As the saying goes, first impressions are everything – and this is certainly true of your home. An immaculate front lawn or a freshly painted door makes visitors feel welcome and shows that you take pride in your home. My front door is freshly painted in high-shine gloss bright fire engine red with gold fixtures, it makes me smile every time I arrive home.
When choosing your front door obviously functionality is key, the design and style of the door is also important. If you’re on the look out for a new door you can find a range of sliding doors, front doors, solid wood doors and even fire doors here. When choosing you need to think about the kind of impression you want your doors to make, how they will complement your existing décor and what your door hue says about you?
Many cultures associate rather complex meanings to the colors we choose for our home, especially the color we choose to paint our front door? The front door is thought to be the “mouth” of the home, the entry point where energy, abundance and opportunities may find us!
Red: Red is the feng shui color for prosperity and abundance. Red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love. Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
Red has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red a very emotionally intense color, red calls for attention, so you’re not afraid of being noticed.
White: A crisp white door is for those who are (or strive to be) organised, neat and clean. White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection.
Green: Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. A green front door suggests you care about your home and your community and you have more traditional values. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money.
Black: This is a timeless look, showing you don’t waiver for trends. You’re consistent, conservative and reserved. Black is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery. Black is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color.
Blue: Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness.
Yellow: If you choose this sunny hue, a color that evokes mental clarity, perception, understanding, wisdom, confidence, curiosity, humor and merriment. Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness and stimulates mental activity. Yellow is an unstable and spontaneous color, so avoid using yellow if you want to suggest stability and safety.
Purple: You’re comfortable taking risks and dreaming big. Some may call you a “free spirit.” Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.
Orange: Orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance. Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design.
Doors aren’t always the most exciting part of your home but it doesn’t mean they can’t be used to make an impact. Think about how you want to feel when you enter a room or approach the front of your house. How do you want your visitors to feel? next time you decide to redecorate or simply want to freshen up your home, give some thought to your doors.
What colour is your front door?