Feng Shui Tips for Your House Exterior Color

A home with a green painted door and purple trim
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You might not always have a wide variety of choices when it comes to the exterior color of your house. However, sometimes even a small color change can make a big difference and a fresh coat of paint is always a good change!

No matter if you are looking at a variety of colors for your house exterior or just a small and subtle color change, how feng shui can help you make the best choices. There are two main feng shui tips to help you choose the best color for your house exterior.

Achieve Harmony

It is always excellent feng shui to live in a house that harmoniously blends with its surroundings, both natural and man-made. Define which colors will work best with all the elements around your house; look at colors in nature, as well as neighboring houses. A good feng shui house has a balanced relationship with the outside elements.

There is a subtle balance that you want to achieve here. You want your house to harmoniously work with its surroundings, but you do not want your house it to completely blend with its surroundings. A good feng shui house is a house that knows how to attract strong energy to itself, especially its main door.

So, while choosing the colors that work harmoniously with all the surrounding elements, also be mindful of the fact that you want to have some color highlights in order to attract vibrant energy to your home. This might be the window trim, and unexpected architectural detail painted in a bold, vibrant color or a strong color front door.

Choose a Predominant Energy

Apply a deeper level of feng shui knowledge and narrow down your color choices based on the birth elements of your family members. You have to be sure you understand the interaction of the five elements in order to make the best color choices.

This is a more complex feng shui level based on the fact that we each have a predominant element in our energetic makeup, so in order to support our well-being, it is best to surround ourselves with energy that supports us. Let's say if your birth element is Fire, you really do not want to surround yourself with a lot of Water element colors as Water puts down the Fire in the destructive cycle of the five feng shui elements.

If this gets too complicated, or if you feel confused and overwhelmed, then the best way to go is to just follow the first feng shui tip, but also pay special attention to the choice of color for your front door. The front door is very important in feng shui as it is through the front door that the house absorbs nourishing chi, or universal energy.

Of course, in choosing the best color for your house exterior, you will follow all the typical exterior color paint recommendations, such as taking into consideration your roof color, as well as the color of house elements that cannot be painted, such as the brick walls, for example, or the stone steps and the railings.

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