Feng shui is all about good energy, and you can welcome this energy with a strong, auspicious feng shui front door. Because it is through the front door that the house absorbs most of the energy it needs in order to nourish your personal energy, it is important to do your best in creating a strong feng shui front door.
The easiest way to do that is to find the appropriate feng shui design for your door - be it with colours, shapes, images or materials.
The best feng shui design is the one that nourishes the feng shui element that corresponds to the direction your front door is facing.
For example, if you have a North facing front door, you will focus on nourishing the Water feng shui element that "governs" this direction; if East is the direction of your front door, then attention is needed to nourish and strengthen the Wood element of the East.
The best choice of colour for your front door is one of the easiest steps, feng shui-wise, to strengthen its specific energy.
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I say specific energy because in feng shui the energy of the door is determined by its facing direction, so there are 8 different guidelines for front doors that face each of the 8 directions.
A Northeast facing door has the compass reading from 22.5 to 67.5. Not sure how to take the compass reading of your front door? This tips on taking the compass reading of your front door will help.
Earth/ Sandy Colours
Light Yellow Colour
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The Fire feng shui element colours are:
So, the best feng shui colours for a Northeast facing front door are (in order of their auspiciousness): earthy/sandy colours, yellow, burgundy red, purple, deep orange, and rich pink.
Avoid the following colours for your Northeast facing front door: green, brown, white, gray, blue and black. These colours represent the feng shui elements of Wood, Metal and Water that are destructive/weakening for the Earth element of the Northeast area (according to the 5 elements destructive cycle.)
Read: How To Use Color for Good Feng Shui
If you can easily repaint your front door, then all this info sounds good. However, what can you do if you cannot repaint it? There are several good feng shui decor solutions in case the door color cannot be changed. Be sure to choose what works best for your front door - from specific color pots to the materials and textures surrounding your front door.
Continue Reading: Feng Shui Decor Solutions for Your Front Door