One of the most important elements of your house is the front door. Have you ever thought about what it might say about you or about your interior? When I see a brightly painted door, if it is done tastefully, it often puts a smile on my face. Too often, front doors are either black or white or just a plain colour. But when the door is painted a bright yellow that compliments the style of the house or even a purple or red, it seems to me more inviting. Strangely enough, in Chinese culture, a red painted front door means “welcome” and this meaning appears in Native American culture too. Let’s have a look at what the colour signify. If you are going to paint your front door, choose an unexpected colour that will surprise and perhaps even enchant your visitors.
Choosing a new colour for your front door can be fun. You could just go for your favourite colour as long as it does not clash with the colour of the house. Or you could follow some simple Feng Shui rules. If you are not familiar with this ancient Chinese practice, in a nutshell, it is the art of arranging or balancing your environment so that it can bring abundance to you. So, choosing colours are crucial if you want to attract the right things in your life. According to Feng Shui principles, a red coloured door not only says welcome to your visitors but can also attract potential buyers if you are trying to sell your home. If you want to create a more peaceful, calmer home then choose a dark blue colour. Dark blues are said to also bring positive vibes to your home. Bright yellow is often associated with mental clarity and often convey the message of an upbeat space whereas green is more for the ones who are searching for peace and harmony. The latest craze however, seem to be the colour purple which seem very popular amongst homes that are more modern. This colour is associated with opportunities and energy. My own front door is white, a colour which is said to be connected with purity and calm. I have seen many front doors painted black in London and when I looked it up, I discovered that it is related to strength and power. Whoever has a black front door is someone important with a serious job. Then I remembered that number 10 Downing Street had a black door!
But you don’t have to believe in Feng Shui or even follow its rule, just follow your imagination and flair. If you are afraid of colours and cannot make the brave move of repainting your entire door, why not adding some colourful sculptures or perhaps even a wreath that reflects the colours of the seasons? You can also add some special metal features to your door such as a bird or some other animal that captures who you are or what is your home about. I once saw a front door with silver little bees on it and thought that a very pretty addition to the overlook of the house.
Whether you want to make a bold statement or simply replace an old front door, visit Fusiondoors. You will find a wide variety of colours and materials to suit your needs.