Wednesday, October 14, 2015

How I Chose My New Front Door Color

My front door has been orange for many years.   I love the color and the way it makes a statement.  It  also perfectly complements my Chinoiserie bench, my yellow garden seat, and my blue sphere.  Since the door doesn't face the street, the color also makes the entrance pop.

As you know, nothing lasts long around here.  It was time for the orange door to go.   I was trying to decide on a new color when I read an article about choosing front door colors based on Feng Shui principles.  I'll compress what I learned, but at the end of this post you'll find a link if you'd like to know more.

In a nutshell, I found that positive energy and nourishment enter your home through your front door.   The color you choose for the front door affects the energy your home receives.  According to the direction my door faces, the corresponding Feng Shui element for that space is Water.  The colors associated with this element are black and blue.  Holy Bagua Batman!  My door is orange--that's Fire--and you know how well Fire and Water get along.

Gotta make that change.  Who knows what I've been missing!

I've been on a navy blue kick for a while so that's the way I decided to go.
 Here's the new Feng Shui compliant door.

Here's the uncluttered view.

Sneaky Peek Into the Foyer Through the Door Grid


Now I know why I've always loved my blue sphere.

What do you think?  Blue or orange?????

I'm working on a post about the painting tricks I learned with this project.
Make sure you check back.

To learn more about choosing a door color based on Feng Shui principles, go here.


  1. The blue looks fantastic.

    My door has been blue for 20 years. LOL!! You know me, everything lasts a long time at my house.

    Great job, Kathy.

  2. There is a thrill to selecting the color of your front door to create a sense of energy and vitality in life. I recommend that you look into Feng Shui whose principles can guide you in selecting a new color for your front door to enhance your mood and bring good fortune. I am always amazed how a system of design can make all the difference.

    Lynne Hollaran @ SubUrban Glass