You’ve done everything to improve the curb appeal of your home—landscaping, new walkway, and porch railing. Now, it’s time to work on the main feature which is a great door. A door is not only the portal to your home, it is also the place to welcome family and friends. What would you like your door to say to people?
Where Do I Start?
It’s easy to become overwhelmed with such a seemingly simple task. Choosing a door can be difficult because there are so many styles and color choices today. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- What Style Do You Want
- What Would You Like the Door to Say
- How Will Color Affect the Statement
The first step in choosing a door is deciding what you want your door to say. Think of guests coming up your walkway and ringing your doorbell. Do you want a door that hints at an elegant, formal living space beyond? Would you like your door to tell people that your home is a country estate that prefers informal living? Maybe the door should pop with color, telling friends that you are quirky and eclectic, with your own sense of style.
Do you want your door to match the brickwork of your home? Is it more fun to have a sedate house color and a bold door color? What about the design of the door, all wood, metal and glass, aluminum, or a mix of materials? Once you decide this, you can go to the next step which is choosing the best front door color for your individual style.
So Many Colors
Now that you’ve chosen your style, you can start having fun. Colors are a wonderful way to express yourself. Whether you are into bold and beachy colors or sedate and formal colors, this is one of the easiest ways to show your style.
Welcome your friends with doors that have inviting colors including:
- Bright Blue
- Dusty Blue
These colors allow guests to feel wanted. They will want to come in and enjoy your company. Use this kind of color to show people that you want them to come back again and again.
Do you have a beach home? A vacation rental home on an island? Using these colors will give off that ‘lazy days of surf, sand, and sun’ vibe that is so popular for warm, tropical destinations:
- Bright Blue
- Lime Green
- Sunny Yellow
- Bright Peach
If your goal is flipping a beach home, these colors will help you get that home sold quickly. Using eye-catching colors is a great way to draw attention to your buyers, getting them in the door.
Look At Me!
Do you want your door to be the focal point of your home? Make it a door that draws the eye, even from the road. When guests pull up in the driveway, the first thing they will notice is your door if you choose these colors:
- Royal Blue
These colors demand attention. Think about it. How many times have you been stopped by a maroon-colored door that grabbed your attention? When you are walking your dog, do you notice the plain brown door or the vivid yellow door? An eggplant-colored door will definitely cause you to stop and take a closer look at a home.
If you prefer to be less ‘eye-catching’ and more traditional, your door can reflect classic charm with colors like:
No less beautiful than their counterparts, these doors hint at refinement and elegance. Ornate metalwork, glass shapes, and faceted panes make these doors stand out with dignity. Homes with these types of doors are associated with established communities, country estates, and gated mansions. Follow these tips to find your perfect door.