A peaceful and contented life is all about creating harmony, balance, and positive vibes in all aspects of a person’s living. Among other things, this includes the house that he or she lives in and how it is designed to produce positive energy and calming effect.
After all, it is the place where one spends the most time, so it is only logical that it should be an abode where one feels calm, contended, and at peace.
When one talks about creating harmony and balance, the concept of Feng Shui comes to mind. Feng Shui is the traditional practice, which has its roots in China, that claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. Incorporating Feng Shui elements into your house can help to create the perfect balance of harmony and elegance that will make your house the perfect abode.
When designing an HDB home based on Feng Shui principles, there are several areas where you can incorporate its rules and elements. One of such areas is the doors or window of the house, particularly the main door.
The main door of your HDB sets the mood for you and others when you enter. It is also the last thing that you see when you leave your house for work and other activities. Therefore, you would want it to be the perfect blend of harmony and balance so your mind can be soothed and be at peace before entering or leaving the house.
One of the most important aspects of designing a front door is to choose its colour. Colour plays a very important role in Feng Shui principles and can help to produce good energy and positive vibes. Below, we will describe some of the ways in which you can choose colors so that not only are they attractive and go with the overall theme of the house but also be of
significance from Feng Shui perspective.
Brown – Balance and Stabilization
This is the colour we are most familiar with in Singapore. For us, the default HDB main door in Singapore comes in a certain shade of brown. The brown color is connected to the “Earth” element in Feng Shui.
It represents the balance, stabilization, and nurturing of Mother nature. Brown is an earthly colour that automatically connects you to nature and you feel a sense of balance and harmony that you
see all around in nature. Brown colour as a front door or bedroom door for homes can help you connect with your family through the stability and harmony that it offers. It also acts as an attractor of positive energy.
Black – Wisdom and Depth
In Feng Shui, black colour is connected to the “water” element and is representative of wisdom and depth. Water flows easily and takes the shape of its container which represents networking and social connections.
Black absorbs and attracts, therefore it attracts and brings in positive energy. It can be a supportive colour for building friendships and relationships. A black front door also looks quite sophisticated and elegant while giving out positive vibes.
Red – Warmth and Passion
Red colour, in Feng Shui, is connected to the “fire” element which is representative of warmth, passion, and inspiration. It is considered to be a powerful colour for protection which can ward off negative energy. Red is a very bright and bold colour that is easily visible from a distance.
If you want your front door to stand out among the other doors, then red is the way to go. From a Feng Shui perspective, it attracts opportunities and positive energy and helps you get noticed by making a bold statement.
Yellow – Stability
The yellow colour is also connected to the “Earth” element in Feng Shui, but it offers a relatively different vibe than brown because of its bright and fun side. In addition to adding the stability and grounding properties of Earth, the yellow colour in the front door of your HDB is also able to uplift your mood and give a very cheerful welcome whenever you enter your home through this front door.
Green – New Beginnings
In Feng Shui, the green color is connected to the “wood” element which is representative of new beginnings and growth. It also connects you with nature and makes you feel the peace and calm that one would experience in the company of mother nature.
Having a green door as your main door is like inviting new opportunities for growth and prosperity in life. It gives you positive energy that lets you see new horizons and opportunities to expand. From an aesthetic point of view, green color is neither too bright nor too dull and gives a very neutral and balanced outlook.
Gray – Joy and Purity
The graycolor, just like white, is connected to the “metal” element in Feng Shui which represents joy and purity. The graycolor is also considered a supportive color for inviting helpful people and benefactors into your life. It also represents travel, thus helping to open up more opportunities for travel.
If you think that the white color of the metal element is just too plain and washed out for you, then try opting for gray. It will add a bit of depth to your design while still offering all the properties of white color and more. It will not look too dull and definitely does not appear too bold and bright, thus creating the perfect balance of harmony and sophistication.
White – Cleanliness and Purity
In Feng Shui, the white color is connected to the “metal” element which represents cleanliness and purity. This metal element is related to communication and joy. By adding a touch of white in any element of interior design, you are sure to add a touch of joy and purity. If you want to invite joy, positive energy, and communication into your life, then painting your home main door with this colour is the best option for you.
Blue – Growth
The blue color is connected to the “wood” element in Feng Shui which represents growth and new beginnings. Apart from that, blue is also the color for knowledge and self-cultivation. It enables a person to acknowledge his skills and helps support their cultivation and opens up opportunities to invest in those skills.
You can use any shade of blue but the deep shades of blue are usually representative of these qualities. If you feel that a deep blue shade gives a very dull and boring outlook, then you can go for a relatively bright shade of blue which will represent all these qualities without making you feel blue!
Salmon – Harmony
The salmon color is a combination of yellow and orange or yellow and red which creates a unique combination of earth and fire elements.
This combination is quite harmonious which helps to bring in good energy and wards off negative energy. Choosing a salmon-coloured front door can help you create a sense of abundance and encourage conversation in a positive and harmonious environment.
Lavender – Calm and Peace
This is a mix of blue and purple, thus it combines the qualities of both these colors to offer a sense of calm, spirituality, contemplation, and quiet.
If you want to add a very calm, peaceful, and spiritual space in your home, try choosing a lavender front door for your HDB.
Turquoise – Liveliness
Turquoise is a combination of blue and green colours, thus it connects with both the wood and water elements in Feng Shui.
It offers the growth qualities of blue and the liveliness quality of green, thus making it a perfect front door option for someone who wants a space that allows movement and growth.
By choosing any of the above-mentioned colours for your main door, you can add an element of style to your interior design. Of course, colour is just one element when choosing the front door of your HDB.
There are several other elements that play a role as well such as the construction material of the door, its shape and size, its other design details and fixtures.
Other things such as colour coordination with your HDB gates will also be crucial to the overall aesthetics and perceived feng shui.
However, if the colour is not right, then all the elements of the door design will also go to waste and they will not be able to offer the type of energy and balance that you expect.
If you’d like more in-depth and thorough fengshui, you can also consider colours for your home window grille or bedroom door as well.
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