Colourful Front Doors – What they say about you!

There is something about a colourful front door that makes me smile.  In a world where we are too often careful with our use of colour, particularly on the exterior of our homes, it is a welcome change to see a bright front door.  Arriving at a home with a yellow, red or even pink front door must certainly make you want to see the person behind it.

So read below if you would like to find out what your front door colour choice says about you?  Remember, you can still play even if you have a very plain front door – just imagine you are brave enough to pick a colour!

Red Front Door

Colourful front door - red

If you have chosen red then you are passionate and quick to speak your mind.  You want a happy and exciting life and are a vital force who can be impulsive and full of desire.  The pulse rate quickens when we see red so be ready for anything when you present yourself at a red door!

Blue Front Door

Colourful Front Doors
Image – Little Greene Paint Company

Lovers of blue are accomplished individuals who enjoy order and steadiness.  Although not as exciting as lovers of red, you are nonetheless successful, discriminating and with excellent taste.  Be prepared when you enter through a blue door for a refined and sophisticated living environment.

Yellow Front Door

Colourful front doors
Image – Little Greene paint company

Yellow is the happy colour of the spectrum and if you have chosen this then you live up to its name.  Yellow is liked by intelligent, good-minded people who enjoy originality and innovation.  Both wise and discriminating, someone who selects a yellow door will have a home that is on trend and full of modern comforts and appliances.

Green front door

Colourful Front doors

Green types are both civilised and conventional.  If you have chosen green as your favourite front door, you will enjoy the good things in life.  With easy manners and charm, your home will be graceful and welcoming.

Pink Front door

Colourful front doors

Lovers of pink are often indulged and protected and they enjoy the good things in life.  Money and education are important to you along with affection and tenderness.  The choice of pink for your door signifies fun and gentility.  Be prepared to be indulged and well treated in this home.

Orange front door

Colourful front doors

Orange personalities are gregarious and good natured.  Often urban dwellers, lovers of orange seek out company and stimulation.  If this is your choice, you will be cheerful and happy and a fluent speaker who enjoys the company of others.  Be prepared for a fun and stimulating time when you pass through an orange door.

Purple front door

Colourful front doors

If you have selected a purple, you are cultured and artistic.  Lovers of purple are often patrons of the arts and have high ideals.  You will love to dress up and live a life that is full of theatrics and interesting cultural pursuits. Purple is also the mysterious colour of the spectrum so be prepared for a home that is artistic but somewhat edgy when you pass through this door.

I hope this has inspired you to add some colour to your life.  A question I am often asked about for front doors is – if I paint my front door a colour, what should I paint the inside of it?  You can find that out here.

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One serious note though is that a dark colour painted on a door in full sunlight can cause the door to warp and void the manufacturer's warranty. So consider the amount of sun the door gets and opt for a light tone if you think this could be a problem.

Follow me on Pinterest to see lots more examples of fun, colourful front doors.

Colourful front doors, what they say about you

While thinking about front doors, you may like another article of mine on Making an Entrance

Related: Making an Entrance – 5 tips to follow

5 thoughts on “Colourful Front Doors – What they say about you!

  1. Delaine Ristau says:

    Can I ask you a question. I have light gray living room walls and a safe green TV stand. What color would you paint the interior metal door? And trim?

    • Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Delaine I think it might be nice to use a slightly darker version of the grey that you have on the walls to define it.

      • Mark Peck says:

        Hi I’ve decided to paint my house exterior Dulux Rakaia with a Grey Friars roof. Is this a combo that works?
        Also what would then be best colour for my front door?
        Thanks Mark

        • Samantha Bacon says:

          Hi Mark the colours are quite similar in tone – it should work but you might need some trim to break it up and define the edges. In terms of a front door colour – you could either stick to the earthy colour palette and use a rich orange or go with a fresh white or smart black depending on trim and garage colour etc. You can have some fun with your door colour though and with such a neutral scheme you could probably get away with most colours depending on your preference. Good luck Samantha

  2. Afton Jackson says:

    It was really impressive when you showed off how eye-catching a red front door can be. Setting a good impression as early as the front entrance could help me feel more confident about the way my house looks. Once I start remodeling this place, I’ll make sure I have a door installation expert use that kind of color for our entrance.

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