The Tradition of Painting a Front Door Red | What Does it Mean?

October 9, 20152 CommentsPosted By

A brightly colored front door adds a fun pop of color to any home and immediately gives it an extra dose of personality. If you’re like me, you just assumed that those confident homeowners happen to love that certain color, but didn’t feel comfortable committing to painting their entire home bright blue, green, or my favorite in this context — red. I never once wondered what this brilliant paint move meant or what message is trying to be conveyed.

But like most things, there actually is a deeper meaning to this mini makeover. Although there may be more meanings beyond these mentioned, here are a few of the most common reasons why people might paint their front door red. It’s also possible that they may have just had an extra can of red paint lying around and got bored one afternoon!

1.) The Feng Shui Tradition

In Feng Shui, a red front…

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