(Editor’s note: I asked Yvonne for advice on what color to paint our front door. It has been red for years, but since we were having the entire exterior of our house painted (and the woodpecker holes filled in finally!), I was looking for a change. Also, the majority of the front doors on my street are now painted red, which made me think I was living in a Red Door District. Yvonne gave me some options, as you will see below.)
You can pick up a Feng Shui book and everyone will tell you to paint your front door red to bring in the strong Yang energy. This door is very important because it brings to you the very auspicious energy that will nourish your house. Maybe you don’t like the color red and just maybe the whole neighborhood has red doors. Is there any help for you?
All Feng Shui experts will tell you to look at the five elements when doing your Feng Shui. The elements are what helps put your home or office in balance and keeps you strong and focused.
The elements and colors that represent them are:
- Fire - Red.
- Earth -Yellow.
- Water - Blue/Black.
- Metal - Gray/white.
- Wood - Brown/green
Then you have to consider the following:
What is it you are trying to accomplish in your life? In other words, have you
set intentions? For example, do you have a home office and need encouragement to keep focused and clear on what you are to accomplish each day? Your answer is to paint your front door the color of Metal, either gray or white.
If you are looking for calmness and the energy to come to your home for abundance, use the color of the Water element, either dark blue or black.
If you are looking for healing in your home or growth of your business, use the Wood element and you will cover both bases. Use brown or green.
The Earth element will take care of bringing in the energy for good health. It also provides stability and is a grounding force for everyone in the home. Use yellow or light beige.
The Fire element will bring in the strong yang energy and support you in your career and also support you in your fame and reputation area. These colors are the reds, dark oranges and purples.
By Yvonne Phillips, FSII
For more information on Feng Shui, you can reach Yvonne at YvonnePhillips1@aol.com.