It’s the first thing a guest to your home sees upon entering. The first chance to create a positive image.
A house is only as good as its front door. The front door color is the first thing noticed by passer-bys. The combination of front door color produces a final effect that is the first impression of a house. Face it, sometimes all you get is a first impression.
Experts have varying opinions on how to select paint color for front entry doors.
Those opinions range from considering materials your home is constructed of, to the emotional message you are trying to make and everywhere in between. Here are a few of the most common thoughts on color placement for entry doors.
Popular thoughts, in the design world, are that complimentary colors work well together and are very visually appealing to the overall house and viewers.http://www.diy-hq.net/doors-windows/how-to-choose-a-front-door-color.html Colors for front doors should not clash with the surrounding brick, moldings or between multiple doors. Basically, all colors on the exterior of the house should co-ordinate with each other to create a harmonious effect.It is easy to spot houses where these factors were not considered. They look jarring and create an uneasy feeling (not the desired effect).
Feng Shui has another view for choosing a color for front entry doors.
Feng Shui is the ancient study of the relationship between spaces and the natural world around it. For thousands of years practitioners of this theory have selected color for spaces, based on the direction they face within the space. www.easy-feng-shui.com/feng_shui_door_color.html
According to Feng Shui, if the front door is…consider painting it.
- North facing – blue, black, white
- North East facing – orange, purple, yellow, terra cotta
- East facing – green, blue, turquoise
- South East facing – green, turquoise, blue
- South facing – red, pink, purple
- South West facing – pink, peach, apricot, orange, yellow
- West facing – yellow, white, gold, magenta, silver
- North West facing – magenta, gold, silver, white, yellow
When subscribing to the Feng Shui method of color selection, the home is believed to be in harmony with nature. In harmony with nature, the occupants of the home will be blessed with all the good the Earth has to offer.
Don’t underestimate the power of a beautifully painted front door.
It hints at what will be found beyond the door.
What is your door saying to visitors?
“We are glad to see you come in” or “your visit is not important to us”?
With a bit of research, and a little paint, make your message very clear to the world.
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