The front door of any house is the focal point, the main entry way. Whether you’re selling your house or just want to improve your curb appeal, take a good look at the front of your home and decide if it says welcome.
A freshly painted door can enhance the appearance of any house. And this time of year is the perfect time to get your door in beautiful shape. Stains and oil-based paints need to go on while low temperatures stay above 40 degrees. For latex paints, wait until the lows are in the 50 degree range. If you don’t see an opportunity this week to paint, use that time to plan. It is always a good idea to consult a paint professional at your local paint or hardware store for the best tips on paint types, brushes and other equipment you may use.
Enhance your front door with colors that speak about you, the homeowner, or match them perfectly to your house-style personality. Either way you decide to choose a color, the fresh paint will add to your home’s curb appeal. If one exists, be sure to paint the screen door the same color. Here are some great common color choices for your front door and what the color may say about you, the homeowner.
7 Great Color Choices
Red: The go-to color for the bold look. This door is welcoming and makes a statement that your house contains positive energy. There’s excitement inside the house with the red door and you are welcome to come in and enjoy it.
Yellow: Yellow sends out happy, sunny vibes to anyone who sees this door. The interior of your home is a happy space and friends are always welcome. The yellow door also portrays the homeowner as a leader, so beware of neighbors asking you to head up the next block party.
Black: This is a popular color for the professional look. It alludes to a certain sophistication on the interior. The black door is great for the classic style house filled with antiques or simply a way to show that the homeowner is a no-nonsense, professional.
Stained: Stained doors are currently a beautiful trend. They are earthy, warm, and at the same time classy. Keep the stain in good shape; once it starts to weather it adds years to your home. While a painted door looks great with a different color accent trim, stain colors need to be consistent with the other stained elements on the exterior.
Green: The symbol of money, it was once thought that painting your door green would provide you with wealth or sell your home fast. Today, a green door inspires thoughts of eco-friendly living. Depending on the shade, green transfers a feeling of tranquility, nature and healthy living.
White: A traditional color, white is likely to be found in neighborhoods consisting of townhomes where covenants my say your house color and accent trims need to be consistent with the neighborhood. White is the color of organization. A home with a white door is a welcoming home that it orderly inside and its inhabitants are ready to serve as your friend or with a big heart to the community.
Blue: A color of peace and tranquility, any door painted blue shows off the homeowner’s space of calmness. You are welcome to come it, kick your shoes off and relax. Just make sure the homeowner is there.
Eileen Saunders is a HottyToddy.com contributor who writes on curb appeal and gardening. A certified Junior Master Gardener Instructor and Master Environmental Educator, Eileen is also a realtor in the Oxford office of Tommy Morgan Inc., Realtors. You can contact Eileen at email@example.com or call her at (662) 404-0816. For more home tips, follow her Facebook page.