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Consider color for front door

What color would you paint your front door if it’s not already the color you want? What does your color preference say about you? Let’s see what some colors might reveal.

Blue: This color says you like crispness and cleanliness. It depicts an easygoing personality and shows a conservative and traditional side. Blue comes in many colors, though so choose wisely.

Red: This color is exciting and can give the feeling of grandness. It shows a personality that is not afraid to speak its mind. Many homes have red doors. It calls attention and gives the house a special, appealing look.

Yellow: Yes, this is a happy color and feels like spring. Yellow represents hope and anticipation and a desire for communication. Yellow shows a cheerful, sunny disposition.

White: This color also shows a personality of cleanliness and also one of goodness. There is hope and innocence involved in this choice of color. The simplicity of it is classic.

Black: This one symbolizes stability and strength and also authority. Black can feel slick and sophisticated. This personality also depicts a conservative, traditional one. The contrast of a black door against a white house is striking.

Green: It is the color of nature, so a green door displays your love of the outdoors. This is a color of peace and tranquility, and it signifies youth, hope and life.

Brown: A brown door can be said to belong to someone who is strong-willed. It can indicate an activist or someone who needs to be acknowledged.

Gray: Sophistication at its best. A gray door is subdued and noncommittal. It is sleek and contemporary.

The color you select doesn’t always have to be bold.

The beauty of paint is that it is easy to paint over. So if, after a few years, you find that you no longer like the choice you selected, then simply paint over it and show a different side of yourself.

Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, an interior designer in Naples, Fla., is author of “Mystery of Color.”

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