Your front door is the first thing people notice when they arrive at your home. It can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of your property; adding character, style and personalisation. When you’re planning to replace your front door, there are lots of things to consider. Security credentials and energy efficiency capacity are important factors while any sections of glazing and hardware will need to be chosen.
Perhaps the biggest decision you’ll make about your new front door is which colour you’d prefer. Choosing the right colour can have a dramatic impact on your property’s appearance and make your home more welcoming and attractive both to yourself and any visitors. To help you to choose the best front door colour to suit your home, here are some ideas for you to consider.
Bright and bold front doors for maximum impact
If the exterior of your home is rendered and painted in a neutral cream or white colour, a bold coloured front door will make a striking contrast and enhance your home’s appearance. Bold red is a great choice; vivid and intense, a red front door will brighten up any property’s exterior appearance. If you like the idea of red but you’d prefer something a bit more understated, why not try a maroon or burgundy shade.
Royal blue and emerald green are also excellent colours when you want to make a bold statement with your front door. Blues are calming and dignified while greens are often associated with nature and producing a positive feeling. Whether you live in a modern town house, countryside cottage or traditional period property, a bright and bold front door will make an excellent addition to your home.
Choose a shade of grey for a sleek and stylish appearance
Grey front doors have become increasingly popular in recent years. Triggered by an increase in demand for aluminium products, grey has given homeowners a stylish alternative to standard white for uPVC and composite entrance doors. One of the most popular shades of grey is anthracite grey. A very dark, sometimes near black shade of grey, anthracite grey has subtle undertones of blue and green and is perfectly suited to both modern and more traditional installations.
If you’d prefer a slightly lighter shade of grey, slate grey is a good option. Slate grey also reflects a bluish undertone and a slate grey door is designed to represent the natural colour of slate. When you want understated style and a cool contemporary finish for your home’s entrance door, grey is the perfect colour for you.
Realistic wood grain effects
Whether you live in a period property or you just want a genuine alternative to a natural timber door, there are several colours to choose from, all available with a realistic wood grain effect finish. Rosewood and nut tree are both deep and rich wood colours inspired by a traditional hardwood appearance, while golden oak has a brighter and lighter hue.
A wood grain effect finish doesn’t have to have a natural timber inspired colour. White and cream wood grain are both popular entrance door choices and Chartwell Green with a wood grain finish is the perennially popular choice for a wide range of property types. You can even opt for a wood grain finish for a bold red, blue or sleek grey door.
When you’re unsure which door colour is best suited to your home, have a walk around your neighbourhood to see which colour doors you like the best. If you’d like to find out more about working with Oakley Green, get in touch today. Give us a call on 01635 877 959 or send us a message online.