Whether you have a stone walkway, a brick path, or a perfectly manicured lane leading up to your front door, every home has the opportunity to welcome friends, families, and visitors. A home’s front door provides the first visually appealing note and sets the tone for the home’s ambiance. From a naturally varnished oak door to a bright red paint, choosing the right color for your home can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, we have gathered together three helpful tips to put you on the right track to front door color success!
Three Tips to Keep in Mind For Choosing a Front Door Color
If you are thinking about building a new home or entertaining thoughts of purchasing a recently constructed home, then you have probably thought about the color of your new front door. The following three tips will help you to choose the perfect front door color.
Tip 1: Choose a color that matches your home.
While turquoise might be your favorite color, it doesn’t mean that it is the right shade for your home’s front door. Choose a front door color that will complement the other tones and palettes of your home’s exterior. In addition, try picking a color that works well with the architecture of your home. For example, navy blue pairs well with red brick exteriors, while a fire engine red is a nice contrast to farmhouse grey stone-work.
Tip 2: Choose a color that matches your personality.
When people arrive at your front door, they know that they are moments away from seeing your smiling face. With this in mind, choose a color that matches or epitomizes your personality. Bright colors tend to depict bubbly personalities, while neutral tones often represent deep thinking or peaceful characteristics. In addition, take the time to notice how the natural sunlight can change the color of the paint throughout the day. Before you choose the color make sure that you like its various hues in the morning, mid-day, and evening light.
Tip 3: Choose the right type of paint.
Choosing the right kind of front door paint, will depend on the quality and material of your door. For example, a high gloss paint on a damaged or older door won’t hide any imperfections; instead it will showcase the door’s flaws. Popular types of paint include matte, low-luster, and semi-gloss finishes. Finally, check each type of paint to ensure that it can withstand the local natural elements: rain, sunlight, snow, fog, sleet, hail, etc.
With these three tips in mind, and the help of a trusted team of custom home builders, you can soon pick out the ideal front door color for your newly constructed home. For help choosing the smallest details on your newly constructed home or to learn more about designing a beautiful new home, contact Parker Built Homes today.