In the past, we’ve talked about the importance of curb appeal. Curb appeal refers to how aesthetically pleasing your home is to the eye upon first arrival. It takes into account the appearance of your home, your front lawn and even your front door.
Your front door is a significant focal point of curb appeal.
When you arrive at a home, your eyes take a sweeping glance of everything in front of you, lingering on where you enter the home: the front door.
Upon approaching, if your host doesn’t answer right away, you may inspect the front door. You notice imperfections like the chipped paint and worn appearance. This is why having a striking front door is significant.
If your door is looking like it could use a fresh coat of paint, you may be wondering what colour you should choose. In this blog, we’re going to help you answer that question.
But First…What’s Trending?
In the past, many homeowners have stuck to simple, muted colours. Recently, brightly coloured–also referred to as statement doors–have become trendy. If done correctly, statement doors can provide an additional focal point while showcasing a bit of your personality. All by adding a pop of colour! Painting your door is a low-risk, cost-effective option to brighten your home.
Here are some popular door colours right now:
- Teal. Teal is a calming colour that can complement a variety of exterior colour palettes. Whether your home is white, brick or grey, teal stands out without making the home look too busy.
- Red. Red is a classic when it comes to doors. It’s bold and vibrant. Red was often seen on colonial homes and was considered a sign of welcome.
- Yellow. The colour of happiness and cheeriness. Yellow doors can complement a variety of exterior colours (but may blend in too much with a white or yellow exterior of a home).
- Navy. Not a bright colour by any means, but it is bold if you’re looking for a subtle, sophisticated statement door. You can pair a navy door with white exterior or brick, but we’d advise using a navy door if your home’s exterior is dark.
How to Choose?
Choosing a colour for your front door is an easy way to change up your home’s look in an easy, relatively inexpensive way. Here are a few tips that will help you decide:
What’s Your Personality?
Are you into bold, bright colours or do you opt for a more subtle approach? Your door’s colour can not only be eye-catching, but it can also give off an overall tone to your home. It’s your home and it’s meant to be to your liking!
Contrast is Best
When choosing a colour, contrast is most appealing. You’ll want to choose a colour that stands out against the exterior of your home, rather than blending in. A colour that stands out from your siding, trim or both works best. It’s best to try to go for colours that are on opposite sides of the colour wheel. Here’s a good explanation and overview of understanding which colours work best together.
Take a Look at the Bigger Picture
Much like how you’d style your living room, take into consideration your surroundings. Look at your garden and landscape to use your door as an accent.
If you’ve read all this and feel that your door is not worth salvaging (or, if you just don’t want to decide), give us a call. Kempenfelt Windows and Doors provides a wide range of doors to suit your needs and our experts will help you choose the right door for your home.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out online or give us a call at 1-800-841-7469.