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.
Image: Laura Trevey, Richmond Virginia
Door color: According to Dionysian theory, a multi-colored door indicates that a person of “creative happiness” lives inside.
Entry style: Featuring framed slides of translucent Pantone colors, this doorway recalls the luminous, ordered style of the Arts & Crafts period.
You are: Eclectic, joyful, meticulous. You didn’t score well on your math SATs, but you were the art teacher’s pet.
Image: Armin Blasbichler Studio
Door color: Dark-stained wood doors are essentially neutral and go with any exterior paint color combination.
Entry style: The simple sophistication of this late-19th-century entry almost hides the fact that the door has been designed to let four-legged friends check out who’s on the front porch.
You are: Generous and kind, almost to a fault. You shop for doggie raincoats and booties on QVC. Don’t let scam artists take advantage of your sweet disposition!
Image: Addison On Amelia
Door color: White is the color of purity and neutrality, according to color expert Kate Smith, although those salmon-colored accents hint at passion.
Entry style: Sort of a multiple-personality, neoclassical urban puzzler, we think. These many expressive colors are typically Scandinavian.
You are: Probably from Norway. You’re complex and a deep thinker who takes an inordinately long time to answer Trivial Pursuit questions.
Image: Vilhelm Skjaerpe
Door color: Amazing technicolor dream-door.
Entry style: Your traditional riad features a style that goes back millennia, with vibrant colors and a minutely detailed paint job — hallmarks of classic Moroccan residential architecture.
You are: Orderly, sweet, endearing and a sucker for mint-flavored green tea.
Image: © 1998 David B. Smith
Door color: Clear glass means there’s nothing to hide.
Entry style: Simple lines, generous glass surround, and an absence of detailing mark the modernist movement of the 20th century.
You are: Open-minded, friendly, and gregarious. You often greet the Fed Ex delivery driver in your robe and scuffs.
Image: Kimberly Peck, Architect
Door color: Gray symbolizes knowledge and dignity. Because it’s a blend of black and white, gray is the color of compromise.
Entry style: Developed in 17th-century Netherlands, the Dutch door became a common feature of early American residences and is found throughout New England.
You are: A traditionalist and solid citizen. Politically, you’re a swing voter who weighs both sides of an issue, although sometimes — like a Dutch door — you can’t make up your mind.
Image: Amy D. Morris Interiors / Emily Followill Photography
Door color: Pink is the color of youthful fun and lighthearted exuberance, says color expert Kate Smith.
Entry style: Quietly traditional, this entryway does little to call attention to itself. Except for that hot pink door, that is.
You are: Hopelessly romantic, thoughtful, and cheery. You give flowers for any occasion and are secretly hurt if you get gift cards in return.
Image: Jeremai Smith
Door color: Black signifies strength and authority says Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute, especially when framed by crisp white trim.
Entry style: With its ornate pediment and corbels, this entryway has the elements of neoclassical architecture popular in the late-18th and early-19th century.
You are: Strong-willed, sophisticated, authoritative, and tend to keep a tight rein on finances. You may undertip the pizza delivery guy, but the pink exterior paint color says there’s hope.
Image: John Bald