We wanted to get a new front door. At the moment we have a very weathered, brown, wooden door that leaks through when it rains heavy.
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We decided to get a white uPVC door to match the windows, but what about the style? Did we want glass in the panelling? Did we want floral or geometric inserts? Colour? House number? Spyhole?
It got me thinking about the psychology of doors. Is there really one? I don't think so, but there is psychology behind shape and colour. What choices did we have? Most doors are rectangular, and the uPVC ones are usually white, so that was out of our hands. However, if we had gone for a wooden door, what would the colour choice have said about us?
BLACK mystery, power.
BROWN solidity, security.
GREEN harmony, growth.
WHITE purity, serenity.
YELLOW mental clarity, humour.
CIRCULAR tenderness, love, support, protection.
SQUARE/RECTANGLE/PYRAMID stability, strength, power.
VERTICAL masculine, strength, power.
HORIZONTAL feminine, tranquility, calm.
CURVES energy, youth, dynamic, movement.
Maybe, in choosing a white door, with vertical shapes and an arch, we were subconsciously creating a home of strength, protection, and serenity.
Are doors important to us? Of course, they are an access point through which we cross over, from the security of our world -the home- to the outside world.. As the windows represent the soul, so the door represents the mouth, where energy enters the home-according to Feng Shui.
The door has been celebrated, over the years, in a variety of forms. Here are a few examples that come to mind.
Knocking on Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan.
I Hear you Knocking by Dave Edmunds.
Behind Closed Doors by Charlie Rich.
Green Door by Shakin Stevens.
Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Doors (biopic).
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Let's not forget the wonderful Mr Benn (love him). What adventures he had through the magic door in the back of the changing room.
Green Door by Me.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley.