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 to learn more about our door design and installation services!
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 to your entry door.
Make a Stunning First Impression
Are you planning to sell your home in the near future? If so, a newly painted front door can help your home look better to potential buyers, as it increases curb appeal.
Even if you don’t want to sell, your guests and neighbors will appreciate your beautiful front door and entryway. Plus, the way the exterior of your home looks can have a big impact on how you feel about the home. If you're feeling a little drab when you head through your front door, changing the color can give you a little pick me up and help you redesign the front porch.
Easily Reverse the Change
While some home exterior improvements are expensive and time-consuming, changing your front door is relatively simple. This is a quick upgrade that doesn't cost a lot of time or money, and you can always change the color if you decide you don’t like it.
Show Your Personality With Home Door Decor
While some people like more traditional front door colors, others want to make a statement. If you like to get creative and unique with your home design, your front door color and the wreaths and decor you use to complement it can signal this to others. Express your personality!
Colors have a psychological impact on humans. So, the color of your front door can set the overall tone for your home. Why not use this to your advantage?
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.
Consider Your Home’s Exteriors as a Whole
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.
Take Lighting Into Account
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.
Here is more information on color psychology to help you make the right choices for your home, whether you’re getting a replacement door or painting a current one.
If you’re looking to make a bold statement with your front door, a red door is a solid investment. Red is great for symbolizing confidence and passion and is not for the faint of heart. Because it’s so vivacious, it's a good option for entry doors, as opposed to an entire home exterior.
For a striking color that adds a touch of whimsy and spirit, there’s no better choice than an orange front door. Orange is a color that symbolizes warmth and adventure. You can choose a bright orange for a more colorful home or go with muted shades for a more natural look, like terracotta or desert tones.
If you love bright sunshine and spring flowers, share your sunny disposition with a vivid yellow door. It’s overall considered a hopeful color, but too much yellow can be harsh on the eye. However, if the rest of your home is white or a muted color, a yellow door can be a great eye-catching feature.
Green is the color of peace, love, and earthy vibes. From near-neutrals like subdued moss to lively lime, it also offers lots of design possibilities. Green is popular in home design because it brings a bit of nature in, so it’s a good choice for a front door or other home exterior elements.
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. A bright blue can offset a white home exterior, or you can choose a more natural-looking hue for a calming effect.
If the spirit of your home embodies creativity, purple is perhaps the most bohemian aesthetic hue for a front door. It’s also the color of royalty. Too much purple might look out of place, but for a fun-loving homeowner, a purple door is a great choice.
A few years ago, Millennial Pink doors were all the rage. But pink is by no means passé for current homes. This gentle color is a beautiful way to add a touch of romance without straying too far from a neutral palette.
While black is sometimes associated with darkness, it’s also one of the sleekest colors. Add a touch of elegance with a sleek onyx door contrasted against a lighter siding palette.
A white front door is always a classic, but it can feel a bit boring. 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. It also looks great if you have a unique color of siding or brick and can create balance.
If you need help matching your entry door with your siding, learn more about siding color combinations.
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Are you ready to transform the look of your front porch? Try out our handy Design Center to virtually customize and try out your new door! You can get an idea of what different front doors would look like and experiment with colors without making a final commitment.
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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