Guide to Choosing the Perfect Color for Your Front Door

It’s the simplest method to make a good first impression, but selecting the right shade for a front door may be difficult.

If you get it properly, you not only make your house appear awesome, but you also increase your chances of selling it. If you do it wrong, you won’t want to go through that door.

To help you out, here is a guide to choosing the ideal color for your front door:

Think about the overall look of the house.

When deciding on the finest hue to paint your front door, examine the entire front of your property, from the brick color to the windows and even the path leading to your door.

You should choose tones from your brickwork that suit the remainder of your home. For a great look, pick colors that have the same undertones as your interior scheme and the brickwork or masonry outside.

Doing this will create a welcoming pop of color that doesn’t feel out of place.

You should choose a contrasting or matching color for stained glass windows or a colored glass insert in the door. The same is true for a patterned tile entryway.

You may even go further and plant your favorite cottage garden plants in complementary tones to balance out the splash of color.

Pay attention to the type of door you have

You might wish to get ideas for the color of your entrance door from its style. Edwardian stained glass doors, for example, were frequently painted in darker colors like green or black, whereas in the ’20s and ’30s, they began to use lighter, more joyful colors like yellow.

If you have a period home, nothing brings back the authenticity of the era than a period front door to complement it.

In most cases, people with period doors prefer dark green and blue tones.

For ideas of how to use your front door to guide the color you choose, click here.

Think about your neighborhood.

While the greatest color for a front door is one you love and enjoy, it’s also important to consider the surrounding region.

It’s your home, and you can do what you want (unless it’s a listed property), but bear in mind that painting the exterior a crazy color could annoy your neighbors.

Unless you reside on a street known for its vividly painted houses, you should definitely take your cue from the rest of the people on your block.

That isn’t to suggest you can’t paint your front door pink; just tone it down a few shades to make it discreet rather than shocking.

It is also wise to draw inspiration from the larger community in which you live. Observe your surroundings and get ideas from them.

You don’t have to copy your neighbors but it’s good to get inspiration from them and then choose a color that you love and fits your personality.

You can’t go wrong with classic shades.

Nothing says luxury like a shiny black or white door. These classic tones not only complement any home decor, but they will never go out of style. If you prefer more color, choose deeper neutrals like grey or navy blue.

Not only are these front door shades stylish, but they can also boost the value of your home. A black or blue door can increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars.

Other traditional colors to consider include dark green and deep crimson. Yes, they are bright, but they are ideal for traditional homes.

There is no harm in being bold.

When it comes to the ideal colors for a front door, consider shades that will suit your personality, such as a bold or vibrant color, much as you would choose relaxing bedroom paint colors to help you sleep better.

Using bold colors on a front door is a far smaller commitment than painting the entire house, and it is also easier to conceal an unappealing door.

Bright and pastel shades are becoming more common, and you should consider them. They give your home a unique appearance. When combined with matching window frames, you inject some personality into your home.

When choosing a bright color, consider how it will look outdoors. Colors appear extremely different inside than outside in the bright sunlight. The best way to accomplish this is to paint a swatch of color right onto the door.

If you’re trying for a striking look, keep the rest of the house front neutral to let the entrance stand out.

Consider other elements on the door.

Yes, you could paint the doorframe the same color as the front door, but using a contrasting color can give your home a designer appearance.

In addition to door frames, there are exterior walls, window sills, and soffits, such as eaves or the undersides of balconies, to consider. Contrasting these with your door paint is a simple technique to make a big effect.

Having the door and windows the same color helps tie a scheme together, but equally having your front door in a different color to your windows also works.

If you feel this is the way to go about it, go with the bolder hue on the door.

Another strategy is to choose a color that complements the architectural materials utilized in your home.

A monochrome theme, in which you paint the door, trim window frames, and outside the same color, is not only stylish but also a brilliant visual trick, similar to how to use paint to make a room look bigger; if your home is small, it will appear to be larger.

Parting shot

These are the ideas you can consider when deciding on the right color to paint your front door.

While the rest of the world sees the outside of your front door, you will largely see the interior. You don’t want to spend most of your time in the house seeing an ugly interior, do you?

Like you should take your time choosing a color for the exterior surfaces, you also should take your time deciding on the interior color.

You can draw inspiration from the pieces inside the house or you can hire a professional help you make the decision.

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