Your front door is not only an entrance to your home – it’s also a statement about who you are. When choosing a new front door, it’s always important to think about energy efficiency, maintenance, cost, and style (for tips on choosing the right front door, read this blog article), but did you know that the color of your door can also say a lot about you?
At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we install a lot of New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania doors, and we like to tell people that when you choose a front door color, don’t just focus on what would match your siding and trim – think about the kind of family you are.
Below are some common front door colors and what they can say about your personality:
Blue: Depending on the shade, a blue front door can mean you’re prosperous and positive (royal blue), calm and grounded (dark blue), or friendly and sincere (powder blue).
Yellow: Yellow front doors are pretty uncommon, but often say a lot – you’re confident, curious, wise, humorous, and understanding. You’ll also probably spark the interest of your neighbors.
White: A white front door will tell your neighbors that you’re clean, organized, simple, and serene.
Red: Red is one of the most common front door colors and in early American tradition, a red door meant “welcome.” While bright red says you’re exciting and vibrant, a darker red can mean you’re warm and inviting.
Black: Black is a color that symbolizes order and control. It will tell people that you’re sophisticated and authoritative.
Green: Like the idea of “going green,” a green front door says your home is a place of health, community, and safety. If you opt for a bolder, brighter green, you’ll give off the vibe that you live an exciting life.
Brown: Depending on the shade, brown can mean you’re warm and reliable (light brown) or introverted and private (dark brown).
Purple: Like yellow, purple is an uncommon front door color. It’s often associated with spirituality, so by painting your front door purple, you’ll tell your neighbors that you’re open-minded and a risk-taker.
Grey: A grey front door is often associated with intelligence and being dignified, but can come across as stand-offish, depending on the shade you choose.
Orange: The color of orange is considered vibrant and exciting, and if your front door is orange, it’ll say the same about you. You’ll also give off the vibe that you like entertaining and taking on new challenges.
So tell us – what’s the color of your front door? Does it fit your personality?