Have Some Fun With Color on Your Front Door

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Have Some Fun With Color on Your Front Door

 

doorFront doors are many times a different color than the rest of the house.  Many people use this opportunity to splash some character on their otherwise beige and white exterior paint color.  Many times, we will see a home that is conservative in color until you get to the front door.  An otherwise conservatively painted home can have a bright red door to welcome their guests.

 

I recently did some research in “Feng Shui and Your Front Door”.  My research revealed that red is not always the best choice for your front door color when it comes to feng shui and positive energy entering your home.

 

For those of you who are not familiar with the feng shui, it is the Chinese art of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance and energy in your life.

 

I have always been interested in the way a room makes me feel.  I am uncomfortable in rooms that are put together with no thought of flow and order.  And then there are the homes where the owner has painted every room a different color.  One room is yellow and the next room is blue. 

 

What I found about front doors, is that the color should correlate with the direction the door is facing.  Here is a chart of recommended colors based on door direction:

 

North facing door:
Feng Shui door color: blue, black, white Material: wooden

North East facing door:
Feng Shui door color: orange, purple, yellow, terra cotta

East facing door:
Feng Shui door color: green, blue, turquoise Material: wooden

South East facing door:
Feng Shui door color: green, turquoise, blue Material: wooden

South facing door:
Feng Shui door color: red, pink, purple Material: wooden

South West facing door:
Feng Shui door color: pink, peach, apricot, orange, yellow

West facing door:
Feng Shui door color: yellow, white, gold, magenta, silver

North West facing door:
Feng Shui door color: magenta, gold, silver, white, yellow

 

These are some interesting suggestions.  I’m not sure I would enjoy a magenta colored front door, but luckily there are other colors to choose from depending on your facing direction. 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
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Well this is something I had no clue about.  Thanks for the post.

Feb 25, 2015 05:59 AM #78
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Fascinating! I knew there were recommended colors for Feng Shui but this is pretty complex. I can see, however, some HOAs not buying into the idea - some here are pretty restrictive are door colors! There are clearly lots of doors I see when showing homes that could use some sprucing up...and some cleaning. Nothing worse than an ugly front door with cobwebs that doesn't work well.

Jeff

Feb 25, 2015 06:53 AM #79
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Pat & Wayne Harriman
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Our west-facing door is burgundy. The previous owners painted it that color. Not sure we could get behind any of the Feng Shui approved colors, are we doomed to an eternity of misfortune? We do have an "8" in our street number though...

Feb 25, 2015 09:15 AM #80
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Teresa Cooper
Home Solution Real Estate Services - North Charleston, SC
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Belinda  -- what a fun article!  I've been seeing a lot more YELLOW doors lately, instead of the traditional red/blue/green doors.  It's starting to "grow" on me.  Much to my delight, my northwest facing front door feung-shiu's as a possible yellow!  woo-hoo - get out that paint brush!

Feb 25, 2015 09:37 AM #81
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Diana Dahlberg
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Belinda!  What an interesting post!  I was not aware of any of those color coordinates but it sure makes for a great conversation.  We chose to go with Burgundy doors and shutters. We face west ... Magenta colored flowers as well as the changing spring, summer and fall colors make it a constant changing landscape.

Feb 25, 2015 02:01 PM #82
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Beth and Richard Witt
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We have a west facing door and it is white... so we are "Feng Shui" for sure...

Feb 26, 2015 11:12 PM #83
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Belinda Spillman
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Hi Everyone.  I love all the photos you have shared.  I love the alternative solutions as well.  As Janelle Ancillotti points out, she uses the suggested feng shui color in her entrance but instead of painting her door an unwanted color, she used flowers.  I love it.  

I think we as Realtors notice the front door much more than others.  Well maybe the UPS or FedEx man notices, but most people don't even enter their homes through the front door.  As Realtors, we and our clients see the front door up close and personal.  Like Jeff Dowler said, at least people could try to keep them clean.  That would be a huge step.

Mar 01, 2015 04:58 AM #84
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Georgia Weaver
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Belinda,

Great info. one of the things I  recommend to my sellers is that they spruce up or replace their front door. I will share this with them, not sure many will paint these colors (I practice in very conservative rural Iowa), but the flowers and plants idea from the other Realtors are also great ideas. I have a collection of colored and awesome doors on Pintrest. I happen to love color.

thank you

Mar 01, 2015 11:23 AM #85
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Anna Valencia Tillery
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What a fun topic! When reading this I thought orange would be perfect for mine and based on the direction it faces; so does Feng Shui!

Thank you for sharing.

Mar 01, 2015 10:37 PM #86
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Great post. I'm all about Feng Shui as my daughter, and World class award winning interior design daughter introduced that concept to me whence helping her Mother and me re design our half circa '50's and half circa '90's family home of 35 years. She's succeded in making this the most fun and comfortable environment anyone could ever want to live out their lives in.

 

Mar 01, 2015 11:50 PM #87
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Geoff Grist
Mosman Neutral Bay Realty, Sydney Australia - Sydney, AU
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Everyone should take the time to look at their front door and in most cases they can make a measurable difference at minimal cost, a coat of paint could be all you need to add thousands of dollars of value to the home.

Mar 02, 2015 07:29 AM #88
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Hank Dugie
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX
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Interesting blog! I've seen an increase in red doors lately. I'll be sure to check which way they are facing next time I see one.

Mar 02, 2015 12:07 PM #89
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Oddly enough, red is my favorite color.  I've often dreamed of having a red door.  But, I've never lived in a house where it would look right.

Mar 03, 2015 10:22 AM #90
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Marilyn O'Donoghue
Long & Foster Avalon - Avalon, NJ

I agree-I love using the front door to have some fun!

Mar 04, 2015 01:40 AM #91
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
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I really enjoyed coming across your blog among the many archieves. Thanks for being apart of Active Rain.

Apr 09, 2015 01:55 PM #92
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
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Always interested in cultural perspectives on real estate and business. In Scotland, they paint their front door red when they pay off the mortgage. My west-facing forest green front door could use some paint. Am I brave enough for magenta?

Apr 27, 2015 02:51 AM #93
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Very interesting Belinda, as I heard that using red for feng shui was the best choice.

Apr 27, 2015 02:53 AM #94
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Inna Ivchenko
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I like red doors and they become very popular in my area. Such doors look ''happier'' than any other colors.

Oct 07, 2015 04:18 PM #95
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Frank Rubi
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I personally have a East facing door. Not sure about the green as suggested. I am thinking to change the color of our front door for the Holidays. 

Oct 07, 2015 07:44 PM #96
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Our door is black, but now I am thinking of Red or a brick color.

Oct 08, 2015 03:48 AM #97
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