I never gave much thought into having a red door anywhere.
In fact, red was my least favorite color up until this year.
I love red at Christmas and Valentine’s day
but that was about the extent of it.
I share with you some red doors
and some history of the why doors are painted red.
I was a bit surprised at the warm reception our recently painted red pantry door received.
Pleasantly surprised to be honest.
How about I share with you some other red doors that I scoured on the internet and then share with you what I found on the internet about the meaning behind them.
In early America, a red door was always a sign of welcome to the passing horse and buggy traveler.
Some say a red door was a sign of a safe house on the Underground Railroad.
St. David’s Episcopal Church in Laurinburg, NC
Apparently, the color of your front door says something about the home owners.
Red door means the home within is a vibrant place, full of life, energy, and excitement.
In Feng Sui, a red door symbolizes the mouth of the home. By painting our door red (or any bright color that stands out) chi (positive energy) is drawn to the house. It is the entry point in which abundance and opportunities find us.
The Chinese consider red to be the lucky or sacred colour. Many doors are painted with a fresh coat of red just before Chinese New Year to invite good luck and happiness.
In Ireland, a red door is supposed to ward off ghosts and evil spirits.
Old Catholic churches used red doors to remind parishioners of Christ’s blood and that it was a place free from evil.
Some say red door and think of Elizabeth Arden perfume.
I wonder why they named it that?
Anyhow, there you learned a little about a red door.
They sure do look pretty.
In fact my friend loves my pantry door so much she asked if I would come paint hers:)
You bet I will!
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