Should you paint your front door red? Painting the front door of your home has many different meanings depending on what country you live in or what century the door was painted. Hebrews believed a red door protected the first born. In early America it indicated a safe place for travelers to spend the night. According to Feng Shui it invites positive energy into the home. Painting the front door red in Scotland was a sign that the mortgage has been paid off. Some people paint the front door red simply because they like the color and it is a good match. Go ahead and paint your front door red or any color you like for what ever reason pleases you.