Your front door can say a lot about you and your personality according to research conducted by Dulux Weathershield. The study found that on average people in the UK make a judgement about the inhabitants of a house in fewer than ten seconds of seeing their front door. Here are some of the colours included in the research and common assumptions made about them:
White – this is one of the most common colours of front door in the country and is linked to having a calm and peaceful home. Unlike other doors, this colour needs more maintenance to keep it looking fresh.
Black – in contrast, a black door is less high maintenance and hides dirt and dust well. The characteristic most associated with people with a black front door is mysteriousness.
Grey – on the other hand, the less common shade of grey is lined to sincerity and reflects a positive image of those who live there.
Yellow – a more vibrant front door colour is yellow, which is particularly popular in coastal and rural villages. This shade is considered the most welcoming of door colours as well as suggesting a happy home
Blue – a more discreet colour with different connotations is navy blue. This is believed to show intelligence and wisdom, so could be a good choice for homeowners wanting to look knowledgeable to neighbours and guests.
Pink – one of the least popular door colours is pink – however, whilst having toy doll connotations, this is a hue which also represents an outgoing and fun personality.
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