Your front door is your house’s first impression. Whether you want to impress guests or prospective buyers, you’ll want to choose the right front door colors. Use our guide to find out what color to paint your front door.
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Black front doors typically sell the fastest. Homes with black or charcoal front doors sold for $6,271 more than the expected selling price, according to a Zillow study.
That same study found that harsh front door colors, like yellow, are a turnoff for potential buyers. Other design experts say you should also avoid painting your front door pink, pale green, brown, or orange.
Other Colors to Paint Your Front Door
If you’re selling a more traditional home where a black front door doesn’t quite work, you should consider painting your front door dark green, grey, or dark blue. These three colors are the most popular and will help you sell your home more quickly in a crowded market. Try using a paint visualizer to see what color would look like on your front door before you commit.
“For a seller, painting a front door is one the least expensive home prep projects, but also one that can have a powerful impact on a home’s sale price. While cool, neutral colors like tan and light blue are still popular, we’re seeing a notable shift in home design where pops of color – particularly in darker hues of blue and gray to even black – are becoming increasingly popular.”
– Kerrie Kelly, Zillow home design expert.
By the way, you can always paint the inside of your front door a different color. That way, it will better match your home’s interior decor and color scheme. Also, the best paint to use on your front door is semi-gloss. The reasons are that semi-gloss is more durable than flat sheen paints, and you can clean it more quickly.
Use Feng Shui to Tell You Which Front Door Colors Will Sell Your Home the Fastest
Did you know an ancient Chinese theory has been proven to sell homes faster? Feng Shui is the theory that certain colors, and even the placement of furniture, provide you with positive energy. Try painting your front door according to the direction in which it faces.
Muted red. The fire element of Feng Shui is why you should always paint south-facing doors red. Red is the most popular color for painting a front door. Not only does it help your home stand out, but it’s also very inspirational.
Dark blue. When your door faces north, it should be painted blue. According to this ancient philosophy, the reason why is that North is known as the water element, and water is blue. Plus, blue invites both kindness and flexibility into your home.
Dark green. In Feng Shui, the wood element green corresponds to the direction of east. If your door faces east, you may be able to sell it faster (and for a higher price) if you paint your front door green.
White. White is the element of metal and corresponds to the west direction. A white front door also invites people to help you, which is invaluable when selling your home.
Natural colors like rust and wood tones are thought to bring stability and calm to any home. Whether selling your home or planning to stay put, natural color for the front door offers several excellent benefits.
Remodeling More After You Paint Your Front Door?
Whether you’re repainting all your doors or the entire house, you’ll need a lot of supplies and paint. If you’re remodeling your home, you’ll need even more supplies, which can take up an awful lot of space. That’s why, when remodeling, renting a storage unit from SecurCare Self Storage is a fantastic choice. Storage units offer several excellent benefits when remodeling:
- Access is easy through large front gates and roll-up garage doors.
- Storage units are clean, safe, and secure, with 24/7 video security and on-site managers.
- SecurCare offers month-to-month leases. That way, you’re never in a long-term lease.
- Contractors won’t fill your home to the brim with building tools, and supplies for weeks on end.
As you can see, renting a storage unit to store supplies when remodeling is an excellent idea. It’s affordable, too, and will make your remodeling a lot less stressful for everyone involved.
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This post was originally published on May 21, 2020. It was updated on December 13, 2022.