July 9, 2012
What your front-door colour says about you
BY MARY BETH BRECKENRIDGE
I’ve been asked the colour of my eyes, my mood and even my parachute. But no one’s ever asked the colour of my front door. Red, for the record. Apparently that means I’m passionate, according to Debbie Zimmer of the Paint Quality Institute. Zimmer says in a news release that the colours we choose for our doors often communicate our emotions and personalities. A front door is the focal point of a home, she says, much like a necktie is the focal point of a suit. Here’s what a colour psychologist might say about the most common front door colours:
Blue: Studies often show blue is the most popular colour. A blue front door indicates the homeowner sees his or her home as a place of refuge.
Green: This colour connotes health, safety, tranquillity and harmony.
Black: A black front door projects strength, sophistication, power and authority.
Red: This powerful colour says a home is vibrant and exciting.
Brown: A brown front door conveys warmth, stability and reliability, but some darker shades of brown signal a desire for privacy, even isolation.
Akron Beacon Journal