Creating an enviable exterior home starts with a well painted entrance. Doors are an introduction to a home, so care should be given to creating an incredible first impression. All it takes is a quick lick of paint, and what better time to get to it than now? Below are some of our favourite doorway designs, with a guide to how you can ‘make an entrance’ with a little help from The Paint Shed. 

Why your front door colour matters

When you arrive home, the first thing you see is your door, so why not create one that brings a smile to your face. Often forgotten during home renovations, a beautifully painted front or internal door is a stand out feature in a house. The right colour specialist paint can add charm and individuality to an entryway and perfectly introduce guests to your personal style. Front door colour inspiration can be found anywhere. A painted door can be feature in itself or it can be a point of entry to your internal paint color scheme. It’s all up to you! Just have fun with it, browse our wide selection of trade door paints today to get started. 

How to choose to the right colour for your door

Interior and exterior doors are an important fixture in your home but luckily painting them isn’t a massive undertaking. All of our internal and external door paints and products are made for both professional and DIY use, order them today and you can have a newly painted door for summer. All you need for a picture perfect front door is the relevant sanding products, a primer/undercoat and specialist door paint. For a comprehensive guide on how to paint exterior doors look here

The first step in ‘making a memorable entrance’ is picking the colour that’s right for you and your home. You can create curb appeal by picking a colour that will set you apart from the rest, or if you are restricted to certain shades opting for a high quality top up can work just as well. Here are some popular front door colour trends to choose from.

Front door colour trends

Cheery brights 

For fun, playful look opt for a bright shade. On the right house a sunny yellow or bold terracotta door can create a jovial and inviting entrance to your home. Warm reds and restful greens can also work well to compliment your garden or flower bed. Use pastel shades to make flowers pop and blues to invoke a sense of calm in visitors. These friendly front door colors work as well indoors as outdoors, if you are planning an outdoor makeover, don’t forget to look for  exterior paint and weather proof options. Dulux Weathershield in ‘Flame Frenzy’, ‘Cranberry Crunch’ and ‘Fresh Sage’ work well for this style of renovation. For pastel options look to  Farrow & Ball’s ‘Nancy Blush’ and ‘Blue Ground’ All of these fanciful shades can be found at The Paint Shed today. 

Street smarts 

If you have an older home and want to opt for an understated front door foundation, elegant neutrals support a sophisticated but subtle look. After all, white is the UK’s most popular shade for a reason, it creates a crisp and calm canvas for any style of home. For a period home, a mixture of neutrals and rich glossy shades like Dulux’s ‘Oxford Blue’ and Farrow & Ball’s ‘Duck Green’ will help bring out the natural beauty of the architecture. Create a smart contrast by painting the porch or surrounding area with Dulux’s ‘Jasmine White’ or ‘Sandstone.’ Highlighting the architectural features of the house with colour will create a contemporary but elegant feel.

A case for contrast

Introducing colour to your door and porch area is easy once you trust that interior trends don’t need to stay indoors. Clashing colours has long been a major interior trend and it can be easily replicated outdoors. The Scandi Noir style of decorating which features bright pops of colour against dark backgrounds, can work well in a garden and porch setting. With millions of combinations to choose from, all you have to do is pick a dark colour for your porch, wall or fence and bright one for your door. Working from bright can also work for a rich, clean look, simply save colour for doors and trims, plant pots, letter boxes or wreaths. With summer around the corner inspiration can easily be taken from nature and your surrounding landscape.

Front door paint at The Paint Shed 

Giving your front door a quick makeover now can perk up your home’s exterior and serve to welcome in the summer months. A glossy new coat of paint is all you need to make a lasting impression. Shop everything you need to get started at The Paint Shed today. 

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