This was observed by Vanessa, a member of the site. She noticed a tremendous difference in her mood when she painted her front door a different colour. The new hue brightens her awareness and in turn, her environment is a far brighter place to indwell.
Vanessa’s observation prompted us to offer a few thoughts on the colour meanings of doors. Yes, that’s right. This article discusses what it means when a door is painted a specific colour.
Red Door Meanings
Aside from an invigorating feel the colour red gives; it’s also a sign of welcome and luck. Early North American settlers painted their doors as a sign of good neighbour and hospitality. Folk lore indicates a weary traveller could stop at a home with a red door and be assured a good meal and a peaceful night’s stay. Catholic churches often bear a red door as a symbol of the sacrificial blood of Christ – an ultimate statement of love. In Feng Shui, a red door is symbolic of an opening of “chi” or energy, and is very auspicious.
Orange Door Meanings
Orange is a colour associated with Mercury, which is the swiftest of the planets. Indeed the planet as the fleet-footed Roman god is symbolic of for reception, communication, perception, commerce, movement, intelligence and flexibility. With these kind of qualities, it might be a good idea to paint your business door orange. Mercury (Hermes in Greek) would honour such a motion as he’s the god of merchants and business trade.
Yellow Door Meanings
If you need a lift out of the doldrums, paint your doors yellow. Particularly your interior doors because yellow has a way of lighting us up from the inside out. Yellow is symbolic of clarity, intellect, creativity, and has a positive charge. Yellow is also a unifying colour, and thought to be the bridge between heaven and earth. This fits too when we see yellow affiliated with the solar plexus chakra – the centre, or radiating sun of prana (energy)
Green Door Meanings
Green bursts with images of spring, and so green is symbolic of renewal, growth, rejuvenation and transformation. Green is associated with the earth, and can provide grounding energies. Green is also used in holistic healing practices because it promotes physical well-being as well as compassion. Ancient ways often prescribed wearing green to appeal to nature spirits to reinforce protective forces.
Blue Door Meanings
If you’re an artist, you may want to consider painting your studio door blue because this colour will appeal to your inner muse. Blue is a colour of imagination, dreams, freedom, inspiration and sensitivity. Jupiter is aligned with the colour blue, so we get an expansive, magical feel when we are surrounded by it. Blue is the colour of heaven and water, so it’s deep and fluid. It’s also symbolic of cleansing and purity.
Violet/Purple Door Meanings
With symbolism such as love, wisdom, meditation, nurturing, compassion and spirituality this colour is the perfect choice for if you need a peaceful energy to flow through your home. Violet shows up in Catholicism on the Advent and Easter because it is symbolic of mindfulness and an awareness of and spiritual union with Christ. Purple is a smart choice for doors in your meditation rooms or areas where you indulge quiet, soulful contemplations, devotionals or prayer.
White Door Meanings
Affiliated with the moon, white doors can serve as a gateway with symbolic connotations of cycles, time, transition, clarity and feminine power. White also exudes an energy of cleanliness and purity. If you’ve had a break up and had to kick your mate to the curb, consider whitewashing your front door as a cleansing ritual. A fresh start, and a clear indication you’re reading to move to a new (and better) phase of your life.
Brown Door Meanings
It’s a common sight, brown doors. Probably because the colour is connected with deep rich soil – and that is symbolic of grounding, structure, stability – solid “earthy” energy. It makes sense too. Our homes are where we regroup. They are our foundation and headquarters. It only makes sense to have a strong, stable colour to partner with our home base.
Black Door Meanings
Not for the feint at heart, black doors will appeal to those of you who love a thick veil of mystery in your life. You’re the ones who can keep secrets like stones keep silence. Magic moves behind black doors. Interestingly, in Spain black is the colour used by the court system, and is symbolic of formality and dignity. In the East, black is a yin principle and is considered a feminine energy.
I trust you enjoyed these thoughts on the colour meanings of doors. Moreover, I hope this article inspires you to get your paint brushes out, and grab a pail of paint with a hue that is a perfect match to your cosmic intention!
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