What does your front door say?

August 27, 2016

When I first came across this wonderful, snow covered, blue door, I was completely mesmerized. Isn’t it beautiful?! This photo started me thinking...if you have a front door that requires painting, how do you go about choosing the color to paint it?  

I don’t know about you, but I agonized and fretted quite a bit over this decision when I last had my home painted. I knew whatever color I chose, I’d be living with it for a long time. In the end, I chose a bold color and so far, I still love it. :-)

Did you know many cultures associate rather complex meanings to the colors we choose for our home, especially the color we choose to paint our front door? The front door is thought to be the “mouth” of the home, the entry point where energy, abundance and opportunities may find us. Wow...that’s a pretty big responsibility to hang on a front door!  

I thought it would be fun to explore some of the symbolism and beliefs associated with the colors we sometimes choose for our front doors.