BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

Doors and Color: What Emotion Does Yours Evoke?

As it has been established here for many years, I really love doors.

There’s just something about them that I’ve always found to be incredibly artful. I love the beveled design and patterning in doors. And I love that they include various materials all in one place to define them – wood, metal, glass – and yet they are more than just the sum of their parts. They may seem mundane to many. And yet they can really set the tone for what to expect once you step through them.

And the most powerful door there is for all of that is the front door. Talk about your first impressions! Further to that, there are various ways of making that first impression, particularly using color. Colors as we have learned are more than just visual elements. They have an influence on our thinking, and our emotional states too.

So, with all of that being said, here’s a graphic that outlines some of the broad strokes of color and front doors.

Take a look!


So, what do you think?

How do you perceive these colors in your daily life? Do you agree with the statements above?

What is the color of your front door, and have you ever thought of changing it to suit another approach to the design of your home?

I’m curious, everyone! So, let me know your thoughts in the comments section of this post!


Rob Jones

Rob served as Editor-In-Chief of BuildDirect Blog: Life At Home from 2007-2016. He is a writer, Dad, content strategist, and music fan.


  1. I agree! Plus, knowing these things about your door color, you can add door hardware that also feeds into those feelings.

  2. What does a Black door say about its owner?

  3. Hi there–I was directed to this post as I am trying to get my city to ‘COLOUR UP’–we had an initiative to ‘ Colour your door’ —and quite a few people are on board—I will share your lovely and informative–and evocative- post if you don’t mind!! LOVE COLOUR!!!

  4. Totally agree! Mine is terracotta in color for now. Thanks!

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