Color Your Front Door

October 2, 2009 § Leave a comment

orangefrontdoorThe front door is your opportunity to give your house some personality and with very little money. Especially if you have a neutral color scheme everywhere else, like we see in this photo from Country Living Magazine (…/budget-makeover-0206).

This beige and brown ranch style home comes alive at the front entryway with a glossy orange door, pumpkin accessories, and wrought iron as the metal for the lights and planters. That’s exactly what I’ve been encouraging homeowners to do on this blog for years.

The front door area is (or should be at least) the real focal point that draws your visitors in. A stunning coordinating color will let your friends and family know which doorbell to ring. Orange is a fabulous accent color — you cannot help but feel happy when you see orange. But other coordinating colors will work just as well.

Take inspiration from the colors in your yard, particularly by the front door. Rich blueberry, eggplant purple, sunshine yellow, and rosy raspberry all make terrific front door colors if you have any of those colors in your garden plantings already. Take time to focus some attention on that front door. It’s the easiest change to make on your house and it will give you a huge impact. If you need some help choosing a front door color, I’m at your service. Just email me at and we’ll set something up.

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