According to Feng Shui, the front door is the main portal of energy into the house that allows qi (energy) to flow into the home. For this reason, Feng Shui recommends you should pay a lot of attention to your front door.
A black front door means protection, solid energy and creates a powerful shield. If you have a North facing door, black is the perfect choice as a front door colour - but if your door faces South or West then it should be avoided.
Setting Feng Shui aside, black is still a colour that represents power and strength. Think of the most famous black door in the UK - Number 10 Downing Street.
A traditional city period property looks sophisticated and domineering with a black door, but it's not for every house.
How to pick a front door colour
To pick the best front door colours for your home, you first need to consider the architectural style and the location of your house.
Traditional colours work best with period properties. Listed buildings have limitations on what colours you can paint windows and doors, usually classic colours that are sympathetic to the style of the house. Grand houses should always opt for classic colours to represent their grand nature.
Best front door colours: black, red, dark grey, sage green and dark blue.
This is where adding a personal colour choice and a brightly coloured front door will add some wow factor work. The splash of a bright door will look cheerful and inviting and make your house stand out against the others.
Best front door colours: any bright colour - yellow, turquoise or lime green.
Traditional country colours are a must for a country residence. Natural wood stains and varnish are also better choices than colour with natural authentic materials complementing their natural surroundings.
Best front door colours: natural wood, classic greens, sage and pastels.
Pastels have always been popular colour choices for the woodwork of properties by the sea and the best colour would be a sea-green/blue.
Best front door colours: anything in blues, turquoise and sea greens have the most appeal.
For an architecturally designed home the choice is usually for natural wood materials or glass. If you have a modern style of home, muted shades look elegant and stylish.
Best front door colours: steel or slate grey, black.