Although you might not always have a wide variety of choices when it comes to the exterior color of your house, sometimes all it takes is a small color change to make a big difference.
It is excellent feng shui to live in a house that harmoniously blends with its surroundings, both natural and man-made. To define which colors will work best with all the elements around your house, look at the colors in nature, as well as neighboring houses. Subtle balance is key in feng shui. A good feng shui house is a house that knows how to attract strong energy to itself, especially its main door.
According to www.thespruce.com, when choosing colors that work harmoniously with all the surrounding elements, you should be mindful of the fact that you need to have some color highlights in order to attract vibrant energy to your home. This might be the window trim, and unexpected architectural detail painted in bold, vibrant color or a strong color front door.
Here is a feng shui color guide from Red Lotus (www.redlotusletter.com) for you to consider.
House Colors and Directions
- White (creativity/children): Good for west, northwest and north-facing houses as it reflects light well and stimulates these directions.
- Green/Purple (growth/good health/wealth): Good for east and south-facing houses.
- Blue/Purple (career/wealth/opportunities): Good for north, east, and southeast facing houses.
- Yellow/Beiges/Gold (ochre) (relationships/stability): Good for northeast, west, southwest, and northwest facing house. Yellow is a color of wisdom and study.
- Reds/Pinks (social status, recognition, relationships): South, southwest, and NE facing houses benefit from these colors.
- Browns (health, happy family relationships): Good for growth and longevity and excellent for east-facing houses and good for the south (fire) direction.
- Taupe (relationships, stability, and grounding): This color is excellent for the northeast and southwest because these are “earth” directions and taupes are earthy or stone-type colors. It also helps stabilize relationships and promote family harmony – particularly for the woman of the household.
White is always a good option, as is a lighter shade of the predominant color. Choose a dark door color from the list of corresponding colors; or choose a darker shade for siding and lighter shade for the door and trim.
Remember always paint your house a color that aligns with the direction it faces. If your house faces South West (an earth direction), and you paint it a wood color, such as green or brown, this will create difficulty with the relationships in the house. Likewise, if you paint a south-facing house white, the residents might struggle with gaining recognition at work or have a problem with neighbors
Power of the Five Elements: The Chinese Medicine Path to Healthy Aging and Stress Resistance, by Charles A. Moss M.D
The Holistic Home: Feng Shui for Mind, Body, Spirit, Space, by Laura Benko
The Feng Shui House Book: Change your Home, Transform your Life, by Gina Lazenby