front door color

Dos and Don’ts of Front Door Color

Let’s talk curb appeal.

You know it’s important. But perhaps you don’t have the time – or the budget – to revamp the entire exterior. 

Simply painting your front door can enhance curb appeal, and it’s a DIY project you can complete ina day. 

Not sure where to start? Keep reading for the do’s and don’ts of choosing a front door color.

Do: Consider Your Home’s Style

Do you live in a traditional, contemporary, or modern home? The layout of your home can help you select a color that speaks to your overall style. A modern home might allow for a bold color. If you want to stay on the traditional side you can still do something a bit different with a black door or a wood door with a dark stain. 

Don’t: Be Afraid of Color

Even in a traditional home, you can add color to your exterior. A bright yellow or green creates an energizing entrance, while teal or blue is more calming. Think about the statement you want to make as a first impression, and select a color to represent that. 

Do: Get the Right Paint

Exterior paint is essential for your front door, even if you have a covered front porch. Over time, the door will be exposed to many different elements, and the right paint prevents peeling and fading. To ensure your color lasts, start with an exterior primer before putting the color on. 

Don’t: Forget about Finish

Color isn’t the only thing to think about when painting your door. Exterior paint comes in many different finishing, including matte, semigloss, and glossy. 

Do: Stick to One Color

If you want to make your home look bigger, keep the entrance monochrome. You can make your entrance appear larger by painting the door, trim, and window frames the same color. 

Don’t: Skip the Details

Consider the entire entrance to your home. This includes door trim, a screen door, and even the lighting fixtures next to the front door. If you don’t want to go monochrome, make sure these features complement your new door color for a beautiful contrast. 

Are you thinking about changing up your front door? Let me know in the comments!

entryway design

3 Ways to Transform Your Entryway

Large living spaces often steal the limelight when it comes to home design.

But there’s no denying that a well-designed entryway causes people to pause and take notice. It is, after all, the first and last impression of a home. 

So what makes a foyer stand out? Benches, built-ins, and decor are all options, but they can clutter up a small space and end up collecting dust. 

With an entryway, less is often more. One accent – whether it’s the ceiling, floor, or wall – is enough to make a statement you and your guests will love for years to come. 

Accent Ceiling

A detailed ceiling draws the eye up, immediately creating a sense of awe. Some builders add this in during the construction phase with a double-height ceiling in the entrance. If that is not the case in your home, you can still add some wonder to the ceiling with paneling, exposed beams, or intricate crown molding. 

Accent Flooring

Instead of focusing on the ceiling, make your floor stand out. The foyer is the perfect place to incorporate special flooring, distinguishing the area from your main living areas with a pop of color or intricate design. Since the surface area is small, it’s also an opportunity to incorporate that gorgeous tile you’ve been eyeing that doesn’t quite fit the budget. If new flooring isn’t an option in the near future, consider a unique rug to add a new dimension to your entrance. 

Accent Wall

An accent wall can also make a great feature in the entryway. A simple way to create an accent wall is with bold paint color on one wall. If you want to be more daring, a new texture with paneling or molding is sure to catch the eye. Accent walls are perfect for where guests hang their coats or next to a sitting area of the entrance. 

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