While I was out walking Charlie, I noticed that my neighbours had the exterior of their house painted a sunny, golden colour. As I was admiring it, I wondered, “what colour will they paint the front door?”
Further along into the walk, I noticed that another neighbour had a newly installed front door and garage doors, both looking fabulous. More and more, as I moved along, I realized that many front doors were either newly repainted or replaced. Was this a new trend in the neighbourhood? And why haven’t I noticed this before?
Like (probably) many of you, when I travel, I love to check out the decorating style of that location. If you have ever walked the streets of Paris, I’m sure you have marvelled at the beautifully painted doors that lead into the courtyard entrances of the apartment buildings. These doors are old, beautifully crafted and carved, with layers upon layers of paint with a durable high gloss finish, in bright, bold hues or unexpected pastels. Clearly, the French are not afraid of colour, and perhaps this is a cheery way to combat the often drizzly, grey days, especially during the winter months.
I became curious about the people who lived behind the painted doors in my neighbourhood. What does your front door tell passers-by about the people who reside there? My front door is black (no surprise!)…what does that say about me?
I checked the internet for answers to my question and found this article by Home Adviser written July 2020.
Where I live, there are grey, cold, blizzard days too (although mostly clear blue skies even in the dead of winter). With this in mind, is it time for me to consider a refresh of my front door? Maybe this will give me something to ponder over the winter!
Also, after the past year (18 months) it may be time to lighten up, shed the darkness…