It’s starting to feel more and more like spring! I think the turn in seasons from cold, wet winter to bright and cheery spring may just be my favorite time of the year. It reminds me how much the sunshine improves my mood and feels instantly refreshing! This time of the year also makes me excited to get to work on my own home which has been somewhat neglected during the rainy season. It’s time to give it a face-lift! Each year, I tend to have a different project to improve the curb appeal of my home.
A couple of years ago, I decided to jump in and paint my front door black. This was a bold decision because the door was previously white and tan, and the color of the rest of the house is dark gray with cream colored trim. I bounced around ideas of what color to paint the door for a few months. I originally thought dark blue would be the one, then I changed my mind and settled on a red door…what a statement! Finally, while driving around doing errands one day, I saw it. I saw a home with similar coloring to mine with a BLACK door. The idea of a black door seemed dark and uninviting.
Until I saw it in reality, I didn’t think this was the color I wanted for my home, which is a cheery place! The sheer class that the black added to the home I saw surprised me. I remember thinking, “Yeah, that’s it!” I went down to the hardware store that same day and bought the paint. My parents thought I was crazy when I told them what I had decided on for paint color. I didn’t have any doubts though. I’ve never given it a second thought!
*Disclaimer, this picture was taken before I knew how to properly pot pretty flowers in my entryway!
It is interesting to me the importance of the color of a home’s front door. The entrance into a person’s home says a lot about them and their personality. I’ve found that a pop of color added at the front door adds excitement to the overall look of the home as well as makes the guest excited to come inside! Right now, I’ve seen many teal or aqua colored doors. This may be less classic than a deep and vibrant red or canary yellow, but adds plenty of interest nonetheless! A red front door will always be one of my favorites. It just stands out so much compared to other typical housing colors like grays, whites, tans, and other neutrals. I would suggest adding a red front door to a white home, light or dark gray, or even a deep navy color!
Check out this article to find out what the color of your front door says about you! And don’t be afraid to get creative with this on your own!