Choosing the right color for your front door can seem intimidating at first, but will help create a great first impression of your home. Curb appeal is a hot topic in the real estate market and can improve the value of your home. What’s more inviting than a freshly painted and vibrant front door? I prefer selecting neutral tones for the exterior siding and trim in the Pacific Northwest because the neutral palette blends well with the landscape and ever changing cloudy skies. But who wants a boring house? I know I don’t, so I encourage my clients to use a color that pops on their front door.
Consider a vibrant orange, Kelly green, or even a warm, sunny yellow. This is the time to think of your favorite color and just go for it. Be daring and outrageous, really let your personality shine. Go for a color much deeper than you feel comfortable with or so bright that it scares you. This is one area where I’ve seen the risk of making a big, bold statement pay off.
Another consideration for your front door is to pick the right product and sheen. I love Rust-Oleum Sierra Beyond in a high gloss sheen. You can find this product at Powell Paint Centers.
Here are a few color choices to consider – all from the Benjamin Moore color line:
- Fresh Lime 2032-30: Choose this bold color to tie in with your green landscaping. This color replicates the green of spring.
- Patriot Blue 2064-20: If blue is your favorite color, there’s no better place to use it than your entrance.
- Sunflower 2019-30: Even the grumpiest neighbor can’t help smiling at this bright and sunny color.
- Vintage Wine 2116-20: A bold classic that will pop with the right amount of sheen.
The possibilities are endless, so have fun exploring the colorful side of you.
Until next time,