Usually it’s the inside of the house we’re talking about, but today I want to talk about front doors. The front door is probably the most important feature of your home. First impressions are made in seconds, literally between the time someone knocks on the door to when it’s answered. If you’re honest, you’ll admit that in those few seconds standing at a front door, you’ve made opinions about those who live inside.
And if someone is going to form an opinion, then let it be a good one. We’ve gathered together some great photos of doors that we love. Some of them were taken by Taegan when she was in Amsterdam last year.
Colour on a door can be very effective. This is the one place to go bold.
Subtle colour works well too. Spice it up with planters, door knockers, interesting lights and bold welcome mats.
Consider the overall design and balance door colour with all features.
Colortopia has a great break down on how to paint a door here. Also there is great app created called Front Door Paint which you can take a picture of your current door and flip through different paint colours to see which you like. Download via iTunes here.
Don’t forget the inside of the door! You can have a different colour on the inside and the outside.
Warm and Cool Tones Need to Balance Each Other.
If your exterior is mostly warm, choose a cool colour for the front door. It’ll add relief.
Treat your front door like the exclamation point it is. It’s the bridge between what’s public and private. Why not kick it up a notch and make a statement? Show the world who you are with pride!!
If you’re not sure where to begin, give us a call. We do exterior consults. Need a painter or a contractor? Call us and we can help.
Karen Fron Design is a full-service Interior Design Firm located in Calgary, Alberta. We specialize in bespoke residential & commercial interiors, custom furniture & draperies, and whole home renovations.
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