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Selling A House? Red Doors Are The Most Welcoming, Study Reveals

December 17th, 2017

If you’re trying to market a property at the moment, you might want to paint the front door red to make visitors feel as welcome as possible as they step over the threshold.

A new Leeds Building Society study has found that 19 per cent of people think red is the most welcoming colour for a front door, with other popular colours and shades revealed as being white, blue and a natural wood finish.

Green, black and yellow were found to be the least popular shades, so perhaps avoid these if you do want people to get a good impression of your house before they even step foot inside.

Professor of colour science at the University of Leeds Stephen Westland commented on the findings, saying: “It was interesting that in this study red and white both score highly as welcoming colours for doors and that black, as well as yellow, scores poorly … Colour is important for several reasons, not least because it can convey meaning, not just in an abstract sense but also in real-world applications, depending on context and culture.”

Selling a property can be very stressful, which is why it makes sense to make good use of property development solicitors and similar to help make the process easier. Here at Lennon’s Solicitors, we’ll provide you with simple clear advice at every stage, with all legalities left up to us. This means you’ll save yourself valuable time to concentrate on actually making the move once you do sell up.


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