It is astounding how a front door color makeover can transform your facade, even to the illusion that the whole exterior was also repainted. It is the cheapest and easiest way to create instant curb appeal.

The first impressions of the people who live in a home are formed at the curb. Are you making the impression you want? Or should you consider a front door color makeover?

Since it is a relatively small area, you can afford to think outside of the box and be more risk-taking with color.  You will want to pick a color that has just enough zing to add some fun curb appeal but not too radical that it completes with the surroundings. Of course, you will also want to consider the color of the siding and brick or stone.

You also want to think about the personality of the people that live within the home and what statement you want to make.

I love how the red door adds excitement to this already inviting home. It is the perfect accent to the yellow siding, the sage green shutters and the bright white trim and decorative railing. The white rocking chair and red accent pillows are the perfect finish to pull it all together, creating excellent curb appeal and  a warm welcome.
The photo on the left is another example of a great color combination. The yellow door is the perfect choice for the Victorian style Grey color with white trim. Yellow represents optimism, confidence, self-esteem, extroversion, emotional strength, friendliness, creativity. Yellow has a gentle, invigorating effect, warming the heart and opening the senses. So it sends a lovely message about the people that live within.
If you have a passion for sky and water,  blue may be a perfect door color for you. The behavior of blue is cool and soothing, recalling the sky, water, and ice. I love the matching blue platters that frame the doorway in the photo above.
The beautiful blue textured door above shows how color is influenced by different materials and its surrounding texture. This entrance is more soothing and creates an atmosphere conducive to relaxation, contemplation, and meditation.
The color purple is connected with royalty and the nobility, generating an impression of luxury, wealth and extravagance.  But be cautious when selecting a shade—purple can turn from luxurious to gaudy if a poor color choice is made. I like the balance of the darker purple again the brick better than the lighter shade.
Orange is a combination of red and yellow, it is stimulating, and therefore the reaction to it is a combination of physical and the emotional. It centers our minds on matters of physical comfort – food, warmth, shelter, etc. as well as sensuality. It makes a great choice for a front door color makeover, especially when it has some architectural details like the image below.
“One of the trends we see in entry doors, is toward unusual shapes and sizes,” says Brad Loveless, marketing, and product development manager for Simpson Door Co. “People don’t necessarily want a cookie-cutter front door. After all, it’s one of the first things you see on a house and it lends terrific perceived value.”
The color green designates prosperity and wealth, but its association with nature means it is also serene and peaceful. Don’t be afraid to pick a vivid green, as a too neutral shade may seem flat.  I like the way the house numbers match the door color, and the walk way are the same shape as the slates in the door.
  A black or grey door denotes seriousness. This traditional color often seems more formal, but you can add a playful tone with a modern black door against a colorful exterior.
An architectural door painted black also creates a more edgy entrance and one would expect the people who live within to be more trendy.
When you are thinking about your front door color makeover, don’t forget about the possibility of carrying the color into the interior of the home. As you can see from the above photo, painting the interior with an inviting red shade is striking in this entrance.
Don’t want to paint? Unpainted wood delivers a more relaxed atmosphere, with a rustic appeal that is both informal and welcoming. When selecting a wood door, you will want to carefully consider what material makes sense for the design style of the home and the surrounding environment.  The Modern style of the home above is made more welcoming with the honey-colored textured door.

Above is an example of a more traditional style of a wood door. The glass panels and decorative elements make it very inviting. 

Want to learn more about the Psychological Properties Of Colors and add some color and life to your home?

Color is also one of the easiest, most powerful and the least expensive way to transform your home. Read more about the philosophy of color.

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