Need a quick makeover of your curb appeal? Start with your doors!
The front door is one of the most important parts of the curb appeal. It is the first thing your visitors and buyers see when they walk up to your house, it is also the easiest to do it yourself. The color of the door can transform the entire feeling of your house and only needs 1 quart of paint to refresh! Easy peasy, right?
While you’re at it, don’t forget other architecture elements in your home, like shutters, flower boxes, and garage doors.
A FEW TIPS ON COLOR SELECTION
COMPLEMENT THE ARCHITECTURE OF YOUR HOME
For example, if you have shutters and flower boxes, like one of our projects above, it is a good idea to coordinate the colors of your door, shutters, and flower boxes. Or if you live in a house that has distinctive architecture, like a Victorian home, choose a color that will work harmoniously with your existing colors.
PICK THE RIGHT PAINT & FINISH
I generally recommend using exterior paint because your front door is exposed to weather and exterior paint is designed to deal with that. When it comes to the finish, I personally prefer Matte because it hides imprecations the best. However, if you prefer, you can use Satin or Semi-Gloss. These two would have more sheen and shine to its final finish. The glossier the finish is, the easier it is to see the imperfections.
WHAT KIND OF FEELINGS DO YOU WANT TO CONVEY?
Here, I took one of our project photos and used photoshop to change the door into 2 different colors. The middle was the original.
Black, red, fuchsia. Each different color evokes different feelings for the visitors. If you are selling your house, I recommend something classic like black and red. But if you are not selling your house, go crazy! Do what reflects your personality and makes you happy.
DON’T BE SCARED
Our eyes perceive colors differently and often times, depending on the lighting, the same color can look completely different. This is why it is not 100% accurate when you go by the paint chips. I always recommend my clients to get samples first, paint a square on the wall, and then look at the test area during different times of the day to see if the color works best.
If you picked the wrong color, no worries, it’s paint! Just repaint the area. Easy fix, right?
HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE COLORS
(YOU CAN SEE MY “COLLECTION” OVER ON PINTEREST)
What to you think of these colors? What color is your front door now? Do you have a go-to color? I’d love to hear yours!
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