Painted Front Door Ideas
Dressing up your front door with a coat of paint is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to spruce up the exterior of your home and add to its ever important curb appeal – especially if you are selling your home. A quart of exterior paint and a couple of hours work and you have transformed the look of your exterior.
A colourful front door not only adds beauty and character to your home’s exterior, but also provides a warm and hospitable hello to your guests.
I live in a small city in the Maritimes of Canada and one of the favourite features of my downtown heritage neighbourhood are the colourfully painted wooden homes. The architecture of these homes includes Craftsman, Queen Anne Revival, Gothic Revival and Classical Revival Styles. Read this post for a description of these styles and more.
Luckily my city had the foresight several years ago to designate this downtown neighbourhood as a Heritage Preservation Area because of the distinctive character of its buildings and streetscapes, which collectively illustrate the evolution of a neighbourhood over some 150 years. A popular feature for tourists, walking tours guide visitors through this historically vibrant community.
Adding to the charm of the streetscape, several owners of these beautiful vintage homes have chosen colourful painted doors to enhance their home’s exterior.
Join me as we check out the colourful painted doors of my neighbourhood!
Yellow, according to colour psychology is optimistic and cheerful. Imagine if the door in the charming home below was white. Still pretty but the bright yellow door says hello – you are welcome here!
Try this yellow paint colour to add the look of sunshine to your home.
The subtle pale yellow shingles and white trim and shutters of this stunning Craftman House is elevated by the unexpected pop of coral on the front door.
This rosy coral will add a jaunty and unique pop of colour to your home.
Blue and red and white are a classic colour scheme. A deep blue door, the colour of trust, loyalty and honesty on this red shingled house with white trim is the perfect finishing touch.
This classic navy blue – currently trending as a popular colour for home decor – will create timeless appeal to your traditional or modern home.
The periwinkle door of this stone house incorporating Beaux-Arts elements adds a welcome punch of colour to the gray tones of the stone and white painted trim.
To add violet, the colour of imagination and spirituality, to your home, try this paint colour.
Red, the colour of warmth and strength is a classic door colour and provides the perfect focal point for the elaborate creamy white trim and blue-green clapboards of this stately Victorian home.
The colour of fresh mulberries, this deep purple-red will create a bold and exciting first impression.
There are so many more doors to show you in my neighbourhood. Please check back for part two of “Painted Front Door Ideas”.