Top Colours For Your Exterior Front Door
More and more often homeowners are taking the opportunity to use their exterior front door as a way to make their house truly stand out! Painting your front door the right colour can help to make an lasting impact and make it a memorable feature. If you think about it, your front door can often work as your home’s big first impression. After all, it’s the first thing your guests really see coming into your home. And from the curb, the front door absolutely becomes the main focal point that draws the eye in. Everything from the colour of your brick to your siding and trims should ultimately work to complement your front door colour.
can you paint all front doors?
Basically, the answer is almost always yes. As long as you properly prep your front door, no matter the material, it can be painted. If you have a door that’s never been painted before and it’s steel or factory grade metal, you need to prime it. When it’s not primed, the paint will definitely peel. If you give it a nice little buff with sand paper and then prime, that’s the ideal prep method. The primer we recommend is The Extreme Bond from Sherwin Williams. You can usually tint the primer to be darker too, depending on your chosen front door colour.
top colours of the season for your front door
One thing that we’re finding as a big trend for 2020 is that people are not afraid to go bold! They are looking to really make a statement with their front door colour and make it a strong focal point. For most homeowners, neutral doors are a thing of the past. Most of the time, you want your front door to even prevail over the colour of your siding and bricks. Because that’s how it works to truly draw that eye in.
If you’re looking to go outside the box with your front door colour, a yellow could be really nice. If you want to go really bold and stand out, Bright Yellow 2022-30 is like a burst of sunshine. Citron 2024-30 is another great choice if you want yellow, but one that’s a bit more toned down. Yellow doors look really vivid with white or light coloured bricks.
Another strong option for your door colour that’s popular this season is Hunter Green 2041-10. Hunter green is a great option if you want to go darker, but you don’t want to go black. It’s so luxurious and rich looking, but still packs that punch to capture the eye.
Ruby Red 2001-10 is also on trend for the season if you want a red that’s daring but not as dark. These front door colours look amazing with black or gray bricks or siding. A red or burgundy door can also stand out inside a stark white, cream or even muted black door frame.
Last few things to consider…
If you have a stained or refurbished door — a lot are made in oak, it’s completely on trend this season to go with a really deep Oxford Brown stain or paint. It makes for a very strong and bold focal point, but it’s still very stylish.
Dark Walnut is another deep brown that’s trending this season too. You would be surprised how many different colours of siding and brick these colours go with! It’s important to remember here though that this is a job best left to a professional. Because if something should go wrong, it’s a very time consuming process and can be quite expensive.
Often when people are looking to give their door a complete revamp, they also think about replacing their hardware. A brushed chrome finish for handles and locks is really on trend for 2020 as it’s simple and classy. People often work to update everything from their house numbers and even their mailboxes too. Sometimes they even replace the lights or outdoor sconces to further match them up with the new theme and aesthetic. All of these little tweaks can really work to offset your brilliant new front door colour!
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