The color you choose for your front door can have a big impact on the curb appeal of your home. You have many factors to consider, from the architecture and color of your home’s exterior to the way you want guests to perceive you when they come over for a visit. There’s more than one right answer, and you can always repaint your door later if you need a change. Still, we suggest following these pointers to help you find the best front door color for your style.
Odds are the bold, colorful doors are the ones that stick with you. Does your heart melt every time you pass through the baby blue door at your friend’s house? Are you in love with the door painted fire engine red on your neighbor’s house across the street? It’s these gut reactions that tell you how impactful a well-chosen front door color can be.
Brightly colored doors are energizing while dark hues are somber. Light pastels are playful whereas neutral tones are subdued and formal. Regardless of your home’s style, define what type of feeling you want people to have when they approach your front door and you’ll begin to realize what colors you prefer.
At first, don’t limit yourself. Visit the paint store and grab swatches from every color family that has even a remote possibility of working. Tape the samples to your front door and see how they look during the day, at night with the porch light on, and from inside with the door open. You may find yourself narrowing down your options surprisingly quickly.
If you want to emphasize the lovely hue of your window shutters, feel free to paint the front door the same color. Or how about accentuating the roses lining your front walkway by choosing red to match? Take the architectural style into consideration as well. For example, a bold orange or lime green could look stunning on a modern house but visually dissonant on a traditional home where neutrals are favored.
Painting the front door is not a project you want to repeat every three months. Be honest—have you been pining for a purple door for years, or is this a passing urge? Will you be just as happy with your sunshine yellow door once winter comes, or with a glossy black one come spring? If you’re certain you will, go ahead and take the plunge.
You may decide you don’t just want to repaint your front door—you want to replace it with a durable, secure, energy-efficient one first. If so, Quality Window & Door has the selection you’re looking for. As a non-proprietary distributor, we supply products from several of today’s top brands.
To see these doors in person, we invite you to visit one of our local showrooms in Maryland and Northern Virginia. There, you can ask questions about how to select a new front door and what color might be best based on your home’s style and surroundings. Of course, the final choice is up to you, but it’s helpful to get an opinion to help you realize what you prefer.
To learn more about replacing the doors in your DC, MD, or VA home, please call Quality Window & Door at 1-800-370-8751 or contact us online today. We offer free in-home consultations and door installation estimates.
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