By Mary Beth Breckenridge Print Article
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 colors 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 color psychologist might say about the most common front door colors:
Blue: Studies often show blue is the most popular color. A blue front door indicates the homeowner sees his or her home as a place of refuge.
Green: This color connotes health, safety, tranquility and harmony.
Black: A black front door projects strength, sophistication, power and authority.
Red: This powerful color 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.
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