What Your Front Door Color Says About You

What Your Front Door Color Says About You

We all can use a little zest and color in our lives. Most of us don’t want to look exactly like everyone else—so why should our home?

Adding a pop of color to your front door is fun and relatively simple. There are a few guidelines to keep in mind such as making sure the color you choose goes with (or at least doesn’t clash with) the color in the roof and overall architectural style of your home, but in many ways, almost anything goes.

When it comes to the color of your front door, the color can also relay an unspoken message. What do colors reflect, and what do they say about you?

In some cultures around the world, the front door is very key—it’s believed that is the point where energy flows into the home and sets the tone for the entire building. Colors are also symbolic. When you’re choosing a paint color for your front door, here’s what it might say about you.

Red Front Door - Maria Killam
Maria Killam

Red  This bright color represents a place that is welcoming and open to the world. Homeowners may be seen as being bold, confident, vibrant and full of life.

Green Front Door - Diamond Vogel - ColorEssentials 0445 Deep Shadow
Diamond Vogel - ColorEssentials 0445 Deep Shadow

Green  This earth-friendly color symbolizes peace, balance, growth, and renewal. It reflects that the owners are likely to be compassionate, harmonious and community-minded.

Blue Front Door - Diamond Vogel  ColorEssentials 0620 Star Studded
Diamond Vogel - ColorEssentials 0620 Star Studded

Blue  This color is considered to be symbolic of calm and peace, giving off vibes of positive energy, abundance and prosperity.

White Front Door - Wendi Young Design
Wendi Young Design

White  This color represents purity and it reflects that the owners are serene, organized, and tend to be neat and clean.

Black Front Door - Streetwise Decor
Streetwise Decor

Black  Black symbolizes order and control. People with black doors might value consistency and be reserved and elegant.

Yellow Front Door - HGTV

Yellow  This color represents understanding and mental clarity. Owners may be viewed as confident, curious, fun-loving and having a good sense of humor.

Orange Front Door - Better Homes & Gardens
Better Homes & Gardens

Orange  This color may reflect that the homeowners are social people, like to entertain, and also thrive on meeting challenges.

Purple Front Door - shelterness.com

Purple  Purple represents big dreams and opportunities. Owners may enjoy taking big risks and are open to life opportunities.

Brown Front Door - iidudu.com

Brown  This natural, organic color may reflect homeowners who are warm, reliable, and stable.


No matter what paint hue speaks to you, from purple to orange or black to red, it may also reflect parts of your personality to the world. Let your door pop, as it helps your home stand out as a unique and wonderful place.

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