Do you ever look at a brightly coloured door and wonder about the person who lives there? If so, you’re not alone…
According to a recent study by Dulux Weathershield, people in the UK will make a judgement about a person just 10 seconds after seeing the colour of their front door.
Karen Haller, Applied Colour Psychologist, says this isn’t surprising: “The front door is traditionally the first impression the outside world gets, and gives an insight into your life.
“Taking pride in the exterior of your house not only improves the aesthetic of your home, but can also add to the perceived value. A small change can make a big difference.”
In fact, according to a recent Dulux Weathershield survey, almost a third of Brits would pay 25% more for a home with a freshly painted front door and brickwork.
Painting your front door in an eye-catching shade is a quick and easy way to instantly improve your home’s appearance.
What’s more, you can complete the look by freshening up your porch and other surrounding masonry with confidence, as Dulux Weathershield Masonry paint now comes with the new Weathershield Promise, which guarantees to protect your home for as long as you live in it.
Our advanced formula has been rigorously tested, and is proven to actually resist peeling, flaking and staining caused by mould. In the unlikely event that you do suffer any of these issues while you’re still living in your home, Weathershield will return the value of a replacement product. All you need to do is register your purchase with our easy-to-use portal.
When it comes to choosing the right colour for your door, however, there’s a lot more to think about. As well as finding a shade you like, you may also want to think about what message it sends to guests, as well as the neighbours.
The UK’s most popular colour for front doors is white, which we subliminally associate with a calm and peaceful home. It’s closely followed by blue, which, depending on the shade, is considered to be harmonious and restorative, and favoured by successful people who tend to be a little conservative.
We associate people who have red front doors with passion and self-confidence, whereas lilac suggests mystery and spirituality. Purple is associated with wealth and power.
People with black doors, meanwhile, are considered to be the most anonymous, and therefore most mysterious, and people with grey doors are thought to be understated.
Do any of these colours sound like you? Perhaps it's time for a refresh…
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What does your door say about your house?