A good feng shui home starts at your front door. Not in the living room, not in the main entry, and not even in the kitchen (where so many people focus their attention when selling or renovating a house). Why is the front door so important? Because it is through the front door - also called the mouth of Chi - that the house absorbs most of the energy it needs in order to nourish your personal energy.
If you are interested in exploring feng shui, you know that you can choose from a variety of tips for any room in your house in order to achieve good feng shui. However, none of them - with the exception of your bedroom - is as important as a good feng shui front door.
How do you create a strong feng shui front door in order to attract good Chi - into your home?
The basic way to create a strong feng shui front door is with the harmonious feng shui design; this includes colors, specific shapes, images, 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 a Southeast facing front door, you will 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.
The easiest way to strengthen the feng shui energy needed for your specific front door is to go for the right choice of colour.
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.
A North facing door is a door with the compass reading from 337.5 to 22.5 (here's how to take the compass reading of your front door).
In case of a North facing front door, there is one more feng shui element that you can use for an additional choice of colours. The element of Metal is nourishing for the Water element/creates it, thus Metal element colours are also good for a North facing front door.
So, the best feng shui colours for a North facing front door are (in order of their auspiciousness): blue, black, white and gray.
Read: How To Decorate with the Metal Feng Shui Element
Avoid the following colors for your North facing front door: green, brown, yellow, red, purple, orange, and deep pink. These colours represent the elements of Wood, Earth and Fire that are weakening/destructive for the Water element of North direction (according to the five elements destructive cycle.)
If you can apply new paint to your front door, then all this info sounds easy and reasonable. However, in case you cannot repaint your front door for any reason, are there any additional, helpful options you can look at?
Can you still have a good feng shui front door if the door colour cannot be changed?
Yes, you can.
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