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Red is the New Black!

Red is the New Black!

Red Doors

If you’ve dropped off shredding at our warehouse lately, you may have noticed our new signs and paint job – our once forest green door is now our beautiful (First Stop) RED!

Although this update allowed us to showcase our company colours there is a hidden significance behind a red door!

Red Doors around the World:

China

Red is considered to be a lucky colour in Chinese culture. Many doors are painted red before the Chinese New Year in order to invite a year of good luck and happiness. In Feng Sui, the use of the colour red on a door is meant to symbolize the mouth of the home allowing chi to be drawn to the house.

United States of America

During the 19th century, a red door represented a safe stop for travelers and along the Underground Railroad, red doors symbolized a safe route for African slaves escaping captivity and traveling north.

Scotland

In Scotland, the old timely tradition of painting a door red began as a way to signify the status of a paid mortgage.

So, whatever the reason may be, red paint on sale or it just happens to be your favourite colour, rest assured that a red door will always be a conversation piece and full of positive meaning.