But red front doors? Sign her up.
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Joanna Gaines isn’t shy about sharing her opinions. Whether it was on the TV screen on Fixer Upper or doling out her thoughts on working mom guilt, we love learning where Jo stands on every issue under the (Texan) sun.

On her Instagram account, it’s clear how much the design guru and Magnolia empress loves neutral hues, both in her furniture and accessories choices as well as her paint color selections. Nevertheless, there are certain colors you’ll likely never see covering the walls of an entire room  in the Gaines family Waco home.

The colors in question are purple and reds. Indeed, they’re bold and bright and key players in a Crayola box, but probably shouldn’t adorn the walls of your living room. As Gaines herself admits, in moderation, even these attention-grabbing colors can work though.

"For my own home, I typically tend to lean more toward neutral colors and a clean palette,” Gaines told Southern Living’s sister brand, Real Simple. “I might shy away from reds and purples, but there is a time and place for any color. For example, I do think the right shade of red can add character to a front door and is great for curb appeal!"

Indeed, as Southerners with a penchant for entranceways, driveways, and stoops, we swoon for an eye-catching front door. The one pictured above is perfectly festive for fall and we love how it makes an autumnal wreath pop.

What paint colors would you never use in your own home? Could you ever see yourself painting a room purple or red or are those colors banned in your abode, too?