Your Front Door is a Place of Power. Here’s How to Choose Its Color Wisely.
In feng shui and the magical arts, your front door is known as one of the most powerful places in your home.
It’s literally the threshold where the energy from the outside world – visible and invisible – enters your home and becomes your own. Even if you don’t use your front door frequently, it’s the symbolic entry point of blessings and wealth.
In feng shui, the front door is known as the “mouth of chi.” Just like our actual mouths are the places where we receive nourishment that keeps us alive, our front door is the place where we receive the energetic and physical resources that keep our homes happy and healthy.
With that in mind, a front door color is sort of like lipstick: it draws attention to this power point and defines the energy in a particular way. Energetically, your front door color defines the vibration of your home and advertises the qualities of energy you want to call into your life. Painting your front door a vibrant color can work well whether your house is brick, natural wood, gray, white, beige, tan, brown, or anything else, and will help boost the unique visual appeal of your home.
In a number of feng shui schools of thought, the direction your door faces informs the shades you have to choose from. In my personal opinion and experience, following your intuition about what feels right to you overrides potential directional considerations.
Here are six auspicious and protective door color ideas and the meanings and magical properties they possess.
You might want to consider the meanings and magical properties associated with these door color ideas in when you choose the color you want to paint your door, or you may prefer to paint your door the color that calls to you most. Paint color choices can be a form of divination: your intuitive preference will indicate your subconscious magical intentions.
(Of course, if you can’t paint your door because you’re renting, don’t worry! While a freshly painted door can add a nice magical touch, it’s not a make-or-break scenario. But you may be surprised, and it doesn’t hurt to ask! Some landlords are open to the idea.)
Magical Door Color #1: Red
Red is a classic door color in feng shui. That’s because in feng shui, the color red is considered celebratory, successful, prosperous, and protective. A red door is one of the best door colors because it has a cheerful, radiant vibration that keeps negativity out and calls positivity in.
If you’re wondering what shade of red to paint your door, keep in mind that bright shades are considered the luckiest.
Magical Door Color #2: Blue
Blue is a favorite magical door color of legendary Witchcraft author Scott Cunningham. In his classic book The Magical Household, he recommends painting your door blue for protection. A blue door is one of the best door color choices for Witches and other magical practitioners, as it wards off negativity while inviting in harmony and peace.
If these magical qualities appeal to you, choose a bright royal or deep sapphire blue for your front door.
Magical Door Color #3: Purple
A purple door is a glorious, magical thing. In addition to enhancing wealth and prosperity vibrations in your home, a purple door invites in magic, synchronicity, and divine guidance. A purple front door helps anchor your magical worldview and preserves a sense that life is magical within your home.
Choose a vibrant purple for your front door in order to reap the most benefits from this color choice.
Magical Door Color #4: Black
A black door emanates elegance and promotes success, which is why feng shui considers it one of the best color choices for your front door. As the color of the water element in feng shui, a black front door helps align you with your most ideal career path and promotes a harmonious flow in work. If you’re focused on your career and life path at this stage in your life, black might be the front door color for you.
From a feng shui perspective, navy blue possesses similar properties to black, so you if these door color properties appeal to you, you might like to choose navy blue as an alternate.
Magical Door Color #5: Green
If you’re drawn to forests and the magical properties of plants and herbs, chances are good you’ll love having a green door. As the color of money and healthy greenery, a green door also calls in wealth and abundance. Green is one of the best door colors to choose for money magic and aligning with the magic of the earth.
Be sure to choose a green that reminds you of a lush and vibrant landscape in order to maximize the luxurious benefits of this magical door color.
Magical Door Color #6: Pink
If you think a pink door wouldn’t be protective, think again! While pink gets a bad rap as a cutesy color, it’s actually a surprisingly powerful and useful color in magic and witchcraft. It keeps harshness and negativity out, calls in sweetness and positivity, and generally promotes good vibes and good luck. A pink door also invites in friendship, harmony, and love.
Choose any shade of pink that you like for your door, but be aware that less noticeable pinks will begin to lose their magical qualities. In general, brighter and more vibrant colors are the most powerful when it comes to door colors.
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Did this post inspire you to paint your door one of these magical colors? Or are you leaning toward a different door color altogether? Please share in the comments below.
Amanda Drake says
Hello! Thank you in advance, I well firstly interested into the directions and color you had mentioned.
I’m just learning well,always a believer of and in magic and magical things or ways.
And as grateful as I am to have now the last few years been shall say more pushed into the discovery of how hugely it has become not sure of how to word this.
Basically I feel or have felt now awhile certain powers, well spells or witchcraftery of the dark more so than powers because certain type of way of others or their actual words as well. But basically not the joyful and positive vibes I personally like to be in and around. I myself feel as before and have been better of getting back towards as well as getting the ones away whom had kinda just seemingly appeared as looking back now about same timeline. I’ve kinda had a total table flip in my life with a few unexpected events all close together and grateful as I am towards being an optimistic whom believes all things happen for reason s sometimes never to b known. Well I suppose what I’m wanting or trying to say is. Help!!! Lol. I feel I started rambling and usual would just delete all,All and not comment
Basically almost i9 years ago my father suddenly had well papers speaks it a stroke and I were away with my daughter a but after 2weeks intensive care and myself having decide take him off ventilator he passed. Say 3years later which I see nowaday ishould not at all remained working. That were 2017. But anyhow i feel like I am whining to you, but feel you don’t Kno if I’ve not give a big picture type ofevents to you.
At start of commenting I mentioned those odd feelings of some thing I want gone basically as these last few years I feel I’ve been basically zombiefied or such where I just mostly made things for myself more not good than any better. I want a dramatic change and feel at this moment I actually inside and externally have aligned myself or my personal energy maybe got stolen or had been a while stolen but I believe I’ve stolen it back and just don’t have any idea reallyhow to keep it. So maybe by decluttering this house I’ve almost totally barracaded inside🙃😎a bit more of that type feeling will follow in a catastrophically huge change. I had my 40th birthday last year and just feel have actual always felt there were certain places or certain people’s that may need my help or assistance with such.
Not meaning to sound some type way or all over the place. It’s just deeply felt and I also have always believe all people if life and experiences or paths align together that are souls are here to accomplish certain things or something bigger than oneself. Back towards color of door, there’s the blue purple and black I had read also a Navy is kinda considered a black too
Wanted to ask for your personal opinion
Tess Whitehurst says
Hi Amanda! Would you mind summarizing your questions for me as bullet points? I’m not sure I understand them.
My door has been so many colors over the years. I might need to change it up again. It’s funny seeing how I chose specific colors when I needed theme the most 🙂
Hope you are well!
Tess Whitehurst says
Oh hi Sarah! Yes, isn’t it funny how that works? Thanks for connecting! I hope you are well too.