And What They Say About You....
Warm yellow, calming blue, pristine white or strong red... find out what your door colour says about who lives behind it...
Your front door is the first thing people see of your home and gives visitors their first impression. I am a strong believer that the way we decorate our homes isn't just about making them look beautiful but about using different styles, colours and ideas to tell the story of who we are. I like to see my home as an extension of myself, hence the reason it looks like an absolute mess after a day at home with my two little boys and so much straighter after I've had a little time on my own to tidy up!
If our home decor represents our personality and the quirks and ideas we've built up over a life time then similarly our front door could be seen as make up... carefully applied first thing in the morning to give that confidence to go out and face the world.
So, what are the best front door colours and what do they say about us and our home? Scroll on down to find out and for some of the most Pinterest worthy front doors....
Let's start with one of my favourite colours; pink! With its connotations of charming playfulness and femininity. Apparently if your front door is pink you're bound to be outgoing and mischievous. The colour pink is also dubbed the colour of universal love of oneself and others... with so many lovely reasons to paint your front door pink, what's stopping you?
I couldn't write a blog featuring pink doors without a picture of Peggy Porschen could I! The cake shop has been dubbed London's most Instagrammable location and it's not hard to see why!
The colour green, with its associations with being eco conscious and of looking after our planet, holds meanings of health, community and safety. It has also been linked to wealth, hence the reason dark green doors can look sophisticated and stylish. Bolder and brighter shades of green on your front door however may signify that you lead an exciting, vibrant life!
Whilst purple can be associated with royalty and honour, purple and lilac front doors have also been known to signify open mindedness and creativity in their owner. In Feng Shui a purple door is seen to invite opportunities into your home. So if you're the adventurous type why not consider painting your door in Strappy or Popper, both by The Little Greene Paint Company . If lilac appeals to you but you'd like to stay more neutral too then how about going for a shade such as Calluna No.270 by Farrow & Ball; a beautiful tranquil lilac that brings all the adventure of purple but without looking too dramatic.
Yellow is often associated with happiness and warmth and there's probably plenty of sense behind this as no grumpy person is ever going to paint their front door yellow hey! A yellow front door signifies that a friendly, welcoming family live behind it. All hail the people with the yellow front doors!
Dubbed the luckiest colour for your front door! Red doors make quite the statement look for a home suggesting that their owners are strong minded individuals who aren't afraid to stand out from the crowd. Red front doors are also associated with strength and individuality. They're a classic colour choice for a front door which adds a traditional element to a home.
Blue, with its connotations of blue skies and tranquil settings has a chilled and relaxed vibe to it. A relaxed, easy going family live behind a blue door. Whilst a light blue front door often appears less formal, a darker blue such as navy looks more conventional if that's a look you'd rather. Navy is also said to be chosen by those who are most intelligent too!
A white front door signifies freshness, a pristine look and a classic, traditional style. The family who live here are tidy, well kept and never leave the house with jam on their children's faces!
People with black front doors are said to have a strong sense of style as well as apparently having quite a serious outlook of life. Black doors also give the impression of wealth and sophistication. Or perhaps there are so many black doors about as they're simply an easy to live with option for a lot of people.
Once associated with sincerity, neutral grey doors have been trending and a popular choice for the last ten years. Thanks to so many variations of grey paint on the market, such as those of Farrow and Ball, there are so many neutral shades to choose from that grey doors can be interesting and add a real sense of class to a home. Farrow & Ball's Pigeon no.25 is a beautiful greeny grey whilst Pavilion Grey no. 242 is a cool mid grey. Dimpse no.277 is a very subtle delicate grey whilst Ammonite no. 274 is a very easy neutral grey which is extremely versatile. There are so many options out there to choose from!
Throwing in a bit of a curve ball here and celebrating those natural wooden front doors. Wood has a rustic and traditional look to it so if you're hoping to convey this about your decor then your front door is a wonderful place to start. Brown is associated with stability and strength so is a symbolic option for a family home. Wood can also be associated with a warm, inviting and comfortable home; sign me up for a new wooden front door! The one below please.. I think it's absolutely stunning.
So there you have it.. some of the most stunning door colours out there! As always, I got carried away sourcing photos for this blog so here are some stunning doors which just didn't fit into the main body of the blog. If you've not satisfied your appetite for beautiful front doors and house facades then scroll on for more.....