Here’s a challenge for you. Go for a walk down any street – it will help with your 10,000 steps a day target – and pay close attention to the front doors of each house you pass. What does the state of the paintwork say about the occupants? And which do you consider the best front door colours?
We spend so much time thinking about the inside of our homes, that too often we neglect the outside. Well, what if we told you that smartening up your façade could increase the value of your property by up to a third? It’s time to get out those paint pots!
Those familiar with the concept of colour psychology won’t be surprised to learn that colour speaks volumes about a person’s character. Think about the clothes you wear and how they make you feel. The same is true of your home. Your front door colours can also have an impact on all those who come to visit. Applied Colour Psychologist, Karen Haller, explains: 'The front door is traditionally the first impression the outside world gets, and gives an insight into your life. Taking pride in the exterior of your house improves its appearance and can also add to the perceived value. A small change can make a big difference.' Meanwhile, a study by Dulux Weathershield found that other people will make a judgement about you in just 10 seconds when they see your front door.
So, what are the best front door colours to make your home stand out from the crowd? Whether you want to create a sense of calm, energy, or creativity, the colour you ultimately decide on will have a real impact on how your property looks to the outside world. To make an impact on your street, be brave and opt for the drama of red door paint. From a robin’s red breast to summer berries, and from Father Christmas to fire engines, red is an incredibly evocative colour. A Ferrari can turn heads in any colour, but think how much more potent it looks in red. Red denotes passion and self-confidence; there’s no room for shy wallflowers here! Warm up with some of this season’s hottest shades.