Best feng shui colours for an East facing front door are the colours of the Wood element, or of the elements that nurture and support Wood: the Water and Earth feng shui elements. Cavan Images/Getty Images
A strong feng shui front door will help you attract great energy for your whole home or office, as it is through the front door that the space receives its energy, or Chi nourishment. A house with good and nourishing Chi will do wonders for your health and well-being, as well as many other areas of your life such as your career, love life, etc; so it makes sense to work on attracting best possible Chi, or energy, to your space.
The easiest way to find the appropriate feng shui decor – be it colours, shapes or materials – for any door is to treat it according to the feng shui element of its direction.
If you are new to feng shui, no worries, I will try to make it as easy as possible for you to define best colours and most appropriate decor for your front door. Also know that you can ask any questions at our feng shui forum or do a search on our website for any feng shui terms or tips you are looking for.
So, the first thing to know is that an East facing door is a door with the compass reading from 67.5 to 112.5 (here’s how to take the compass reading of your front door).
An East facing front door greatly benefits from all decor details that express the feng shui element of Wood, because this is the governing element of the East feng shui direction. Wood feng shui element colours are green and brown.
So, if you have an East facing front door, you can bring excellent feng shui energy to it by painting your door in any shade of either green or brown colours (or both, if you feel adventurous!)
It is important to know that feng shui always gives you several choices when it comes to best decor decisions for your home (or office), so if Wood element colours do not work well with your overall house colour and style, there are two more feng shui elements colours to choose from.
These additional choices are based on the five elements feng shui theory, particularly on the productive element cycle, where we look at the elements that support or nourish the governing element of a specific door direction.
In case of an East facing door, you are lucky, because there are two more feng shui elements to choose from, which means more colours to explore!
The Wood feng shui element is nourished by the Water feng shui element and supported by the Earth feng shui element, so you can also choose the colours of these two elements in your search for best East facing front door colour.
Water element colours are:
Earth element colours are:
- Very light Yellow
- All earthy tones
To sum it up for you, best feng shui colours for an East facing front door are (in order of their auspiciousness): green, brown, blue, black, very light yellow and all earthy colours.
Avoid the following colours for your East facing front door: red, purple, white and gray colours. These colours represent the element of Fire and Metal that are destructive to Wood (according to the five elements destructive cycle.)
Now, what can you do if you cannot repaint your front door? Can you still have a good feng shui front door if the door colour cannot be changed? Yes, with a bit of effort you sure can!