There is at least one time a year when Americans tend to look around their homes and think about what changes they could do. If you find yourself thinking about what updates you could be doing for your home, you may not have to do a full remodel just to give your home a new look. A new front door color can change the whole feeling of a house. This is great for those who are sick of their old drab door and want to add a touch of class to their exterior.
A well-chosen front door color makes an immediate impact, complementing a home’s style and improving curb appeal. Whether you are looking at front door replacements or just looking to throw a fresh coat of paint on, picking the perfect color is essential. Color isn’t as simple as picking a favorite shade or a lighter hue: There’s logic and a bit of science to color selection. But if the selection confuses you, a good place to start when choosing the best color for your front door is the color wheel.
A color wheel is a great way for you to easily mix various colors that happen to go together on their own. General color schemes based on the color wheel include monochromatic (several shades of a single color); analogous (colors found side by side on the color wheel); contrast (three colors spaced evenly apart on the color wheel); and complementary (two hues opposite each other on the color wheel). Look at the colors already in your home and use the color wheel to find a good match.
Let’s look at a few colors that can easily compliment most homes.
Black is a bold yet rather neutral color for a front door. While lighter hues can look great on homes a black or gray door can demand attention, making for a very memorable front entryway.
Zillow released an analysis after examining some 135,000 photos from listings across the U.S. since 2010. They found that on average, houses with black or charcoal gray front doors sold for as much as $6,271 more than expected.
Looking to stay with a calm and widely appreciated door color? Go with a shade of brown. Taupe, chocolate, beige or espresso practically every brown can compliment a home. If your homes siding is a lighter color this brown can ground it with an opposing force. The same goes with brightly colored homes, a brown do can bring a feeling of warmth and strength. Brown doors do not have to be painted brown as the most elegant looking brown doors are natural wood doors.
While Red may be considered a bold color choice it compliments a wide variety of homes. Older cottages and farmhouses tend to look years younger after a installing a red door. Red can add color to your home where there may not be any, making it more eye-catching. If your home has a rustic feel to it, perhaps with some stone detailing a red door can nice eclectic feel without going overboard.
Another favorite color among homeowners is green. Deep forest greens can look stunning on home surrounded by trees or other greenery. A deep green door can however darken the entire color palette of your home. Take into consideration your siding and shutters before making such a robust color choice. If you feel the color may been too dark adding a trim around the door in a lighter color may help.
Walking upon a bright canary yellow door brings such a sense of joy and excitement that is perfect for a young homeowners’ entryway. This color is associated with happiness and our life bringing sun which can bring some new life to your door. Yellow doors do not tend to mesh well with other shades of yellows on homes and tend to be placed on darker homes to add a pop of color. It also adds a nice contrast to a home that may need a more inviting demeanor.
The style of your home is also extremely important when it comes to choosing the front door color. You don’t have to conform to tradition when choosing a door color. A beautiful effect can be achieved with colors that are not considered mainstream. Overall, the style of the home and the color of exterior features should influence the color choice.