What Does Your Front Door Color Say About You?

Beep Blue Front Door
Photo:

Hector M Sanchez

Whether bright and bold or subtle and subdued, the color of your front door is a statement in itself. And an important one—it's about more than just curb appeal. After all, it's the first thing guests see before you even open the door. Not to mention it often comes up when giving directions (hello, folks with yellow doors.) Maybe you're devoted to the classics with your glossy black door. Or you've carved out your own Mayberry with a sunny yellow door (adorned with lush hanging baskets and planters, of course.) Maybe you're timeless with patriotic red. Whatever it is, when it comes to front doors, there are endless excellent options. If you're looking for a new one, we've got some bold color ideas. Read on to find out what your front door says about you.

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Light Blue

Charleston Door, Light Blue
Hector M Sanchez

You're hopeful and positive, and know the value of a well-loved, well-worn old pair of blue jeans. Friends come to you for both advice and a good laugh. Your soothing blue door color can range from a teal-tinged beachy blue to a quiet, gray colonial blue.

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Deep Blue

Charleston Door, Deep Blue
Hector M Sanchez

Inside you'll find ginger jars and old family heirlooms. You're grounded, peaceful, and dedicated to your (fixed) principles. But it's not all serious all the time—you make a mean bloody mary. A bold blue door looks gorgeous on a white house, and bright golds and yellows really set this color off.

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Yellow

Yellow Front Door Mid-Century Rancher
Laurey W. Glenn

Who needs coffee with your personality? You're a morning person, but you live in the moment any time of day. Your house is the cheeriest on the block, and the same may be said about your disposition. This upbeat color is popular on homes both modern and traditional.

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Pink Or Peach

Charleston Door, Pink
Hector M Sanchez

You're a sucker for classic romantic gestures, and you're quite thoughtful and generous yourself. You may raise a house full of guys, but everybody's pillow has a monogram and every drink has a garnish. A pink front door fits right in on a classic Southern home.

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Red

Red Front Door with Blue House
Laurey W. Glenn

A bold, but also inviting move. You like to entertain, and you've got a bar cart stocked at all times for spontaneous passers-by. You're a real classic, and history books and non-fiction reads monopolize your shelves and nightstands.

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5 Colors To Freshen Your Front Door

Gone are the days of boring, neutral doors. Brighten up your home with a fresh coat of paint for your front door. These vibrant shades, like glossy red and china blue, will make your home a focal point of the neighborhood.

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Black

Charleston Door, Black
Hector Manuel Sanchez

You like elegance with a hint of mystery. Trends do not sway you, and you treasure your crisp button-downs. Martinis anyone?

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Orange

Charleston Door, Orange
Hector M Sanchez

This door is as warm as your personality. Fear doesn't hold you back—certainly not in the paint shop. You're a reliable friend but full of surprises—we suspect you may be the party planner in the group.

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Green

Charleston Door, Green
Hector M Sanchez

You're easy going, and you care about your community and your family immensely. You're responsible and seek security. Maybe we're reading too much into your green paint color, but we suspect your backyard is a gardener's paradise.

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White

Charleston Door, White
Hector M Sanchez

You've got the pantry everyone else dreams of, perfectly organized with perfectly sized containers. You like things clean and tidy, but it's only so you can truly relax later. Your crisp white door offsets darker colors for an ethereal balance.

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Gray

Phoebe Howard Designed Texas Hill House Curb Appeal Front Door
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Adam Fortner

You like to keep things dignified with just a trace of sophistication. You frequently invite friends over for a cup of tea and sincere conversation. You find you rarely go wrong when you take the middle ground.

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Purple

Deep Plum Front Door
Laurey W. Glenn

You've got a creative spirit that can't be constrained. Every surface in your house is cluttered with pet projects and paintbrushes. This free-wheeling color is also associated with royalty and prosperity.

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