If you want to get to know somebody, check out their front entry. From early Chinese philosophy to ancient Greek architecture, front door colors and entryways have always had a lot to say about the character of whoever lives inside. We think this is rock-solid conjecture, so we’ve put together a handy guide to front door symbology, combining historic perspective with our own unique POV. Want to know your entry personality? Enter our slideshow!
Door color: In feng shui, a red door says “welcome” and invites good energy. In early America, red doors signified a friendly household where a weary traveler might stop for the night.
Entry style: Surrounded by a simple colonial black-and-white scheme, this entryway gets a lot of bang for its color buck.
You are: Energetic, full of life, and hospitable. But you don’t take chances — you doubled down on positive energy by painting both your storm door and exterior entry door red.