If you want to create good feng shui in your home, it is always smart to start at your front door. It is through the front door (also referred to as the mouth of chi) that the flow of energy enters the house to nourish your personal energy. And the easiest way to strengthen the feng shui energy needed for your front door is with the right paint color choice.
The Front Door and Feng Shui
There is a variety of feng shui design tips to apply both inside and outside your home to draw in good energy. To create a strong front door, you must implement appropriate feng shui design, which includes strategic use of colors, shapes, and materials.
There are eight different sets of feng shui guidelines to follow, depending on the direction the front door faces. The best feng shui design is one that nourishes the feng shui element associated with your door's facing direction.
Feng Shui for Front Doors That Face West
A west-facing front door has a compass reading from 247.5 to 292.5. The feng shui element that governs the west direction is metal, and the corresponding feng shui bagua is the energy of children and creativity. The feng shui colors associated with the metal element are white and gray
For a wider range of options, you also can employ the earth element, which is nourishing for the metal element. Thus, all earth element colors, including sandy browns and light yellow, also are good for a west-facing front door.
Therefore, in order of their auspiciousness, the best feng shui colors for a front door that faces west are:
- Light yellow
- Light brown
There also are a few hues to avoid for a west-facing front door. Because the elements of water and fire weaken the metal element, stay away from using their associated colors: blue, black, red, purple, orange, bright yellow, and deep pink.
If You Can't Repaint the Front Door
Painting your front door to strengthen its feng shui energy probably sounds like a fairly feasible endeavor. But if you live in a rental property or a housing complex that restricts your choice of exterior colors, you still can draw in good energy by focusing on the front door decor.
For a west-facing front door, the metal element can be expressed using several decor options. For instance, select a shiny metallic finish for your door hardware. Or consider placing metallic planters (or planters with a white or gray finish) near the front door. Really any metallic piece, such as a sculpture, that you’d like to display will do. Also, choose decor, such as a doormat, with a circular or square shape, as that expresses and nourishes the metal element.
Avoid water and fire decor items, including any pieces with their associated colors, as well as anything that has a triangular or wavy shape. Also, keep any outdoor water feature away from your front door.