I’ve always been fascinated with red doors. I think that houses with red doors look so inviting and classic. But, when I found out the meaning behind them, I knew that for our next house we’d have a red door for certain.
This is our front door before. All white and not red. I love red…I love red and white together. This was the first time I had ever painted something like this before, so I was a tad nervous…but I was determined and I got it done. Don’t mess around with a motivated pregnant woman.
Red doors have 3 meanings. I like the meaning of them all!
1. In Feng Shui, a red door means “Welcome.” Actually it means something about welcoming energy. Since I’m not into all that energy and oo-la-la stuff, I just choose to think that a red front door means “Hey! Welcome to our home! Come on in and eat!”
I always want people to feel welcome in our home. Hospitality is very important to us.
In traditional America, if someone saw a red front door, they would know it was a welcome place to stay the night and eat. Better than a “Vacant” sign.
NOTE – If you see someone with a red front door, don’t automatically assume they know it means “welcome.” They might wonder why you knock and say “Hey, what’s cookin’, baby?”
2. A red door means “protection.” This is a Biblical meaning. In the Old Testament, the Hebrew children were instructed to rub blood on their doorposts so that the Angel of Death would pass over their home. A home with red on the door was protected.
You’ll still see this today at churches if you pay attention. Many of them have their doors painted red. It’s symbolic for the protection of God.
I know our home is covered in the Blood of Jesus, so why not proclaim it with my door?
3.And finally, the reason we painted our door red – a red front door means a mortgage-free home.
This first started in Scotland. When someone paid off their home, they would then paint the front door red. It was an announcement to the world “Hey! We’re debt free!” Barry and I would rather shout it over the phone, but a red front door works too.
Now every time I look at our door, I’ll get a smile.
Come on in, y’all….you’re welcome here.