How do you choose the best colour for a front door? Let’s face it, unless you’re a home decorator or renovation expert, most of us likely don’t know the first thing about selecting a tone.
But the colour of your front door is an important thing to consider. After all, it’s going to be one of the first things your guests see upon their arrival, and can have a major impact on both your property’s style and appearance.
Naturally, some colours are going to be far more suited to traditional and country builds, while others are certainly seen as more contemporary. So, where do you begin?
Well, to help you start collecting a few front door colour ideas, we’ve broken down the associated meanings behind each type of common door colour, as well as the shades that best suit certain home types.
When choosing a colour for any home feature, be it a bi-folding door or aluminium windows, you want to be sure the colour you pick matches the aesthetic of your home rather than being gaudy and out of place – unless that’s what you’re going for.
As a result, there are a few important things to consider when narrowing down your door colour options:
As we’ve mentioned, the style of architecture your home falls under can play a role in what sort of colour you choose for your front door. Different homes certainly suit different colours, so the following are a few of the most common home styles, and the colours that they’re often paired with:
Apart from simply looking nice to our eyes, psychology suggests that there may actually be subconscious emotions related to different coloured doors. So, if there’s a particular feeling or vibe that you want your home to exude, you might want to base your front door colour ideas on the following colour-emotion combinations:
Hopefully, you should now have a few ideas about what the best front door colour for your home might be. But if you’re still spoilt for choice, then it might be worth bearing in mind the common advice associated with using colour wheels.
Generally speaking, when choosing matching colours, you want to pick tones that sit directly opposite each other in the colour wheel, or on either side of the central shade of your colour scheme. For example, red often goes well with light and dark oranges and purples.
Of course, everything we’ve just touched on is simply advice. At the end of the day, the perfect front door colour for your home will be down to your own personal preference. So, if you want a lime green or bright pink door for your home, go for it.
Naturally, here at Express, we know just how important getting the right colour is for your home. That’s why we offer over 200 RAL colours for our premium front entrance doors, bi-folding and sliding doors, and aluminium windows.
Get in touch with our team today to discuss installing a new front door in your home, and we’ll be sure to offer more tips on what colours to pick. And don’t forget to visit our blog for more insightful pieces.