How to choose the perfect front door colour

Your front door is the first thing visitors will notice about your home. Keeping it in good condition will help your property to make a great impression every time.

Painting your front door, or choosing a door that comes pre-painted, will immediately brighten up your home and give your property a little character. As @EnglishHomeTeam says, “From vivid and traditional, pared-down pastel to tailored shades expressing an inner craving for colour, getting it right can lift the front of your home, put a personal stamp on it and even make or break a sale.”

Find out if you live in a conservation area

The UK is home to some stunning historic buildings and neighbourhoods. In an effort to preserve these properties for future generations, councils across the country have designated a large number of residential streets and districts as conservation areas.

If you live in a conservation area, there will be restrictions on the changes you can make to your property.

You might have to keep the exterior of your property in its original aesthetic condition and may not be allowed to paint your front door or your window frames.

Before you start planning your front door renovation, check to ensure there are no restrictions on what you can do.

Look at your neighbours’ homes

Before deciding on a colour for your front door, take a look at your neighbours’ homes to see what they have opted for.

Choosing a colour that matches or complements nearby properties will help to lift your neighbourhood and ensure your street looks as good as possible.

Bright and bold

If you want your home to stand out and be noticed, opt for a bright bold colour for your front door. Eye-catching shades like yellow, green, blue, red, and purple can look great on properties of all types.

Bright doors can work really well on family homes and add a sense of fun and personality to your property’s exterior.

Place some brightly coloured flowers by your door to emphasise your theme and turn your entrance into a real design feature.

Neutral and sophisticated

If you want your home to have a more grown-up and sophisticated feel, go for something a little more neutral.

Greys, pastel greens, and light blues can all look fantastic on modern and period buildings. These toned-down shades will add colour to the front of your home without dominating the exterior of your property.

Dark and serious

Black, dark greys and navy blue doors will give a property a serious and elegant aesthetic. Perfect for offices and homes that want to show just how grown up they are, these dark shades can look great on all styles of property.

Find out more about choosing the perfect front door for your home, and learn about our outstanding range of products, by exploring our site or getting in touch with a member of our team.