What Does Your Front Door Color Say About You?

Front Door Color, Kirkland Paint Contractor, Painting AmericaHow can a hue say so much about you?

As a painting contractor in Bellevue, Washington, we know the color you choose for your front door is important.

The colors we surround ourselves-in our clothes, cars and homes-reveal a lot about us.

For example, bright colors often indicate an outgoing personality, while subdued colors represent a subdued persona.

Color (hue) has a psychological effect which we often communicate our feeling, moods, and emotions.

One way we do this is through the paint color we select for the exterior of our home.

The entire color scheme has meaning, but the front door color is especially important. It is the focal point of the home and sends a strong message, providing insight into how we view our home.

Color psychologists would say that the owner of the home with the blue door thinks first of her home as her refuge, while the homeowner with the red door is projecting his home as an exciting place to live.

Door Color Reflects You

Here is what your door color says about you:

Shown to be the most popular color in many studies, a blue front door signals that the homeowner views his or her home as a place of refuge-calm, serene, and relaxing, the perfect retreat from an often harsh and demanding world.

Green is another popular color for the front door, and with good reason. Green connotes health, safety, tranquility, and harmony, all highly desirable attributes for the home environment.

Those who paint the front door black are communicating something entirely different about their homes. A black front door projects strength, sophistication, power and authority, indicating to all who enter or even passerby that the home is a serious place inhabited by a person of substance.

Regarded as a powerful “punch” color, red is the color of passion. By painting the front door red, the homeowner is saying that the home within is a vibrant place, full of life, energy, and excitement.

Whether painted or stained, a brown front door looks natural and organic, but it can send mixed messages in terms of color psychology. On the one hand, brown conveys warmth, stability, and reliability, positive attributes all, but certain darker shades of brown signal a desire to privacy, even isolation.


It’s likely the color chosen by you for your exterior and front door projects the message you desire.

But if you inherited the colors from the previous owner, or if you want to say something different about yourself and your home.

Now is the time to schedule exterior painting. The exterior painting season is short in the Pacific Northwest; typically July 5th-September 30th.

Call Painting America to schedule your house exterior and front door repaint with complimentary color consultation. Call 1-425-488-1192


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