It is a well-known fact that first impressions count when it comes to meeting new people. According to research carried out by Dulux Weathershield, the same can be said with front doors, with people judging the inhabitants of a property within seconds of setting eyes on the colour of their door. Here are some of the messages different colours doors send out to visitors and neighbours:
Perhaps unsurprisingly white is the most common door shade and is thought to represent a calm environment within the home. It is however one of the most high-maintenance shades, with regular cleaning need to keep it looking its best.
In contrast, the colour red is associated with passion as well as confidence. It is thought that this shade signals strength and positivity too.
If you want to create an air of mystery then black is the best colour for your door. Homeowners with this shade are considered to be the most enigmatic. This is also a great colour if you are looking for a low-maintenance door and is compatible with both traditional and new build property designs.
Another popular colour for doors is blue. It can send subliminal messages of success as well as create a sense of calm. Many different shades of blue exist and this colours works particularly well with a contrasting coloured door frame.
Yellow doors are less common, but more dramatic than most other colours. Whilst this shade is not suitable for all types of property, it can work really well in quirky buildings and sends out a warm, welcoming message to visitors and neighbours alike.
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