Few aspects of your home are more important than the color of your front door. This is one of the first things that people are going to see when they first arrive at your home, and so it makes sense to want to ensure that you make a good first impression; after all, you only get one chance at one.
That can be made harder, however, by the feeling that it’s all been done to death as far as front doors are concerned. However, nothing could be further from the truth. There are still plenty of old classics that still have vim and vigor as well as newer, more innovative color selections. Let’s take a look at some impressive front door ideas worthy of your first impression.
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when decorating is to chase trends rather than work with what they have. Half of good home decorating is working with complementary colors and features.
Have a country estate, cabin, or other home out in nature? Rather than trying to be clever and cram neon tones in there, try cool blues, browns, leaf-colored greens, and other colors that go naturally with your natural setting. Have some red brick or white picket features? Find a color that offsets them nicely.
Don’t fight your surroundings, embrace them.
There’s something to be said for using your front door to make a statement, and bright blues and reds do just that. Bright red can be great for those looking for eye-catching color without going crazy, and can also serve as an accent piece. Blue, meanwhile, can run the gamut from sky blue to Colonial blue to darker elegant blues, with each conveying a unique mood while still being a bold primary piece of your exterior décor.
Inside, you won’t get the proper lighting for evaluating how your door will look to guests as they approach. Go outside and see how a potential paint color looks in natural sunlight surrounded by the rest of your décor.
Yellow is a color that can go wonderfully well or hideously wrong, depending on the shade and how you apply it. Mustard yellows can be an eye-catching neutral color to consider, but you’d better make sure that you have the sunny skies and décor to back it up. If you do, however, different shades of yellow can really make your house and front door pop.
The door itself is only half the bargain: you need to make sure that you have quality complementary trim adorning the door frame as well. Keep this in mind when selecting door colors. Think not just about its own color but how it can interact with trims and the rest of your décor.
By following these tips, you’ll be able to add a tasteful splash of color to your home and make a great first impression on all your guests as they walk through your newly painted door.