Paint colours for your front door


Paint colours for your front door

27 October 2017

Tags: colour   feng shui  

Choose your front door colourIf you want to incorporate Feng Shui into the paint colours for your front door then don’t just paint it red because you’ve read some decorating magazine or book that tries to give a nod to Feng Shui.

Feng Shui does attend to colour – it is an important aspect of Chinese Medical and Metaphysical analysis. It is, however, important to know what direction your house faces, and then determine the location of the main door. Not all doors face the street, and some main doors are located to the side, or are angled to a different direction from the frontal plane of the house. For this conversation, we need to put those complexities to one side.

So let’s choose some colours simply based on the bearing of the door (make sure you use a compass to determine the bearing of the door).

There are 8 main bearings for the main door each spanning 45 degrees. They fall into the general directions of the compass: north, north east, east, south east, south, south west, west and north west. There are other nuances to those eight general bearings or orientations but with this simple advice you can make somewhat more informed choices. Each of the directions span 22.5 degrees either side of the absolute orientations. This means that when I refer to North it is referring to the 22.5 degrees to the west, and the 22.5 degrees to the east of due North. A word of warning – this refers to magnetic bearings so do not use Google Maps and other devices to determine the bearing – it must be determined using a compass.

If your door falls within the 45 degrees of:

  1. North – then the colours which suit that direction are black, navy blue, indigo and colours that tend to black such as deep charcoal grey.
  2. North East – then the colours which suit that direction are yellow, orange, brown, rust, burnt umber and variants of that, some yellowed off creams.
  3. East – then the colours which suit that direction are mid greens, mid blues – this includes jade, emerald, turquoise and variants of that – brown does NOT belong to the East.
  4. South East – as above
  5. South – this is the direction that suits fire – red, pink, purple, lilac, magenta, lavender and other variants.
  6. South West – the colours for this direction are the same as North East
  7. West – this is suitable for white, mid grey, silver (includes aluminium), gold (this includes copper but not if it has developed a green / grey patina.
  8. North West – this is also a match for the West.

There are many other aspects of Feng Shui and Colour that a trained consultant takes account of, but at least this extremely general advice will not lead you into problems. 

Book a Feng Shui Consultation

Feng Shui consultations can help to move the energy and patterns that surround you, in your home or work surrounds. Energy can get stuck and stop the natural movement of flow.

Book a Consultation

Read Latest Blogs

Chinese New Year 2023

2023 Chinese New YearToday is the start of the Chinese New Year (Saturday 21st of January 2023).Today those Chinese who still have family in their ...

read more

2023 - Internal-Flying-Star

2023 Internal Flying Stars (inside buildings)Sha Qi 2023All sha chi is exacerbated by what is in the environment.if you have Telegraph poles, T int...

read more

2023 rabbit year

Important lesson - be very careful when trying to communicate during Mercury retrograde!!!! I wrote a whole spiel, closed the full browser tab - ye...

read more


2022 the annual 5 is in the centre. This tells us that all stars take up their home positions and it thus makes stronger the challenges and the ben...

read more


What can we expect from the water tiger in 2022 in terms of opportunities and challenges?A gua is an area of qi that can be called a palace or a lo...

read more


2022 is the year of the yang water tiger.The water is the stem, sits over the tiger and dominates for the 1st half of the year.The branch is tiger...

read more

Children never listen

It can be useful to look at the compatibly of your charts and work out what the mediating element is. 

When our children do not listen look at the qi of the house and the personal blueprint of the child.