The exterior of your home is the first thing that your guests and visitors will see. According to research conducted by Dulux Weathershield, it takes less than 10 seconds for people to make a judgement about you based on the colour of your front door!

You may not have thought much about the colour of your front door before, but first impressions count. So if you want to make a good one, why not personalise your home and reflect your personality by changing the colour of your front door? It’s a great place to start and is fairly inexpensive to do.

But which colour should you choose? Whether you go for a bright colour, a black door, or  decide to make a statement with a red coloured door, each reveals something about you.

Read on to find out more.

How To Pick A Front Door Colour

Classic Colours

If you want to make sure your colour choice won’t date, why not opt for a classic colour shade that won’t go out of style quickly.

Consider a navy blue door, which apparently could signal that you’re intelligent.

Classic red = a passionate resident – apparently a very popular choice in London.

A black front door suggests that you are a mysterious type with a great sense of style.

Brown can be beautiful in the right shade. A light brown front door can mean that you have a good heart, whilst dark brown can mean that you like to keep to yourself and are quite a private person.

Bold And Bright Colours

When you think of the colour yellow, you think happy, sunny, and joyful. If you choose a yellow front door you’re thought to be welcoming and friendly aka. great hosts!

Shades of purple have increased in popularity in recent years and they’re very Instagram friendly. If this is your shade of choice there are added benefits – in the practice of feng shui, it is the only colour that can be placed in any direction. It also signifies creativity.

Pink front door lovers are hopeless romantics, as well as nurturing and fun.

How Do I Prep My Front Door For Painting?

If you feel inspired to change the colour of your front door, you’re probably wondering where to start. Don’t worry, it’s very simple.

  1. Choose your paint colour and make sure that it is weatherproof. A DIY store can advise you if you are unsure.
  2. Whilst picking up your paint, it’s wise to think about buying a primer too to make sure your paint goes on smoothly and lasts longer.
  3. Remove your door’s metal accessories, including door handle, letterbox and knocker, if you have one.
  4. Clean your front door using soap and warm water
  5. Repair any cracks with a filler
  6. Sand down your door
  7. Wipe down with methylated spirit

Now you’re ready to apply your primer and after that, your new paint colour.

Better yet, let us do the hard work for you. Get in touch to choose a low maintenance PVC or Composite Door option. We have over 50 standard colours to choose from or we can match any RAL colour.