Door and Trim Colors: What to accent
May 18, 2011 § 8 Comments
Choosing an accent color for your house is easier than you might think. If you’re starting with a neutral house and want to add a pop of color, first consider where you want to see that accent color. These Florida homeowners wanted to liven up their drab gray home so they chose a bright blue and highlighted the trim with it (below). They kept the front door white. The result? The house was outlined in blue, which made the house seem smaller, and the builder-white door looked like it had just been installed. (In fairness to the homeowners, this was an experiment! They weren’t crazy about it either!)
What we suggested was that they paint over everything blue with a lighter gray to soften the edges and make the house seem bigger. Then we gave them a few ideas for the front door color, including a buttery yellow — a terrific accent to gray. The warmth of the yellow simply lights up the front entry, and the accompanying yellow pots and greenery finish off the look.
Your front door is the place to start when you’re applying an accent color. The whole idea is to draw your visitors to the entry and welcome them in!