Don't let your home blend into the background. Learn how to choose the perfect colour for your front door with these handy tips.

How to choose your front door colour

Pick the perfect colour for your front door with these handy tips.

Your front door is the first introduction to your home, so it’s important not only to make a statement, but also create a welcoming entrance for you, your family and your guests.
1. Think about your house style – is it contemporary or more traditional? Victorian-era homes with solid doors tend to suit classic colours like mahogany, navy blue and cream, whereas modern homes look fabulous with a front door dressed in royal blue, glossy red or charcoal. If your home is traditional or country-style, try nature-inspired shades such as forest green, sunny yellow and berry reds. 2. Look at the front of your home and consider which colours are already there. You should try and avoid clashing the front door with existing brickwork or tiling. You may even want to consider painting existing window frames or woodwork the same colour as the door to tie things together. 3. The colour you choose should complement the style of your home and reflect your own personality – but this doesn’t mean you can’t be bold and splash out with bright colours. After all, if you don’t like the results, your front door is easy to repaint. 4. If you’re still having trouble deciding which colour to pick, take a photograph of your home and, using a scalpel or sharp knife, carefully cut the front door out of the picture. Slide a paint swatch or tester of your chosen colour underneath the picture, where the door should be. This will help you see how each colour works in the overall scheme of your home – and gives you the opportunity to play around with colour.

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