Your front door is one of the most seen parts of your home’s exterior and makes an important first impression, setting expectations for the interior beyond. Therefore, choosing the right color for your door is vital. For British-American actress Minnie Driver, that means a pale green front door – an inspired choice for any home.
But if you're wondering if front door colors mean anything, you are not alone. Naturally, you'll want to ensure your front door sets the right tone for the rest of your home. Whatever your style or budget, there are many color ideas – with different meanings – to make a difference to your humble front door.
Here, we’ve asked color psychologists, decorators, and interior designers for their take on Minnie Driver's pale green front door color scheme.
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Uplifting and tranquil, this nature-inspired shade of green has its herbal origins to thank for its soothing properties, making it the perfect choice for a front door color scheme
Green front doors promise to renew your connection to nature and are said to evoke feelings of balance, vibrancy, and good fortune. Popular in Feng Shui, green is believed to invite new opportunities into your life and promote growth. In Western societies, green is the color of healing, safety, and forward-thinking. Its versatility means it pairs well with most other color palettes, so it is a safe yet confident choice – and one that we are sure your neighbors will also admire.
Green is in general a calming, relaxing color. Being the color that represents nature, it makes us feel good and positive. 'The poet and philosopher Goethe used to describe green as a useful color, a good color to have around,' says Francesca Wezel, founder of Francesca’s Paints.
‘Sage and pale green hues are really having a moment right now. It’s a soothing, tranquil tone that speaks to the senses of being earthy and wholesome,’ says Jessica Clayworth, lead designer at Morris & Co. ‘Throughout Morris & Co’s history, it was the colors, alongside the designs, that were inspired by nature. We see greens that reflect nature’s verdant beauty and vitality in our archive.’
What's more, this verdant and uplifting color trend will blend beautifully with foliage placed alongside the front door or in nearby borders for a harmonious look.
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