Colour is a powerful way to send messages, whether on the clothing we wear, the furnishings and decor we choose or the colour we paint our front door. Since that entrance way is the welcome entry into our homes, choosing the right colour is a way to welcome company and to tell people a little bit about ourselves.
With that in mind, here’s a few trending colours, what they say about you and where you should live if you like a particular colour.
Gives a punch that says you have energy, passion and presence. A great colour to ward off potential break-ins, but not so great in a quiet, gated community.
You are not extravagant and rather frugal. You are an attention seeker but a very warm and exciting person. Great for a community/neighbourhood counsellor or leader.
Likely, you are serious, traditional and strong; someone with substance lives inside your house. But black can also mean mourning, old and death. It’s the perfect colour for downtown or stately living.
You are a promoter of good health and good luck, but green can also mean jealousy. Great for young families as it also indicates fertility and stress-free living. Good colour for a farm or country house.
You like isolation and privacy when you’re home. It also indicates you are reliable. Brown is a great colour for living in a high-density townhouse or a condo.
You are cautious and careful. But yellow can also stir anger and frustration as it fatigues the eye due to the amount of light it reflects. It’s great for family homes with young school children.
You are the emotional type. Wealth, wisdom, exotic and artificial are other words that describe the colour purple. Good for an older person.
You are secure, safe and trustworthy. Blue can evoke sadness and aloofness and is the colour of weight loss. Good colour for a single person looking for a mate.
How to pick the perfect front-door colour
Look at the body of your house and its colour overall. Is it ruddy-brown, orange-brick, beige or grey? Your front door should be an opposite colour in order to stand out and look special. For instance, if your house is an orange-brown brick then choose a green colour for your front door. The brighter or duller the brick colour the brighter or duller the green will be.
Three things to consider:
1. The garage door, siding or window trims are never painted the same colour as the front door.
2. Painting the frame trim around the door the same colour will help give the door a larger presence.
3. Painting the inside of your front door the same as the outside will add a punch of style to your foyer.