What Does a Red Door Mean?
The history, origin and meaning of a home having a red front door is varied. There is no one origin for the red exterior door.
Consider these meanings
In Feng Shui, a red front door means “welcome.” Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy in which the arrangement and color of objects in a room relates to the flow of energy. The front door is known as the “Mouth of Chi” where energy enters. If you believe in or follow Feng Shui, painting your front door red would create welcoming energy.
A red door meant “welcome” in an old early American tradition If a family had a red front door tired travelers traveling by horse and buggy would know that a home was a welcoming place to rest. They would be able to spend the night there.
A red door provides protection. In Biblical times, the Hebrew slaves were instructed to smear the blood of a lamb on their front doors to protect their first born from the angel of death.
In olden days, Catholic churches painted the doors of their church red to represent the blood of Christ. Passing through the door would mean that you were on holy ground.
Some believe a red door protects the occupants from evil.
A red front door means mortgage-free In Scotland, homeowners would paint their front door red to signify that they had paid off their mortgage.