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According to Feng Shui What Color Could My Front Door Be?

The answer to this question is subjective because some Feng Shui consultants may say locate the direction your front door faces, while others will say keep it simple. Either way, whatever Feng Shui method you choose, make sure you are personally comfortable with and become observant and aware of the shifts in energy after making the changes. 

Typically, the accent color on or around your outside front door is suggested to be red. Why red? Red in Feng Shui is the color of honor and protection. So you are highlighting your front entrance while protecting the energy at the same time. For those who wish, you could paint the front door red or implement accent colors around the outside front door. 

Or if you prefer, you could locate the front door's actual direction using a compass. Once you know the direction, it's optional to paint the entire front door the associated color to that direction or implement accent colors near the outside front door. 


  • Red: South
  • White/Grey: West
  • Black/Blue: North
  • Green: East


Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comment balloon 10 commentsLaura Cerrano • May 29 2017 01:49PM


Hi Laura! Very interesting. I always thought that red for a front door was a also great bold color, other than it's Feng Shui meaning as you described. However, and sadly for many neighborhood, the HOA has rules about front door colors.

Posted by Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR, Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations (WestUSA Realty) almost 2 years ago

Thank you for sharing this information....Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 2 years ago

And so goes the story behind the red doors. Good information, Laura Cerrano . Now let me see where I left that can of red rustoleum paint?

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National & Geneva Financial, Llc.) almost 2 years ago

My front door faces north, I think a black front door would be amazing! Thank you for sharing this!

Posted by Michelle Edwards, Licensed Realtor® in California and Nevada (Realty One Group Trilogy) almost 2 years ago


Great information on  front door colors

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 2 years ago

OOOO!!!  That's an exciting bit of information....I didn't know about coordinating the color with the direction!  THX

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 2 years ago

I'm a red door girl, Laura! I haven't yet repainted the front door of my new house, (which is currently brown), but it WILL be red as soon as I get to it.  I never understood white doors or black doors; have considered blue but stick to what I love.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

It's funny how people will react to a new color on the front door.  I used that exact blue on mine, and it got noticed.  I just checked the compass, and it's almost north!  Pretty lucky guess.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 2 years ago

Hi, Laura.  So, if mine is SE, do I need to paint it a split color or mix the two colors?  

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 2 years ago

I heard about the red door theory, but never knew about the direction a house faces also...Interesting!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 2 years ago

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