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What Does the Colour of Your Front Door Say About You?   

by Francesca Coleman Carr

Your front door says a lot about your personality and the kind of home you like to keep. According to a recent study by Dulux Weathershield, people in the UK make a judgement about a person just 10 seconds after seeing the colour of their front door. Whether your front door is painted in bright colours or in subtle shades, it is a statement in itself.   

If you are looking into purchasing or painting a front door, different colours have different meanings and there are endless options. So, what does the colour of your front door say about you?   

If You Have a Blue Front Door…

Blue Front Door

You are considered to be very intelligent. Blue is associated with peace, tranquillity and quiet intelligence. It still remains the most popular door colour in the UK. If you have a blue front door, it is likely you have transformed your home into a safe haven from the bustle of daily life. Would you say that’s accurate? Comment below!   

Yellow is the Colour of Happiness

Yellow Front Door

If your front door is painted yellow, you are thought to be happy and friendly homeowners who welcome newcomers in without question. Because yellow is psychologically the happiest of all colours, it evokes cheerfulness in all who see it. So, if you have a yellow front door it is thought you will attract more positive attention.   

The Colour of Sophistication is Grey

Grey Front Door

Grey is an especially sophisticated colour and is often associated with people who are sincere. If you choose to install a grey front door, you enjoy keeping up with the latest trends and aim to have a household that looks smart and sophisticated. Anyone who sees your grey front door suspects you enjoy the finer things in life. So, is it true? Do you really lead a life of style and sophistication?   

Black is Truly Iconic

Black Front Door

Black is undoubtedly the most iconic door colour. The colour of 10 Downing Street, it is a timeless choice that continually carries a strong sense of style. If you have a black front door, you are simple but elegant, leaving plenty of space and opportunity to focus on the important things in your life.

Make a Statement with Red   

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Red is the colour most commonly associated with passion. So, there is no doubt that a red door is hard to miss! If you want to stand out from the other homes on your street, a red door is a must and will certainly make a statement. A red door often signifies that those living behind it are passionate, energetic and driven. However, in Scotland, a red door is a sign that you have paid off your mortgage! Find out more about the interesting traditions behind red doors here.   

Dare to be Different in Purple

Purple Front Door

Purple front doors are far and in between, so if you’re passionate about being that little bit different, purple is the colour for you! Having a purple front door conveys a creative homeowner and generally indicated open-mindedness. Some people even believe that painting your front door invites opportunities into your home. What do you think?  

Orange’you a Little Bit Quirky!

Orange Front Door

See what I did there? I know, it’s terrible. But having an orange door is a quirky choice for homeowners! Reasonably uncommon, having an orange front door indicates you are a social butterfly who enjoys a good challenge. People are naturally drawn to brightly coloured doors, so by painting your front door orange you will likely meet your neighbours that little bit sooner!   

Keep it Simple with White

White Front Door

The colour white is a symbol of purity, cleanliness and light. It is commonly linked with new beginnings and opportunities. If you have a white front door, many people believe that the inside of your home is clean and organised. The neutrality of white goes with everything and is a popular choice for many homeowners.   

Pretty in Pink

Pink Front Door

Having a pink front door is a real statement. It says you are outgoing, often leaning towards mischievous behaviour. Homeowners with pink front doors are considered to be the most outgoing of all and they tend to have the most friends. If you have a pink front door, it’s likely you are the ‘hostess with the mostess’. Do you think you can prove us wrong? Comment down below with your thoughts!   

Going Back to Nature with Green

Green Front Door

The colour green generates feelings of safety in many people because it is seen as a natural colour that is harmonious with the environment. Having a green door shows that you care about the environment and you hold a lot of core traditional values, such as having dinner together as a family and taking your shoes off when you come inside. As a homeowner with a green door, you like to blend in rather than stand out.   

Keeping it Traditional with the Colour Brown

Brown Front Door

Having a brown front door is very traditional and shows that you are very down to earth. Plants tend to blossom in your home and you will likely have a family pet you adore. Many people see homeowners with brown front doors as stable, reliable and enjoying a private life. This doesn’t mean you’re boring, it just means you’re more subdued than your eccentric neighbour.   

What Are Your Thoughts?

I would love to know what you think about my article and whether any of the colour to personality comparisons have been accurate. As homeowners, we use colour to express ourselves in many different ways. Form beautiful artwork or painted pottery, to colourful cushions, including splashes of colour in your home can help brighten up your space. But before you choose a front door colour, maybe have a think about what it represents!   

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Francesca is the Managing Director of Sash Windows London Ltd, a family-owned and professionally managed window company providing a full range of sash window products throughout the UK. Passionate about providing high-quality, friendly, and reliable services. You can read Francesca’s full bio here.

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