Georgia has been abuzz freshening up her home for the spring season. In addition to posting about how to get your yard ready for Spring, she has been planting up a storm, and painting her front door. The one thing that she finds really gives your home a fresh look is your front door. When it comes to curb-appeal it really makes all the difference. If you really want to get the most bang for your buck when updating your home, changing your front doors color really makes all the difference with just a brush and a can of paint. A well-chosen front door color makes an immediate impact. Today we are breaking down exactly how to pick the right front door color for your house.

How To Pick The Right Front Door Color For Your House:

How To Pick The Right Front Door Color For Your House

How To Pick The Right Front Door Color For Your House

A Few Color Basics

When it comes to color, it isn’t as simple as picking a favorite shade or a lighter hue. There’s a special science to it all. If the selection process seems a bit overwhelming the best place to start is the color wheel. The color wheel is a great way for you to easily mix various colors that happen to go together on their own.

How To Pick The Right Front Door Color For Your House

Color Schemes

the color wheel includes monochromatic (several shades of a single color); analogous (colors found side by side on the color wheel); contrast (three colors spaced evenly apart on the color wheel); and complementary (two hues opposite each other on the color wheel).

How To Pick The Right Front Door Color For Your House

How To Pick The Right Front Door Color For Your House

Consider Your Home’s Style

There are certain “rules” when it comes to mixing and matching colors, there are also cues that come from your home’s style and its colors. Take into account the materials and style of your home, along with the surrounding landscape. Consider what compliments it best. Do a little bit of research about your home’s style. Is it a Tudor, a bungalow, or maybe a Victorian? This can help guide you towards the right color.

How To Pick The Right Front Door Color For Your House

Look In, Not Just Out

Your front door should welcome and invite friends and family in. It’s not just the outdoor style you should look at. Your door should give the neighborhood a hint at what awaits them inside. Your door is one of the things that makes the greatest impacts, so it should reflect the overall style and energy that you wish to fill your home with.

How To Pick The Right Front Door Color For Your House

Test First

Your local paint shop is filled with all kinds of great color options. The best part is you can get samples. Don’t be afraid to get a few and do a swatch test on your door. Seeing how it actually looks there and how it changes as it drys and the lights shifts throughout the day can completely change your thinking about the best color choice.

We hope you keep these things in mind when making your selection. We’d love to see what you choose. Share with us by tagging us on social media.

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