Friday Favorites

It’s our favorite day of the week – FRIDAY!  Welcome to our Front Door Edition of Friday Favorites. Front doors are so important. It’s your guests’ first taste of your personal style, and all exterior doors should lend an inviting and pleasing ambiance to your home’s exterior.  Today we are going to focus on the color of your front entrance.

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Gone are the days of cherry RED, RED, RED.  Although we do enjoy a good red door, it has to be the right shade of red to compliment the exterior of your home and not stick out like a sore thumb.  It is said of red doors that they are symbolic.  The earliest red door was a door being covered in blood during the Jewish Passover for protection. In early American tradition, a red door symbolized to tired horse and buggy travelers that a home was a safe place to rest and stay. During the civil war, “safe homes” that were part of the Underground Railroad supposedly painted their doors red to guide escaped slaves to places of refuge and safety. Scottish tradition holds that homeowners paint their front door red to signify that they had paid off their mortgage. Let’s all go paint our doors RED! The Chinese consider red to be a lucky color and therefore many Chinese put a fresh coat of red paint on their front doors as part of their New Year celebration. And the funniest and most…Although many claim Albert Einstein to be one of the most brilliant minds ever, he had his blind spots.  Apparently, Einstein painted his front door red because he couldn’t remember which house was his without the red door.  With that being said, today we like to branch out and show some expression of personality with our front doors.  Here are the top trending door colors of 2016 from Sherwin-Williams.  What is your favorite?

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