Updated: Sep 1, 2020
One of my favorite architectural features is doors. Being into symbolism, I found beauty and power in the message of a door. Doors are portals of change. Physically, they connect two separate spaces, joining them and allowing one to pass between. This is true for its symbolic meaning as well, being an opening and transitional marker into new energies.
People from all eras and cultures understood this power behind doors and would enhance their entrances to work with this energy. Some people would hang protective plaques, such as the Evil Eye, and some would place objects right next to these doors to attract or repel energies. One of the most common ways people would do this however was through color.
Nowadays, most people paint their doors for curb appeal. We can still work with these powerful associations of color however to curate the type of energy we want our house to foster. Find which door color works for you.
A red door symbolizes luck and success. In Scotland, people would paint their doors red when they finished paying off a mortgage. In China, red is the color of luck, and a red door brings this energy into the home. Red is also a protective color. Painting your door red helps block unwanted energies.
An orange door brings about vitality and motivation. It's a social color, and can be attractive to those loving to entertain. With orange connection to the sacral chakra, orange can bring in more relationships and intimacy.
A yellow door sparks joy! It's a happy color that brings in positivity, confidence, and creativity. Depending on the type of yellow, it can either bring in more fire (bright yellow) or earth (muted yellow) into your home.
A green door has been traditionally linked to money and wealth. Choose a bright green door to bring abundance into your home. Green also is a color of health, healing, and growth. For a healthy home life, use this color.
Blue not only brings in peace and tranquility, but psychic protection. In Greece, Turkey, and other Mediterranean countries, blue is a protective color, and used in the traditional Evil Eye. Dark indigos bring in more psychic protection, while red doors are more for physical safety.
Purple is a rare door color, but that might be due to the fact that the pigment was a rarity in the past. Only royalty could afford the cost of this color. Today, it is still linked to glamour and status. It also connects to the Crown Chakra and can be seen as a spiritual color.
A black door brings an energy of class, sophistication, and refinement to your home. It's a color of control and strength. Using this color invites dignity, elegance, and power into your home.
A white door is commonly associated with Scandinavian design. There is a sense of purity, simplicity, and cleanliness in this style, and a white door can bring in those tidy vibes. It's also used in a lot of traditional homes, and can also represent a sense of control and order.
Leaving a door its natural wood connects deeply to earthy energies. It represents a sense of groundedness, practicality, and resourcefulness. Having a wood door symbolizes stability and sense.
This bright and cheerful color brings forth light hearted romance and fun into the home. In Feng Shui, pink is the color connecting to love and relationships. Paint your door this color to fill your home with upbeat loving energy and compassion.
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