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Let’s consider what buyers see first—the outside of your house. The impression your home gives from the street is called “curb appeal,” and it’s a vital aspect of staging. Curb appeal is what creates the all-important first impression. When buyers first see your house from the street, it only takes about 10 seconds for them to form an opinion. You have to make those 10 seconds count!

One way to add that WOW factor is to have your front door look amazing! A fairly inexpensive way to do that is to add color (and possibly new hardware).

Adding Colour

Feng Shui Principals

According to Feng Shui principals, “…the main door is called ‘the mouth of Chi’ and a good feng shui door will attract the highest energy to nourish the house you live in, thus providing you with the most supportive vibrant energy to enjoy your life.”

Depending on what direction you face will depend on a good color choice.

South – Fire Element

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Purple

Red Fung Shui Main Door

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Northeast and Southwest – Earth Element

  • Light yellow
  • Beige/skin colour
  • Earthy/sandy colours


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 West and Northwest – Metal Element

  • Gray
  • White

White Fung Shui Main Door

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 North – Water Element

  • Blue
  • Black

Blue Feng Shui Main Door

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East and Southeast – Wood element

  • Brown
  • Green

Green Feng Shui Front Door

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To read more on what color choices would be appropriate for your main door, read more here

Colour Expert

Using the Feng Shui principals to figure out what colour your main door should be, it’s now time to figure out the BEST shade of that colour. Maria Killam, True Colour Expert™ , wrote a blog a couple of years ago titled  Ten Best Front Door Colours For Your House.    As Maria writes, “Front doors should be an accent colour. In other words, they should be a strong, dramatic, bold shade.”

Organe Feng Shui Main Door

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Once you’ve decided on a colour, you may also want to update your hardware.

Main Door Hardware

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We had a keyless entry in the condo we rented in Maui and it was a great idea! Not having to worry about lost keys was definitely an added bonus.

One little tip: ensure you measure correctly before you purchase anything. Kate, from Centsational Girl, shared her mistake with hardware on her French Door project.

Main Door Hardware Whoops

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Below are some of my favorite images of front doors adding that WOW factor (not to mention their general curb appeal is amazing)!

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Curb Appeal

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As people walk or drive by your home, you want them to take that second look. To have them say, ‘Shut the front door – look at what they did to the front of their home!”

So whether you are getting ready to sell or are in need of a little refresh, adding a splash of color to your main front door may be just what the doctor ordered!

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  1. on 07.05.2014
    at 3:07 AM

    Sheri, I get why we emphasize the front door, and it makes total sense when the rest of the house exterior is pretty “blah” but when the overall house is gorgeous like the light green door above, I really see the total picture & hardly notice the door which fades into the background.

    • on 09.05.2014
      at 2:46 PM

      It was pretty hard to source out images that only had the front door colour changed. Thus the reason for the green door image. Although yellow is my favorite colour, the green door image is one of my absolute favorites!

  2. on 06.09.2014
    at 4:18 AM

    Thanks for the tips about front door colours. I really like to have some more tips on how I can fall in love with my home and how I can make others fall in love for my home too. These colour options and doors without keys option are excellent for home too.

    • on 06.09.2014
      at 7:37 AM

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a browse through some of my past blogs for tips and tricks to help you fall in love with your home. Our focus for Sept. (2014) is on downsizing (to reduce in number) and may have some good tips for you as well. ~Sheri

  3. on 13.11.2014
    at 6:55 AM

    Each and every door you have included is worth seeing twice. You are very good resource person for some outstanding ideas about homes.

    • on 14.11.2014
      at 9:12 AM

      Thank you so much. A front door can really make a statement and can add a fabulous curb appeal (whether you are selling or not). I hope you have a great day. ~Sheri

  4. on 22.11.2014
    at 2:42 AM

    whatever you posted it is worth watching thanks for your post. keep posting

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  5. on 23.01.2015
    at 12:30 AM

    Hi, very nicely described the importance of front door and good information given why every house should bear Front Door.Thanks for sharing this article with everyone.

    • on 23.01.2015
      at 8:19 AM

      Thanks so much for stopping by! ~Sheri

  6. on 30.06.2015
    at 3:13 AM

    Hello there…First of all I just want to say that I am a big fan of your blog and yeah of course of your post too. Well coming to this post, the activity you have mention seems to be quite interesting and I will surely try those. Thank you so much for this post.

    • on 30.06.2015
      at 7:38 AM

      Thank Carney. Glad you could stop by. ~Sheri

  7. on 15.02.2016
    at 10:06 PM

    Omg that lime green door is to die for. Never thought I would paint my front door a crazy color, but I may be wrong after looking at this one!

  8. on 26.09.2016
    at 4:06 PM

    What a post. Absolutely love the detail and info. I’m a locksmith and visit many houses and never quite looked at that way. I’ll be speaking to my wife about this idea and more than likely re-do the door and get that perfect look. Thanks for sharing this idea

    • on 27.09.2016
      at 8:44 AM

      Thanks for popping by and leaving such a nice comment. ~Sheri

  9. on 07.11.2016
    at 12:46 AM

    Hello Sheri,

    Your doors and door locks colour combinations are awesome, but I like brown and black color image I use Samsung digital door locks is a metallic black it’s great

    Thanks for sharing

    • on 07.11.2016
      at 7:19 AM

      Hi Magnum,

      I’ll have to check out the Samsung digital door lock in metallic black. Thanks for sharing.

    • on 31.01.2017
      at 3:57 AM

      Colorful doors are the best! But the doors dont need to be just an interior part, security aspect is also very prominent. Choosing the best lock is one of the first things you need to do when dealing with outside renovation. Some Medeco locks or similar may be a way to go so prepare yourself and go shopping to local locksmiths – this way you get best lock.

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