Your front door is one of the first characteristics of your home that your guests will see and your first opportunity to make a good impression. You may be surprised to hear that 98% of my clients select a door color based on style and colors that they like, never knowing the meaning behind the color. I select dozens of front door colors per year and want to share the meaning behind some of the colors you are selecting. It may help you decide if that is the color for you.
A Green Door- The term, “beyond the green door,” refers to an otherwise plain establishment where people are carefree and enjoy life. In China, a green door symbolizes the life cycle and growth. Green also has a calming effect, color therapists use green to help reduce stress and headaches. In the United States, the color means safety, prosperity, and a zest for life. Green is also the international color code for safety.
An Orange Door- Outgoing, optimistic and social color are a few characteristics of an orange door. Orange is also known to promote food cravings; safe to say I should never paint my door this color unless I decide to own a restaurant LOL.
A Yellow Door- The color fosters mental sharpness, creates a sense of happiness and well-being. Therapists also use the color yellow to help treat certain medical conditions such as arthritis and depression. Yellow just screams, be happy.
A Blue Door- The color blue is often linked with thoughts and feelings of safety and security. Trust, loyalty and stability are characteristics of the color blue. The deeper the blue color, the more you reflect that feeling of stability. Having a blue front door can feel soothing because blue is often associated with the heavens, sky and water. In various cultures blue doors suggest a feeling of abundance and prosperity, a blue front door is a good choice for your home.
A Red Door- A warm welcome is typically associated with a red door. In American history if a house had a red front door, travelers passing through by horse and buggy would know that a home was a welcoming place to rest. In China a red door symbolizes a welcome mat and encourages good luck to those who enter. A red door has also been associated with providing protection, keeping evil away from the occupants. In Scotland, homeowners would paint their front door red to signify that they had paid off their mortgage.
For more ideas on the process of selecting a front door, click here. Let us know what color your front door is painted and why you chose the color. Also if you could change the color of the door, what would you change it to?