East facing front door relates to the Feng Shui wood element and has a direction of  67.5° - 112.5°. It also has similar Feng Shui element of water characteristics and colors as well.

Primary feng shui color options for this front door are:

  1. Earth Tones
  2. Brown
  3. Wood Tones


The East facing front door also share water element components, here are the colors related to the element of water:
 

  1. Black 
  2. Blue
  3. Purple

Feng Shui of Variations of North Facing Front Doors

North facing front doors correspond with the Feng Shui water element. Here are the various directions and colors to use:

Feng Shui of North Facing Front Door: Water Element

North facing front door are related to the Feng Shui water element and has a direction of 337.5° - 22.5°. North facing front doors can be combined with a metal element to create Feng shui as well.

Primary feng shui color options for this front door are:

  1. Blue
  2. Black


The North facing front door can be combined with a metal element to create Feng shui, here are the colors related to the component of a metal element:
 

  1. White
  2. Clay
  3. Metallic Colors

Feng Shui of Northeast Facing Front Door: Spiritual Growth & Cultivation

Northeast facing front door are related to the Feng Shui Earth element and has a direction of 22.5° - 67.5°. Northeast facing front doors can be combined with fire element to create Feng shui as well.

Primary feng shui color options for this front door are:

  1. Light Yellow
  2. Beige
  3. Clay
  4. Earthy & Sand Colors


The Northeast facing front door can be combined with fire element to create Feng shui, here are the colors related to the component of a metal element:

  1. Red
  2. Yellow
  3. Pink
  4. Orange
  5. Magenta
  6. Coral

Feng Shui of Northwest Facing Front Door: Metal Element

Northwest facing front door are related to the Feng Shui metal element and has a direction of 292.5° - 337.5°. There are different colors to choose from when creating the Feng Shui of a Northwest facing the front door.

Primary feng shui color options for this front door are:

  1. White
  2. Clay
  3. Metallic Colors


The Northwest facing front door can be combined also has secondary colors to use when creating the Feng Shui of your home:

  1. Light Yellow
  2. Beige
  3. Clay
  4. Earthy/Sand Colors

Feng Shui of West Facing Front Doors: Metal Element

West facing front door are related to the Feng Shui metal element and has a direction of 247.5° - 292.5°. 

Feng shui color options for this front door are:

  1. White
  2. Gray
  3. Metal Colors

Feng Shui: Getting Your Front Door Color Setup

Now that you have an understanding of the history and practice of Feng Shui, you also understand the colorology behind Feng Shui. You also understand the directional importance of your front door when establishing the right Feng Shui color for the door. Your next step is to decide if you will keep the same door and splash it with the corresponding Feng Shui color, or if you will replace the door completely.

Here are a few ideas when trying to decide on whether to replace your front door or keep the old door and change the color to match your Feng Shui direction:
 

  1. Remember cost is important when thinking  of a new door to meet your Feng Shui needs.
  2. If you choose to replace the door and your Feng Shui direction is of the metal element, try to get a metal door that is ready and needs little painting.
  3. To keep your front door matching your personality, add some minor details when adding that Feng Shui umph.
  4. Feng Shui is about balancing energy and also about allowing energy to flow, so obtaining anew front door might not be as promising as you think.
  5. If you choose to keep your old front door; clear the energy with crystals and essential oils before preparing it for the Feng Shui color of your choice.

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Final Feng Shui Notes

If you find yourself even more curious about how to add Feng Shui to your overall life, follow the Feng Shui color chart above and incorporate these Feng Shui colors in your wardrobe and household decorations.

Overall, have fun!

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