Red Doors | Shannon Bieter Interiors

by Shannon Bieter, February 8, 2015

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m starting to see so many colors of red pop up everywhere!  I don’t know about you, but I love houses with bold red doors.  They always have that pop appeal from the curb that seems to welcome you up the pathway to the house.  We’ve seen houses with red doors for quite a long time in history.  In so many cultures the color red means “welcome.”  A long time ago in Scotland a red door meant your mortgage was paid off – now that would be an incentive to paint your door red!


Many real estate agents say the typical buyer usually sees the front door as a book cover and advise sellers to paint a fresh coat on the door before placing a house on the market.  The next question they tend to get from sellers is: what color should we paint it?  Often agents will say to paint the front door red because it’s the colors that sells.


There are so many shades of red to choose from that it tends to become overwhelming as if you were picking the perfect lipstick.  But bright red can add pizzazz to a white, blue or gray house.  One of my favorite red paint colors for a front door is Benjamin Moore Heritage Red.   I also LOVE the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa paint color.  It reminds me of Tulip Red by Fine Paints of Europe.


I’ve always wanted a Dutch door, and this one featured in Coastal Living magazine would be perfect.  Don’t you think this door has charm written all over it?


If you decide to be daring this week and go for bold maybe you could leave a little surprise for your Valentine before painting the door red.


You could always opt for these yummy cookies instead and think about it a little more.


Happy Valentine’s Day!







1 Comment

  • I love these reds! They are just so HAPPY to walk up to.

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