Choosing Proper Entry Door Color

When you’re considering entry door replacement, there will be several important factors you consider. You want a strong and durable door that provides you and your family with both security and practicality, and you also want the door to fit the style of the rest of your home.

At Peach Building Products, we’re here to help. We have a wide variety of entry and exterior doors that fit all of the above categories, plus several others. Did you realize that the color you choose for your front door can have a significant impact not only on how guests and others perceive your home, but also on the curb appeal of your house and even its resale value? With that in mind, let’s take a look at some tips we offer when it comes to choosing door color.

Consider Various Options

For starters, don’t open this process by limiting yourself in any way. When you take an early trip to the paint store to check out colors, bring back swatches from every color that even might be a candidate as your final choice. These swatches cost virtually nothing, so why not turn over every possible stone? Take the samples back and see how they look on your door during various periods of the day and night, and with varying amounts of light.

Use Surroundings

One of the best guides to the color of the door should be its nearby surroundings. These may include window shutters, the home’s broad color, or even the accent color of the home’s walkways. Also be sure to consider the architectural style of your home and how the color you choose fits it.

Recall Previous Favorites

Do you have any friends with doors you particularly enjoy? What about those you’ve seen in movies or on TV? There’s nothing wrong with using some of your favorites you’ve seen previously to inform your decision.

Dark Vs Light

Remember that in general, bright colors are considered energizing while dark colors are more somber and formal. Consider the feeling you’re looking to invoke as you choose colors.

Remember Seasons

No one wants to re-paint the front door every three months when the seasons change. For this reason, be sure your choice is something that fits the home regardless of the season – that this isn’t just some passing fad you’ll be over in a couple weeks.

For more on choosing entry door color, or to learn about any of our window or door replacement services, speak to the pros at Peach Building Products today.