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thekiemles

05:03PM | 12/06/04
Member Since: 12/29/03
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live in New England now. I grew up in the Midwest. I see a lot of front doors painted red here. The red door can completely clash with the other exterior colors; homeowners still paint the doors red. Why is this? What tradition does this follow? Our home has a used-to-be-red front door. It is now (you guessed it!) PINK. Why do people deliberately do this? I want to paint my front door but am curious about this tradition before I paint it the shutter color


Piffin

12:32PM | 12/11/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
I don't know the origin, but I had an old timer who was a painter tell me that the red door signifies that the house is paid for - no longer under mortgage and so a sign of pride.

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thekiemles

02:33PM | 12/12/04
Member Since: 12/29/03
3 lifetime posts
Well, guess this means I definitely ought to change the color of the front door. :-) Thanks for the explanation!

carl21l

09:21PM | 12/12/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
173 lifetime posts
seems to me the door should be red when you have the mortgage since you are "in the red"

JMHO

Carl
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