Your front door is the first thing people see when they walk into your home, so it shouldn’t be an afterthought. Front doors come in an array of styles and colors, but a few tips will can help you pick one that fits the style of your siding and the look of your home’s structure. Adding a new front door can revamp your exterior without breaking the bank!

Sticking With Classics

Using neutral hues such as grey, black, or brown can give your home a look that won’t be going out of style in the near future. Other classic colors can include deep reds or navy blue. If your style changes or change the color of your siding in the upcoming years, the door can transition along with it. Neutral colors work with a range of different siding colors and materials. If you are getting a door made of wood, staining it instead of painting can emphasize the door’s grain pattern or natural material.

Don’t Be Afraid of Color

Using a bright color on your front door can make neutral siding POP! It’s understandable that most people don’t want bright yellow or turquoise siding, but using these colors on your front door can add a trendy element to the look of your exterior. If bright colors are daunting to you, opt for a darker hue of colors you like, such as forest green, burgundy, or eggplant.

Get the Right Paint

Using the proper paint will save your door from fading and discoloration. Latex exterior paints provide coverage that is weather-resistant and high-quality. If you are getting a metal door, look for a style with rust protection. You will need to go over the door with exterior primer first, no matter what door you end up choosing. Exterior paints that are door-friendly are available in a wide variety of finishes such as semigloss, glossy, matte, and more. If you want to bring out the architectural details, using a glossy finish can do the trick.

Don’t Pick a Color Indoors

Colors can look very different in certain lighting. To understand how the paint will look on your front door, your best bet is to look at the outside in the planned environment. You can tape paint swatches to a front door and look at the color throughout the day.

Consider Your Surroundings

If you are unsure of the color you want on your door, look around for inspiration. Using colors that you see in nature and the landscape around your home can be a great choice. Using natural colors can make your house look like it belongs in the setting of your neighborhood.

Contact Precision Remodeling & Construction

We want your home to look its best! If you are in need of a new front door and other exterior options, give us a call at 781-631-7555 or fill out our contact form.