Feng shui wisdom teaches us the importance of living and working in good feng shui spaces, as well as, of course, how to actually create homes and offices with good energy, or Chi. One of the first steps to attract good energy into your space is with a strong feng shui front door.
The front door is called the mouth of Chi in feng shui as it is through this door that the house absorbs most of the energy it needs in order to nourish your personal energy.
Attracting Good Energy to Your Front Door
The main way to create a strong feng shui front door is with the appropriate feng shui design. This includes colors, images, shapes and materials. The best feng shui design is the one that nourishes the feng shui element of the direction of your front door.
For example, if you have an East facing front door, focus on nourishing the wood feng shui element that "governs" this direction; while avoiding or minimizing decor items, colors, and shapes that belong to the elements of fire and metal.
In feng shui, the energy of a front door is determined by its facing direction, so there are 8 different guidelines for front doors that face each of the 8 directions.
The easiest way to strengthen the feng shui energy needed for your specific front door is the right choice of color.
A Northwest facing door is a door with the compass reading from 292.5 to 337.5 (here's how to take the compass reading of your front door).
Metal Feng Shui Element Colors
In the case of a Northwest facing front door, you can also use the colors of the Earth feng shui element, as this element is nourishing/creates the Metal element.
Earth Feng Shui Element Colors
- All Earthy/ Sandy Colours
- Light Yellow Colour
So, the best feng shui colors for a Northwest facing front door are (in order of their auspiciousness): white, gray, light yellow and all earthy/sandy colors.
Avoid These Colors for Your Northwest Facing Front Door: blue, black, red, purple, orange, and deep pink. These colors represent the elements of Water and Fire that are weakening/destructive for the Metal element of Northwest direction (according to the five elements destructive cycle.)
If you can repaint your front door, then all this info sounds easy and reasonable. However, if you are restricted in your choice of exterior house colors, are there any additional options you can look at?
Yes, as always with feng shui, there is a variety of options to choose from!
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