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“Red Door for this New London, Ct. Home”

My wife and I have been flipping homes since the mid 70’s. Not something we have ever taken any seminars to do, but we know how to do them right.

One thing that has always been a signature for us, is color. We never do off white or plain colors of any kind. Especially the front and back doors.

The home that we just competed in New London and is now on deposit has beautiful red doors in the front and back. We actually use the same red as a trim, including the front deck.

What does your color mean?We don’t stop there we use a lot of color on the interior. The home has to "wow" prospective home buyers, otherwise the home will probably sit on the market. Priced right, looks great means quick deposits.

We have used every color described in the article below, without really understanding the phycology of what they all meant. Now we have been educated.

What has been your experience with color?

What Does Your Door Say about You?

By: Mary Beth Breckenridge


I’ve been asked the color of my eyes, my mood and even my parachute. But no one’s ever asked the color of my front door.

Red, for the record. Apparently that means I’m passionate, according to Debbie Zimmer of the Paint Quality Institute.

Zimmer says in a news release that the colors we choose for our doors often communicate our emotions and personalities. A front door is the focal point of a home, she says, much like a necktie is the focal point of a suit.

Here’s what a color psychologist might say about the most common front door colors:

Blue: Studies often show blue is the most popular color. A blue front door indicates the homeowner sees his or her home as a place of refuge.

Green: This color connotes health, safety, tranquility and harmony.

Black: A black front door projects strength, sophistication, power and authority.

Red: This powerful color says a home is vibrant and exciting.

Brown: A brown front door conveys warmth, stability and reliability, but some darker shades of brown signal a desire for privacy, even isolation.

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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Joe my front door is brown, but I definitely do not desire "isolation", and I don't really see myself as a "Warm" fuzzy guy either ....... LOL

I better go over the colors again to see what color I need to paint my front door as :)

Jun 29, 2012 01:00 AM #1
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Hello Joe,

On most of my previous homes, black has been the color of choice.  My current home has a gorgeous custom oak entry (stained) and it is a fabulous architectural detail...simply would not be the same if it had been painted!

Jun 29, 2012 01:08 AM #2
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