Our homes are a reflection of who we are. From the kitchen to the front yard, we want homes that are welcoming and beautiful. The front door is the first impression made when visitors approach your home – so if you find yourself bored by the color of your door or feel that your porch needs some new life, consider painting it a new color! Some people want it to be eye-catching, some may want a color that increases their home’s value, while others simply want a color that makes them especially happy. Keeping a goal in mind for your door’s effect will help narrow down the colors you’re considering.

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  • Look to your garden for inspiration. A well-planned garden looks stunning, with patches of different colors all chosen by you with care. To make your house and garden look like they were destined to go together, choose a color for the door that complements the shades found in your garden beds. Blush pink can go well in a garden dominated by pentas or roses; a buttery yellow will look at home surrounded by coreopsis; a shade of green does well if you prefer to fill your beds with greenery.
  • Up the curb appeal with white. If you are selling soon, painting the door white is a good option. It will appeal to a wider range of people than a bolder color would, and can even increase your home’s value. Note that lighter-colored doors need to be cleaned more often though, and white needs to be cleaned most of all.
  • Blues and greens are popular choices. Add a subtle bit of color without being overwhelming. A soft gray-blue or a light sage green brings the beauty of natural tones to your porch without being overwhelming. They work well next to landscape beds or hanging pots, and you’re almost guaranteed to find a shade that looks lovely regardless of the color of your home.
  • Turn your paneled door into a work of art. If your door has panels, don’t be afraid to paint them a different color than the rest of the door. Choose a color palette that makes you happy and select two complementary colors. You might be surprised at how much of a difference it can make, even if you chose two colors that are very close to each other. Use these colors on your shutters or elsewhere as accent colors to create harmony with the rest of the house’s appearance.
  • It’s hard to go wrong with black. Black is a neutral color that still pops when set against the backdrop of your home. It is timelessly classy and sure to please. Plus, black doors do not need to be wiped down as often as lighter colors.
  • Gray is a versatile option. As a neutral color, it isn’t too bold, but gray is quite a flexible color. You can find a gray with any color undertone, so you are certain to find a shade that perfectly complements the rest of your home’s color scheme. If you don’t want to go with a fully blue door, you can instead choose a slate color that incorporates the blue tones but still remains neutral. Lovers of the color purple may not want a bright purple door, but a grayish mauve may work perfectly.

There are many minor renovations that can make a major impact on the look of your home – but sometimes a home needs a bit more help. For those looking to upgrade their kitchen, bathroom, or outdoor living space, West Coast Design Build Florida is Sarasota’s professional design choice. Call today whether you need upgrade your cabinets or want to install an outdoor kitchen – we are your local go-to source.