I am sure many of you that have been house hunting can relate to the frustration feeling you can get when looking and looking and just nothing is IT.
I had been looking for almost 6 months. I needed a house that would be able to accommodate my parents needs, as well as give me as much privacy as possible.
My mothers Alzheimer’s was quickly progressing into the final phase. I knew that in home care was going to become full- time soon.
I had given up!
Literally the next day my realtor called and said she had found it.
As soon as I walked in the front door I knew it. I knew this was the house that would become our home.
The inside had the perfect floor plan.
The outside…a beautiful, traditional, red brick, two story home in a great neighborhood with the great location. The only thing throwing me off was the traditional vibe.
I saw the potential and knew over time I could make it mine.
What would be quick, inexpensive, and make the biggest impact?
Paint, paint the front door!
Front doors are like name tags.
A first impression.
What do I want my front door to say?
In addition to working with the red brick, the color had to make a statement.
It had to say “Don’t let this red brick fool you. This is not your traditional red brick house.”
I needed a color that was cheerful. My choice was Sherwin Williams 6718 Overt Green.
I loved this color so much that when I built the “chicks” coop, I gave them a dose of it as well.
Here are some of the most common front door colors and the interesting meanings associated with them.
Shown to be the most popular color in many studies, a blue front door signals that the homeowner views his or her home as a place of refuge — calm, serene, and relaxing, the perfect retreat from an often harsh and demanding world.
Green is another popular color for the front door, and with good reason. Psychologically speaking, green connotes health, safety, tranquility, and harmony, all highly desirable attributes for the home environment.
Those who paint the front door black are communicating something entirely different about their homes. A black front door projects strength, sophistication, power, and authority, indicating to all who enter or even passersby that the home is a serious place inhabited by a person of substance.
Regarded as a powerful “punch” color, red is the color of passion. By painting the front door red, the homeowner is saying that the home within is a vibrant place, full of life, energy, and excitement.
Whether painted or stained, a brown front door looks natural and organic, but it can send mixed messages in terms of color psychology. On the one hand, brown conveys warmth, stability, and reliability, positive attributes all, but certain darker shades of brown signal a desire for privacy, even isolation.
Love this article on specific shades of color and what the color says about your personality.
Great step by step instructions on how to paint your paint door yourself.
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