What does the colour of your door say about you?

“Your door is a portal to your personality, not just your house.” – Brie Dyas, House Beautiful, 24th July 2015.

So, what does your front door colour say about you and the way you regard your home? Here’s what a colour psychologist might say about some of the most common front door colors:

  • Blue.
    Shown to be the most popular colour in many studies, a blue front door signals that the homeowner views his or her home as a place of refuge — calm, serene, and relaxing, the perfect retreat from an often harsh and demanding world.
  • Green.
    Green is another popular colour for the front door, and with good reason. Psychologically speaking, green connotes health, safety, tranquility, and harmony, all highly desirable attributes for the home environment.
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A pale green Georgian two panel door in the sunshine
  • Black.
    Those who paint the front door black are communicating something entirely different about their homes. A black front door projects strength, sophistication, power, and authority, indicating to all who enter or even passersby that the home is a serious place inhabited by a person of substance.
Black four panel in Chelsea
Black four panel front door in Chelsea
  • Red.
    Regarded as a powerful “punch” color, red is the color of passion. By painting the front door red, the homeowner is saying that the home within is a vibrant place, full of life, energy, and excitement.
  • Brown.
    Whether painted or stained, a brown front door looks natural and organic, but it can send mixed messages in terms of color psychology. On the one hand, brown conveys warmth, stability, and reliability, positive attributes all, but certain darker shades of brown signal a desire for privacy, even isolation.
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A mushroom coloured front door in north London

Very likely, the colour you’ve chosen for your front door projects the way you want your home to be viewed. But if you inherited the colour from the previous owner, or if you want to say something different about yourself and your home, you may consider a new front door painted beautifully in your favourite colour.

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