First impressions count and the colour of your front door says a lot about you and your home. What does your front door colour say about you?
The Colour of your Front Door
Whether it’s guests calling at the front door or people coming round for a house viewing, the look and style of your front door and the state of the door will evoke positive or negative emotions. The colour is one thing that you can easily change (well, fairly easily with the right finishing products!) So what does the colour of your front door say about you?
Wooden Front Door
A clear stain or lacquer will retain the wooden appearance of your front door (such as oak, pine, walnut or other wood finishes).
This can be modern or traditional but generally it will add a classic finish to your home and there is a wood finish to suit most style of houses.
White Front Door
A white front door is universally flexible and will suit most homes, but it is a safe bet so may suggest you like to play safe and stick with the status quo.
A well maintained white front door will suggest cleanliness and purity so could be good for a fresh appearance.
Black Front Door
A glossy black front door is elegant and classy. Ever popular for front doors, black is associated with authority and power.
I think I have heard that some people believe a black front door will attract wealth but this is something I cannot verify.
A black front door is formal and professional – think of the famous front door at number 10.
Red Front Door
Bold and daring, a red front door says “look at me”. Red represents passion and energy so it will typically stimulate an emotion.
This is great if you like to create a bold statement but may not be to the taste of someone viewing your home.
Green Front Door
The colour of balance and nature, green is a popular colour for front doors and is often regarded as a warm welcoming tone.
There are many options within the shades of green which will alter the impression of your front door – a citrus green door may be energetic and youthful whereas a dark green front door may be more elegant and formal.
Grey Front Door
Increasingly popular, grey front doors seem to be a recent addition to the palette of front door colours. The undercoat of a front door is often grey and people started to ask for top coats to match. For some the colour grey may be boring or depressing but select the right shade for your front door and it will give the impression of style and unfussy elegance.
Blue Front Door
A light blue front door can suggest freshness and will work well in a Mediterranean setting and climate, while dark blue is like black in that a dark blue front door will give the perception of authority and professionalism.
Your choice of front door colour will probably depend on the exterior of your home and whether you wish to create a contrast, a neutral front entrance or a personal statement. Some front doors are subject to colour restrictions so you may need to check the deeds to your home before changing the colour.
Please check the Finishing Instructions on our website if you are going to paint your front door as it is crucial you apply the correct product and a sufficient amount to protect your front door and create the desired look.
Check out our external doors, most of which can be painted or finished in a choice of colours or finishes.