Choosing the Right Front Door Colour

The front door is key in your home’s curb appeal. It can give your home an extra burst of personality that makes it stand out from the neighbours. It’s also the entry point for your guests, so to make a welcoming impression, it needs to look great. Choosing the right colour for your front door can be a bit of a challenge once you realize how many great options there are. Here are some tips to help you choose a front door colour that you will love.

Complement the exterior
It’s important to take into account all the other colours that are a part of your home’s palette when choosing a front door colour. Look at the trim, façade, shutters, roof, and also the landscaping. Does the colour you have in mind clash or complement with the rest of the home? The tone of the colour is important too. A pale front door may look out of place, if your home has a lot of contrast. Also, consider the architectural style of your home. While pastels may look great on a home in Florida, they probably won’t look so good on a log cabin or even a red brick house.

What impression do you want to make?
What do you want the first impression to be? The front door can make a big impact on your home’s curb appeal. For example, a high gloss black front door can be elegant and chic, a bold red door will be eye-catching and create a dramatic first impression, and a pale yellow door will be cheerful and bright. Think about how you want people to feel about your home as soon as they arrive.

Experiment with colours
Choosing paint colours for anything can be a fun, but also poses some challenges. Sometimes, even the professionals don’t get it right on the first try. Paint looks different once it’s on the intended surface, especially in different lighting, so it may be necessary to try a few different colours until you settle on the right one. Experiment with different colours until the right one gets your attention. Have fun with it!

Choose the right kind of paint and finish
If your home is exposed to a lot of extreme weather or sun damage you’ll have to choose a paint that will stand up to those conditions. The type of paint and finish you use is as important as the colour itself. Depending on the type of door you have, certain finishes may not be a good fit. Talk to a professional at your local paint or hardware store to find out the best option for you.