Upon arriving at your home you had a realization that the front door, painted the generic white is nothing short of boring. The exterior of your home now looks even plainer and now you have it in your head that a change is necessary. Wanting to add a splash of color to the neutral colored home, you now have a dilemma as to what color the door should be painted. A sunny yellow that energizes the senses and promotes a feeling of welcome and happiness, or perhaps the bold red that fiercely stands out and compliments the surroundings. No matter the color, you want it to be a reflection of your personality while still improving curb appeal, and enhancing the home’s overall architect design.
Analogous, Contrast, Complementary or Monochromatic Color Schemes
To select the right color, you have got to recollect and understand the basics. Picking a color isn’t as easy as grabbing a color table and selecting a light hue, there is a bit of science in your selection. Start by looking at a color wheel as you decide on what color the front door should be. You can better visualize color schemes by looking at a color wheel, some of which include: analogous – the colors found side by side on the color wheel, contrast – the 3 colors spaced evenly apart on the color wheel, complementary – the 2 hues opposite each other on the color wheel, and monochromatic – several shades of a single color.
Front Door Paint Colors to Match Style of Home
Now factor in the personality and style of your home. There are some cues to follow when it concerns the style of your home despite the rules when it comes to mixing and matching colors. For example, picture an English Tudor style house; a pastel hue might look out of place with the sophisticated ornamentation of the home. Now envision a centuries-old Victorian home paired with a glossy black front door; again something that looks out of place. However, the Mediterranean-influenced design, depending on the primary colors of course, will look perfectly in tune with a beautiful brightly colored turquoise door. Needless to say, your home’s style is an excellent guide finding what colors to use on the front door; this will help narrow down the selection. Also consider the materials, the natural colors of those materials, as well as the style, and surrounding landscape.
Paint Colors & Emotions
The front door can make a positive impact when painted correctly. A tool used to your advantage, the front door can help be a landmark for visitors when offering directions. Accenting the home’s exterior tone or complimenting it with bold intensity, you can make the impact subtle or more direct; or even playful or formal. Colors are proven to influence emotion, brighter hues lean towards energy boosting, where pale colors offer the traditional and calming feel, lighter colors tend to be more playful where darker ones are more somber.
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There are a lot of possibilities when painting the front door. When selecting that perfect color, reflect on the tips mentioned above and the color you select will fit dynamically into the overall look of the exterior of your home. If you want crisp, well saturated painted door that is pristine and evenly painted, contact the professionals of All Painting and Restoration.