All colors are beautiful. With this in mind, why do we always go for dull greys, whites, and blues when it comes to the front door color? Why don’t we dare to choose intense colors for the front door, like bridge red, tweety yellow, turquoise, or lime?
When it comes to looking out of the box, there are three main choices you can do:
1. Get a bright color – something cheerful, like orange or yellow
2. Go for a bold color – black, for example – you can never go wrong with black
3. Choose the unconventional, the out of the ordinary, the extraordinary for your eyes and heart – like a shade of pink or baby blue
What you DON’T want to do is select undertones or conventional colors. After all, that’s just one door we are talking about. Okay, it’s the front door. The door you see every day. The door everyone sees. Still, why not have it your way?
Well, when it comes to deciding on whether to go for a bright front door color or not, there are some good things and there are some risks.
What are the risks of choosing a bright front door color?
First things first, you need to check with your neighborhood if there are any regulations and restrictions as far as the front door color – or the screen door color, as a matter of fact, is concerned. In an attempt to maintain uniformity, some neighborhoods have some color restrictions.
With that said, let’s talk about two more considerations, entirely different, and both important.
· When you go for a unique color, there’s the risk of making a bad choice – at least for the front door. You see, we usually go for our favorite hues. But will lime, which I truly love, look well on the front door? This is very personal. One may adore a bright front door color; some others may think it’s too much. And then, it’s also the question if this would be a good match for your home style. For a coherent look, the colors of all fixtures – the patio doors, the windows, the exterior wall, the front door, should somehow match. If you choose cyan, pink, lime, or purple, it will break the exterior design consistency. The color will stand out and although this is not necessarily bad, it’s something you should know ahead.
· Speaking of bright colors standing out, we come to the greatest risk. That’s of your home being targeted by burglars due to the bright color, which attracts attention. Surely, nobody wants that.
The good things about painting the front door red, turquoise, or lime
Assuming that there are no neighborhood restrictions, why not use colors to express yourself? Besides, repainting the door is not the end of the world. Bright colors have a tendency of filling us with energy, happiness, optimism, and confidence. Don’t they say that one of the best ways to choose a color for the front door is to see what shade makes us smile?
Blue is calm and fills us with positive feelings. Yellow is cheerful and humorous. Red is a welcoming color, full of intensity. Green is full of vibes.
They say that those who choose bright colors for the front door have an intense personality, are willing to take risks, and are open to challenges. It’s clear why, isn’t it? They dare.
What should you do? If you want to paint the front door purple, yellow, or any other unusual and bright color and you don’t break any neighborhood rules, go ahead. After all, this is only one door, your door, and perhaps it’s time we broke some (conventional) rules.