Your front door is more than just a simple entrance to your home. In fact, it’s one of your home’s hardest-working architectural features. It’s a focal point for your home’s curb appeal. It’s a first line of defense against unwanted intruders and a barrier against winter’s cold and summer’s heat. It’s a welcoming sight when you come home and the end of a long day and a warm invitation to guests of your home.
If you’re looking for a way to elevate your home’s curb appeal while creating a warmer welcome, a new accent door is a beautiful choice. Check out these great color ideas from our door installation team at Window World Twin Cities and then give us a call.
Brightly colored accent doors started as a home design trend a few years back, but they’ve come into the mainstream as a common architectural design. More homeowners are taking advantage of the opportunity to make a statement and draw attention to their front entrance with contrasting door details.
A new front door design can transform the exterior palette of your home by complementing its design. And if you’re looking for ways to increase your home’s value, a new door can add thousands to your sale price.
Here are a few more reasons to consider adding a pop of color with your entry door:
● It makes a stunning first impression for guests and potential buyers alike.
● It’s easily reversible if you want to change the look down the road.
● It’s a beautiful way to update or refresh your front porch.
● It makes a statement about your family’s personality and home decor choices.
● It can evoke certain emotions and set the tone for how you and others experience your home.
Choosing a Color
When it comes to front door color design, the sky's the limit if your neighborhood association has no restrictions. However, if you live in an area where an HOA imposes certain restrictions on home exterior paint design, it’s important to find out if any front door colors are disallowed.
Next, take a look around your home’s exterior. If you’re starting fresh with new siding, your options will be wide open. However, if you’re only replacing your entry door, you’ll want to consider your existing home exterior colors and trim. Your door doesn’t have to match your siding’s primary or trim colors. But you may want to make sure it doesn’t obviously clash with existing details like stained pavement.
You should also consider how well-lit your front entrance is and balance this effect with your door. If your front entrance gets plenty of natural light, you may need a bolder hue to help your door pop.
On the other hand, a darker door would blend into a darker porch that isn’t naturally flooded with light. In this case, you might consider going with a lighter door shade. Finally, if you’re using your door as an accent color, you’ll want to go with a different shade from your home exterior trim.
Color Psychology and Your Home
Think of the most iconic companies you know of. Chances are you associate most of them with a very specific color palette and emotions. Coca-Cola is red and white, evoking feelings of energy and fun. John Deere is green and yellow, reminding us of the company’s connection to nature and the outdoors.
The reason color is so essential to marketing and branding is that each color comes with its own set of rich contextual layers that immediately communicate a sense of a brand identity. In fact, color can have a very measurable impact on human behavior and feelings. In much the same way, your front door can communicate to passersby, guests, family, and potential buyers.
Use this helpful chart to choose the best color for your home:
● Red: If you’re looking to make a bold statement with your front door, a red door is a solid investment.
● Orange: For a bold color that adds a touch of whimsy and spirit, there’s no better choice than an orange front door.
● Yellow: If you love bright sunshine and spring flowers, share your sunny disposition with a vivid yellow door.
● Green: Green is the color of peace, love, and earthy vibes. From near-neutrals like subdued moss to vivid lime, it also offers lots of design possibilities.
● Blue: There is no more popular front door color than blue. Generally calming and peaceful, this highly versatile color can evoke a plethora of emotions depending on its hue and depth.
● Purple: If the spirit of your home embodies creativity, purple is perhaps the most bohemian aesthetic hue for a front door.
● Pink: A few years ago, Millennial Pink doors were all the rage. But pink is by no means passé for 2021 homes. This gentle color is a beautiful way to add a touch of romance without straying too far from a neutral palette.
● Black: Add a touch of elegance with a sleek onyx door contrasted against a lighter siding palette.
● White: Like black, white is best used when dramatically contrasted against another color. If you’re going for a clean, traditional look, white can make a strong statement.
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Are you ready to transform the look of your front porch? Try out our handy Design Center to virtual customize and try out your new door! To connect with a Window World Twin Cities replacement window and door specialist, give us a call at 651.770.5570 or contact us online for your free quote. We can’t wait to help you transform your home!
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