Red Doors

When I see a red door, I am drawn to its whimsy and vibrancy. Inspired by the audacity of whoever painted such a color, I find myself wondering: what is the story here?

It turns out there are quite a few reasons a person might paint their door red.

In the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui, a red door is said to draw welcoming energies into a home.

Many Christian churches have red doors, a tradition stemming from an Old Testament story wherein the children of Israel were instructed to rub blood on their doors to deter the angel of death.

Also, one Scottish rite of passage is to paint the door red upon paying off a mortgage. Thus, a bright door may announce to passers-by: “We’re debt free — hooray!”

Philadelphia, PA
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Little Silver, NJ
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Bruges, Belgium
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Philadelphia, PA
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Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 

Germantown, PA

Red Bank, NJ

Staten Island, NY 

Manhattan, NY

Asbury Park, NJ 

Chestnut Hill, PA

Monmouth Beach, NJ
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What do you think of when you see a red door? And no, I don’t want to hear “paint it black.” That’s already been done. 😉

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2 comments

  1. Katy

    I think I’m a long way from a red door – lol. What do I think, that someone has a creative streak!

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