Remember that saying, “you only have one chance to make a great first impression”? The same can be said of a house and its curb appeal. An easy way to improve your home’s first impression is with the front door. Check out these pretty examples and consider giving your door a fresh coat of paint or replacing its hardware for a quick update.
You’d have to travel all the way to Germany to see the bright blue door above. In addition to its bold color, it has a cute little window and an interesting door latch. A quick change of hardware can give your door a fresh look.
The dark green door below, framed by pretty porch trim, matches the color of the shutters and is simply adorned with a beautiful brass knocker.
A clever use of white and taupe paint creates a grand entrance to a craftsman style home. A windowed door with a transom above allows plenty of natural light to flow into the entryway.
In Philadelphia, a bright green door is framed by black trim. In a sea of row houses, paint is a great way to make your entrance stand out from the rest.
If you’re a little shy about using bold color, consider a soft blue hue to enhance your home’s curb appeal.
Red is a classic color for a front door. In early American times, a red door signified a place for weary travelers to rest. This one comes with a fancy spider web transom window.
Note the small detail of red outlining on this charming green door. I’ve always been a huge fan of two-tone windows – why not give your front door the same treatment?
An arched doorway with transom window gets a stroke of bold blue paint. Colorful flowers add to the vivid display of color.
A little white cottage by the sea keeps a monochromatic look to its entrance, allowing a white wicker cone basket of flowers to serve as all the color that’s needed.
A shingle style craftsman cottage gives another example of an appealing, monochromatic entryway. Note the charming light fixture by the door.
For the color lovers in the crowd, this historic home in New England shows how to pair rich yellow with a red door that leans toward the orange side.
Just remember – if you choose to paint your door a bold shade and decide you don’t like it, you can always repaint it. Or try something more subtle like new hardware or a new light fixture. The possibilities for your front door are almost endless.
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