- Black color is full of the feng shui energy of mystery and sophistication.
- It holds the energy of power and protection.
- The color of night, deep waters and universal void, feng shui use of color black adds depth, strength and definition to the front of your house.
- It brings the energy of grounding and stability.
Years ago, in the early days of this blog, I wrote a post about front door colors and the meaning behind them. Who knew that, in Feng Shui, the color of your front door represents so much? In case you missed it, here are the details. Does it fit with the entrance to your home and the things you want your front door to say about you?
- In Feng Shui, a red door symbolizes the mouth of the home. By painting our door red (or any bright color that stands out) chi (positive energy) is drawn to the house. It is the entry point in which abundance and opportunities find us.
- The Chinese consider red to be the lucky or sacred color. Many doors are painted with a fresh coat of red just before Chinese New Year to invite good luck and happiness.
- In Ireland, a red door is supposed to ward off ghosts and evil spirits.
- In Catholicism, a red door represents that the blood of Christ has been smeared on it and that the area beyond the door is holy and sacred.
- Also, according to the Old Testament, the Jewish slaves in Egypt smeared their doors with lambs blood as a sign that the required sacrifice had already been made, and those homes would be passed over by the Angel of Vengence.
- Supposedly red doors were used as part of the Underground Railroad, and homes with red doors were “safe houses”.
- Albert Einstein painted his door red because he couldn’t recognize his house without it.
- And for homeowners, a red door announces that the house is paid for, free and clear
- Chinese Feng Shui gives blue a watery designation: calm, soothing and prosperous.
- The Bible often depicts the color blue as a heavenly color, and whether the color is a darker blue or a brighter blue doesn’t matter.
- Blue also denotes loyalty, and so anyone who paints their front door blue indicates a sense of calm, loyalty and wealth upon entering the home.
- Dark blue doors are believed to create calm and peace for your home…in turn, bringing those feelings to your guest and family who enter through and into your home.
- Blue is thought to bring lots of positive energy into a space.
- In China, a green door symbolizes the life cycle and growth.
- It also has a calming effect, and color therapists use green to help reduce stress, headaches and other minor medical issues.
- In the United States, the color means safety and prosperity, and a zest for life.
- Green is also the international color code for safety.
- It is a color that is said to represent balance, peace, compassion, growth, renewal, and harmony.
- In some cultures, a purple door signifies royalty and wealth, but not necessarily monetary wealth.
- Purple is also a spiritual color, and in Feng Shui is connected with psychic activities such as meditation.
- In the Western societies, clairvoyants and religious clergy alike both use purple to show their connection to the spiritual side.
- Because it is an unusual color for a front door, painting your front door purple can show the world that you are open-minded and willing to think outside the box.
- Purple is universally known as the most spiritual and versatile color in the spectrum.
- Feng Shui recommends painting your door yellow if it faces northeast, northwest, or southwest in order to channel positive energy.
- The color fosters mental sharpness, creates a sense of happiness and well-being.
- Therapists also use color to help treat certain medical conditions such as jaundice, arthritis and depression.
- In Western cultures, yellow has contradicting meanings. On one hand, it denotes joy, happiness, imagination and hope. On the other hand, it symbolizes cowardice, jealousy and dishonesty.
- Yellow is a color that evokes perception, understanding, wisdom, confidence, curiosity, humor and merriment.