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How To Choose the Right Paint Color for Your Front Door

October 21, 2022

Your front door is the first thing visitors see when they come to your home. It’s often how your house says, “Hi!” to the neighborhood or passers-by. Plus, it’s a great way to express your personality and style. Sounds like a big decision! So how do you choose the right paint color for your front door?
Here are a few tips:
1. Consider the style of your home. Are you going for a traditional look or something more modern? The right paint color can help you achieve the style you’re going for.
2. Think about the colors of your trim and siding. You want the color of your door to complement the rest of your exterior.
3. Take into account the lighting. Certain colors may look different in different lighting conditions. If possible, try to see how the color looks in both natural and artificial light before making your final decision.
4. If possible, sample some colors. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, it’s time to test them out. Paint a few swatches on a piece of cardboard or paper and see how they look in different lighting conditions throughout the day. Then, take into account how the color makes you feel. Is it welcoming? Calming? Exciting? The right color will give the world a positive first impression of your home.
5. Have fun! This is your chance to be creative and make your mark on your home’s exterior. Go with a color that makes you happy and represents your personality. After all, this is YOUR gateway between your own space and everything else.
Fun fact: According to Fixr, the most popular front door color of 2022 has been black, with blue and green as runners-up.

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