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

Blue and red painted doors

Are you conservative or passionate? The colour of your front door says a lot more than you think.

I remember a friend once telling me that changing the colour of the front door to green was the worst thing she and her partner had ever done to their house, which seemed an odd thing to say?

But then she explained that since painting the door they had been inundated with random weirdos knocking on the door at all hours of the day, and not just people selling stuff either.

I’ll spare you the boring details, since my friend’s idea of what constitutes ‘a weirdo’ isn’t nearly as entertaining as you might have imagined?

Anyway, she was convinced that the colour of their door was sending signals about what kind of people they were and, as it turns out, there may be something in it?

According to Dulux (who happen to have some authority on the subject) the colour of your front door says more about you than you think?

  • White is the most popular colour (no surprises there!) which indicates a calm and peaceful home – unless you have a uPVC door, in which case you probably had no choice in the matter).
  • Blue is also a popular colour and this is considered ‘harmonious and restorative’ and favoured by people who are successful and/or conservative in nature.
  • People with red front doors are considered confident and passionate!
  • Lilac doors suggest an air of mystery?
  • And purple doors are associated with wealth and power.
  • People with black doors are thought to be anonymous, unless they live on Downing Street, maybe?.
  • People with grey doors are considered understated, or, in other words, boring!

No mention of green doors though, so you’ll have to take a chance with that one?

Of course, it could all be a nonsense designed to sell you more paint but that would make me cynical, and they don’t suggest a colour for that?

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